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.
Arizona’s tallest fresh-cut Christmas tree is set for delivery to the Outlets at Anthem… one week before Halloween.
The themes from Star Wars, E.T., Jaws, plus “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “This is My Country.” Those are just some of the selections planned for a Nov. 2 concert in Anthem.
Multiple full closures of I-17 are planned this week into November, along with lane restrictions and reconfiguration of frontage roads, all related to the construction of new overpasses at Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads.
The area’s largest fall festival, open to the public as always, is this weekend. Check out the arts and crafts fair featuring dozens of vendors from around the region. Plus: pumpkin picking, a pumpkin-decorating contest and live entertainment. Oh, and a carnival!
Lack of homes for sale contributed to lower numbers of sales in Anthem and the Tramonto/Sonoran Foothills areas in September, while continuing to put upward pressure on prices in most zones of NoPho, the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River.
Anthem Community Council will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Oct. 15 to discuss budget plans for next year. Residents are welcome to attend. An information packet outlining the proposed budget has been posted to council’s website.
Voters in Deer Valley Unified School District will have a say on two important ballot questions in a special mail-only election with a deadline of Tuesday, Nov. 5. Find out what a “yes” or “no” vote means.
Deer Valley Unified School District held a groundbreaking event Oct. 3 for construction of Elementary School #31 within USAA’s Union Park at Norterra neighborhood.
Mike Harrington never bought any Charles Atlas products from the back pages of a comic book, but he thought about it. Now check out what he’s accomplishing at age 81.
Recent research finds just about any physical activity benefits the body and mind, even if you pick the habit up late in life.
The nationwide vaping health crisis hit home recently when Arizona’s first cases of a mysterious vaping illness were reported, just days after detectives arrested two men in a Tramonto home for allegedly manufacturing potentially dangerous vape cartridges. Schools are battling the problem, too.
The best time to visit is typically now through late October. Here are four perennially promising destinations all within about two hours of home.