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

“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

World War II – The Home Front

by Patricia Cummings, Becketwood Member When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941, I was 3 years old. Two years later, my silver-haired father Verne Cummings was drafted into the Army. He was 35 and the father of two. After basic training, Dad was assigned to Special Troops, Headquarters Company, 8th Infantry and spent the […] Read More

Good Eyes: a Memoir of World War II

by Ken Masters, Becketwood Member I graduated from Washburn High School in 1941, and began college at the University of Minnesota. After Pearl Harbor, I tried to enlist but my eyes weren’t good enough. Then they changed the rules and set up a program called Limited Service so in spring of 1942 I enlisted and […] Read More

Bluebirds

https://vimeo.com/170533974#collections https://vimeo.com/170533974   Bluebirds from Becketwood Cooperative on Vimeo […] Read More