Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis
“Becketwood is a welcoming 55+ cooperative community of lively and spirited owners, located on 12 beautiful wooded acres on the Mississippi, convenient to all that Minneapolis-St. Paul has to offer.”

Becketwood is a great choice for active, independent senior living in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Our location is beautifully convenient – 12 wooded acres along the Mississippi River bluffs, just across the river from St. Paul. Becketwood features distinctive Tudor-style construction in a natural, park like setting.

We enjoy our cooperative living style, special amenities, exciting activities and events, gardening, hiking and biking, delicious dining, lifelong learning, inviting living spaces, friendly and responsive staff and a lively, spirited group of Members with passion and vitality.

This is the place to be if you are still working and contending with the daily drudgery of home maintenance and repairs. Our maintenance-free lifestyle means that you will have more time to pursue your special interests and still work full or part time.

And when you want to travel or spend time at your second home, you can close the door to your Becketwood unit and not worry about the possibility of a flooded basement or a leaky roof. Becketwood is a great choice. You are invited to see for yourself. Find out if Becketwood is right for you, and join us for a guided tour.

Is Becketwood right for you?

Find out if Becketwood is the right fit! Read through our online inventory
and get an idea of whether the amenities, culture, and community
will meet your personal needs.

“It’s 15 minutes to the airport, to downtown Minneapolis and to downtown St. Paul, but once you enter the campus, you might as well be in a park. You hear the birds, not the city.”

Chuck Maddux

“We also love the activities that are offered. We enjoy the people and sense of caring here.”

Judith Maddux

“It’s really improved our quality of life. We have more time to do the things we really like to do.”

David McKay

In the Display Case: Creatures from the Wood

by Joel Mortensen, Becketwood Member In their curves and textures, these critters almost come to life beneath your fingers—even if you haven’t joined Joel Mortensen or Leif Duus in the workshop to shape them. Some, like the impertinent fox, change their attitude depending on how you turn its 360 degree turning head. The animals’ history […] Read More

December Joys

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member At the beginning of the month (December 2), former staff favorite and violinist Izzy Carlson and pianist Daniel Eras warmed us with their skilled renderings of classical music. Since then, every week has brought us more fine performers in the Wellington Room. The St. Paul Central High Chamber Singers impressed […] Read More

Origami Tree

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Note: This blog was originally published in 2016, but we wanted to share it with you again! Did you know Becketwood’s Origami Tree turned 21 this year? Each year’s intricate ornamentation seems lovelier than the last. In the early years of its formation, Origami Minnesota members spent regular hours in […] Read More