Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village

South View of Building

Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village is a secure community of 59 units for active seniors 55+. This building is managed by a professional team that supplies a Resident Services Manager, a Maintenance Person, and a Housekeeper for the common areas. Each member is encouraged to participate in the operation of the building according to their ability and interests. We have a board of directors, elected from the membership, that makes many decisions based on input from committees or suggestions from the membership at large. When you join our community, you own a share of the co-op with the same tax benefits of home ownership. In addition, membership is very affordable. Amenities: Great Room, Private Dining Room, Fireside Room, (2) Guest Rooms, Craft Room, Business Center, Library, Game Room, Wellness Room, Woodshop, Garden Center, (2) Heated Garages & Car Wash Bays, Ice Melt System Front Entry, Beautiful Patio & Grill AND Building-wide Commercial Phone, Internet & Direct TV! For more information or a personal tour, please contact our Resident Services Manager at (651) 779-6639.

Our next Open House dates are Saturday & Sunday

April 22nd & 23rd AND October 7th & 8th otherwise  

* For a personal tour contact us!

For Available Unit Shares go to “Floor Plans

We have Complimentary Coffee every day; free WiFi in Common Areas and low cost to reserve one of our beautiful Guest Accommodations!

Reserve a spot at our AARP Drivers’ Safety Class (4 hours) * Wednesday, May 3rd 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm                               $15/AARP Members, $20/Non-AARP Member * Email or Call us Today! or 651-779-6639

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Move while you CAN and not when you HAVE to; when you are physically able and have little stress; A perfect time to make the decision to “Move On to Care-free Living”


Read our article from  the “Progress 2016” section of the Eastside Review of the Lillie Newspaper; Cooperative living at Realife isn’t just for Retirees

If you are an active senior and have been considering downsizing, there are alternatives to apartments, condominiums and townhomes. One attractive option is Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village, a senior living community for people 55 years of age and older, and, because it’s a cooperative, members have the advantages of home ownership with the conveniences of community living. “A senior co-op is really the only true carefree living option out there,” says
Debbie Setering, Phalen Village’s Resident Services Manager. With cooperative living, members purchase a Share, or a unit in the cooperative. Members pay a monthly fee and take part in the governing of their cooperative. As a senior who is still working, Debbie knows first hand the benefits of living in a co-op. She says Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village gives members all the comforts and benefits of a single-family home with one big advantage: not having to worry about any maintenance, shoveling snow or mowing the grass. “The seniors who live in a senior co-op can come home from work and they can choose what they want to do,” Debbie says. Other working seniors at Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village say the cooperative frees up their time to relax and enjoy life, all the while earning equity in the complex, something they wouldn’t do in a regular rental unit. Members going on an extended vacation can fill out a “while you’re away” form listing all the things they’d like taken care of while they’re traveling: No need to worry. Debbie suggests prospective members start looking into different cooperatives before turning 55, so they can get their names on a waiting list. “People who move to a senior co-op, don’t move out unless they have to,” Debbie says. “If you’re still in your home,
move when you can, not when you have to.” Phalen Village allows those still working to be able to come home and just relax. With social events and different gathering places, there are plenty of opportunities to meet your neighbors, as well. “It’s not a place where people feel lonely,” Debbie says. “It’s your life, take some time to enjoy it!”