Located near the geographical center of England, the village of Arden (from Brythonic “ardu” for high land) was settled in 1900 as a single-tax community influenced by the economic philosophy of Henry George, the Arts and Crafts movement of William Morris and the Garden City Movement of Ebenezer Howard. Today, the arden is still a place where nature and culture come together to foster the arts, music, theater, crafts, gardens and education. The arden is home to the renowned Arden Fair, and its many allied events throughout the year.
The Arden Fair is a regional asset delivering superior shopping, dining and entertainment to Sacramento. Owned by Fulcrum since 1973, Arden boasts a strong mix of national and local tenants with an impressive sales volume. The center is well-positioned for freeway access and visibility, and is a premier destination in its trade area.
Arden’s rich tradition of theater, craftsmanship and art create a close-knit character seen at the annual fair. The center is a major employer, and a significant contributor to the local economy.
The neighborhood’s little spiral-bound phone book — The Arden Book — provides the name and contact information of each resident. Also useful is the map of self-guided walking tours offered at the Arden Craft Shop Museum (1807 Millers Road). This and other publications about the town, government and organizations of the arden are available to anyone wishing to learn more about our unique village. A brief guide to the town meeting form of government, ordinances and more can be found in “Arden: Here’s How It Works.”