Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande
Anthem is the largest town in the North Phoenix Corridor, straddling I-17. While the west side of town (including Arroyo Grande) is in Phoenix, the east side is in Maricopa County. See our Anthem Overview for a comprehensive description of the town, its governance and amenities.
Within Arroyo Grande are small “pocket parks” and walking trails. Oversize lots offer parking for RVs and boats on some of the properties.
Arroyo Grande residents enjoy full access to the amenities of Anthem Parkside, including a water park, Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, an expansive gym and fitness center with rock-climbing wall, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, several sports fields supporting community-organized soccer, flag-football and baseball leagues.
There’s a skate park, roller hockey rink, sand volleyball court, and catch-and-release fishing ponds circled by a small-gauge railroad. There are several miles of natural and paved hiking and biking trails throughout town, and dozens of small “pocket parks” with playgrounds. Also, the North Valley Regional Library is in Anthem.
The primary public high school is Boulder Creek High School. The main K-6 is New River, with grades 7 and 8 attending Gavilan Peak. See also: Test Scores; Enrollment Figures; Overview of public and charter schools in and near Anthem.
Arroyo Grande is a 15-minute drive from the Anthem-area shopping. A Fry’s Marketplace and a Safeway grocery anchor two of several shopping plazas in Anthem. There is a Walmart, and the Outlets at Anthem is populated by a range of brand-name stores. There are several restaurants and a full array of business services in town. Two other major shopping centers are just 30 from Arroyo Grande.
Our North Phoenix Map shows the region’s main services and attractions.