The arden is an ideal community with a strong sense of family and a rich history in arts, crafts, music and theater. The Village was founded in 1900 as a Single Tax community inspired by the economic philosophy of Henry George and the garden city movement of Ebenezer Howard. Community-owned land, such as forests and greens, is not taxed; instead, people pay “land rent” that covers village, county, and local school expenses. The Village is also known as a “Tree City USA,” with 73% of its land covered by trees.
Our woods are a peaceful retreat, abounding with wildflowers and birds. Residents help maintain their natural beauty by participating in woods cleanup and ivy pulls. The Village has a wonderful public page, Forests of the Ardens, where you can see photos and updates.
The Town Meeting and the Village Board are democratically elected, and there is a strong emphasis on civic engagement by residents. See the Village Government Page for important information and minutes of meetings.
Residents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of life in the arden including volunteering and joining the governing boards, committees, and task forces. The Village also offers a variety of classes and workshops, and there are many social activities to choose from.
The Arden Fair is Sacramento’s premier fashion destination offering a selection of 150 premium apparel and specialty shops including Apple, Coach, lululemon athletica, Macy’s, Quay Australia and more. The event also features a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, including Seasons 52, BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse, Gen Korean BBQ House, 85C Bakery, Cinnabon, and more.