This article in Vox on how our housing choices make adult friendships more difficult shows me that the problems that our cohousing passion address are becoming more aware to mainstream media.
Of course, it is not new news that close meaningful friendships is what really matters - not money - not glamour - rather, the mundane warm glow that emanates from knowing that someone has your back. An amazing longitudinal study started at Harvard University 75-years-ago demonstrates this unequivocally. It is called the "Grant Study" and books have been written on it, for example, Triumphs of Experience by George E. Vaillant. If a whole book is too much for you, take a look at this excellent synopsis of the Grant Study called Love is all you Need in the on-line blog, The Art of Manliness. The Grant Study is now under its fourth director, Robert Waldinger, who has made this wonderful Ted Talk on the study called What Makes a Good Life? I am sure that you will enjoy it.
And, for extra credit - How does JFK play into this picture?