February 20th, 2020

Why Agrihoods Are the Next Big Thing

Communities built around shared farms isn’t a new idea, but it’s an idea that’s becoming more and more popular. Located in Palm Beach County, Arden is leading the trend as the first agrihood in South Florida. The 5-acre working farm has already provided residents with several shares of produce, from tomatoes and peppers to herbs and flowers, and this is just the beginning. But as with all new trends, there are many questions surrounding agrihoods, and we’re here to provide answers.

What is an agrihood?

Agrihoods are defined as an organized community that integrates agriculture into a residential setting. At Arden, the heart of the community is the 5-acre working farm. Our Farm Directors manage the land, testing soil quality and planting hardy varieties that will thrive in Florida’s climate. This helps ensure that harvests are bountiful, and prevents residents from having to do the dirty work involved with farming – although they’re welcome to help!

Why would I want to live in an agrihood?

There are countless benefits to living in an agrihood. Easy access to fresh, delicious produce is just one of them! It provides kids with the chance to learn more about where their food comes from, which can help foster healthy heating habits. It can also bring the whole family closer to nature. With more open, green space available, it’s easier to get your daily dose of fresh air and develop a deeper appreciation for the environment

At Arden, homes are even built to greener standards. Improved insulation, water-efficient appliances and even home automation options work together to reduce the impact of the environment. And with food grown so close to home, you can feel better knowing that the carbon footprint of your dinner is reduced, since the produce didn’t have to travel as far to get to your plate.

Interested in living the fresh, farm-to-table life that comes with an agrihood? Arden is an agrihood in Palm Beach County, Florida offering new homes, including quick move-in options. To learn more about everything Arden has to offer, schedule a tour to see it all firsthand and join our Interest List to receive the latest news and updates.