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Buy a New Luxury Home for the Holidays!

Visit the Edgewater home today and become a resident by 2020

Edgewater Coastal Lot #43 Immediate Occupancy | $677,285

5 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 3-Car Garage | 4,376 Total Sq. Ft.

  • Open floorplan
  • Open Kitchen w/ gas stovetop
  • Covered Lanai
  • Covered Porch
  • 3-Car garage
  • Tile, carpet, or wood flooring
  • Granite and quartz countertops

Begin the New Year as a member of the Arden community and enjoy everything Arden offers its residents for the Winter and remainder of the year. Arden’s organic scheme of developed properties features a wide range of community green space that includes parks, playfields, greenways, nature trails, and lakes.

Let your New Year’s resolution include a new healthy and active lifestyle available through Arden’s natural and green-infused landscape that provides its residents with walking and biking trails; the 175 acres of land and lakes offer plenty of area and room for healthy exercise and activities like fishing, kayaking or canoeing. The expansive great lawn is also perfect for events, affairs, and other holiday festivities. 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 other holiday celebrations.

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Kenco Communities’ Premier Design Center

Kenco Communities is offering luxury and designer furnished model homes in Palm Beach County’s newest master-planned community, Arden. Arden’s organic scheme of developed properties which are infused with trails, parks, pools, lakes, and playgrounds cater to any homeowner seeking to enjoy fun, daily activities under the Florida Sun. Kenco Communities offers five different models of luxury homes in the Arden “agrihood” community which not only provides its residents with a healthy and luxury standard of living but also with a premier design center that allows homebuyers the opportunity to explore a long list of personalized and customized home finishes to make their own.

The design center features flooring options that include a multitude of different colored carpet, tile, and wood patterns. Different standard faucets include a mid-tone feature and a multi-feature which are both made available in stainless steel and chrome. Kenco’s cabinet display ranges from level 1 to level 5, offering homebuyers numerous beautiful finishes and a wide selection of colored handles and knobs.

Design your own home today and become a part of Palm Beach County’s newest and most forward-thinking agrihood community, Arden!

For immediate occupancy homes and more information visit www.GoKenco.com or contact Kenco Communities at (561) 410-5404.

5 Reasons Why South Florida’s Arden Sets the Standard for “Agrihood” Communities Nationwide

Aspiring GentlemanView Article
By Justin Grau -September 23, 2019

Lifestyle communities are fast becoming a popular choice for families and individuals across the country. They offer specific social and recreational features tailored to the interests of residents. Now, Arden, South Florida’s first “Agrihood,” is setting the standard for health and wellness-focused amenities.

Developed by Freehold Communities, Arden offers healthy, sustainable living at its finest with a sprawling five-acre farm and bright red community barn. Arden’s residents share in regular harvests of farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Arden was recently honored with the prestigious 2019 Grand Aurora “Master-Planned Community of the Year” Award. So, it should come as no surprise that everyone is talking about Arden – including its happier, healthier residents!

Here are the top five reasons why residents tell me they love Arden:

  1. Farm-to-Table Living Year-Round: Arden’s farm is developed and maintained by two experienced, full-time farm directors. Not only do residents share in the harvests but they can also take classes in the barn and volunteer to help plant and tend the community’s crops. The farm and garden also offer families the opportunity to learn about the full spectrum of food production and healthy eating.
  2. A Huge Lakehouse, Sparkling Pools and Top Fitness Facilities. Arden’s stunning Lakehouse with resort-style pools, spacious fitness center, on-demand Wellbeats exercise studio, and state-of-the-art equipment, offers residents the ultimate in healthier living.
  3. Endless Special Events and Activities. Residents of all ages enjoy Arden’s unlimited special events and activities that help ensure a warm, vibrant social life among neighbors. From wine and craft beer tasting nights to movies under the stars to family fishing days, each event is designed to further strengthen bonds within families and the entire community.
  4. The Best in Outdoor Sports and Leisure Activities. Kayaking, fishing and picnicking are just steps away from residents’ front doors. Arden also offers four illuminated tennis courts, basketball and pickleball courts, a soccer field, playgrounds, lakeside pavilion, an event lawn, fishing pier, and community boat ramp.
  5. Location, Location, Location: Arden is centrally located in the heart of Palm Beach County, so residents are close to Florida’s beautiful white sand beaches, as well as major highways like Florida’s Turnpike and I-95, and the best in dining, shopping and entertainment.

