Many times over the years, a new subdivision is created with little or no real thought about the infrastructure required to support the newly-created community. Well, this is categorically not the case with Anthem. Everything you need is there, or on its way, and then some.

Created by Dell-Webb, this Arizona town on the outskirts of Phoenix offers homes to suit all budgets; from the mid to low $200K all the way up to “oh my goodness gracious.” There is something for everyone. From a young family just starting out to a retired couple looking for space to entertain the grand-kids, from time to time, Anthem has you covered. All of this, plus an easy commute via I-17 to Phoenix if that is where work takes you.

Also, for the family, there is the lure of brand new schools, with excellent sport facilities, libraries and, in some cases, theatre complexes to help keep your children motivated and actively involved.

Plus, the recreation facilities are world class. The park-like, open space communal area with duck-ponds and waterfalls are an absolute joy to behold. Early one evening, recently, I saw a father with his young son and daughter doing a little fishing. What better way to unwind after a long day of work, than to kick back with your children and exchange stories of your day, whilst teaching a worm to swim at the end of a fishing pole? Remember, though, “catch and release” only! Arizona living at its finest.

There is also a model railroad that runs through the park offering rides to one and all.

For the more energetic amongst us, the diversions are endless, offering basketball and tennis courts plus a gymnasium complex with 2 swimming pools that are the envy of the surrounding Arizona communities.

The huge gym is stocked with up-to-the-minute equipment, including stationary bikes, treadmills, free weights; you name it, it’s got it! Aerobic classes are offered and there is also a rock-climbing wall for those days when you don’t have enough time to conquer Everest.

Then there are the pools. An enormous regular pool for swimming and an even larger one with water slides and water features worthy of a water park anywhere in the world. Watch out for the enormous bucket in the air that fills up and then overturns and splashes down on everyone. Great fun for all kids aged from 8 to 80. Lifeguards are in attendance but please, be careful out there.

Anthem, like much of the Valley of the Sun, has golf courses that rival the finest that Scottsdale and Phoenix have to offer.

Everything is right here in Anthem including Wal-Mart, Home Depot and many other nationally renowned “Big Box” stores. There is also an outlet mall for those canny shoppers among us who like saving money. Plenty of good eating to be found from upscale local restaurants to well known fast-food stores.

In all my years of selling real estate, I have rarely seen such a well planned and executed community. Anthem AZ is truly a great place to start or raise a family. What are you waiting for?

If you want a closer look at Anthem and all the fantastic amenities click on this Virtual Tour

Article originally published at Source by Gary Kiernan