I have friends that live in New River and I visited once. They've only lived there 4 years and are now looking to move. In order to plant anything, you'll need a jackhammer. Also, there is little to no rain, so if a garden or flowers are in your plans, you'll have to water. There's no grass, it's all sand, rock and brush. They've encountered numerous scorpions inside of their garage and home as well as several mishaps with rattlesnakes. Their dog was bitten and killed by one on the back porch. I strongly suggest a long vacation there before investing in a home and if you have children or small pets, I doubt it's the place for you.
Anthem is about 6 miles away and offers shopping and dining. This is a welcomed convenience. The homes are close together and very similar looking. Anthem is a wonderful place for family living if you like living in a planned subdivision with HOA rules.
Our lifestyle is more country with horses and other animals. For Mike and I this is the perfect place to call home. If Anthem or New River sounds like a perfect place for you to call home contact us for expert real estate assistance at 623-826-6936
Residents value privacy
Equestrian properties available
Warm & Sunny, but generally 7-10 degrees cooler than reported temperatures in Phoenix
Great value (i.e. housing prices have fallen 50-60% from their peak in 2005-2007)
Cons: Well water (no ciity water available)
Remote (i.e most commercial locations are a minimum of 15 miles away- Wallmart, supermarkets, gas, personal/medical services, and various churches).
Surroundings are diverse- trailers can neighbor high-end homes.
The con's of New River are, no HOA's, lot's of horse properties, county services, many unpaved roads, lack of water in some areas.
Depending on where in New River you buy, you can have easy access to I-17 or you could be 10 miles away from a major road. Sometimes you have to go around a mountain to get where you are going. A lot depends on what you want out of life.
But one thing is for sure there are very few similarities between Anthem and New River, except for location.
If you need help finding the perfect home in New River, let me know.