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.

“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

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

Judith Maddux

“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

Summer of 1957: A Memoir

By John Teisberg, Becketwood Member Introduction In the spring of our junior year at Concordia College, Paul Dussere and I talked about going to Seattle the following summer and getting a summer job with Boeing. We had both almost completed our mathematics major requirements and thought we would be in great demand. I still, to […] Read More

Happy 2017!

After a festive and delicious dinner, Becketwoodians welcomed 2017 with song (piano bar singalong), treats, line dancing, games raucous (indoor snowball match) and quieter (bingo, cards, dominoes) and much enjoyment. Many thanks from all of us to Doug and his energetic crew. Many volunteers  provided finger foods, equipment and décor and kept the evening moving. […] Read More

Celebration 100 – A History of Becketwood’s Art

By Jerry Nordstrom, Becketwood Member From the very beginning, it became important to have pictures hanging in Becketwood’s public spaces. When the “pioneers” began moving into a still-unfinished building thirty years ago, they hung their excess pictures in the halls wherever they wished. And there they remained… until 2007. That’s when everything had to be […] Read More