Upper West Side PHX is a grassroots community movement that began in 2017 to encourage specialty shops and restaurants to open locations on the Upper West Side of the Phoenix metro area. This includes zip codes 85383, 85382, 85083, 85310, 85308, and 85373. We are a social media based organization with over 20,000 followers that are passionate about creating positive change in our community. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram for more info!
WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Our beautiful Northwest Valley community, anchored by Arrowhead to the South and Lake Pleasant to the North, has experienced explosive residential growth and continues to grow at a rapid pace with thousands of new homes currently being built. North Peoria will more than double in size in the future. Residents are looking for more shopping and dining options and variety closer to home. We advocate for our community to make sure that the businesses and shopping centers that are coming in ADD value to our community rather than detract from it. We pride ourselves on being the "voice for the community!" With increasing traffic, density, and jobs coming to the area, the time is NOW for businesses to open a location in the area to gain a strong and loyal customer base before the market is saturated. Demand is HIGH & supply is LOW!
Not only do residents desire more specialty shops and restaurants, but they have the means to support them. Zip code 85383 has the 6th highest household income in ALL of Maricopa County. The annual median household income is $112,701 according to 2018 data. This North Peoria zip code comes in ahead of all Southeast Valley zip codes and has a college education attainment level that is higher than the national average. Zip code 85383 has over 50K residents, which is substantially higher than any of the 5 zip codes with a higher median income. Also in the top 25 for household income are 85083 at #8 and 85310 at #14. Anthem's zip code comes in at #19 and many Anthem residents do their shopping in North Peoria thanks to the new 303 highway.
TOP REQUESTS FROM THE COMMUNITY
Trader Joe's & Whole Foods Postino Wine Cafe & Upward Projects Restaurants Flower Child & Fox Restaurants OHSO True Food Kitchen Nando's Mexican Dutch Bros. Chick-Fil-A lululemon A splash pad, a movie theater, & other family entertainment.
Started by Katie Roe in 2017 with a dream of a "Postino I could walk or bike to!" This movement now has almost 20,000 supporters on social media. In 2019 Kristi Hunter joined the team as the Community Coordinator. Additionally, she has taken over the Instagram account and doubled the following in 2019, helping to increase exposure and further our mission. Katie and Kristi work closely with developers, business owners, and local government to accomplish their goals.
To see what is COMING SOON or NOW OPEN in the area, check out our COMING SOON tab. To see a list of all of the businesses we have contacted and asked to open on the Upper West Side, see our WHAT WE WANT tab. There you can request that they come to the area too! The more requests they get, the more seriously they will consider opening here! To see a list of local businesses that we partner with, check out our DIRECTORY tab. If you would like to make a donation to help with our advocacy efforts, please check out our SUPPORT tab. Under the COVID tab you can find a list of local restaurants that need our support.
Most of the info you want to know can be found right here on our website! We update info regularly as it becomes available, just take a look through the various tabs. If you are a developer or business owner looking to open on the Upper West Side or you still have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your interest in Upper West Side PHX and for all the support you have shown us! We <3 our Upper West Side community!