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Estrella Homes and Land 2nd Annual ON-SITE Shred-A-Thon and Hope’s Closet Fundraiser
April 13, 2015
Estrella Homes and Land is having their second on-site Shred-A-Thon and Fundraiser for Hope’s Closet on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM. This event will be held at the Market Ranch Marketplace in the parking lot by their offices.
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Goodyear Master-Planned Community Hosts Grand Opening For New Trail And Bicycle Track
April 03, 2015
The Estrella community will be hosting a grand opening for “Up There,” the community’s newest trail, on April 25 in conjunction with the City of Goodyear’s bike park opening. Through a community partnership with the City of Goodyear and West Valley Trails Alliance, a bicycle “pump track” was built at the Foothills Community Park. A pump track is a continuous loop of smooth dirt mounds and berms that are ridden by bicyclists using a pumping motion to maintain speed without pedaling. This type of track has become increasingly popular among cycle enthusiasts and the one-acre amenity in Estrella is the first of its kind in the southwest metro area. The city is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening at 8:30 a.m. with Estrella’s trail opening immediately following at 9 a.m.
A Community of Quality New Home Builders
March 23, 2015
We take pride in our diverse selection of new home builders and the quality of homes they offer. The neighborhoods of Golf Canyon from T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes and Golf Ridge from William Ryan Homes are really taking shape with new neighbors moving in all the time. Saronno and CantaMia by AV Homes continue to be thriving communities and we recently welcomed our two newest builders, Shea Homes and Gehan Homes. The following is some insight on each of our builders and the thoughtfully designed homes they offer.
Welcome D’s Café at the Starpointe
Starpointe Residents Club is thrilled to have hosted the grand opening of D’s Café at the Starpointe on February 7. D’s is open to the public and offers delivery within the Estrella community. Tony and Marlene DeMaio have been Estrella residents for seven years and will run the café with daughter Dawn and other family members. Dawn started the venture with D’s Foods Catering in 2007, featuring a menu that showcased Chicago Style Italian cuisine. Dawn has nearly 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, having worked closely with the executive chef of nationally acclaimed restaurant chain, Portillo’s.
Why Buying New Makes Sense
We know you have many choices when it comes to purchasing your new home and finding the perfect place to live. Located only 17 miles from Downtown Phoenix, Estrella is a vibrant, master-planned community offering luxury indoor/outdoor resort-style living. Estrella boasts a variety of rich amenities including shopping and dining conveniences, more than 20 miles of hiking/biking trails and 72 acres of lakes for fishing, sailing and paddle boating. Estrella is also home to three highly rated schools that are committed to providing enhanced programs and quality education for all students. These elements combined with six distinguished builders create a new home community that is ideal for families of all ages.
A Few Tips From A Starpointe Personal Trainer
Estrella is a community that values living a healthy lifestyle and features an abundance of amenities such as miles of hiking paths, various community parks, pools and sporting fields/courts. Starpointe Residents Club features a state-of-the art fitness facility and personal trainers that work on-site to help residents achieve their fitness goals. One such trainer, Bob Jankowski, offered up a few tips for starting and maintaining an exercise program. Jankowski is a certified personal fitness trainer and Estrella resident.
Estrella Community-Wide Home Tour Event To Feature 100 Homes In The Goodyear Master-Planned Community
March 03, 2015
Estrella by Newland Communities will host its spring Tour of Homes, a two day community-wide open house event on March 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors can tour approximately 100 homes† including models, quick move-in homes as well as resale homes and custom homesites. The self guided tour starts at the Information Center where maps to each open home will be provided. Visitors can enter for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card, at the Information Center, as well as additional gift cards from Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn, just to name a few, at each builder sales office along the tour.†† The Estrella Information Center is located at 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338. The event is free and open to the public.
The West Valley Arts Council Presents The Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest At Estrella
January 22, 2015
Free Concert Event to Feature Bands from a Variety of Genres
The West Valley Arts Council and City of Goodyear are proud to announce the Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest at Estrella. Designed to be a true celebration of arts and culture, the music fest will feature bands with a wide range of genres – everything from jazz to rock to funk, blues and beyond. The free event, which is open to the public, will be held on April 11th from noon – 9 p.m. and will feature an arts expo, beer and wine garden and food vendors.
Gehan Homes comes to Estrella
January 01, 2015
Newland is proud to announce that Gehan Homes has closed on 80 lots in a two-phase takedown in Estrella. The builder is anticipating the Grand Opening of their “Palazzo” neighborhood in February. Gehan will offer five single-story floor plans ranging from 2,397 – 3,192 square feet. A variety of plan upgrade options are available.
