Neighborhoods & Subdivisions in North Phoenix

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To find neighborhoods along the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, see the full list below. Or jump to …

Zones (see map below)

North Phoenix has a variety of communities marked by different architecture and a wide range of amenities. Each is typically governed by an HOA (Homeowners Association) that charges fees to support maintenance of common areas and facilities. Some subdivisions and master-planned communities have multiple HOAs (or at least separate rules and fee structures) for gated vs. non-gated sections and/or areas with single family homes vs. condos, patio homes or apartments.

Full List of Neighborhoods

24 North: Homes, Schools, Shopping & Community Information

Tucked into the burgeoning suburbs along Norterra Parkway is this gated, urban-inspired swatch of freestanding "courtyard villas." Each blocky, chic home shares a front courtyard with five others.

Amber Hills: Homes, Schools, Shopping & Community Information

A small neighborhood among several west of I-17 and just south of the Carefree Highway, with a range of floor plans to choose from. The community is a short drive away an Albertson's grocery and a shopping plaza that includes a fitness center. The Outlets at Anthem is less than 10 minutes away.

Anthem Country Club: Exclusive Homes in a Gated Community

Residents of this quiet, gated community within Anthem enjoy access to private golf courses and a laid-back lifestlye on the slopes of Daisy Mountain. Many homes have stunning views of the mountain, others a vista encompassing much of the North Valley.

Anthem Parkside: A Premier Master-Planned Community

The largest HOA in Anthem, Parkside contains more homes and more amenities than any other community in the North Valley. Parkside straddles I-17: The west side is in Phoenix and the east side is in Maricopa County. A whopping 36 percent of the town is devoted to open space.

Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande

Separated from the rest of Anthem by the New River wash, Arroyo Grande is fully a part of Anthem in terms of HOA governance and access to amenities. Residents enjoy the secluded location, accessed off New River Road west of I-17. The drive to central Anthem is about 15 minutes.

Anthem Parkside: Circle Mountain

This highly anticipated new section of Anthem will be the last (at least given current plans). With the completion of the first model homes in spring 2017, interest has been high, based on inquiries that sales reps have already received.

Anthem Parkside: Paseo – Patio Homes & Walkable Streets

This humble collection of low-maintenance, modest-sized, detached 2-story "patio homes" with shared courtyard-style driveways is an enclave of tree-lined streets within Anthem's Parkside section. The HOA takes care of all yard work out front, and each home has a quaint, enclosed patio rather than a back yard.

Anthem Parkside: The Landing – Privacy & Views

This small community is a little-known gem of solitude, sitting within Anthem's Parkside HOA. It's within walking distance of an Ace Hardware and a medical plaza, and less than half a mile from a Safeway plaza, all just off I-17. Many homes have mountain- and golf-course views.

Anthem: The Village at Anthem – Condos

The Village at Anthem is a neighborhood of condominiums centrally located within Anthem's Parkside HOA, within walking distance of a medical plaza, Starbucks, CVS and an Ace Hardware store, and just a quarter-mile from a Safeway plaza.

Arroyo Norte: New & Nestled into the Mountains

Adjacent to Anthem on the north side, east of I-17, Arroyo Norte offers the convenience of nearby shopping (including the Outlets at Anthem) but with lower HOA fees.

Carefree Crossing: Homes, Schools, Shopping & Community Information

A mid-sized community that occupies a swath of real estate between Carefree Highway and Dove Valley Road, with both gated and non-gated sections. Residents are very close to the shopping areas to the north and south, and have quick, easy access to I-17.

Desert Hills: Wide-Open Desert Land & Sky

A rural lifestyle welcomes anyone interested in space and a little privacy. Desert Hills is an expansive area that includes many custom homes on large lots, including some with an acre or more and room for boats, RVs and horses. Residents are not subject to a homeowners’ association, so there is significant variety of architecture and landscaping.

Dynamite Mountain Ranch

One of the larger communities in North Phoenix, Dynamite Mountain Ranch is centrally located near the I-17, and nestled next to the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve.

Fireside at Norterra: Top-Flight Master-Planned Community

Fireside at Norterra offers all the amenities buyers look for in a master-planned community. Its many sections include single-family homes, condos and apartments. Fireside backs up against the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve, offering miles and miles of hiking opportunities.

La Solana: Homes, Schools, Shopping & Community Information

This small community is right across the street (North Valley Parkway) from the new Fry's Marketplace. It's a compact neighborhood with easy access to I-17 and the Happy Valley area.

New River: Isolation, Space & Amazing Views

Homes here surround the stunning Gavilan Peak and offer mountain views in many directions. New River abuts the very north edge of Phoenix, along I-17. The lifestyle is rural, yet it's all moments from the shopping areas of Anthem.

Sonoran Commons: New, With Large Lots & Great Location

This centrally located subdivision still under construction, offering some 1/4-acre lots, is perfectly situation for a quick hop to I-17 and the shopping areas of North Phoenix.

Sonoran Foothills: Classic Master-Planned Community

One of the larger HOA-governed communities in the North Valley, Sonoran Foothills has more amenities than most nearby communities — all the things you'd expect in a master-planned development. While it has gated and non-gated sections, the central community center, pool and other common features create the sense of a cohesive community.

Sonoran Foothills: Desert Village

This gated enclave of condos is under construction within the the much larger Sonoran Foothills subdivision. Desert Village is aimed at empty nesters and others who may wish to downsize, or anyone looking for a low-maintenance home with a modern feel.

Stetson Hills: Near Schools and Hiking Trails

Stetson Hills borders the Deem HIlls recreation area, which has several hiking trails. Yet the community is centrally located, separated from Sandra Day O'Conner High School by a Safeway plaza, and all less than a mile from the Wet 'n' Wild water park.

Stoneledge at North Canyon: New Homes, With a View

This prominently positioned hillside community overlooks I-17, just south of Carefree Highway. Unlike many neighborhoods on the desert floor, Stoneledge offers remarkable views of the entire North Valley.

Tramonto: City-Like Streets & Mountainside Views

Remarkable architecture varies from closely-spaced, urban-like patio homes to sprawling hillside homes with broad vistas — and everything in between. Tramonto offers stunning views and lots of open space, all a stone's throw from I-17. And yes, you can say you live along the Carefree Highway. Yep, that one.

Valley Vista: Large Community Near Shopping & Hiking

Valley Vista is a large, centrally located subdivision with its own lower school (Noterra Canyon School). The community is close to the major shopping areas of Norterra offer convenience. And the many palm trees beckon.

NoPho Zones

North Phoenix News and In&Out Publications have mapped NoPho into zones (below) that correspond to significant distinctions in where people shop, work and play to real estate activity. See also our interactive North Phoenix Map that locates neighborhoods as well as schools, shopping centers, hospitals, outdoor attractions and more.

north phoenix real estate zones


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