North Phoenix News provides breaking news and in-depth analysis of neighborhoods, schools, businesses and real estate in NoPho, the North Phoenix I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, including Anthem, Desert Hills, the Tramonto area and the Sonoran Foothills area. Our news and feature stories are reported, written and edited by us. To provide the many communities of North Phoenix with as much useful and interesting information as possible, we also publish selected press releases, here. If you have a press release or a news tip, let us know.
The new online tests are cutting down on visits to MVD. (Parents, btw, are responsible for making sure there's no cheating.)
Anthem’s dog park project is tentatively slated to start by early next year and open in late 2019. Anthem Community Council plans to consider two proposed locations at its monthly meeting June 27.
The first storms of the 2018 monsoon dumped 1.73 inches of rain in Cave Creek Sunday and set a record for the date in Flagstaff with 0.38 inches. But North Phoenix got skunked.
A large-scale new master-planned development in North Phoenix finally got a name: Union Park at Norterra. The upscale community, on USAA property along I-17 between Happy Valley and Jomax roads, will combine architecture harkening to the 19th Century with territorial-style homes — and even models inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright — all for a look and feel unlike anything else in NoPho. Amenities will range from a community swimming pool to pickleball courts. We've got new details on who the builders are and what the amenities will be.
Six months after a fire destroyed Fireside at Norterra’s main playground, a new play structure officially opened yesterday. The December blaze became a catalyst for the formation of a temporary Phoenix fire station to better serve the Norterra area.
The low temperature so far today at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix is 90 degrees. Barring a surprise dip in temps during the day, that will set a new record high minimum for the day, trouncing the previous high of 84 degrees. Get used to the warmer nights, which are part of a long-term pattern.
Yeah, that wasn't in the forecast. Thunder and brief showers in and around North Phoenix today—just a few drops in the proverbial bucket—arrived more than 24 hours ahead of the official forecast.
For homeowners bordering washes and other open space in the I-17 corridor from Norterra through Sonoran Foothills, Tramonto, Anthem and northward to Black Canyon City, the rules for fire prevention are complex and vary by jurisdiction. We sort it out.
The Mellow Mushroom restaurant on Happy Valley Road was fined $9,000 and had its liquor license suspended for seven days for violating laws that led to three deaths on I-17 last year in a wrong-way driver crash.
Overnight on rural Arizona roadways, it’s not uncommon for vehicles to strike a dozen animals, including deer, antelope, elk and bear. Find out why these two months are the worst.
Sales of existing homes across NoPho, the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River, bounced back from a lackluster April to 206 in May, a 31 percent month-over-month jump and a 19 percent increase over May 2017. Ongoing tight inventory in most zones, along with the brisk sales, continued the years-long upward pressure on prices.
At last count, three brush fires had started Friday afternoon along I-17 from Table Mesa Road north to Black Canyon City, affecting southbound traffic.