Your Guide to the Arts in Estrella

3/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Opportunities to experience the arts close to home are abundant if you live in the Estrella community. Estrella has long been a supporter of the arts and promoting family-friendly cultural programs. While festivals, concerts and art shows are always on the calendars there are two unique signature events worth bragging about.

 

Tags: Arts Fest,Events,Music

Gardening in the Desert

3/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

Estrella is home to some of the best desert views around. But if you’re feeling a little intimidated by the weather and soil conditions and think a garden is out of the question, think again!  Don’t let the dry temperatures and sun keep you from the perfect year-round backyard or garden.

 

Tags: Gardening,Landscaping

EFHS Culinary Club

3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

High school students know a little about being on the go - between school, homework, extracurricular activities and the all-important – spending time with their friends, learning how to cook quick, healthy meals is a must. Enter the Culinary Club at Estrella Foothills High School. Under Chef Lisa DeCota’s tutelage, students learn a variety of kitchen skills and even cater local events and compete in statewide competitions.

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Our Volunteers Brighten 3,500 Children's Lives

3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Meet the members of Hugs & Stitches, a volunteer sewing group in Estrella that has sewn thousands of colorful pillowcases to cheer up children in the hospital:

 

Tags: Charity,Residents,Volunteers

4 Pet-friendly Home Tips

3/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

We would all do anything for our furry kids, but they can provide challenges from time to time — especially when enjoying your new home. Here are a few low-key ways to achieve harmony with your pets!

Tags: Pets,Home Tips

Spring Cleaning Checklist

3/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

Springtime in the Valley of the Sun is beautiful. The desert gets a little greener, and we are reminded of all the wonderful traits the season brings -- blooming flowers, new life and a fresh, clean start. It’s no wonder that our annual deep clean is inspired by these seasonal changes.

 

 

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Top Places to Have a Picnic in Estrella

3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM


The Estrella community is home to many picturesque spots that residents have discovered are perfect for a great picnic. Being a resident gives you access to so many parks that is easy to pack a blanket and picnic basket and head to one of the locations below for a fun outing.   Want to experience one of these great parks yourself, why not come be a Resident for a Day?  We’ve included suggestions on how to fill your baskets based on our favorite tasty treats, but use your own imagination when planning your alfresco dining adventure.

Tags: Fun Things to Do,Outdoor Activities

5 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

3/4/2016 12:00:00 AM


Moving is exciting, but it’s also work. Here are 5 tips from HGTV.com to make your transition a happy one.

Tags: Home Tips,Selling Your Home

Discovery Days Program - Explore CantaMia® and Live Like a Resident

3/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Would you buy a new car without test driving it first? Or let your kid go to a college before visiting the campus? We know people like to try things out before making a commitment, and buying a new home is no different. That’s why we created the Discovery Days Program for CantaMia, our expansive 55-Plus community. Participants get to experience the CantaMia community, homes and amenities for three whole days, giving them the inside experience they need to make an educated decision. Read on for more details!

 

Tags: 55+ Community,CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus

Residents Who Play Together Stay Together

3/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

We love the diverse interests of our residents in the Estrella community, which is reflected in the number of social groups in the area. So no matter how you like to spend your free time, there is most likely a perfect club in Estrella for you.

Tags: Residents,Life in Estrella

Best Brunch Spots Around Estrella

3/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

We all look forward to the upcoming weekend. It combines some our our favorite things – family, time to relax, beautiful weather – and delicious breakfast!  After a morning of activities, you need to refuel and refresh. Weekend brunch is a popular tradition among many families, and from pancakes and sausage to eggs benedict and omelets, we are lucky here in the West Valley to have a lot of great options. To help narrow the options, we’ve put together a list of our favorite breakfast spots in Goodyear --- happy brunching!

Tags: Things to Do Nearby,Restaurants and Retailers

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