Ultimately, Arden is setting the pace for the future of lifestyle communities as the popular “Agrihood” concept continues to go mainstream!

Featured Speaker Kenneth Endelson of Kenco Communities discusses his parcel in Arden and coming soon Avenir at the South Florida 2019 Realtor Revolution Conference

Kenneth Endelson, discusses why his estate homes are differentiated because the luxury standard feature, large lots, lake views and excellent schools at Arden. Held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the conference featured a key panel that focused on region’s latest housing trends.

According to state economists, the population of Florida will continue to boom as more than 330,000 people, or an estimated 900 people each day, move to the Sunshine State. Ultimately, by the year 2024, Florida’s population will increase to 22.8 million residents. Akel outlined that the shrinking availability of land for new homes, combined with the massive influx of people, will inevitably lead developers and public sector decision-makers to implement innovative ways to enable developers to build more housing.

Ken also gave mention of his new project just announced. “We are building in Palm Beach Gardens next in a community called Avenir.”

The Realtor® Revolution Conference’s Developer Panel represented a who’s who of South Florida experts. In addition to Akel, they included Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences Founder Dilip Barot, Cavache Properties Managing Partner Adam Adache, Kenco Communities Chairman Kenneth Endelson, and Label & Co. President Harry Posin. The moderator was Florida Realtors® 2019 President Eric Sain.

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Join the Realtor® Revolution! In the ever-changing world of real estate, it’s vital to stay steps ahead of buyers, sellers and the competition. This fall, we’re bringing our Realtor® Revolution Conference back to give you the edge you need to continue to be amazing, relevant and revolutionary!

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BUILDING SOUTH FLORIDA – DEVELOPER PANEL
South Florida’s booming with development! Learn more about our area and what’s in store for the future when you take a stroll through the Developers Showcase on our Expo Floor. Plus, hear it directly from our groundbreaking Developers Panel as they share exclusive information about housing trends and urban hot spots!

 

As “Agrihoods” Go Mainstream, South Florida’s Arden Sets the Nationwide Standard for Healthier, More Sustainable Master-Planned Communities

Business Insider – View Article

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.Sept. 4, 2019

Arden – South Florida’s first “Agrihood” – was recently honored with the 2019 Grand Aurora “Master-Planned Community of the Year” Award, placing the extraordinary community at the epicenter of what the Urban Land Institute (ULI) has found to be a nationwide trend. Developed by industry leader Freehold Communities, Arden has set the standard for healthier, sustainable living-focused amenities with its lush, sprawling farm and stunning centrally located barn.

Arden’s innovative expansive farm is developed and maintained by two experienced, full-time farm directors. An amenity for the whole family, Arden’s residents all share in the harvest of farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs grown year-round. Residents can also take classes in the barn and volunteer to help plant and tend the community’s crops. The farm and garden offer families the opportunity to learn about the full spectrum of food production and healthy living.

“After being selected as the 2019 Grand Aurora ‘Master-Planned Community of the Year’ recently, we understand, more than ever before, that Arden is the community of the future with its centrally-located barn and unmatched farm-to-table living,” said Andrew Smith, Division President of Freehold Communities. “South Florida’s first ‘Agrihood,” Arden is setting the standard for master-planned communities in the state and across the country with innovative amenities focused on health, wellness and sustainability.”

Arden was honored with the prestigious “Master-Planned Community of the Year” award at the Southeast Building Conference’s (SEBC) 40th Annual Aurora Awards, a premier design competition that recognizes the region’s finest residential and commercial industry companies. Affiliated directly with the respected National Association of Homebuilders, SEBC’s Aurora Awards are hosted by the Florida Homebuilders Association.

Boasting over 20 miles of carefully-mapped scenic walking, hiking and biking trails nestled around sparkling Arden Lake, Arden also offers a large, gorgeous Lakehouse with resort-style pools, a spacious fitness center, an on-demand Wellbeats exercise studio, and other state-of-the-art equipment.

Arden provides the ultimate in Florida living for its residents with nearly every homesite backing up to a park, greenway or nature trail. Located in the heart of popular Palm Beach County, FL, Arden is close to the state’s renowned white sand beaches, major thoroughfares, including Florida’s Turnpike and I-95, and world-class restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues.

