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Arden is an unincorporated community located in southern Buncombe County, North Carolina, in the United States. Arden is approximately considered the area between Skyland and Fletcher near the Hendersonville County line. Arden’s ZIP Code is 28704. Its post office serves Royal Pines and Avery Creek census designated places to the east and west of the post office itself. Arden is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population is about 20,605 and its about a 20-25 minute commute into Downtown Asheville. The median house price $230,000 in the Arden area! With four seasons in the mountains the average high temperature is 66.7 degrees, the average low for January 28 degrees and the average high temperature in July is 85 degrees. 


Neighborhoods & Private Communities In Arden

High Vista Country Club offers 18 holes of championship golf with many elevation changes that will challenge golfers of all levels. Public Tee Times are available.

At High Vista you will also enjoy beautiful clubhouse facilities, breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Frankie Bones Restaurant at the Robinson Pub. Throughout the summer, enjoy the day at our Olympic size pool where food and beverage service is available from the superb Frankie Bones staff or serve up your tennis match, day or night, on one of three lighted tennis courts.

This Country Club Community offers a variety of membership levels with many amenities for golfers and non-golfers, residents and non-residents alike. There are worlds of opportunities available year-round at High Vista where hospitable members soon become good friends.


The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is a master-planned, gated golf course community for the most discriminating golfers.

Bordered to the north by the Blue Ridge Parkway and to the west by the Pisgah National Forest, Walnut Cove is master-planned as a low density, private residential community that provides residents outdoor recreational opportunities without compromising the natural resources of the land.



The Jack Nicklaus Signature Course opened in April 2005. Routed through forests, streams and meadows, the golf course at Walnut Cove  has been described by TOUR professionals as “perfect,” “flawless,” and “somewhere between great and spectacular.” Charles Warren, PGA Tour Professional, noted that “Walnut Cove is the most visually appealing golf course in the Carolinas. It has one of the best set of Par 3’s I have ever played. It is one of the best conditioned golf courses I have ever seen or played in my years on the Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour.”


The Ramble At Biltmore Forest –  The Ramble Biltmore Forest is a gated community in Asheville, North Carolina, sculpted into the woodlands of Ducker Mountain and bordered by the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Ramble has been carefully planned by Biltmore Farms to provide an active and welcoming environment, complete with a wellness center, parks and trails, and community activities. As a master-planned community, The Ramble offers abundant preserved open spaces connected by an extensive network of trails that invite residents to take the opportunity to view the Ramble in the mountains.


Popular places To Eat In Arden

  • 12 Bones Smokehouse
  • Rocky’s Chicken Shack (South)
  • Tamarina Thai cuisine
  • Luella’s Barbecue (South)
  • Wild Wing Cafe (South) on Lake Julian
  • P.F Changs
  • Hickory Tavern



Attractions In & Around Arden            


  • Biltmore Park Town Square
  • Lake Julian Park
  • Launch Trampoline Park
  • Zen-Tubing  (South Put In)

Arden is home to Glen Arden Elementary school. Arden is also home to the private boys Episcopal school, Christ School.

Christ School is an Episcopal secondary boarding and day school for boys emphasizing leadership, academic study, and spiritual growth. It features a developed work program, instilling a sense of personal responsibility towards the well-being of the community as a whole. While an Episcopal school, it is open to students of all faiths and backgrounds and encourages investigative thought into all matters of spirituality.


Popular Schools In Arden

  • Glen Arden Elementary
  • Koontz Intermediate School
  • Valley Springs Middle
  • TC Roberson High
  • Christ School
  • Carolina Day School