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.

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“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

“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

Learning at My First Summer Job

by Nancy Schultz, Becketwood Member It was my first Summer Job [at the Calendar Factory in downtown Minneapolis in 1946] and now it was over. I had met a wonderful “older” woman who taught me so much in the two months I worked there. She was so smart and answered all my many questions. She kept […] Read more

The Chapel Garden: Observations and Conversations

Photos and text by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member     Windflowers Hemmed in by formal, clipped boxwood, you spring anemones toss your white faces and yellow hearts into the wind. Quietly swaying, you move above jagged, dark-green foliage. Ungovernable, undisciplined, and playful, you brush the stiff border.     Blue False Indigo Birds, butterflies, and […] Read more

The Sheltering Arms Mystery, Part 2

By Iric Nathanson, Becketwood Member This is Part 2 of a series. If you missed it, you may read Part 1 here. Chapter 4  Undercover When Jocko Delaney arrived at Sheltering Arms for his weekly update with Ethel Lings, a tall gangly man in a black T-shirt was with him. “Miss Lings, this is Norbert […] Read more