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
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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

Brick House Days – Part 2

by Iric Nathanson, Becketwood Member Click here to read Brick House Days - Part 2. This is a continuation of a previous post. If you missed Part 1, you may read it here.   […] Read More

Marimba and More: Dr. Andrew Martin

By Carol Masters, Becketwood Member The Wellington Room was more than usually resonant Sunday, January 29, as a marimba, steelpan sets, and other ethnic instruments showed their tonal richness and variety. Dr. Andrew R. Martin, Professor of Music at Inver Hills College, St. Paul, lectured and played for an enthusiastic Becketwood audience, extending his time […] Read More

Brick House Days – Part 1

by Iric Nathanson, Becketwood Member Becketwood Neighbors: Earlier this year, when I was researching the history of the Sheltering Arms Orphanage at the Minnesota Historical Society,  I came across an unmarked envelope at the bottom of a box of orphanage records. I opened the envelope and discovered a typed manuscript dated March 1937. The title […] Read More