Get to Know the Norterra Neighborhood

Norterra is known as the suburban heart of North Phoenix and with a number of great restaurants, shops and entertainment in the area, it offers the perfect living experience for individuals of all ages. Not sure how to spend your day in the neighborhood? P.B. Bell has communities in and around the area, so our team has compiled a few of our favorite things to do that are in Norterra! Check them out and let us know what you think: 


Phoenix Sonoran Preserve 

Itching to get out and enjoy the great outdoors? Located in the Norterra neighborhood, the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve features more than 9,600 acres of wide open desert landscapes with three trailheads that offer over 36 miles of trails. The trails range from easy to extremely difficult so there is a path for every level, whether you are a hiking novice or a connoisseur. For those who prefer to explore nature on wheels, the Apache Wash Loop trail is the most popular for mountain biking due to the beautiful scenery.

Luv 2 Play

Located in The Shops at Norterra, Luv 2 Play features an expansive three-level indoor playground containing crawling tubes, tunnels, and slides – giving the kids plenty of room to explore and release energy! For the younger ones, there’s also a toddler area with interactive and soft sensory play pieces, as well as a baby area with soft crawling spaces and other sensory play toys. To top it off, there is an arcade game room and café so the fun can really last all day!

As You Wish Pottery

Bring out your inner artist at As You Wish Pottery, located in The Shops at Norterra. This chain was one of the first paint-your-own pottery shops in the country and it’s a fun experience for the whole family. As You Wish provides all of the materials necessary to bring your creativity to life with a variety of pottery pieces to pick from, as well as paints, brushes, lettering tools, sponges and more.


Crumbl Cookies 

We are firm believers in dessert first, dinner second! If you have not hopped on the Crumble Cookie bandwagon yet, now is the time to do so. Located in The Shops at Norterra, Crumble features a fresh variety of unique flavors that rotate on a weekly basis. However, the fan-favorite chocolate chip and pink sugar cookie are always a menu staple! 

Tikka Shack 

Craving some Indian food? Head over to Tikka Shack in The Shops at Norterra for some tasty bites. You can try out the masala fries or tikka pizza for an unexpected twist on some American classics or grab some tikka masala and naan. We recommend getting a couple samosas for the whole table to share (or don’t share — it’s your choice!) 

Urban Boba Tea House

Boba lovers rejoice! The Shops at Norterra has a popping boba shop that features classic milk teas, smoothies, slushies (and even Monster slushies), iced teas and more. You can pick from a classic taro boba or step outside of your comfort zone with the new mangonada! Plus, Urban Boba also has a variety of delicious finger food options including mac n’ cheese bites, jalapeno poppers, potstickers and more. 


Whether you are a shopaholic or a casual window-shopper, The Shops at Norterra has something for everyone. For ladies looking for some trendy contemporary pieces to add to their closet, check out Posh North Boutique for apparel and statement-making accessories. If you are a golf lover in need of some new gear, you can head over to PXG Norterra to stock up on quality drivers, fairways, hybrids, apparel and more. For more sport gear and outdoor necessities, Norterra’s Dick’s Sporting Goods will have everything you need.

If you are out and about in Norterra and check out any of our top spots, be sure to let us know by tagging us on social at @pbbellapts.

To find more P.B. Bell communities in or near the Norterra area, be sure to check out our Communities page!