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Arden

Arden, North Carolina

  •   State: 
    North Carolina
      County: 
    Buncombe County
      City: 
    Arden
      County all: 
    Buncombe | Henderson
      County FIPS: 
    37021 | 37089
      Coordinates: 
    35°27′58″N 82°30′59″W
      Elevation: 
    2,218 ft
  •   Latitude: 
    35,4633
      Longitude: 
    -82,5379
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Asheville, NC
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    28704
      GMAP: 

    Arden, Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States

  •   Population: 
    20,303
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.30%

Arden is an unincorporated community located in southern Buncombe County, North Carolina, United States. The town was named for the Forest of Arden noted in the comedy, As You Like It, by Shakespeare. Arden is home to Glen Arden Elementary school, located at 50 Pinehurst Circle, Arden, 28704. It is also home to Christ School, a private Episcopal school for boys. The post office serves Royal Pines and Avery Creek census designated places to the east and the area to the west of the post office. The Blake House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The structure is a rare example of the Gothic Revival Style in the state. The Oak Park Historic District was established in 1927. While building was interrupted due to the crash of 1929, more than 15 homes of the period remain standing today. The community is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the cities of Asheville, Durham, Asheville, and Fayetteville. The ZIP code is 28704, and the town has a population of 2,788. It has a post office that serves the area between Skyland and Fletcher near the Henderson County line. It also serves the areas to the north and south of the town, including the towns of Fletcher, Skyland, and Royal Pinedale, as well as the town of Avery Creek. It was named after the forest noted in Shakespeare's As You like It by the poet William Makepeace Thackeray.

Historic structures

The Blake House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The structure is a rare example of the Gothic Revival Style in the state. Arden is home to the Oak Park Historic District that was established in 1927. While building was interrupted due to the crash of 1929, more than 15 homes of the period remain standing today. The district is made up of 15 homes that were built in the 1920s and 30s. The area is also known as the "Oak Park neighborhood" because of the number of homes in the area. The Oak Park neighborhood was established by the City of Arden in 1927 and is located on the banks of the Ohio River. It is the oldest neighborhood in the city, and was founded in 1927 by the city's first mayor. The neighborhood is also the site of the first movie theater, which opened in 1929. The city is also home to a number of other historic buildings, many of which were built during the 1930s and 1940s.

  • Arden's population in Buncombe County, North Carolina of 1,265 residents in 1900 has increased 16,05-fold to 20,303 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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