In addition to a variety of shopping options and restaurants, Arden Fair is also home to a number of specialty shops such as Apple, Coach, and lululemon athletica. The center is owned by Fulcrum and is Sacramento’s dominant regional mall with high sales volume and prestigious national tenants.
The arden are surrounded by woods abounding in wildflowers, birds and wildlife. Our residents participate in regular woods cleanup, ivy “pulls” and other activities that keep these natural treasures a quiet retreat for all. The woods also serve as the backbone for the community’s social and recreational activities such as our pool, tennis courts, theater and annual fair.
A highlight of the arden is the spectacular house built for Edward Harriman in 1909. At 97,188-square feet, it is one of America’s largest historic houses and reflects the arts and crafts movement of that period.
Arden Fair is a holistic exposition of food, music and art that brings the entire community together each September. The Fair is made possible by the generous donations of time and energy of all the volunteers. In fact, the Fair begins months in advance with an initial meeting of Gild Leaders and Arden Club Board members to shore up assignments. Countless meetings and contact among organizers occur throughout the summer, all leading up to the Fair day.
The Village of Arden was founded in 1900 as a single-tax, village town based on the economic philosophy of Henry George, the Arts and Crafts movement of William Morris and Ebenezer Howard’s garden city movement. The Town of Arden, Ardentown and the Town of Ardencroft are all governed by this same philosophy, which calls for the Town to own the land, with the homeowners renting their houses.