1666 Coffman is an active, 55+ independent-living community of past and present University of Minnesota employees. We are professionally managed and owner-led. Our classic Palladian-style condominium sits on 6.5 acres of University land near the St. Paul campus. Built in 1986, it comprises 92 resident-owned units, a gracious dining room and conservatory, a stunning two-story library, and many other amenities. Nestled in the midst of the metro area, we are surrounded by natural areas—woods, individual garden plots, wildflower gardens, and a city park.
We envision 1666 Coffman as a welcoming, diverse, sustainable community that embraces its unique history and culture while adapting to ongoing change.
Our mission is to nurture a vibrant community and culture where all are valued and can thrive together and individually.
Community - We succeed when we collaborate for the common good. Compassion - We nurture the well-being of our residents through kindness and respect. Curiosity - We support a stimulating environment that promotes lifelong leaning. Diversity - We welcome all people and accept each person as a unique individual.