There are three villages known as The Ardens: Ardentown, Ardencroft, and Arden. Each is a separate municipality chartered by the State of Delaware.
The Village of Ardencroft was founded in 1950. The last of seventeen land trusts founded between 1894 and 1950, Ardencroft's tax structure is based on the Single Tax economic philosophy of Henry George. As a result, a person's house is not taxed, only the land it sits on, which is owned in by a charitable trust and managed by three directors. Half the land is woods and open space. Foot paths criss-cross the village.
Questions about Ardencroft in general can be directed to Ken Morrison, Town Chair, at 1505 Evergreen Lane, Ardencroft, DE 19810, or at (302) 593-0450.
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