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  • Highlighting Asheville area suburbs; Arden, NC

    Thursday, November 30, 2023   /   by Amy Brown

    Highlighting Asheville area suburbs; Arden, NC

    Arden, North Carolina is an unincorporated community located in Southern Buncombe County. The community is vibrant and faster paced than some of its counterparts. It is a very family friendly area located in a section of Asheville that has many economic opportunities. 

    Arden is liked by families because it has the majority of your well known commercial names here. Shopping and dining are very easy and everything is right at your fingertips. It is also one of the closest communities to the airport making it a convenient suburb for commuters and part-time homeowners.

    Arden is also one of the newer suburbs for development so you will find a lot of subdivisions here with tree lined streets and sidewalks. There is also the nicest major shopping center, Biltmore Park Town Square, with its own high end shops, restaurants, movie theater, YMCA, and residential district where you can choose from a "flat" style urban condo all the way up to luxury mountain estates. 

    BP.jpegBiltmore Park Town Square

    Neighborhood Overview

    Bent Creek

    Known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, Bent Creek offers a mix of suburban and rural vibes. The neighborhood is surrounded by the stunning Pisgah National Forest and is perfect for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and mountain bikers. This is mountain biker heaven!


    Glen Arden

    Situated in the heart of Arden, Glen Arden is a desirable neighborhood known for its picturesque streets and well-maintained homes. It boasts a tranquil ambiance and is highly sought-after for its convenient location near schools, shopping centers, and dining options.


    Avery Creek 

    Nestled between the Blue Ridge Parkway and the French Broad River, Avery Creek is a scenic neighborhood known for its peaceful residential areas and scenic views. It offers a mix of spacious homes and charming rural properties, providing a serene retreat with easy access to outdoor activities.


    Royal Pines 

    Royal Pines offers a mix of older homes from the 1960s and 70s and new construction as well. This neighborhood is known for its affordability, proximity to amenities, and a strong sense of community. Residents enjoy the convenience of nearby shops, restaurants, and entertainment.


    Outdoor Activities

    Arden is the backdoor to the Arboretum and the Blue Ridge Parkway. During the winter months the NC Arboretum will be hosting its Festival of Lights, a favorite among holiday lovers.

    NC Arboretum Winter Lights - Romantic Asheville.jpeg

    The North Carolina Arboretum
     – is an arboretum and botanical garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest at 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, southwest of Asheville, North Carolina near the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is open daily except for Christmas Day.

    The Blue Ridge Parkway – is a National Parkway and All-American Road in the United States, noted for its scenic beauty. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park, runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    Living Here

    Arden has one of the highest concentrations of schools, both public and private, in the area so finding a school close to home is fairly easy. If you are looking for private school education, check out Carolina Day School or Christ School, both popular choices in this suburb.

    There are also a ton of restaurants (think...P.F. Changs, 12 Bones, Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack), any shopping that you can think of and all manner of daily conveniences and services.

    If you like easy living with short drives to places that you go everyday then Arden would be a good choice. Just keep in mind, that everyone else thinks so too so traffic is fairly busy. 

    If Arden is a bit too busy for your taste, the town of Fletcher is a short 7 minute drive further south and presents many options for both suburban and country living.

    Enjoy your day!