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Four Kenco Models to Debut this Fall

A South Florida luxury homebuilder for over 25 years, Kenco Communities is now open for pre-construction sales at Arden, where it is building a showcase of five luxury estate models in the community’s lakefront enclave, a premier location. Kenco’s estates are the largest homes ― situated on the largest lots ― at Arden, a new 1,200-acre, master-planned, gated community in the Wellington area, just west of West Palm Beach.

Kenco’s four, one- and two-story Arden models, ranging from 4,281 square feet to 5,647 square feet, offer four, four or six bedrooms; and three- or four-car garages. The models are available in three architectural styles: Spanish, Coastal and Farmhouse. Available options include a summer kitchen, swimming pool and spa, and the ability to personalize your home.

Four of Kenco’s models ― the Aster, Banyan, Carlton, Davenport― will be open this Fall with the grand opening of Kenco’s sales center.  Kenco’s temporary sales center is currently located onsite at 10976 Fly Rod Run, Wellington, Florida, 33470. To arrange an onsite appointment, contact Kenco Communities at 561.410.5404.

 

Three Reasons Why Kenco Communities

1. Largest Estate Homes at Arden

2. Direct Lakefront Homes

3. Only Lots Adjacent to the Amenities

Kenco’s homes are located in Arden’s most desired lakefront location, which is adjacent to the community’s impressive amenities, including the soon-to-open two-story clubhouse and two-level resort-style pool, community barn and farm, tennis courts, playing fields, sports courts, event lawn, lakeside pavilion and more.

Arden has 175 acres of navigable lakes.  The only builder that has waterfront homesites is Kenco Communities. The homesites are 80 X 130 feet and up to 80 X 230 feet and the waterfront sites have optional docks.

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If You Care About Where Your Food Comes From, South Florida’s First “Agrihood” Could Be For You

Southern Living – MEGHAN OVERDEEP

June 19, 2018

Arden is a 2,000-home planned community based around a shared farm with four developers offering a variety of homes with Kenco Communities offering luxury estate homes on the largest lots.

Say hello to South Florida’s very first “agrihood!”

Arden, a 1,200-acre planned community that integrates agriculture into a residential neighborhood, is currently under construction in Palm Beach County, and families are already lining up for their piece of the farm-to-table pie.

The 2,000-home project from Freehold Communities in the town of Loxahatchee will feature a 5-acre working farm that will grow fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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Celebrating Over 25 Years of Success

Kenco Communities is a premier South Florida luxury builder and developer. We have been a proud Palm Beach County community member since 1992, having built over 5,000 luxury homes in over 20 South Florida communities. Our commitment to superior quality and modern comfort is unmatched. It complements our philosophy of creating a successful home building experience.

We are passionate about quality and value that deliver innovative and amazing open spaces, which are seen in our architectural creativity and meticulous attention to detail. Many of South Florida’s most celebrated communities are a tribute to the foresight and commitment to Kenco’s enduring vision.

Visit www.ardenfl.com to learn more about the latest community Kenco is developing luxury estate homes in.

 

Arden Welcomes Kenco Communities

Palm Beach County, Fla. (June 1, 2018) –Arden welcomes luxury homebuilder Kenco Communities. The farm is not the only thing growing at Arden – so is the impressive selection of homes. The agrihood on Southern Blvd. in western Palm Beach County has added luxury home developer Kenco Communities to the options available within the 1,200-acre community. Already established with models at Arden are Kennedy Homes LLC, Lennar and Ryan Homes. The new neighborhood designated for Kenco will be located near the clubhouse and amenity center, and feature lots with direct access to the lake.

One of most prestigious real estate companies in the southeast, Boca Raton-based Kenco Communities will offer five single and two-story models at Arden in three architectural styles: Spanish Coastal, Coastal Collage and Farmhouse. All homes will sit on 80-foot lots — the largest in the community – and backup to the lake with the option to have a private dock. The four- to six-bedroom homes will range in size from 4,000 to 5,600 sq. ft. and be priced from $540,000 to $1 million. Kenco plans to have model homes open at Arden in early August of this year.

“Kenco Communities has been a leader in homebuilding for more than 20 years, based on our unmatched reputation for quality and design. We are inspired by Arden’s concept and execution, and we’re proud to offer the largest luxury estate homes along the community’s lake,” said Lorna Swartz, Kenco Communities Sales Director. “Kenco has been involved in some of South Florida’s most admired communities, and Arden is changing the game with its wellness-themed amenities, like the miles of trails community farm, fitness center and mile-long lake.”

Arden will eventually have 2,000 homes—the majority of which will back up to community green space, including parks, playfields, greenways, nature trails or lakes. The scenic property features 20 miles of walking and biking trails; 175 acres of lakes for fishing, kayaking or canoeing; and an expansive great lawn for events. Arden is the only master-planned community in South Florida and among the first in the state to feature a farm as a central component of community life. The five-acre parcel will produce fruits, vegetables and herbs under the guidance of two Farm Directors, and feature an event barn where residents can gather for seasonal themed classes, harvest experiences, and more.

The heart of recreational activity at Arden will be the gracious, spacious, two-story Clubhouse, complete with a resort-style pool that flows over two levels. The peaceful upper pool and spa are surrounded by private cabanas for those who want some quiet time, while the lower pool offers water play areas perfectly suited for families. Scheduled to open in Summer 2018, the Clubhouse will offer plenty of separate indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for all ages to enjoy. The upper level will have an inviting Wi-Fi café serving coffees, lattes, juice and grab-and-go food items, including frozen treats; meeting and event rooms; and an outdoor covered patio with a fireplace. The lower level will include a large fitness room and a private exercise studio with Wellbeats™ virtual trainers on demand.

