News & Analysis

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.

New Fry’s Fills Grocery Gap

Set to open Friday, March 31 at 7 a.m. in the new Canyon Crossroads shopping plaza, the grocery store is about the size of two football fields. Inside, shoppers will find a wine bar, made-to-order sushi station, grilling station, Starbucks, and an apparel section. See list of opening-day festivities, including free food, early-bird gift cards, and raffles.

Veteran Finally Gets a Place to Sleep

For five decades, this Korean War vet was a long-haul trucker. At 80, he lost his commercial driver’s license, and therefore, his job. Before long he was sleeping in his pickup truck. Then a local vets group stepped in.

14 Bands, 2 Days, 1 Rockin’ Show

Think of it as Coachella in New River, with 14 bands over two days. OK, maybe a little more innocent and you might not know the bands by name, and most of the band members are kids... but that shouldn’t stop the music-loving hoards from descending on the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon for this high-energy outdoor rock show. Monday, April 3 & Tuesday, April 4, 6–9 p.m. (or maybe 10 p.m.)

Upscale Casita Rentals Planned for Tramonto

Think villa-style living in a neighborhood with single-family and small multi-family residences—all for lease. The Casitas at Tramonto, a 138-unit gated community, will join the master-planned community of Tramonto on a 10.6-acre site across from Home Depot at the northeast corner of 33rd Lane and North Valley Parkway.