Living in Arden means enjoying all the peaceful, natural beauty Western North Carolina has to offer – along with close proximity to commercial corridors that provide the ultimate in daily conveniences. From established neighborhoods with rambling ranches to newer communities filled with spacious homes, Arden boasts a variety of real estate choices.
An unincorporated community situated in southern Buncombe County between Skyland and Fletcher, Arden is just 15 minutes south of downtown Asheville and 15 minutes north of Hendersonville. The communities of Mills River and Biltmore Forest are also nearby. Arden’s close proximity to the Asheville Regional Airport makes it easy to catch a flight. The nearby commercial corridor of Hendersonville Road boasts a plethora of restaurants, as well as grocery and department stores.
Schools in Arden are a major draw to the area. Part of the Buncombe County School system, Glen Arden Elementary School has been designated a School of Excellence many times over. Valley Springs Middle, Avery’s Creek Elementary, Koontz Intermediate and TC Roberson High Schools also serve the Arden community.
Arden Neighborhoods to Explore
There are a variety of Arden neighborhoods suited to a range of tastes. A few to explore include:
· Ashley Woods – This area is populated with newer homes, many of which boast stellar mountain views.
· Oak Forest – Older mid-sized ranch homes that are competitively priced dot this well-established community.
· Brookwood – Just far enough from the hustle of Arden’s commercial district, Brookwood offers older ranch homes in a peaceful setting.
· The Cliffs at Walnut Cove – This private, gated community sports luxury homes alongside an award-winning golf course, wellness center with pools, and clubhouse.
· Royal Pines – This neighborhood offers charming ranches on generously sized lots.
Adventures Abound in Arden
To the east of Arden flows the French Broad River, replete with kayaking, canoeing and tubing opportunities. A short drive away is Bent Creek Experimental Forest, a hiker’s and mountain biker’s paradise, with miles and miles of trails on which to spend the day.
Also nearby is the North Carolina Arboretum, which offers 65 acres of cultivated gardens, 10 miles of trails, and year-round exhibits to enthrall the entire family. A mere 30-minute drive away is Pisgah Forest, perfect for a daytrip getaway to spots like Looking Glass falls, Sliding Rock and the Cradle of Forestry.
A popular place to spend the afternoon outdoors in Arden is Lake Julian Park, a county park with a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, disc-golf course, rental boats and picnic shelters.
For a break from the day, or an informative look behind the scenes of a state-of-the-art brewery, Arden residents can zip on over to the sprawling Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in nearby Mills River. The brewery’s taproom and restaurant offer a full menu and more than 20 beers on tap, many produced just a few feet from the eatery.
For a personally guided tour of the Arden, or for more information on real estate here or anywhere in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.
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