Arden Wins Four 2020 Gold Nugget Merit Awards

Arden, South Florida’s first “agrihood” master-planned by Freehold Communities, recently received four prestigious Gold Nugget Merit Awards at the 2020 Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

Arden was recognized in the following categories: Masterplan Community of the Year, Best Recreational Use Facility/Amenity (nominated for both its lakeside clubhouse and farm-side event barn), Best Community Land Plan (which includes 20 miles of expertly mapped walking and biking trails, expansive lakes and lush landscaping) and Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Community.

The annual PCBC Gold Nugget Awards honors architectural design and planning excellence and attracts candidates from across the globe. Now in its 57th year, the program honors those who improve communities by recognizing achievements of exceptional design, planning and development concepts.

The awards were announced on July 24 at a virtual event. Winners this year were selected from a panel of top industry experts who reviewed 575 competitive entries from around the world.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized for these categories among so many great developments from all over the world,” said Andrew Smith, division president of Freehold Communities. “These recognitions serve as a testament to all the work the Arden team and our homebuilders have done and continue to do to create the uniquely uplifting, communal and health-forward community that our residents cherish.”

Earlier this year, Arden was also awarded the National Association of Home Builders’ 2020 Gold Award for Best Amenity and Silver Award for Best Master Planned Community.

Master-planned by the development team of Freehold Communities, Arden was brought to life by an impressive collection of top-quality homebuilders, including Ryan Homes, Lennar and Kenco Communities. Learn more at