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.

2019

  • Winner, 'Facility of the Year-Outstanding Outdoor Pickleball Facility' by the American Sports Builders Association
  • Winner, ‘Best Outdoor Pickleball Facility’ by the The American Sports Builders Association
  • 'Most Loved All-Around Camp' in the North Valley, for Community Center's summer camp, HulaFrog North Phoenix
  • 'Top 25 Places to Live in Metro Phoenix' by the Phoenix Business Journal
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Five-Star' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff
  • Silver Circle Award, 'Best Logo Design' by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (20th anniversary logo)
  • Silver Circle Award, 'Best Single-Use Image' by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (Anthem at Dusk by photographer Nate Decker)
  • Silver Award, 'Best Promotional Ad' by the Arizona Talent in Events Concepts (AzTEC) Association (Music in May)

2018

  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Five-Star' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff
  • Savvy Award Winner, 'Best Overall Website' by the City-County Communications and Marketing Association
  • 'Top 25 Places to Live in Metro Phoenix' by the Phoenix Business Journal
  • Most Loved All-Around Camp' in the North Valley, for Community Center's summer camp, HulaFrog North Phoenix

2017

  • Savvy Award Winner, 'Best Campaign Use of Social Media Tools' by the 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' by WalletHub
  • Winner, calendar photo contest, by the National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Starfish Aquatics Institute 'Elite' Rating for Community Center aquatics staff
  • 'Most Loved All-Around Camp' in the North Valley, for Community Center's summer camp, HulaFrog North Phoenix

2016

  • 'Best Master Planned Community for Children' by AZFoothills Magazine
  • Winner, calendar photo contest, by the 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' by 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' by Redfin
  • Winner, calendar photo contest, National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Top worldwide Facebook trending topic, Anthem Veterans Memorial (Veterans Day)

2014

  • 'Award of Distinction' by the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association
  • Anthem Civic Building, 'Best Projects Award for Interiors/Tenant Improvement – Southwest Region' by the Engineering News Record
  • 'Best Family Communities with a Community Pool' by Arizona Homes
  • 'Best Neighborhood to See Holiday Lights' by 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' by the Arizona Chapter of the American Public Works Association
  • AVM, 'Grand Award for Best Engineering and Environmental Consulting Project' by the American Consulting Engineers Companies
  • AVM, Historic Landmark Designation, Arizona Historical Society
  • 'Best Family Friendly Neighborhood' by Phoenix Magazine

2003

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

2001

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

2000

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

1999

  • 'Builder of the Year' by the Professional Builder magazine