This 20-year-old North Valley community in the heart of the beautiful Sonoran Desert boasts great property values, quality education and easy access to the metro area. Nestled at the foot of Daisy Mountain, Anthem is located north of Phoenix proper off I-17, and is home to a diverse and energetic population of growing families, empty nesters and retirees who found that the amenities here are too good to pass up. An aquatics park, two golf courses, miles of walking paths, hike and bike trails, a 10-court Pickleball complex, four-acre off-leash dog park, athletic fields, numerous award-winning community parks, and breath-taking mountain views are just some of the reasons why residents here feel that living couldn’t be better anywhere else.
Anthem is a Del Webb master planned community that has won a number of awards, including “Best Master Planned Community for Children” by AZ Foothills Magazine (2016), “Outstanding Facility” for the 10-acre Opportunity Way Park by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association (2017), “Best Outdoor Facility” for the new 10-court Pickleball complex by the American Sports Builders Association (2019), and the “Hottest Neighborhood” for Parkside’s Midwestern and friendly appeal by Phoenix Magazine (2017). It’s also home to the award-winning and world-renowned Anthem Veterans Memorial.
A host of special events bring surrounding communities to Anthem to experience its hometown pride. Anthem Days (March), Music in May (May), an Independence Day Celebration (July) and Autumnfest (October), as well as ceremonies at the Anthem Veterans Memorial for Memorial Day (May) and Veterans Day (November), shine a spotlight on this community’s hospitality throughout the year.
The Community Center is the perfect place for neighbors to meet and families and have fun. The three-story rock-climbing wall, fitness center, indoor basketball and volleyball courts, lighted outdoor tennis courts, an award-winning 10-court Pickleball complex, and a skate park offer ways to stay in shape.
Residents also have access to the Big Splash Water Park. Kids can cool off in the water features and zip down the water slides, or join competitive or recreational dive or swim teams. There’s also a 25-meter heated lap pool and diving well for the more serious swimmers, and swimming lessons offered by 5-Star Elite Certified lifeguards. A new dog park joined the list of impressive amenities in 2019, and an expansion to the skate park will be complete by 2021.
Life in Anthem offers affordability and convenience. Access to the 101 and I-17 makes commuting easy. Loop 303 has made travel time from the I-17 to Route 60 a breeze, and in turn has brought many commercial businesses to the thriving area. Development continues to creep north, and as a result, home prices in Anthem are stable, and continue to maintain or increase in value.
Homebuyers may choose from several different neighborhoods within the master planned community. More than 7,200 homes make up the Parkside Community Association. The gated Country Club community is well-suited for both families and empty nesters, with two top-rated Greg Nash-designed golf courses, Persimmon and Ironwood, and more than 2,800 homes.
Two retirement communities offer more than 230 one- and two-bedroom units for the older generation, as well as new cottages, allowing residents to age into independent and assisted living options in order to remain at home in Anthem.
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