A sense of community continues to be central to Arden. The master-planned community in western Palm Beach County recently added Donald Smith to serve as lifestyle director and Toni Kanfer as community manager. As more residents continue to settle in, these two will be responsible for establishing relationships and a sense of community among the new neighbors, while also supporting homeowners with their HOA needs.
Smith, who is busy planning a full calendar of year-round activities and events for residents, brings extensive recreational experience at both nonprofits and communities. A graduate of Arizona State University, Smith most recently served as lifestyle director at Orchard Ridge, a community in Texas.
“I want everyone here to feel like they are on vacation, where there’s always something fun to do right on your doorstep,” Smith said.
While Smith keeps the residents entertained, Kanfer’s role focuses on the day-to-day operations of Arden. Kanfer most recently served as the community standards manager at Celebration, where she oversaw a team responsible for enforcing the community’s governing documents and maintaining the aesthetic and integrity of the community.
“Arden is a unique and vibrant community, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to help it grow,” she said.
Developed to promote healthy living, community engagement and a connection to the great outdoors, Arden will include 2,000 homes that back up to a community green space, including parks, playfields, greenways, nature trails and lakes.
Arden’s focus on healthy living is enhanced by its farm and event barn. Under the direction of two skilled farm directors, the five-acre parcel will produce tropical fruits, vegetables and herbs to be shared among residents.
The heart of recreational activity at Arden is the two-story Lakehouse, complete with two resort-style pools. The upper-level Tranquil Pool & Spa are surrounded by private cabanas for those who want some quiet time, while the lower-level pool offers water play areas perfectly suited for families. There will also be plenty of separate indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for all ages to enjoy.
Freehold Communities is the visionary development team behind Arden and is currently developing more than 10,000 residential lots in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, California and Florida.
The impressive collection of top-quality homebuilders at the 1,200-acre master-planned community includes Ryan Homes, Lennar and Kenco Communities. There are more than 20 innovative floor plans to choose from in a wide range of sizes, styles and design.
For more information, visit www.ardenfl.com.