Awards and Accolades

an award-winning community

Those who call Anthem home know they live in a great community, but the outside world has taken notice, too. Through the years, Anthem has been recognized with awards and accolades from regional and national organizations and publications.

2018

  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Five-Star' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff

2017

  • Savvy Award Winner, 'Best Campaign Use of Social Media Tools', City-County Communications and Marketing Association
  • Winner, 'Outstanding Facility' Award for Opportunity Way Park, Arizona Parks and Recreation Association
  • Parkside named as a 'Hot Neighborhood 2017' by Phoenix Magazine as being the most friendly, Midwestern-feel community
  • '6th Best City in Arizona to Raise a Family,' WalletHub
  • Winner, calendar photo contest, National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Elite' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff

2016

  • 'Best Master Planned Community for Children,' AZFoothills Magazine
  • Winner, calendar photo contest, National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Top worldwide Facebook trending topic, Anthem Veterans Memorial (Veterans Day)
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Elite' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff

2015

  • Anthem Veterans Memorial, finalist, Placemaking Art, CODAawards
  • 'Top 10 Phoenix neighborhood,' Movoto
  • Finalist, magazine cover photo contest, National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Runner-up, MIX 96.9 Battle of the Burbs
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Five-Star' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff
  • 'Best Neighborhood to See Holiday Lights,' Redfin
  • Winner, calendar photo contest, National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Top worldwide Facebook trending topic, Anthem Veterans Memorial (Veterans Day)

2014

  • 'Award of Distinction,' Arizona Landscape Contractors Association
  • Anthem Civic Building, 'Best Projects Award for Interiors/Tenant Improvement – Southwest Region,' Engineering News Record
  • 'Best Family Communities with a Community Pool,' Arizona Homes
  • 'Best Neighborhood to See Holiday Lights,' Redfin
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Five-Star' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff

2013

  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Five-Star' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff

2012

  • AVM, 'Public Works Project of the Year Award for Structures Less Than $5 Million,' Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association
  • AVM, 'Grand Award for Best Engineering and Environmental Consulting Project,' American Consulting Engineers Companies
  • AVM, Historic Landmark Designation, Arizona Historical Society
  • 'Best Family Friendly Neighborhood,' Phoenix Magazine

2003

  • 'Best Place to Raise a Family,' Parenting Magazine

2001

  • 'Best Master Planned Community in America,' National Association of Home Builders
  • 'Best Master Planned Community,' Home Builders Association of Central Arizona

2000

  • 'Best Master Planned Community,' Home Builders Association of Central Arizona

1999

  • Builder of the Year, Professional Builder magazine