6 Tips to Make Moving with Kids a Snap

5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Let’s face it – moving is stressful. Whether you are hiring a moving company or you and your family decided to tackle all of the packing and organizing by yourselves- moving is a lot of work. A move is stressful on everyone in the family, but can be especially stressful for children. A new home, a new school and a new neighborhood can disrupt the schedule they have grown accustomed to; however, with some support, encouragement and a little up-front planning, you can help ease the impact a move can have on your children.

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Fun and Relaxing Phoenix Area Staycations

5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

With resort-style pools, spa packages, fine dining and special events a “staycation” can be just as fun, and potentially even more relaxing, than planning and organizing an out-of-state vacation. Arizona is home to some of the best staycation destinations to be had, whether for you and your significant other or the entire family.  Many are located within an easy drive from Estrella.

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Resident Spotlight: Mike “Odie” Park

5/25/2016 12:00:00 AM


The Estrella community thrives thanks to the hard work and dedication of its residents and their hands-on approach to creating a great place to live. The Estrella Trails Committee is a prime example of the impact that residents are able to make in the community. Committee members devote their free time to building new trails while maintaining Estrella’s extensive network of existing trails to ensure an enjoyable experience for all residents. One particular member, Mike Park, otherwise known as “Odie,” saw an opportunity to help make the trails at Estrella a top-notch amenity for outdoor enthusiasts and decided to join the Trails Committee, with a little push from his committee friends. Odie was kind enough to answer some questions in order to shed some light on the wonderful work of the Estrella Trails Committee and to share his story and connection with the community.

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Checklist : Prepping and Staging Your Home for Sale

5/20/2016 12:00:00 AM


Of course you want your home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Here’s a rundown of friendly reminders on prepping your house into a welcoming and marketable home.

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Founder of Estrella Youth Sports Ran with Olympic Torch

5/18/2016 12:00:00 AM


While it has been a handful of years since it happened, Dale Kamarata was one of three people from the United States to get the honor of running with the Olympic torch before the Summer Olympics in London in 2012.  It’s not often one see’s the Olympics, but be in them?  Here is what transpired and how he was selected. 

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Looking for design inspiration? Try these apps.

5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

If you're wondering about how a new shade of paint will look in the kitchen, or the best way to arrange your new, fabulous furniture, we have the app—actually, apps!—for that.

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Fitness from Aquatics to Zumba

5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Estrella is home to many residents looking to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and the facilities at Starpointe can help meet any fitness goals. With a lakeside view and wide variety of classes, it’s the perfect place to get some exercise!

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Resident Spotlight: Tim Rilley

5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Tim Rilley has lived in Estrella since 2004 and loves his community for its beautiful scenery, fantastic neighbors and the access to golf and swimming. Estrella has been the perfect place for Rilley and his wife Debra, a kindergarten teacher at Estrella Mountain Elementary School, to settle down after his decorated military service including deployment in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.

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Opportunities to Connect with Other Families – Estrella Youth Sports

5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Ever wondered why the neighborhoods of Estrella seem so quiet on Saturday morning? It’s most likely because many of the families with young children are at the ball fields cheering on their fellow teammates of Estrella Youth Sports (EYS).  It is a huge social gathering where neighbors catch up on the week’s events, and kids enjoy friendly competition on the playing field.

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Estrella Mountain Regional Park – Get to Know Your 19,000-Acre Neighbor

5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

In addition to great neighbors, living in Estrella also brings with it the opportunity to be right next door to Estrella Mountain Regional Park, home to more than 19,000 acres of desert and mountain beauty. The first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System, Estrella Mountain Regional Park has a large wetland area and many great amenities including the only grass picnic area in the park system.

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Meet Estrella's Longest Running Principal

5/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Since 2000, Dave Bogart has been a fixture in the Estrella community, much of that time spent leading our innovative STEM school as Principal of Westar Elementary.

 

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Have questions? The New Resident Orientation Has Answers

5/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moving to a new community can be overwhelming, but our New Resident Orientation program will help you get a leg-up on the ins and outs of the community. We are committed to making this process simple and informative, and helping residents feel comfortable with their new community is our main goal.

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Quality of Life Earns Goodyear One of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live”

5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Residents of Goodyear think their city is one of the best places in the country to live — and it turns out they’re not alone. 24/7 Wall St. recently released its list of the 50 Best U.S. Cities to Live, and Goodyear made the top 10, coming in at number seven.

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