A busy start to 2015
There are a lot of exciting things happening in and around Estrella during the first quarter of the New Year. Below are some of the highlights on these upcoming events. On February 28, Estrella will host the Flavor Run™—a 5k similar to a color run but utilizing blasts of 100% safe, FDA approved, delicious fruit flavored color powder. This unique family friendly event engages all of the senses—especially taste and smell!
Golf Club of Estrella™
The weather this time of year reminds us why we call Arizona home—it’s one of the most beautiful times to be outside and a perfect opportunity to enjoy the Golf Club of EstrellaTM. Managed by Troon and open to the public, the Nicklaus Design championship course has been recognized by Golfweek as one of the "Best Courses You Can Play" and ranked in the top 20 on the magazine’s list of “America's Best Courses, State by State.”
Estrella by Newland Communities Hosts 2nd Annual Salute Our Troops Run
October 17, 2014
Estrella by Newland Communities will host the 2nd Annual Salute Our Troops Run, consisting of a scenic 10k run, 5k run/walk and family fun run on the paths surrounding the lakes in Estrella. During the race there will be a festival with food, crafts and other vendors available for participants to enjoy. The event will benefit the Military Assistance Mission (MAM), a local nonprofit organization that provides moral and financial assistance to Arizona active duty military, their families and wounded warriors regardless of overseas deployment status.
Shea Homes to Open Its New Neighborhood Inspire this Fall
September 19, 2014
We are proud to announce that Shea Homes will be breaking ground on their new “Inspire” neighborhood in the Mountain Ranch community this fall and plans to open models before the end of the year. Shea is currently rolling out an exciting new product line, Shea3D™, and these homes will be featured in Estrella.
Estrella’s Homebuilders Stay on the Cutting Edge of Design
Estrella’s homebuilders make a consistent effort to stay on top of the latest trends in home and interior design. Many of the most stylish living spaces can be found within the Estrella neighborhoods of Golf Ridge by William Ryan Homes, Saronno by AV Homes, Golf Canyon by T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes and CantaMia by AV Homes.
Fall Fun in Estrella
Our residents know that Estrella is a busy place throughout the year but fall in Arizona brings great weather and the return of several annual community events. It is also a time for prospective residents to experience Estrella at its best!
Giving Back Opportunities in Estrella
The busy holiday season brings the opportunity for Estrella residents to lend a helping hand to those in need and support community outreach projects. Here are just a few opportunities to give back, participate in activities with neighbors, make new friends and contribute to worthy causes.
The Moving Wall (TM) Comes To Estrella
August 28, 2014
Estrella by Newland Communities will host “The Moving Wall™,”a half-size traveling replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial beginning at noon on October 2 through noon on October 6 and is free to all attending. The Wall will be open 24 hours a day with volunteers stationed at The Wall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily with a directory to assist guests in finding names. The monument was created by John Devitt, Norris Shears, Gary Haver and other Vietnam veterans to share the powerful experience of visiting the memorial with those who may never have an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. Standing six-feet tall and 252-feet long, The Wall’s memorial site will encompass approximately half an acre of land just to the west of Starpointe Residents Club at 17665 W. Elliot Rd in Estrella.
Top 10 Reasons To Call Estrella Home
June 22, 2014
Arizona: The Grand Canyon State. Known for the great weather, abundance of recreational opportunities and geographic diversity; its why so many people move from other parts of the country to call it home. We could go on and on about the attributes of our great state and more specifically, we could go on and on about what makes Estrella one of the best places to live. Let us share our top 10 reasons to call Estrella home.
Summer Fun at the Estrella Youth Club
During the home shopping process, we are often asked by families about the types of programs and activities we offer to our “younger” residents. The Youth Club, located in Starpointe, offers children, ages ten and up, a cool place to hangout – younger children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Fully equipped with pool tables, air hockey, foosball, ping pong, karaoke, PS3, Xbox and Wii, as well as full-size arcade games, it’s a great place for our younger residents to play and meet other kids…free of charge!
Events Around The Community
Estrella’s unique location allows residents to enjoy the serenity and beauty of the desert, while allowing easy access to the greater area including the City of Goodyear and metropolitan Phoenix. Whether it’s an outing for the whole family or just an evening for two, there are so many things to do around the community.
