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?

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“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

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

David McKay

“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

Two Poems about the Election

The opinions stated in each article are solely the opinion of the author, and should not be attributed to Becketwood unless expressly indicated. By Wayne Tellekson, Becketwood Member In 2000, millions voted in the election, & the popular vote went to Gore. The Electoral College & Supreme Court chose Bush, and we went to war. […] Read More


Answering the Question…”Where did I learn to do Floral Arrangements?”

 by Barbara C. White, Becketwood Member I broke the glass ceiling at age four. The ceiling was just twelve inches off the ground, and I crashed down, not up. It was an instant, horrifying surprise.   My dad's cold frames built to protect his pansies through the winter used hinged window panes as the cover.  I […] Read More


Celebrating with Penumbra

By Carol Mockovak, Becketwood Member Eighteen Becketwood members and friends joined the crowd at opening night of August Wilson’s play Jitney at the Penumbra Theater. The evening was the kick-off of the theater’s 40th anniversary season, Still We Rise. Among the friends attending opening night with the Becketwood theatergoers were two members of Penumbra’s artistic […] Read More