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Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande

Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande

Separated from the rest of Anthem by the New River wash, Arroyo Grande is fully a part of Anthem in terms of HOA governance and access to amenities. Residents enjoy the secluded location, accessed off New River Road west of I-17. The drive to central Anthem is about 15 minutes.

Anthem is the largest town in the North Phoenix Corridor, straddling I-17. While the west side of town (including Arroyo Grande) is in Phoenix, the east side is in Maricopa County. See our Anthem Overview for a comprehensive description of the town, its governance and amenities.

arroyo grande view of gavilan peak
Some of the hillside homes in Arroyo Grande have stunning views. Here: Gavilan Peak. Photos by In&Out Publications
arroyo grande open space
There’s lots of open space in Arroyo Grande, just as there is in the rest of Anthem, which is visible in the distance across New River Wash.

Community Amenities

Within Arroyo Grande are small “pocket parks” and walking trails. Oversize lots offer parking for RVs and boats on some of the properties.

Arroyo Grande residents enjoy full access to the amenities of Anthem Parkside, including a water park, Olympic-size swimming pool, tennis courts, an expansive gym and fitness center with rock-climbing wall, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, several sports fields supporting community-organized soccer, flag-football and baseball leagues.

There’s a skate park, roller hockey rink, sand volleyball court, and catch-and-release fishing ponds circled by a small-gauge railroad. There are several miles of natural and paved hiking and biking trails throughout town, and dozens of small “pocket parks” with playgrounds. Also, the North Valley Regional Library is in Anthem.


The primary public high school is Boulder Creek High School. The main K-6 is New River, with grades 7 and 8 attending Gavilan Peak. See also: Test Scores; Enrollment Figures; Overview of public and charter schools in and near Anthem.


Arroyo Grande is a 15-minute drive from the Anthem-area shopping. A Fry’s Marketplace and a Safeway grocery anchor two of several shopping plazas in Anthem. There is a Walmart, and the Outlets at Anthem is populated by a range of brand-name stores. There are several restaurants and a full array of business services in town. Two other major shopping centers are just 30 from Arroyo Grande.

Nearby Attractions

There are several regional parks for hiking nearby, and Arroyo Grande is just 15 minutes from Lake Pleasant. Sky Harbor International Airport is about 45 miles to the south (distance/time estimates).

Our North Phoenix Map shows the region’s main services and attractions.


REAL ESTATE WATCH: Home Sales & Prices in Anthem Parkside

1-story and 2-story single-family homes
Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande
  • Anthem Parkside: Arroyo Grande