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.

“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

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

Judith Maddux

“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
raspberry picker

Ode Gold

by Eunice Milbrath, Becketwood Member Written in 1970 Someday I will plant dozens of raspberry bushes! I will invite the raspberry lovers among my friends to come To gorge themselves To feast until they are full from this toothsome delight. Until then We are greedily savoring the abundance of two bushes Enough for breakfast cereal […] Read More

Some Thoughts on White Privilege

by Linda Back McKay, Becketwood Member I don’t know anything about white privilege.  I’ve never studied it or anything. Of course, I was born into it, grew up with it and lived a good part of my life blissfully unaware of it. In light of recent tragedies, it might be beneficial for us white folks […] Read More


Some Pleasurable Preludes to Summer

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member Becketwood has the good fortune to host a variety of music events that entertain and even thrill us. Our program committee, for many years led by Rita Juhl, now by Nancy Morin and David McKay, has worked to bring in high quality performers as often as possible. On a cool […] Read More