Part of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, Anthem is an unincorporated community located in Maricopa County, Arizona. The community is situated at the base of Daisy Mountain, approximately five miles north of Carefree Highway off Interstate 1. Anthem was developed by Del Webb in 1999 as a master-planned community, and built on 5,856 acres at the base of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak. Approximately 36% of the community is preserved as open space, including 291 acres of open hillside. Anthem AZ real estate falls under two zip codes: 85086 and 85087.
Offering all the amenities, services and conveniences of a big city, as well as the serenity and charm of a small town, Anthem has been described as one of the "best places to raise a family," by Parenting magazine. It has also been mentioned as "one of the best family friendly neighborhoods in the Phoenix area," by Phoenix Magazine. Well known for its year round family activities, Anthem's community center offers young residents soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, various forms of martial arts, swimming and other activities.
Home buyers, especially those with families looking to purchase real estate in Anthem AZ, will enjoy the many amenities the community has to offer - such as a pool (larger than Olympic size); a community water park with slides and various depths; paths that crisscross the town; bike paths that circle all major streets; and outdoor parks throughout. Anthem also boasts a 63-acre community park complete with an amphitheater, football, baseball volleyball, soccer,and little league fields along with lakes, a pavilion and pagodas. Anthem truly has something for everyone - and it's no wonder that residents love calling this family-friendly community home!
Anthem consists of a mixture of residential, commercial, office, industrial and public uses, making it a unique pioneer when it comes to master planned communities. Residential areas of Anthem are divided into three separate HOAs. There are also more than 20 neighborhoods in Anthem, including Jubilation, Inspiration and Arroyo Grande.
Homes for sale in Anthems AZ can be found in Parkside, which includes 7,031 homes; Country Club, which has just over 2,800 homes; and The Village Condominiums, which has about 210 homes. The Anthem Community Council serves as the umbrella agency with the mission to "preserve, protect and enhance a genuine sense of community." The median home value in Anthem is $305,100. The median age of Anthem AZ real estate is 8 years. Renters make up 22.27% of the population and 16.69% of houses and apartment are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
Residential utility providers servicing Anthem AZ homes for sale include: Gas - SW Gas; Electric - APS; and Phone/Internet - Cox or CenturyLink (Quest). Anthem is divided by Interstate 17 - the gateway between the Valley and points north. Anthem west is part of the City of Phoenix, while the east side is part of unincorporated Maricopa County. Water for Anthem East is provided by EPCOR, and the City of Phoenix provides water for Anthem West.
As of 2014, the population of Anthem is 23,125 with 2,896 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 34.4. 66.44% of residents are married and 11.30% are divorced. The average household size is 3.08 people. 46.68% of people are married with children and 16.77% have children and are single.
Anthem is cooler and receives a higher level of rainfall than nearby Phoenix. The community gets around 8 inches of rain per year and no snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 31. On average, residents of Anthem AZ real estate enjoy 296 sunny days per year with July highs around 105 degrees and January lows at 37 degrees. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 46 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average is 44.
Anthem is located within the Deer Valley Unified School District. There are a total of 15 schools within Anthem limits - several are Charter and private. Click here for a directory of schools both public and private, with individual school website links, physical addresses, maps, phone numbers, and more info. Schools in Anthem spend $9,030 per student. There are 20 students per teacher, 692 students per librarian, and 822 students per councelor.
Colleges and universities in close proximity to Anthem include: Glendale Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, and Arizona State University at the West campus. Click here for a complete directory of colleges and universities near Anthem.
The community is home to several large chain retailers, including Walmart and Fry's Marketplace. Outlets at Anthem (local outlet mall), includes over 60 designer brand stores. Click here for information regarding the top employers contributing to the greater Phoenix area economic development (Greater Phoenix Economic Council).
The unemployment rate in Anthem is 5.20%, with job growth of 1.99%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 38.80%. Anthem sales tax rate is 6.30% and income tax is 3.36%. The income per capita is $31,195, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $76,136.
Interesting Things to Do
Click here for a directory of interesting things to do in Anthem, including: spas, sports, golf, dining & nightlife, family attractions, outdoor adventure, history & heritage, nature, arts & culture, shopping, and upcoming calendar of events.
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Interstate 17 is the primary connection between Anthem and Phoenix. A frontage road running along the east side of the Interstate connects to North Valley Parkway and Norterra Parkway in North Gateway - providing Anthem with surface street access to the rest of the Phoenix metropolitan area. Valley Metro does not provide bus service to Anthem, however, Valley Metro provides vanpooling to qualifying groups of 6-15 commuters, driven by one of the vanpool members. Passengers share the cost of operating the van. Click here for more information about the service.
The nearest major airport serving home buyers of Anthem AZ real estate is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX / KPHX),offering international and domestic flights from Phoenix. Another major airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA / KIWA), offering domestic flights from Mesa.
If you are a buyer, it is my pleasure to assist you in finding the perfect home in the right neighborhood to fit your lifestyle, preferences and needs. I focus my Maricopa County real estate services in the following communities, but not limited to: Phoenix (Northwest), Anthem, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West and Surprise.
If you are considering selling your current home, I utilize the latest real estate marketing tools on and offline to expose your Anthem AZ real estate property to the widest range of qualified buyers. My foremost goal is to market your property to sell as quickly as possible and for the best price!
My extensive knowledge of the Anthem AZ real estate market, and surrounding area, allows me to guide my clients intelligently. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or invest, my mission is to provide exceptional customer service while assisting you throughout the transaction. Please give me a call today, or fill out the online contact form, and let me know how I can best serve your real estate needs. I look forward to speaking with you!
Rochelle Navarro, Professional Licensed Realtor®
Rochelle Navarro Homes
West USA Realty
16150 N Arrowhead Fountains Ctr Dr, STE 100, Peoria, AZ 85382
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