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

“I have an interest in sustainable living, and this is a model that fits into that. I like that we’re getting the building ready for people who will come here if they can plug in an electric car…”

Marvin McNeff

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

Judith Maddux


CHAMPIGNONS INNOCENTES By Bill Cavanaugh, Becketwood Member The woods are full of them—dark spores sucking the damp bark, yeasty molds breathing the gas of decay; all yearnings for the taste of ruin all poisons dreamt of by the will to power, lurk in the gills of life gone sour. And yet how innocent the food-rich […] Read More


September Prairie

by Mickey Monsen […] Read More


The Story of Becketwood and T’ai Chi Chih by the River

 By Carol Mockovak, Becketwood Member John and Vanjie Bratt moved into Becketwood in April of 2003.  In July, Carol Mockovak moved in and, at the new members’ orientation later that summer, was introduced as a T’ai Chi Chih teacher. John Bratt came up to Carol after the orientation and told her that his wife was […] Read More