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, Fenced Backyard, Dog Off-Leash Area 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.

Click on this link to view our new brochure! Trifold_Phalen_Aug 2017_NoBleed

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 14th from 2-4 PM…Join us!

We are partnering with the MN Department of Commerce to roll out their new Fraud & Scam toolkit for Seniors and their families! Join the MN Dept of Commerce at Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village for an interactive presentation and distribution of the senior fraud prevention toolkit.

“The Minnesota Department of Commerce wants to provide you and your loved ones with information to be your own best advocate against fraud. This presentation and toolkit will provide you with information about different types of fraud and scams, protecting investments, how to start the conversation about fraud, and where to report instances of fraud.”

New! AARP Class Offering * Smart DriverTek * FREE Wednesday, January 24th at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm


AARP Driver Safety has teamed up with The Hartford to develop a workshop to provide drivers with the necessary tools to navigate modern vehicle technology. 

WHAT IS SMART DRIVERTEK? Smart DriverTEK is a new educational program that helps drivers to understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies, how to use them and to recognize how these technologies might enhance their driving safety and extend their safe driving years. 
WHY HAS AARP DRIVER SAFETY DEVELOPED THESE WORKSHOPS? Cars are becoming more technologically advanced every day and show no sign of slowing down. This means there’s more safety technology in today’s cars than ever before. However, many drivers, especially mature drivers, aren’t familiar with how to use the technology to keep them safe. In 2016, The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab released research on “Vehicle Technology Preferences Among Mature Drivers” revealing that three-quarters of drivers aged 50 and older who plan to buy a new car in the next two years will actively seek out high-tech safety features. This finding pointed to an opportunity for AARP and The Hartford to co-develop a robust education program that helps drivers learn how to maximize the value of ever-evolving vehicle safety features. 

Our next Open House dates are Saturday & Sunday

April 14th & 15th 2018 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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!

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Move while you Want to 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 2017” section of the Eastside Review of the Lillie Newspaper; Cooperative living at Realife: Where Senior Living is Redefined!

Realife Phalen Progress Proof 2017 final  (click “cancel” to read only the article)