ANTHEM, is an unincorporated master planned community in north central Maricopa County. It was awarded "Best Master Planned Community" in 2001, named one of Phoenix Magazine's "Best Family Friendly Neighborhoods" in 2012 and awarded “Best Master Planned Community for Children” in 2016. Anthem is called a “master planned community” because it is self-contained and self-sustaining, allowing residents to share common resources and contribute to the common good of the community and region. The design philosophy can be seen in every detail of Anthem’s design plan, from the width of streets to the type of landscaping options, high number of recreational amenities to pre-set purposes of commercial plazas. Anthem is home to residential, commercial, office, industrial and public uses, making it unique as a master planned community. From award-winning parks to quality landscaping, sports programs for all ages to trails, golf courses and more, Anthem is home to more than 27,000 residents and nearly 300 store-front businesses. Although Anthem is unincorporated, the area of Anthem west of I-17 was annexed by the City of Phoenix. Because of this, businesses west side of I-17 fall under the jurisdiction of the City of Phoenix. For businesses located to the east of I-17, Maricopa County is the governing entity..

Anthem is a unique family-oriented, master-planned community that covers nearly 10 square miles of desert foothills just north of the Carefree Highway, all straddling I-17 at the northern edge of Phoenix, Arizona. Anthem is the largest development in North Phoenix, with more than 10,000 homes in six distinct neighborhoods, each with different personalities. All Anthem residents have access to the amenities of Parkside. Three homeowners' associations manage the residential neighborhoods of ParksideCountry Club and The Village. Parkside extends across I-17 to the west, and is served by the City of Phoenix; the east side of the freeway is under the umbrella of Maricopa County. Anthem is nestled along the slope of Daisy Mountain — a roughly 1-hour hike to the top for those in shape. The community has a stunning view of the sharp-edged Gavilan Peak to the North and views of the North Valley to the south.

Saguaro and other cacti, along with ample shade trees and acres of open, grassy fields and parks dominate the community’s well-maintained landscape. The surrounding desert is wild, open and gorgeous. Thirty-six percent of the community is devoted to open space, with several miles of trails and walkways, plus open arroyos and wide-open, endless desert views and mountain scenes.

Anthem is anchored by a large Community Center and an adjacent 63-acre Community Park. The basic facilities are available daily for free use by residents, though special programs and events often carry a fee.

Homes in Anthem range from modest 2-bedroom houses to large 6-bedroom homes in Parkside and the gated Country Club section. Parkside homes range from 1,122 square feet to two-story, 4,338 square-foot models with libraries, courtyards and 4-car garages. Many houses in Anthem have swimming pools, and many have room to park boats and RVs.

Anthem is in the Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD). The primary public high school is Boulder Creek High School, and there are five lower schools serving the area ( Anthem SchoolCanyon SpringsDiamond CanyonGavilan PeakNew River Elementary), plus several charters


Anthem Community Center

The vibrant center’s sprawling features include:

  • A full-size, outdoor heated swimming pool with lap lanes
  • A diving area with high and low diving boards
  • A children’s waterpark that rivals the finest resorts
  • Full gymnasium for basketball and other court activities
  • A mezzanine-level gym with dozens of exercise machines, weightlifting equipment and spectacular mountain views
  • Rooms for aerobics, yoga, tai chi, zumba and countless other classes
  • Six outdoor tennis courts
  • A fully certified child care center

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