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.
Sales of existing homes nationally increased 3.3 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million, according to a report Feb. 22 from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). That’s the fasted pace since 2007. Locally, homes were on the market longer, but prices remain strong.
Construction is expected to start later this year on a new development along Norterra Parkway that, if completed as envisioned, would be the swankiest in North Phoenix. Think Kierland Commons or Scottsdale Quarter: a trendy Main Street with wide, shaded sidewalks, lofts above retail stores and restaurants, and a town center that is a “hub of activity.”
In&Out Publications has launched Real Estate Watch, a new section focusing on real estate activity in North Phoenix along the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River. In print and online, it covers local real estate news and trends, with data on homes sold, average sales price and more for five distinct regions: New River & Desert Hills; Anthem Parkside; Anthem Country Club; Tramonto & Sonoran Foothills Area; and the Norterra Area.
The City of Phoenix aims to double its current waste diversion rate to 40 percent by 2020. So it launched a rewards program last month that aims to educates residents on what they can do. Participants can earn points redeemable at local businesses and national chains, such as Bunky Boutique, AMC Theatres and Target.
For the past decade, Anthem Pets has been a lifeline for lost and found dogs and cats from the Happy Valley area to Black Canyon City. But more animals in need, coupled with fewer foster homes and volunteers, has prompted the volunteer group to scale back its territory. The group’s board of directors tightened the boundaries, eliminating the area south of Dove Valley, as well as Desert Hills, New River and Black Canyon City
After almost three weeks of investigation, the Deer Valley Unified School District announced today the suspension of two Boulder Creek High School administrators for 10 days without pay for violating the Governing Board’s ethics and conduct policies for staff members, as well as the policy for computer and network usage.
We asked for your suggestions on what to call the broad and fast-growing region of In&Out Magazine’s readership―the I-17 corridor from Norterra to New River. Nearly 200 suggestions poured in. Most were unique. Many were awesome. Some were downright odd. A few themes emerged. But beyond the six suggestions for NoPho (North Phoenix), no clear choice emerged.