Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village

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.

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Join us at our next OPEN HOUSE OR Call for Tours Daily

Saturday & Sunday, September 20th & 21st from 1 – 4 pm

Buy 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”
Buy NOW and get your first Monthly FREE

Revolving Art Exhibit in our Great Room

We will be hosting Eastside Artists’ Work for sale changing every 2 months!
Beginning July 12th – September 5th, Laurie Schneider and Terry McDaniels will start our shows off. Diane May will be one of our artists for September. Please contact the office for a showing or attend one of our OPEN HOUSES; otherwise you can contact the artist directly.

Laurie Schneider is a visual storyteller whose portrait, documentary and nature projects capture the humanity of her subjects. Her projects include commercial, editorial, portraiture and fine art work. Her subjects are people, animals, nature and agriculture. Laurie’s deep bond with nature and all its beauty is clear in these tree and flower sepia toned prints. These sepia toned gelatin silver prints were photographed with a large format 4×5 film camera, printed in a darkroom and sepia toned by hand. Schneider has been an art educator and professional photographer for 25+ years. Laurie’s work has been exhibited and published nationally. When she is not clicking the shutter, Laurie can be found riding horses or rescuing honeybee swarms. You can see more of her work at or contact 651-351-1100.

Terry McDaniel is an avid gardener and has been enthusiastic about it since her mother inspired her as a young girl; A nature lover of every season. She developed a way to preserve her summer gardens in handmade ice luminaries. Terry’s horse trailer serves as a photo studio and protection from the frigid wind. She bundles up and heads out to her trailer to photograph these botanicals in ice by candlelight. The warm glow of candlelight creates radiance in each luminary composition. The delicate details of flower, light and ice are reminiscent of stunning miniature paintings. The light reflects through frozen bubbles and fractures in the ice illuminating the delicate preservation of summer. These garden gems are honored enduringly before Spring melt. Ice Luminary Photographs are printed on archival Hahnemuhle Fine Art Paper. The compositions are not computer altered and are presented as photographed by the camera itself. See more of Terry’s Ice Luminary Work at or contact 612-483-4402.