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 inventory of homes available for sale at the end of July declined in all five NoPho zones: Norterra, Tramonto & Sonoran Foothills, Anthem Parkside, Anthem Country Club and Desert Hills & New River.
One person died in an early morning small-plane crash on a Phoenix street about 1,500 feet from the Deer Valley Airport runway. Another person was injured. Both were adults aboard the plane.
Tickets are now available for two plays to be performed in September at Musical Theatre of Anthem: "A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS," and "The Addams Family Young@Part."
A semi rolled over on I-17 today near Bumble Bee Road exit, about 14 miles north of Black Canyon City, slowing traffic in the northbound lanes. No injuries were reported.
With August only half over, many gauges in the region are approaching or exceeding seasonal norms. And yet, the fickle monsoon storms have left some spots well below average. See the totals for Norterra, Sonoran Foothills, Tramonto, Anthem, New River and Desert Hills.
Locally and across the country, fewer new homes are being built now compared to previous decades, and the average age of homes sold is increasing significantly, according to a report from Zillow released today. See the data for the Phoenix Metro Area.
The annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the more reliable "shooting star" displays, delighting skywatchers each August. Some years are better than others. This is expected to be a good one. Find out when and how to watch from North Phoenix.
The monsoon pulled its usual tricks this week, dumping here, dancing around there. Even within NoPho—the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River—there was notable disparity between rainfall totals. Click to see what fell where.
What started out as a citizen group of Democrats who began meeting informally following the 2016 election to discuss results and issues, became the catalyst for the organization of an official Democratic legislative district in Northern Maricopa County, an area that has lacked any such organized or registered group for this party. The Republicans formalized their equivalent in 2012.
Competing campaign signs are planted all over, touting a slew of candidates who will be on the ballot for the Aug. 28 State Primary Election. And in a City of Phoenix Special Election the same day, voters will have six ballot measures to consider.
You can buy the test questions. Or you can get them free from ADOT. Your choice!
If Sun City residents have their way, Anthem east-siders will see water rates increase dramatically next year and stay high into perpetuity. And so far, Sun City is winning the battle of resident input. Anthem Community Council wants that to change. Find out what you can do.