I live on the West side of Anthem. One advantage is that we have the City of Phoenix Services. We are close to the Outlets at Anthem, Walmart, and many other retail stores. The East side of Anthem subdivisions are closer to the Community Center, Adventure Park, Skate Park, and other outdoor sports fields. I post the sales for Anthem, AZ monthly on my blog, you can see the home sale stats for each area in Anthem, AZ at www.KathleenInArizona.com.
The views of the desert wash and the mountains from our backyard is what had us selling our east side home in Anthem Parkside to buying a home on the west side of Anthem Parkside. Our family loves both locations.