New River is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona. The New River population as of 2010 is recorded to be 14,952. New River is about 30 miles from downtown Phoenix and offers an easy commute via the Interstate 17. The area is cooler than Central Phoenix due to the higher elevation. There are many horse properties and acre homes in this area. New River borders the Tonto National Forest and Arizona State Land for various outdoor activities. New River offers less congestion, is surrounded by mountains and a gentle breeze is usually blowing. There are spectacular sunrises and sunsets. These are some of the special characteristics of life in New River.
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