Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis
“Laugh, Learn, Live
…with us.”
“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

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

David McKay
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Our Skydiving Adventure

Editor’s note: In June, our Becketwood neighbors, sisters Sally Lofte and Susan Foster, went skydiving for the first time. This is their story. Following their story is a poem written by another Becketwood Member after her experience skydiving.  Our Skydiving Adventure By Susan Foster and Sally Lofte, Becketwood Members Susan: This all started when I […] Read More

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Down by the Riverside

by Carol Mockovak, Becketwood Member Every Tuesday morning from June through September, members of the Becketwood T’ai Chi Chih classes carpool down to Hidden Falls Regional Park.  At 9 a.m., they join people from the surrounding communities to practice the slow, meditative movements of T’ai Chi Chih by the Mississippi River. The beauty of the location […] Read More


Lunch with a Crayfish

by Carol Masters and Judith Maddux (photo), Becketwood Members Becketwood bus tours are always enjoyable, but especially when Iric Nathanson is the historical/architectural guide. At the culmination of our June excursion through the neighborhoods of St. Anthony Park and Falcon Heights, we had lunch at Como Park’s Pavilion, revived as a New Orleans bistro. I […] Read More