Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis
“Laugh, Learn, Live
…with us.”
“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 really improved our quality of life. We have more time to do the things we really like to do.”

David McKay

“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

“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
dandelion hill

Spring Around the Grounds (or Walk Slowly, Look and Listen)

by Carol Masters and other Becketwood Members About a dozen Becketwood Members took a nature tour recently led by Members Jane Johnson and Bonnie Sample.  We toured Jane’s favorite bird-watching spots, from the back yard oak stands, through Member gardens, to Fernwood Glen, listening for various birdcalls and spotting, where we were able, the tiny […] Read More


Spring Pub (and Art!) Crawl: Nordeast Minneapolis

by Carol Masters, Becketwood Member In early April, even before spring lured our winter-weary insider imbibers outside, we boarded the Becketwood bus for a pub tour. Member Bob Kirk was the organizer for a fascinating look at and taste of new microbreweries in Nordeast landmark buildings. The first stop was Emily’s Lebanese Deli, a small […] Read More

McLaughlin's Our Lady of Guadalupe

Trip to Mexico, a Photo Essay

by Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member We visited six churches during our stay in central Mexico, but this was by far my favorite. Called the Sanctuary of Atotonilco, it was built in the eighteenth century as a pilgrimage site in a small town near San Miguel.  From across the square, it resembles a fairy-tale fortress.   […] Read More