As one of only seven state-certified retirement communities, Eden received this prestigious designation in 2014.

Nestled on the banks of the Dan and Smith Rivers among lush woods, Eden is the perfect location to maintain an active lifestyle and become a valued member of our close-knit community. Our strong connection with nature and the outdoors is apparent in the many parks, greenways and outdoor activities our city offers. Whether it’s paddling down the serene Dan, biking on a smoothly paved greenway, catching an outdoor concert at the amphitheater in summertime, or joining our classic car cruise-in, there’s plenty to do and see in Eden.

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Whether you paddle, pedal, tie on your walking shoes, or drive the back roads, there are outdoor adventures aplenty in and near Eden. From our riverside greenway to the wildlife that still flourishes in our woodlands, in Eden, it’s easy to slip away from civilization – and just as easy to get back.

Life is easy

Whether you want to watch some baseball tournament competition or tee off at one of Eden’s golf courses, Eden is the place to play.

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Come face to face with Eden’s history. You can discover yesteryear along the back roads and riverbanks, as well as in the splendid architecture of some of the older homes, mills and bridges.