January 24th, 2020

Arden Master Planned Community Ripe For Its NAHB Awards

Original article by Tom Pfister for Forbes >

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) hosted The Nationals, their annual awards competition this week at Caesers Palace in Las Vegas. Presented by the National Sales and Marketing Council of NAHB, and co-sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, The Nationals are NAHB’s most prestigious honors and spotlight the best of new-home sales and marketing, spanning 61 categories from a field of over 1,300 entries.

Taking home the NAHB Gold Award for Best Amenity is Arden, South Florida’s first planned-agriculture neighborhood, or so-coined “agrihood” amenity. Recognized for its numerous exceptional amenities, including the central barn and resort-style Lakehouse, Arden is located in the heart of Palm Beach County. Developed by Boston-based Freehold Communities, Arden has 2,000 new homes planned, and is situated with convenient access to Florida’s I-95 Turnpike.

“It is an unmistakable honor for Arden to be awarded the 2020 NAHB Gold Award for ‘Best Amenity’ at The Nationals,” said Andrew Smith, division president at Freehold Communities.

Arden is designed to offer quality of life through sustainable, farm-to-table living. Residents of Arden share in the agrihood’s harvest of fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. The five-acre farm is maintained by two full-time directors, and the residents may volunteer with them to tend or plant the crops, and participate in seasonal classes onsite in the 4,000-square-foot event barn – added nourishment to the lifestyle available in Arden.

Freehold Communities is developing 10,000 residential lots across the U.S., in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and California. Broadly speaking, Freehold Communities’ Arden helps to revitalize the connective idea of what “neighborhood” can mean within the conceptual sphere of 21st-century residential real estate development.

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