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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“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

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

David McKay

Saving Seeds, Saving Diversity

by Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member In the past 20 years, about 300,000 farmers in India have committed suicide.1 Those most at risk were small farmers who had switched to GMO cotton seeds (Bt), in which genes from Bacillus thuringiensis, a biological pesticide, had been inserted. These seeds promised bigger harvests but required chemical input. When […] Read More

Confessions of a Label Reader

By Naomi Jackson, Becketwood Member Note: A number of Becketwood members have food allergies and sensitivities, so a subcommittee of the Environment Committee is working with our kitchen crew to make ingredient lists available for commonly used foods such as condiments. This will involve reading lots of labels, so I wanted to share my own […] Read More

Passport to Climate Justice

by Wayne Tellekson, Becketwood Member A child was standing on the shore picking up starfish and throwing them back into the ocean. A man observed her and commented: “There must be thousands of starfish on the beach. Does it really make any difference if you throw one back into the ocean?” As the little girl […] Read More