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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Anthem is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 22,570. Anthem is in Maricopa County and is one of the best places to live in Arizona. Living in Anthem offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Anthem there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Anthem and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Anthem are above average.
About Anthem...
Population
22,570

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$329,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,592
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Anthem Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Anthem

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$99,896
National
$55,322
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Anthem Reviews

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I have lived in Anthem for almost 10 years now and from what I’ve seen this close-knit community is a great place to live. In comparison to other cities around, Anthem is by far the best. It is filled with a variety of grocery stores such as Fry’s, Walmart and Safeway for maximum consumer benefit. This community also has many schools at different levels such as; Preparatory schools, Public school, a charter school, and even different preschools and daycares to choose from. Each school has its own unique and secure campuses and because of the size of this community the fire department can arrive in record time as it was strategically placed in the center of town. Not only is the town as a whole a great place but there are also seasonal events! Such as, the fall and spring carnival, farmers markets, annual Independence Day celebrations with free fireworks and much more!
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I have lived in Anthem for my whole life. It is a quaint, but ever-growing, and quiet family-oriented neighborhood. Thus being said, there are 5 grade schools and a high schools that majority of the kids in the area attend. The diversity here is not prevailing of any sort. However, there are a lot of kind, welcoming people that are very friendly and take an active role in the community. The city council holds a number of events that are free tot he public around different holidays and celebrations, which are always a treat and exciting to attend. Anthem is a very safe place, and crime is of no normality. Besides all these positives, the most prevailing thing I would like to change is the type of stores and opportunities in the area. I would like to see more small, family-run businesses close by and more opportunities for outstanding individuals, to which the whole community could support and benefit from.
I grew up in Anthem. It is a safe, beautiful area that is close to Phoenix but far enough away from hussle and bussle of the bigger city. I went to a local charter school, Anthem Prep. It was a rigorous school that has prepared me well. It felt safe, but a little small. My family still loves in Anthem and we have been successful in the area. I would recommend it to families!