Freehold Communities Wins Coveted Award For Arden Development

Arden is proud to announce that it was recently honored with the distinguished 2019 Grand Aurora “Masterplanned Community of the Year” Award. Developed by industry leader Freehold Communities, Arden was recognized for its progressive and impressive concept and delivery of its lush “Agrihood” — an expansive central community farm developed and maintained by two full-time farm directors.

One of the few places in the nation to offer a community farm, Arden’s residents can take classes in the barn, and all share in the harvest of farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

“We are tremendously honored to receive this prestigious and top recognition for Arden, which was designed to bring families and friends together to embrace healthy living,” said Andrew Smith, division president of Freehold Communities. “As the only ‘Agrihood’ in South Florida, Arden represents the latest in sustainable living through its farm-to-table approach, uncompromising amenities and design-forward architecture.”

Arden was recognized at the Southeast Building Conference’s 40th annual Aurora Awards, a premier design competition that recognizes the finest residential and commercial industry companies across the region. Held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee on Aug. 2, SEBC’s Aurora Awards are affiliated directly with the National Association of Homebuilders and hosted by the Florida Homebuilders Association.

Additionally, Arden took home the 2019 Grand Aurora Award for “Best Recreational Facility” for its central farm and barn. It also won the Silver Aurora Award for “Best Community Site Plan,” as well as two of SEBC’s prestigious Excel Industry Awards for Best Community Website and Best Community Brochure. Arden was also recognized in the following categories: Best Community Logo, Best Online Marketing and Best Overall Advertising or Marketing Program.

In addition to the numerous awards won by Arden, Freehold Communities’ Shearwater community in St Augustine won a Grand Aurora Award for Best Community Site Plan and key marketing awards.

Arden is designed for active families, individuals and empty-nesters alike who love the great outdoors, seek a vibrant social life, look to celebrate natural beauty and, ultimately, want to live a healthier lifestyle. The community features more than 20 miles of expertly mapped walking, hiking and biking trails nestled around Arden Lake.

Arden was brought to life by an impressive collection of top-quality homebuilders, including Ryan Homes, Lennar and Kenco Communities. Arden features more than 20 innovative floor plans in a wide range of sizes, styles and designs.

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