Estrella Community-Wide Home Tour Event To Feature More Than 80 Homes In The Goodyear Master-Planned Community
April 15, 2014
Estrella by Newland Communities will host its second Tour of Homes, this time with a two day community-wide open house event on April 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors can tour more than 80 homes including models, move-in ready and quick move-in homes as well as resale homes. A drive-thru station with maps to the open houses will be set up at the Estrella Information Center located at 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338. The event is free and open to the public.
Estrella Supports The Arts
April 14, 2014
Opportunities abound to experience the arts close to home if you live in the Estrella community. Estrella has long been a supporter of the arts and 2014 is no exception. This past March, the community was proud to host the first Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest at Estrella. Designed to be a true celebration of music and art, the day-long festival featured more than half a dozen live bands spanning a variety of genres including: Country, Jazz, Celtic Rock, and Reggae.
A Community Chalk Full Of Amenities
April 01, 2014
Residents of the Estrella community and their guests can enjoy a wide variety of high caliber, resort-style amenities, conveniently located right inside their community.
Estrella Ranks Among The Top
Residents know that the Estrella community is a great place to live—and it appears that many others agree. Word seems to be getting out about how special Estrella is and the community has recently been recognized for being “the best” in Arizona Foothills Magazine’s 2014 Best of the Valley list. Estrella was rated as the Best Master-Plan Community for Children and CantaMia was recognized as Best Retirement/Senior Living Community.
New Builder Offers Design Tips
In celebration of its new neighborhood opening in the Estrella community, the design experts at T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes have shared a few tips to give any home a luxurious look and feel. These Dos and Don'ts can make all the difference.
New Neighborhoods – New Models Coming to Estrella
January 01, 2014
You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately in the news about the upswing in the housing market and how Phoenix is one of the best faring locations. Situated in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains in the west valley of Phoenix, the Estrella community has been enjoying the positive effects.
Sporting Events Abound
Winter and spring in Arizona are a great time for sports, and the Valley of the Sun plays host to everything from the Phoenix Open and Spring Training, to NASCAR and the NBA and NHL. Details on a few of the exciting sporting events are provided here.
AZ Winter Wonderland
If you’ve been daydreaming about warmer weather, outdoor activities, and friendly neighbors, the resort-inspired community of Estrella makes an exceptional winter getaway or second home.
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
In addition to the 500 acres of parks and open space in the Estrella community, residents are uniquely situated to enjoy all the amenities offered by Estrella Mountain Regional Park, located right next door and linked into the Estrella trail system. Opened in 1954, Estrella Mountain Regional Park was the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System and is comprised of 19,840 acres of desert and mountain terrain.
William “Bill” Olson Takes Reins Of Estrella As Senior Vice President And Division Manager and Brings 30 Years’ Experience to Newland’s Development Business
November 07, 2013
Newland Real Estate Group has hired William “Bill” Olson as Senior Vice President and Division Manager with executive oversight of the Phoenix team, its 20,000-acre master-planned community of Estrella and recently added land to the west of the project. In this position, Olson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the community’s development, as well as building strategic partnerships to ensure its long term growth as a self-sustaining master-planned community. Estrella, located in Goodyear, has seen steady growth this year and is realizing resurgence in activity following the market downturn with new builder commitments and additional commercial services coming into the community.
Community Groups and Clubs Offer Something For Everyone
October 01, 2013
Offering programs and events that resonate with our residents helps us build an even more vibrant and active community. With nearly 30 resident-organized clubs, Estrella is always buzzing with a packed calendar of social and athletic activities, meetings and events. These groups offer something for everyone and are a chance to get to know neighbors and participate in a variety of fun activities.
Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market Returns
The Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market returns, one month early this year! Every third Saturday of the month, October through April, Estrella’s residents as well as guests from the greater Phoenix area are welcome to come enjoy local fare and socialize while taking in the gorgeous views of North Lake and the Sierra Estrella Mountains.
An Active Community for a Healthy Lifestyle
One of the pillars the Estrella community is built upon is its serene desert surroundings and an active, healthy lifestyle. In addition to beautiful lakes and parks, the community boasts more than 20 miles of paths and trails to keep residents outside and on the go. As the cooler fall weather takes hold, Estrella has several events planned to keep residents outdoors and in motion.
