Anthem Parkside: A Premier Master-Planned Community
Anthem is the largest town in the North Phoenix Corridor, straddling I-17. While the west side of town 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.
Community amenities include 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.
Public (DVUSD): Boulder Creek High School and five K-8 schools: Anthem School; Canyon Springs; Diamond Canyon; Gavilan Peak; New River. See our overview of public and charter schools in and near Anthem. See also test scores & enrollment figures.
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 20 minutes south.
There are four regional parks for hiking, boating and other outdoor activities, all within a 30-minute drive. Sky Harbor International Airport is about 35 miles to the south (distance/time estimates).
See our North Phoenix Map to pinpoint the array of services and attractions in the region.