Freehold Communities is the visionary development team behind Arden and is currently developing over 10,000 residential lots in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, California and Florida.

Arden is located at 19425 Southern Boulevard just west of the new Palm Beach State College campus and Publix shopping center.For more information about the community, its builders or to sign up for the Founders’ Club, please visit www.ArdenFL.com

 

Arden farm begins to take shape as ‘agrihood’ hires directors

Arden agrihood

By Kristina Webb – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

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Brenda and Bob Helman had a certain lifestyle in mind when looking for a home in which to retire. The couple hoped to move from Cooper City to a place that would be healthy, active and centrally located. They found those things in Arden, a community rising just west of Lion Country Safari on Southern Boulevard in Loxahatchee.

“It’s like going back in time,” Brenda Helman said. The houses have front porches, and all the neighbors know each other, she added. “We were looking for the simpler times.”

Brenda and Bob Helman had a certain lifestyle in mind when looking for a home in which to retire. The couple hoped to move from Cooper City to a place that would be healthy, active and centrally located.
They found those things in Arden, a community rising just west of Lion Country Safari on Southern Boulevard in Loxahatchee.

“It’s like going back in time,” Brenda Helman said. The houses have front porches, and all the neighbors know each other, she added. “We were looking for the simpler times.”

But they also found something in Arden no other South Florida community can offer: A working farm where residents will be able to partake of the fresh produce.

The neighborhood planned by Freehold Communities of Boston is one of more than 100 throughout the United States called an “agrihood,” or agricultural neighborhood. Willowsford in Virginia is one of the largest agrihoods, sitting on about 4,000 acres with a 300-acre working farm.

Once completed, Arden’s farm will have a 4,000-square-foot barn and 5 acres of soil being tended by the neighborhood’s recently hired farm directors, Tripp Eldridge and Carmen Franz.

The farming couple met two years ago at an agriculture conference and most recently worked together at a sprawling organic farm they helped start in Tennessee. Both started their farming careers in the Peace Corps.

Brenda and Bob Helman had a certain lifestyle in mind when looking for a home in which to retire. The couple hoped to move from Cooper City to a place that would be healthy, active and centrally located.
They found those things in Arden, a community rising just west of Lion Country Safari on Southern Boulevard in Loxahatchee.

“It’s like going back in time,” Brenda Helman said. The houses have front porches, and all the neighbors know each other, she added. “We were looking for the simpler times.”

RELATED: First look: New development west of Wellington has community farm, 1-mile lake

But they also found something in Arden no other South Florida community can offer: A working farm where residents will be able to partake of the fresh produce.

The neighborhood planned by Freehold Communities of Boston is one of more than 100 throughout the United States called an “agrihood,” or agricultural neighborhood. Willowsford in Virginia is one of the largest agrihoods, sitting on about 4,000 acres with a 300-acre working farm. Once completed, Arden’s farm will have a 4,000-square-foot barn and 5 acres of soil being tended by the neighborhood’s recently hired farm directors, Tripp Eldridge and Carmen Franz.

The farming couple met two years ago at an agriculture conference and most recently worked together at a sprawling organic farm they helped start in Tennessee. Both started their farming careers in the Peace Corps.

“We love the creative process,” Franz said of digging her hands into a new project and building Arden’s farm from the ground up.

Sprouts were rising from the farm’s sandy soil on a recent Monday: Eldridge, 36, and Franz, 31, are building organic matter into the soil with a round of ground cover in the form of iron clay cowpeas and sunflowers.

Another round of ground cover will follow before the farm’s “first real growing season” begins in the fall — about the same time the barn will be completed, Franz said. She added that part of her excitement in moving to Florida from Tennessee — in addition to warmer weather — comes from the diversity of crops that can be grown in the Sunshine State.

“I’m obsessed with Florida’s agricultural abundance,” she said. The farm will start on a portion of the 5-acre plot, but once finished will grow vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit trees.

Eldridge and Franz also will direct events in the barn. They plan to hold workshops on organic gardening and flower arranging, farm-to-table dinners and eventually to host farmer’s markets with outside vendors. A retail space inside the barn will sell products from local vendors, including honey and olive oil, Franz said.

The farm will focus on “serving our resident customers first,” Eldridge said. “We’ve got to get pretty fine-tuned, but also make sure we’re tending to the growing needs of the residents.”

Plans for Arden call for 2,000 homes. More than 70 homes have been sold since summer, when the neighborhood held its grand opening. A monthly $246 homeowners association fee helps cover the costs of running the farm and Arden’s 9,900-square-foot clubhouse.

“It’s just something you don’t see anywhere,” Arden marketing director Susan Moguel said of the agrihood. “People just want to get back to the earth.”

Eldridge noted Arden is one of the only agrihoods in Florida — making it an example for those to come. “Nobody’s seen how the model really works in South Florida,” he said. “We have a lot of ideas.”

Bob Helman, who moved with Brenda into Arden in December, said he is excited for his family to visit once the farm is completed. “Our grand kids are going to love it,” he said.

The agrihood concept is one Brenda Helman said she was drawn to immediately. “You don’t have to leave your neighborhood to find healthy produce,” she said. “There was not any kind of lifestyle anywhere that was like this.”

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