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.

“We find more and more friends right here at Becketwood because we have a lot in common, it is a comfortable, easy place to get together.”

Carol Joyce

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

Judith Maddux

“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

A Love Poem to Nim

by Candace Barrick, Becketwood Member I recently found this poem with my great-grandfather's (Nimrod Barrick) papers. It was not dated or signed and I could not determine who wrote it.  He married his wife in 1873, so the poem was written before that time. No, Nim, I will not marry, For if I did, ah me! […] Read More

Snowball fight

The Wet Dogs of Minnesota Avenue

by Carol Delak, Becketwood Member My ma hated dogs. She liked cats even less. Why she put up with us kids I have no idea. Kids in the 1950s were about as close to animals as humans can get. If, in the winter, a Fifties kid fell down an incline (I was going to say […] Read More

Kusadama 2

Origami Tree

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member 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 the craft room folding the constructions.   A notebook on a table nearby contained a picture of […] Read More