January 27th, 2020

Arden, South Florida’s First Agrihood, Honored With 2020 Gold Award For Best Amenity at Prestigious NAHB Competition

Arden, South Florida’s first “Agrihood,” is proud to announce that it was honored with the 2020 NAHB Gold Award for “Best Amenity” at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) The Nationals competition on January 21. Developed by industry leader Freehold Communities, Arden was recognized for its extraordinary barn and resort-style Lakehouse. The award showcases Arden’s innovation in creating a modern, healthy and active lifestyle for its residents. The outstanding recognition further highlights Arden’s commitment to offering the best in world-class indoor and outdoor amenities in the U.S.

“It is an unmistakable honor for Arden to be awarded the 2020 NAHB Gold Award for ‘Best Amenity” at The Nationals,” said Andrew Smith, Division President of Freehold Communities. “This award recognizes that Arden combines the wonders of nature with the joys of healthy living to create a community that is unlike any other nationwide.”

Arden was also honored with the Silver Award for “Best Master Planned Community,” Gold Awards for “Best Realtor/Broker Program” for Arden 101 and “Best Website for a Community.” And Suzanne Maddalon, Vice President of Marketing for Freehold Communities, won the Gold Award for “Best Marketing Professional.”

Maintained by two full-time farm directors, Arden offers residents the highest quality of life through sustainable, farm-to-table living. Residents share in the community’s harvest of farm-fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs, volunteer to tend and plant the crops, and take seasonal classes in the barn. Additionally, with 20 miles of carefully mapped and landscaped scenic walking, hiking and biking trails, residents can fish, canoe and kayak around beautiful Arden Lake.

Arden’s Lakehouse is another unforgettable center of activity with its two resort-style pools, private cabanas, interactive splash pad, spa and waterfalls. The Lakehouse’s fully staffed beverage and snack WiFi café provides endless offerings to residents and their guests. In addition, the spacious fitness center at the Lakehouse features an on-demand Wellbeats exercise studio and state-of-the-art equipment.

Held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, The Nationals are the National Association of Home Builders’ most prestigious awards competition that has recognized and celebrated the best new-home sales and marketing throughout North America since 1982.

Featuring 61 categories across a variety of industry-relevant categories, The Nationals selects its winners from a field of over 1,300 entries with a panel of seven industry professionals throughout a three-day judging process.

Arden is conveniently located on Southern Boulevard and offers direct access to I-95, Florida’s Turnpike and the airport. The community is close to the region’s world-renowned golden sand beaches, A-rated schools, five-star dining and top entertainment venues.

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. 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.

About Freehold Communities:

Freehold Communities, headquartered in Boston, MA, is currently developing approximately 10,000 residential lots in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida 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.

About The Nationals:

Presented by the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC), a council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), along with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, The Nationals showcase winners in distinguished national, regional, and local publications. Preferred sponsors include major building product manufacturers, financial institutions, homebuilders, developers, architects and real estate associates. To learn more, please visit http://www.thenationals.com.