For more information, please visit https://www.ArdenFL.com or call (561) 461-5501.

About Arden

Master-planned by the visionary 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. It features more than 20 innovative floor plans in a wide range of sizes, styles, and designs. Located at 660 Arden Lake Way, Wellington, FL 33470, Arden is just minutes from A-rated schools, top hospitals, five-star restaurants, and the state’s leading equestrian sports venues. To learn more about Arden’s award-winning community, homes, and amenities, visit https://www.ArdenFL.com.

About Freehold Communities

Freehold Communities, headquartered in Boston, MA, is currently developing approximately 10,000 residential lots in TexasTennesseeNorth CarolinaFlorida and California. Freehold creates Vital Communities™ that embrace healthy living, engagement, connectivity, stewardship and distinctive home design. As it evaluates opportunities, the company focuses on the right planning, the right properties and the right partners. Beginning with comprehensive research to gain insight into the unique needs, trends and preferences in the local market, Freehold carefully considers each property to determine how to best maintain its beauty and character to create a Vital Community™ by partnering with quality, creative builders who share Freehold’s philosophy of offering niche solutions and unique, timeless designs.

 

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Meet The Farm-Based Neighborhoods Changing The Face Of Master-Planned Communities

Forbes VIEW ARTICLE

Sep 12, 2019

Forget the pristine landscaping, five-star golf courses and resort-style amenities that master-planned communities have become known for. Thanks to a handful of developers and their more sustainable approach to planning, a new vision of the American neighborhood has emerged—and it’s called the “agrihood.”

Rather than lap pools and community centers, these neighborhoods boast organic farms, herb gardens and edible nature trails. They have weekend farmer’s markets, cooking classes and employ full-time farm directors and artists-in-residence. Some even have camps and children’s programs to help foster healthy, sustainable living in the next generation.

According to the Urban Land Institute, “Agrihoods offer proven financial, health, and environmental benefits—to the stakeholders involved in their implementation, to surrounding communities and to the planet.”

One of the foremost examples of this trend? That’d be Serenbe. The Georgia agrihood offers residents a 25-acre organic farm, regular farmer’s markets and an annual plant sale. Blueberry bushes are planted along all the community’s crosswalks for “seasonal snacking,” according to the neighborhood’s VP of Marketing Monica Olsen.

The neighborhood also conserves water via landscaping and uses naturally treated wastewater for irrigation.

There’s also Willowsford, a Virginia community boasting a public farm stand and weekly produce subscriptions, and Arden, an agrihood located in Palm Beach County, Fla.

Arden is home to a five-acre farm, run by a pair of full-time farm directors. Residents can take their pick of fruits, vegetables and herbs all grown right in the neighborhood. There’s also a general store and plenty of opportunities to help out around the farm.

Brenda Helman and her husband were the 15th buyers to secure their spot in the Arden community.

“It provides a lifestyle that seems to have been left behind in bygone times,” Helman said. “The homes have front porches, you know your neighbors here, and there are children always playing in the fresh outdoors. This community brings hometown values, fresh-grown vegetables and neighbors knowing neighbors back to us.”

There’s currently an agrihood in at least 27 of the country’s 50 states, but a report from the Urban Land Institute says the trend is growing.

It’s no wonder why, either. The communities don’t just benefit those who live there. According to ULI, there are big benefits for developers, too.

“By including a working farm as a central project feature, developers can unlock special advantages, ranging from reduced amenity costs, increased project marketability and faster sales for residential properties to opportunities for enhanced community social ties and access to land for current and would-be farmers,” ULI reported.

There’s a price premium, too. According to Brad Leibov, homes in the agrihood he helped develop in Grayslake, Illinois, are going for 30% more than homes in comparable neighborhoods.

Throw in that agrihoods are also typically clustered, with homes located on densely concentrated, smaller lots, and developers can often make more with less in these communities. In Serenbe, for example, founder Steven Nygren was able to use clustering to add 20% more residential units than traditional planning would allow.

Still, profitability isn’t the only thing to be gained from this new practice. Developers also have the chance to make a difference—both on the world and those who inhabit it.

As ULI explains, “By building agrihoods, real estate decision-makers—including developers, investors, owners and property managers—can leverage a focus on food production in development to create value, promote equitable economic development, enhance environmental sustainability and improve public health.”