New Homes For Sale in North Phoenix: 8 Options

New home construction ground to a halt after the housing bust a decade ago, but it’s booming again in North Phoenix and around the Valley. There are at least eight major developments — each with 100 or more homes — underway or planned in NoPho. Each of these neighborhoods and communities has its own wow factor for anyone seeking that new-home smell. Developments are listed from the northernmost to the southernmost, with status as of Oct. 26, 2017. Click each one for maps, photos and more details.

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Anthem Circle Mountain

Total Number of Homes 202
Builder Pulte & Lennar
Status Model homes constructed and sales underway. Pulte has 20 homes sold or under contract, Lennar has eight.
What: The last section of Anthem.
Where Just west of I-17 at 43rd Avenue and Circle Mountain Road, near the Post Office.
Wow Factor Spectacular views of New River Wash and the mountains beyond, plus access to all Anthem community amenities — the most comprehensive in the region.
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circle mountain view lot
One of the view lots at Circle Mountain, looking west, prepped for construction.

Arroyo Norte

Total Number of Homes 225
Builders Meritage, Richmond, Beazer
Status Richmond has 9 homes/lots left; Meritage is sold out; Beazer has 2 homes left. Grading was done for an additional phase of construction that has not begun.
What: 1-story and 2-story homes up to more than 4,000 square feet, with some oversized lots, near Outlets at Anthem.
Where Adjacent to Anthem on north end, immediately east of I-17.
Wow Factor One-of-a-kind views of Daisy Mountain.
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arroyo norte playground
The playground at Arroyo Norte. Photos by In&Out Staff

Stoneledge at North Canyon

Total Number of Homes 250
Builder Meritage
Status About three dozen spec homes or lots left in current phase; another three dozen or so to be released after current phase sells out.
What: Energy-efficient 1-story and 2-story hillside homes in a gated community with outdoor basketball and volleyball courts.
Where 2926 W. Laredo Lane, just west of N. 27th Drive and south of Tramonto.
Wow Factor Hillside views of the whole North Valley.
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stoneledge homes
Hillside homes at Stoneledge.


24 North

Total Number of Homes 111
Builder Shea Homes
Status 28 sold or under contract.
What: Two-story villas with cozy yards and shared front courtyards.
Where 31534 N. 24th Drive, corner of North Valley Parkway and Sonoran Desert Drive.
Wow Factor Modern, urban design, small low-maintenance yards.
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24 north
The detached patio homes at 24 North bring a distinct urban vibe to North Phoenix.

Sonoran Foothills: Desert Village

Total Number of Homes 100
Builder Homes by Towne
Status 38 sold or under contract.
What Gated enclave of condos within the much larger Sonoran Foothills subdivision.
Where 2425 W Bronco Butte Trail, halfway between Dove Valley Road and Sonoran Desert Drive.
Wow Factor Modern design, big windows, low maintenance; central swimming pool and fitness center, with access to the broader community’s significant amenities.
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desert village condos
Desert Village offers yard-maintenance-free condos.

Sonoran Commons

Total Number of Homes 212
Builder Taylor Morrison
Status About 15 homes/lots left to sell.
What: 1-story and 2-story single-family homes with some oversize lots.
Where 31111 N. 25th Dr., just south of Sonoran Desert Drive on North Valley Parkway.
Wow Factor Fast-developing central location, some ¼-acre lots.
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sonoran commons house
You’ll find oversized lots in Sonoran Commons.

Sonoran Gate

Total Number of Homes 255
Builder Taylor Morrison
Status Model homes open as of Oct. 28, 2017.
What: An isolated parcel of land nestled between the north and south sections of Sonoran Desert Preserve, notably east of other NoPho neighborhoods.
Where East of Sonoran Foothills, south of Sonoran Desert Drive.
Wow Factor Wide-open spaces with broad vistas, near many trails.
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sonoran gate home construction
Construction began recently on Sonoran Gate homes.

Union Park at Norterra (USAA Development)

Total Number of Homes 1,100+
Builders Ashton Woods, Cachet Homes and David Weekley Homes
Status Development began mid-2017.
What: Master-planned community with a town center complete with retail shops along a main street and apartments above, and home styles ranging from territorial to mission revival and a model inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Where 398 acres between I-17 and 19th Avenue, and Happy Valley and Jomax roads.
Wow Factor Swanky and self-contained. Think Kierland Commons or Scottsdale Quarter.
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usaa norterra town
An image representing what the town might look like, based on preliminary plans. Source: City of Phoenix/USAA Real Estate Company

The Big List of Existing NoPho Neighborhoods

This article first published Aug. 10, 2017 and has been updated as development status changed.

Robert Roy Britt

NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.


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Robert Roy Britt

NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels.

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