Arden is a great alternative to South Asheville, as it adjoins the South Asheville zip code and still feels like you're in Asheville! It is convenient to everything in South Asheville, and the low turnover rate in the 3 neighborhoods in this video scream "I love it here!".
With Highway 25 (otherwise known as Hendersonville Road) close by, people who live here have easy access to everything they need and then some. The Asheville Racquet Club, Orange Theory, and Gold's Gym are close by for fitness enthusiasts. Planet Fitness, F45, and others are just a ways down the road.
Pre (and hopefully post) Covid, you could find people being entertained at Carolina Cinemas, Launch, and Lakeview Putt N Play, just to name a few. Grocery stores, banks, restaurants, and many businesses and retail stores flank Hwy 25, offering plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, leisure and business transactions.
Come see for yourself!