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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“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

“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

Senior Housing—And Ole And Lena—And Aging-In-Place

by Howard Bergstrom, Becketwood Member Other Becketwood Members have been sharing important events in their lives. I’d like to tell you something different about me—something very few people know. I grew up in the same Greater Minnesota town where Ole and Lena also grew up. Actually, I didn’t know Lena well, until after she married […] Read More

Pollinator Resources and Notes

By Carol Masters, Becketwood Member It was such a joy to meet Becketwood folks June 14.  Thank you so much for having me!  I mentioned a number of resources and wanted to share them with you to share with everyone. I think this list incorporates the things I mentioned.  Let me know if folks have […] Read More

More on World War II Home Front

by Mickey (Mildred) Matzke Monsen, Becketwood Member All my high school days were during wartime—1941-1945—in a small Minnesota town, Waseca. I went to the same school building, Central School, from 1st to 12th grade. We enjoyed a huge auditorium for all ages and all sorts of programs. On December 8, 1941, everyone was in their […] Read More