Honoring Gunner Mate First Class Marvin Rewerts
The Estrella community is proud to be the home of many outstanding residents, including World War II Veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, Gunner Mate First Class Marvin Rewerts. At the age of 19, Mr. Rewerts joined the Navy and was shipped out to Hawaii just two months later. Not long into his deployment, Rewerts recalls the morning when many of the Navy base staff were awakened by the sound of guns firing, bombs exploding and people frantically running for cover. He awoke to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Most of his squad was killed that day, but Mr. Rewerts survived and is one of only a few remaining Pearl Harbor Veterans. After the war, Mr. Rewerts eventually relocated to Arizona when the cold, damp Minnesota weather started wearing on him.
Three New Builders Bring More Than 350 Homesites To Estrella
September 10, 2013
Goodyear, Ariz. (September 10, 2013) – Newland Communities continues to enjoy steady growth in its Goodyear master-planned community of Estrella and is increasing inventory to meet rising demand. Recently T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes, William Ryan Homes and Shea Homes announced their plans to build a total of 355 new homes in the community.
The Fresh New Neighborhood of Saronno Takes Shape in Montecito
July 01, 2013
Estrella recently celebrated with Joseph Carl Homes as it officially opened its models in the new Saronno neighborhood in Montecito. Saronno features five floor plans ranging from approximately 1,600 square-feet to 2,630 square-feet. The plans offer tremendous flexibility to accommodate any family’s changing needs and feature fresh, open designs. Three car garages are standard and many plans offer unique courtyards and patios which are perfect for taking advantage of the outdoors.
Banner Health Center Opens in Estrella!
As Banner Health Center opens for business in Estrella, residents welcome the addition of medical services at Mountain Ranch Medical Commons with open arms. Banner plans to grow the number and types services offered at the health center based on input gathered from residents and the specific needs of the Estrella community.
Westar Elementary Science Wing Grand Opening
May 21, 2013
Goodyear, Ariz (May, 2013) – Goodyear’s Westar Elementary School celebrated the grand opening of its new science wing last week with day-long science activities. The Arizona Science Center was onsite hosting experiments with the K-8th grade students and there was an evening parent and community open house. A STEM school, Westar is committed to integrating a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into its curriculum.
T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes Returns to Estrella
May 14, 2013
Goodyear, Ariz (May 14, 2013) – Newland is proud to announce the return of T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes in Estrella. The builder is set to take initial delivery of 167 homesites and break ground on new models in the Goodyear master-planned community by July 2013.
Estrella Builder Shines Again
April 01, 2013
For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Rosewood Homes has earned the coveted Eliant “Homebuyers’ Choice Award” for providing the “Best Overall Purchase and Ownership Experience” in North America. Rosewood Homes is the only Arizona-based builder to receive this prestigious award and no other builder has ever been honored four years in a row. Winners were chosen based on the results of a survey administered to more than 76,000 recent home buyers from across the United States and Canada.
Great Schools. Bright Future!
Estrella is home to three highly rated schools conveniently located right within the community: Westar Elementary and Estrella Mountain Elementary in the Liberty School District and Estrella Foothills High School in the Buckeye Union School District. Both districts are committed to providing enhanced programs and quality education to all students.
Estrella Joins Pinterest!
Pinterest is the fastest growing social media platform, boasting more than 20 million views per month. The “pinboard-style” photo sharing website allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections on events, interests, hobbies and more. Users can browse boards for inspiration and re-pin images to their own collection for future reference. There are also opportunities to leave comments and “like” images.
Mountain Ranch Marketplace Welcomes New Merchants!
January 01, 2013
It was an exciting and busy end of the year as Estrella welcomed three new businesses to its Mountain Ranch Marketplace. The much anticipated Walgreen’s held its grand opening just in time for the holidays. The approximately 15,000 square-foot Estrella Walgreen’s showcases a brand new layout which includes sustainable features and revamped interior with an emphasis on offering a range of products and services to help customers get, stay and live well.
Celebrating Successes - Growth In Estrella
Newland Communities is so proud of the growth we saw in Estrella during 2012 with new businesses, wonderful events and many residents making our great community their home. We closed out 2012 with sales close to 30% above 2011’s final numbers and anticipate seeing continued increases throughout the year. We were able to announce new builders, all who will be bringing fresh and innovative homes into the community in 2013.
Fun Art Project Brings Community Together
To show support for Estrella’s excelling schools, Newland Communities organized and helped fund a calendar project featuring the artwork of local students. The calendars were sold for $5 each during the holidays with 100% of the profits benefiting Estrella’s three amazing schools – Estrella Mountain Elementary, Westar Elementary and Estrella Foothills High School.
