Arden, South Florida’s Premier Agrihood by Freehold Communities, Wins Four 2020 Gold Nugget Merit Awards at Pacific Coast Builders Conference

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Arden, a master-planned South Florida “agrihood” by Freehold Communities was recently honored as Gold Nugget Merit Award winners at the 2020 Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC). Arden was recognized in the following categories: Masterplan Community of the Year, Best Recreational Use Facility/Amenity, Best Community Land Plan, and Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Community.

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These recognitions serve as a testament to all the work the Arden team and our homebuilders have done and continue to do to create the uniquely uplifting, communal and health-forward community that our residents cherish.

Arden, South Florida’s first “agrihood” master-planned by Freehold Communities, is proud to announce that it received four prestigious Gold Nugget Merit Awards at the 2020 Pacific Coast Builders Conference’s (PCBC).

Arden was recognized in the following categories:

  • BEST RECREATIONAL USE FACILITY/AMENITY (nominated for both its lake-side Clubhouse and farm-side event barn)
  • BEST COMMUNITY LAND PLAN (which includes 20 miles of expertly mapped walking and biking trails, expansive lakes and lush landscaping)
  • BEST INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE FOR A COMMUNITY (Arden residents enjoy a variety of curated activities, including farming and gardening classes, fishing, fitness clubs, social events and many others)

The annual PCBC Gold Nugget Awards (GNA) honors architectural design and planning excellence and attracts candidates from across the globe. Now in its 57th year, GNA honors those who improve communities by recognizing achievements of exceptional design, planning and development concepts.

“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish. “We applaud them all.”

The Grand Awards were announced on July 24th as a virtual event. Winners this year were selected from a panel of top industry experts who reviewed 575 competitive entries from around the world.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized for these categories among so many great developments from all over the world,” said Andrew Smith, Division President of Freehold Communities. “These recognitions serve as a testament to all the work the Arden team and our homebuilders have done and continue to do to create the uniquely uplifting, communal and health-forward community that our residents cherish.”

Earlier this year, Arden was also awarded by the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) the 2020 Gold Award for Best Amenity for its exceptional community barn and resort-style Clubhouse. The agrihood was also honored with the Silver Award for “Best Master Planned Community,” further highlighting Arden as a community committed to giving its residents the highest quality of life.

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 15,000 residential units within mixed-use and master-planned communities in Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, and Virginia. 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. To learn more, visit

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