The amenities at South Florida’s first agrihood were in full bloom March 9 during Arden’s grand opening celebration. The event marked the exciting debut of the master-planned community’s elegant two-story clubhouse, resort-style pools, fitness center, working farm and event barn. Nearly 3,000 people attended the festivities, which featured tractor rides, synchronized swimming shows, dragon boat races, farm demonstrations, a farmers market, bounce houses, face painting, live music, and so much more. Guests also had the opportunity to tour the 10 model homes by builder partners Ryan Homes, Lennar, Kennedy Homes and Kenco Communities.

Arden is the only community in South Florida and among the first in the state to feature a farm as a central component. Under the direction of two experienced Farm Directors, the working farm produces a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to be shared among residents. The farm also features an event barn where residents gather for seasonal themed events, market days and classes on a range of topics, from organic gardening to flower arranging.

The two-story clubhouse, called the Lakehouse, is the heart of social and recreational activity at Arden. Its two resort-style pools are brilliantly configured into the upper-level Tranquil Pool and spa, surrounded by private cabanas for those who want some quiet time. The lower-level pool offers water-play areas perfectly suited for families. There are also plenty of separate indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for all ages to enjoy. The upper level of the clubhouse features a welcoming Wi-Fi café and coffee bar; meeting and event rooms; and an outdoor, covered patio with a fireplace. The lower level includes a large fitness room and a private exercise studio with Wellbeats™ virtual trainers on demand.

Developed by Freehold Communities, Arden opened in April 2017 and will include 2,000 homes that all connect to an open space, including parks, playfields, greenways, nature trails or lakes. Purposefully designed to promote healthy living, community engagement and a connection to the great outdoors, the scenic property features 20 miles of expertly mapped walking and biking trails; a central lake for fishing, kayaking or canoeing; parks; playfields; and an expansive Great Lawn that is regularly programmed with events and activities by Arden’s full-time Lifestyle Director.

Arden is located at 660 Arden Lake Way, just west of Lion Country Safari. Between the four builders, there are more than 20 innovative floor plans to choose from in a wide range of sizes, styles and design. Homes are priced from the mid $300s to over $900, and model home tours are available daily. For more information, please visit