Talk of the Town: New River-Desert Hills Incorporation Proposal

Some rural residents hope to combine New River and Desert Hills into one formalized town. They aim to include some of Anthem’s businesses, and then likely add a local sales tax. But a number of residents—rural and suburban—are voicing opposition. Learn the pros & cons, the process, and what it means to be a town.

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Home Prices Spike, Inventories Stay Tight

The average price of existing home sales jumped significantly in August across all five NoPho zones—the Norterra area, Tramonto & Sonoran Foothills area, New River & Desert Hills, Anthem Parkside and Anthem Country Club. Meanwhile, sales shot up 17 percent compared to last August, leaving inventories tight, especially Norterra and Anthem Parkside.

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