This Tiny, Isolated Delaware Village Is One Of The Last Of Its Kind

Delaware is full of quirky small towns, but there’s one town upstate that’s one of the most unique places in the country! The Utopian village of Arden is home to fewer than 500 residents, and the community is probably the most closely-knit group in the state. The village was founded in 1900 by the famous architect Will Price and renowned sculptor Frank Stephens, who wanted to create a utopian, radical Georgist single-tax community. Since its founding, Arden has grown to include 160 acres, and over 80 of those acres exist as preserved open space. Read more about what makes Arden one of the last of its kind.

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Arden is worth a visit, particularly in the fall when the bright colors of autumn turn the town into a gorgeous canvas. And you really ought to visit the Oddporium, Delaware’s most unique store that’s located in the heart of Arden. Learn more about this spooky store by clicking here.