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

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

David McKay

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

Judith Maddux

The Story of Becketwood and T’ai Chi Chih by the River

 By Carol Mockovak, Becketwood Member John and Vanjie Bratt moved into Becketwood in April of 2003.  In July, Carol Mockovak moved in and, at the new members’ orientation later that summer, was introduced as a T’ai Chi Chih teacher. John Bratt came up to Carol after the orientation and told her that his wife was […] Read More


First Becketwood Overnight Excursion

by Ruth Gaylord, Becketwood Member As a member of Becketwood’s Excursion Committee, I suggested a trip to Winona to hear the renowned Dale Warland Festival Chorus as part of the Beethoven Festival in July 2016. To make that happen, we would need to stay overnight, though Becketwood had never before undertaken an overnight excursion. The […] Read More

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Getting a good night’s sleep

By Candace Barrick, Becketwood Member In a May 25 program, sponsored by the Wellness Committee, we heard the following suggestions: 1. Darken your room and turn off television, radio, or music after twenty minutes. (It is recommended that to get a good night's sleep your bedroom should be dark. I am happy to say I […] Read More