Anthem - Census Designated Place - Google Map
Anthem is a census-designated place located in Maricopa County, Arizona, within the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 Census, Anthem's population was 21,700. The 2014 estimate is around 30,000 people. Anthem was developed by Del Webb in 1999 as a master-planned community in the foothills approximately 34 miles north of downtown Phoenix. Anthem has been described as one of the best places to raise a family by Parenting magazine and one of the best family friendly neighborhoods in the Phoenix area by Phoenix Magazine. Anthem is well known for the year round activities, primarily geared towards families. The community center offers youth soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, various forms of martial arts, and swimming amongst other activities for ages as early as toddler years. HOA dues cover a pool larger than Olympic size, a community water park with slides and various depths for all swimming levels, paths that crisscross the town, bike paths that circle all major streets, and pocket parks scattered throughout the town. In addition, there is a 63-acre community park complete with an amphitheater, lots of grassy areas, volleyball, soccer, football, baseball and little league fields along with a train, pavilion, lakes and pagodas.
New River - Unincorporated Area, Census Designated Area - Google Map
New River is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) in Maricopa County, Arizona. The population was 14,952 at the 2010 census. New River is named after the seasonal wash of the same name, part of the Agua Fria River system which drains into the Salt River. Many homes in the area can be found on oversized lots and are not connected to any city services. Many residents rely on hauled water from fire hydrants in Phoenix. Local attractions include Wranglers Roost Stagecoach Stop and Daisy Mountain Preserve which contains trails for hiking, biking and equestrian.