New River, Arizona
New River is named after the seasonal wash of the same name, part of the Agua Fria River system which drains into the Salt River. It was founded by Lord Darrell Duppa in 1868 as a stagecoach stop. For many years it was the terminus of the old Black Canyon Highway (now Interstate 17). The pavement ended in New River and continued as a dirt road to the city of Prescott. If you are considering buying or selling property, planning to relocate, looking for New River homes for sale or looking for New River Real Estate information, you have come to the right place. This New River real estate page offers updated property listings with photographs, property details, virtual tours and New River home sales data.
New River… a sought after rural community
New River has largely retained its rural character; however, its future as a rural community is uncertain as the city of Phoenix expands into the region. In the mid 1990s, the Del Webb Corporation proposed a residential development roughly as large as Flagstaff, Arizona’s eleventh largest city (2000 census). This instigated a short-lived self-incorporation campaign which failed due to lack of popular support. Phoenix in 1995 and again in 2003 annexed in the region and Del Webb in 1998 opened the newly built Anthem.
Residents love New River, AZ!
As development of the Phoenix metropolitan area continues northward, the broad area that is defined as New River is reduced closer to New River Road. The General Plan of Phoenix includes the entire New River area, making New River’s future uncertain. Residents of newly built subdivisions often do not identify with the established residents of New River, often identifying instead with Phoenix or Anthem. New River is a friendly town where pride and a progressive spirit are difficult to match. Residents love New River for its wide open spaces and accessibility to other parts of the Valley of the Sun.
Interested in Residential Real Estate for Sale in New River, AZ?
Home buyers will find many types and styles of homes to choose from, along with local amenities unique to the New River Area. Acre plus home sites with horse privileges, custom new homes, estates on expansive lots, and single family new homes are available. Want more information? Contact the local market experts at Arizona Team Realty – Tony & Cassie Sherman at 623-826-1597!