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.

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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

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

David McKay

Sailing from Rum Cay to Mayaguana

By Carol Bechtel, Becketwood Member Introduction: In October 2000 my husband Dave and I left our dock near the Chesapeake Bay and began our cruising life, i.e., living aboard our 37-foot sloop Crimson Cloud and heading for warmer climes. I was scared. I kept a journal. By the winter of 2003 and the following journal […] Read more

A French Thanksgiving: November 1960

By Dee Schaefer, Becketwood Member (Dee Schaefer was appointed a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in the English Department at the University of Besançon in the Jura Mountains, France, in 1959-60.)  If Madame Douge’s kitchen had not been so spacious and her dining room so inviting, I wonder if I would have tried to prepare an American […] Read more

A Wrinkled Apple in My Hand

By Dolores Schaefer, Becketwood Member This autumn afternoon, I cleaned out the fruit bin in my kitchen refrigerator. Nestled in the back, I found half a bag of organic apples—all shriveled and rubbery. As I held an apple in my hand, my thoughts drifted to the Jura Mountains in eastern France where Madame Douge opened […] Read more