CantaMia Garners More National Recognition
Over the past two years, Estrella’s CantaMia by Vitalia has received acclaim for the quality of its homes, facilities and aggressive green initiatives. Adding to its list of accolades, the gated active adult community was recently awarded the Peninsula Publishing’s Pubby Award for best “Green Senior Living Community of the Year”.
Your Home – Your Way
October 01, 2012
Now is the perfect time to purchase a custom homesite in the Estrella community and build a home that is uniquely yours. Hidden Hills and Sonoran Vistas are two exclusive, gated custom home neighborhoods located in Mountain Ranch in Estrella.
Estrella To Host Hometown Race Series
September 24, 2012
Nearly 1,500 participants will run around Estrella’s North and South Lakes in the Arizona Half Marathon and 5K Hometown Race Series on Saturday, October 6. The Estrella community promotes healthy lifestyles and residents take advantage of active outdoor amenities available in the master-planned community including more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, several parks and two large lakes.
The ABC’s Of Estrella Schools
July 01, 2012
Estrella is home to three highly ranked schools conveniently located right within the community: Westar Elementary, Estrella Mountain Elementary and Estrella Foothills High School. With both school districts’ dedication to develop enhanced programs it’s no wonder our schools are continually providing quality education to all students.
Sailing in the Phoenix area only at Estrella
May 07, 2012
With two lakes spanning more than 72 acres, Estrella is truly an oasis in the Arizona desert. Life seems to happen “lakeside” in Estrella with all the fun and fitness provided by the North and South Lakes. It is what captivates so many people who come to look at the community, and after purchasing solidifies why they made the decision to call Estrella home.
Located just at the base of Estrella is the entrance to the 19,840 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park. As a matter of fact, Estrella shares a five mile eastern boundary with the park. Opened in 1954, it is the first regional park to be incorporated into the Maricopa County Park System.
Enjoy the Arts at Estrella
Arts and culture are essential to the fabric and character of our community and offering various arts programs makes it an exciting place to live. From well-known cultural events like the Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona to local talent and art expositions, opportunities abound for people of all ages to enjoy the arts right here in Estrella.
Make Learning Fun this Summer Vacation
With the last day of school right around the corner, now is the time for parents to start thinking about how to motivate children to stay engaged and learning throughout the summer break. Estrella residents can take advantage of many opportunities within the community, including some helpful tips from local educators.
Estrella Homebuilder Rosewood Homes Earns Prestigious Eliant Award For An Unprecedented 3rd Year In A Row
March 01, 2012
Newland Communities is pleased to announce for the third consecutive year, Rosewood Homes, one of Estrella's most respected home builders, has earned the Eliant “Homebuyers’ Choice Award” for providing the “Best Overall Purchase & Ownership Experience” in North America.
Golf Club of Estrella Showcases New Promotion
February 10, 2012
The Golf Club of Estrella is offering a seasonal golf package for golf enthusiasts. Enjoy the beautiful spring-like weather with the Club’s ‘Unlimited Golf Package’.
D-Votion Trail Opens at Estrella
D-Votion Trail, hand built by Estrella residents, has recently opened adding 1.7 miles to over 20 miles of already existing trails and pathways. The newest extension of the recreational trail allows community members to hike, mountain bike and run alongside nature. Since the trail starts by D-Votion Field, choosing the trail’s name was easy.
Wall Street Journal - 10 Reasons To Buy a Home
September 23, 2010
10 Reasons To Buy a Home
Enough with the doom and gloom about homeownership.
The Wall Street Journal- Land Prices Jump as Home Builders Move In
April 22, 2010
In Arizona and across the U.S., home builders are
battling to acquire land lots in preparation for
ramping up home construction.
Safeway to Anchor Mountain Ranch Marketplace at Estrella
Kitchell Development and Newland Communities are pleased to announce that Safeway will anchor Mountain Ranch Marketplace at Estrella.
ROSEWOOD HOMES WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2010 ELIANT HOMEBUYERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST OVERALL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
April 09, 2010
ROSEWOOD HOMES WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2010 ELIANT HOMEBUYERS' CHOICE AWARD.
Estrella Celebrates Its 21st Birthday
June 09, 2009
On June 9, 2009, the master-planned community Estrella celebrated its 21st anniversary.
Montecito Builder Reach Energy Star Certification
April 20, 2008
ALL MONTECITO BUILDERS AT ESTRELLA REACH ENERGY STAR CERTIFI
William Ryan Homes Hosts Greenspointe Grand Opening on May 10
April 04, 2008
Greenspointe Grand Opening May 10
Estrella Golf Sweepstakes
January 31, 2008
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