The master-planned Arden residential development in west-central Palm Beach County held a grand opening Saturday to unveil model homes and landscaping. Virginia-based Ryan Homes expects to build about 200 homes in the first phase of the development, located just west of Lion Country Safari. Ryan has 24 reservations for homes with prices starting in the $300,000s. Arden is expected to grow to 2,000 homes over 10 years.

Freehold Communities, the developer of Arden, designed the community with 19 miles of walking and running trails and a mile-long lake at its center. One of Arden’s most unusual features will be a community farm that will raise fresh vegetables for residents, who will support the farm through a monthly homeowners’ association fee of $246, which also will cover the cost of landscape maintenance and a community clubhouse. [Palm Beach Post]Mike Seemuth

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