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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 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!

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Arden Wins Aurora Awards named “Masterplanned Community of the Year”

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August 13, 2019


Freehold Communities has announced that its two South Florida communities have won three of the top awards – the Grand Awards – from the annual Aurora competition sponsored by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC).

Arden, the “agrihood” in Palm Beach County, was named “Masterplanned Community of the Year,” while its themed recreation center, The Barn, was named “Best Recreational Facility or Amenity.”

Shearwater in St. Augustine was named “Best Community Site Plan.” Arden also received the Silver Award for” Best Single Family Detached Model Home – 3,000 to 3,499 square feet,” and “Best Site Plan.”

The Aurora competition honors the best design trends in the Southeast U.S. The 2019 Aurora Awards included entries in 54 categories for attached and detached housing designs, including interior design, detailing, custom and re-use and renovation work. Also honored are diverse commercial, recreational and specialty buildings, as well as land planning achievements.

Headquartered in Boston, and founded in 2013, Freehold is currently developing eight master plans throughout the United States.

“The Aurora Awards signify the very best in planning, design and development, qualities we continually strive to achieve in our communities,” said Freehold Southeast Division president Andy Smith. “The recognition by these respected industry leaders tops a year of successes and milestones for both Arden and Shearwater. We are extremely honored that they were recognized as the very best from Aurora judges.”

Set on 1,209 acres, Arden includes a mile-long central lake, 20 miles of trails, and 500 acres of parks and open space. The heart of Arden is its community farm, which has received national recognition. Under the direction of two experienced Farm Directors, the Arden Farm celebrates Florida’s agricultural abundance through year-round production, while it brings the community together for healthful events such as tropical fruit tastings, farm-to-table cooking demonstrations, tree planting events and resident volunteer days on the farm.

Earlier this year, Arden unveiled its 4,000-square-foot Barn, which won Aurora’s Grand Award for Best Recreational Facility or Amenity. The Barn is where residents gather for seasonal themed events and workshops on topics from organic gardening to flower arranging. The Barn includes Arden General Store, providing residents a unique experience offering Florida-made goods that prioritize community and environmental impact. These include local and organic vegetables, fruits, coffees, teas, honey, popsicles, ceramics, and natural body care products.

Shearwater is a 1,524-acre, 2,600-lot community with 13 miles of walking trails through 600 acres of preserved habitat, parks, fields, lakes and canoe/kayak access to Trout Creek. Like Arden, Shearwater combines abundant recreational amenities with a wealth of social spaces.

Shearwater’s many recreational amenities – central to its award-winning land plan – include natural open spaces: trails, parks and preserved habitat, including Trout Creek with kayak and canoe access. At the heart of this nature-themed community is the Kayak Club, the inviting hub for all residents. Its many recreational amenities include a resort-style pool with three-story waterslide, a Junior Olympic competition lap pool, and a lazy river, all set within lush landscaping and spacious lounge areas.

Even Shearwater’s homes connect indoors and outdoors. Some floor plans feature multi-slide doors flooding the room with natural light. Other homes offer doors that collapse to create a seamless transition from living room to the spacious outdoors.


The Davenport is Available for Immediate Occupancy

Live In Arden’s Largest Estate Home

The spacious Davenport model home is available for IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. 

The Davenport – 6 Bedroom + Study, 3.5 Bath, 4-Car Garage, 5,647 Total Sq. Ft.

  • Open floorplan
  • Master down
  • Spacious lanai
  • Tropical swimming pool
  • 4-car garage
  • Porcelain plank tile
  • Butler’s pantry
  • Exquisite granite and quartz countertops

Why wait to enjoy everything Arden has to offer it’s residents. Arden’s highlight is the extensive amount of 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.

It’s Official – Our Luxury Estate Models Are Unveiled


If you missed the Grand Opening of the Arden Clubhouse and Kenco Communities’ Model Grand Opening, you can visit anytime to see what everyone is talking about. Just give us a call or come by and visit for you and your family to tour our luxury estate homes and all of the wonderful amenities Arden has to offer its residents.

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. 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.

“By offering the biggest homes and the biggest lots in Arden, Kenco Communities is offering the best of
the best in the community,” said Lorna Swartz, Kenco Communities sales director. “These homes are like
none other in Palm Beach County.”

Sneak Preview Aster Model Grand Opening

Come see this furnished estate home featuring over 4,200 total sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3-car garage, all in a one-story gracious floorplan. We also offer other single- and two-story 4-6 bedroom models. Kenco Communities invites you and your family to learn more about our lakefront enclave at Arden. Pre-construction priced models for a limited time from only $594,900.

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am – 4pm

19076 Fly Rod Run, Wellington, Florida, 33470

Arden “agrihood” earns key certification

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Jodie Wagner


Just in time for Thanksgiving, the five-acre farm at the new Arden community west of Lion Country Safari will sprout eggplant, peppers, okra and other fresh produce.

Farm directors Carmen Franz and Tripp Eldridge expect a November harvest of the crops they planted last month, which also include herbs, flowers and fruit trees.

Those crops will end up on Arden residents’ dinner tables.

Tomato plants and lettuce grow in a shade tunnel in the master-planned Arden community in Loxahatchee. The five-acre working farm recently earned the distinction of Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), meaning that the farm doesn’t use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or genetically modified seeds, just like certified organic farms. Arden Farm is one of just 20 Certified Naturally Grown farms in Florida, and among nearly 800 throughout the United States and Canada. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

“We’re so excited,” said Franz, who was hired in March along with Eldridge to build Arden’s organic farm. “It’s just fantastic out here.”

Arden, a neighborhood planned by Freehold Communities of Boston, is one of more than 100 throughout the United States — and the only one in South Florida — called an “agrihood,” or agricultural neighborhood.

Developed to promote healthy living and community engagement, Arden eventually will include 2,000 homes that will back up to a community green space, including parks, playfields, greenways, nature trails or lakes.

Nearly 200 of the homes have been sold, an Arden spokesperson said, and new residents are moving in as their homes are being completed.

Franz said those residents are eager to participate in the farming process as well as a variety of garden-related events she and Eldridge host.

Those events will expand to include workshops on organic gardening and flower arranging, healthy cooking classes and farmers markets once the community’s 4,000-square-foot event barn is complete, most likely at the end of the year.

Farm Directors Carmen Franz and Tripp Eldridge have began planting the first crops in the master-planned Arden community in Loxahatchee. Radishes and lettuce should be ready in November. The five-acre working farm recently earned the distinction of Certified Naturally Grown (CNG), meaning that the farm doesn’t use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or genetically modified seeds, just like certified organic farms. Arden Farm is one of just 20 Certified Naturally Grown farms in Florida, and among nearly 800 throughout the United States and Canada. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

“Arden is meant to be a place to build communities and be a center for health and wellness,” Franz said. “People can be a part of the growing process and eat the food that comes out of the farm.”

The farm recently earned the distinction of Certified Naturally Grown, meaning that it doesn’t use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or genetically modified seeds.

Arden Farm is one of 20 Certified Naturally Grown farms in Florida and among nearly 800 throughout the United States and Canada.

The CNG program was designed in 2002 to recognize small-scale farmers who practice sustainable agriculture to produce food for their local communities.

“We’re excited about Certified Naturally Grown,” Eldridge said. “It’s the grassroots alternative to the certified organic label. It fit our farm better than certified organic, which is more suited to retail products sitting on a shelf at Whole Foods. This is more for smaller farmers markets or roadside stands. It fit us better.”

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.