A Community Committed To Conservation

4/1/2018 12:00:00 AM


With more than 40 years of community development experience, Newland Communities has always looked for ways to protect and restore the land we develop, preserving or improving areas of natural topography and integrating them within the community plan itself. As the world celebrates the commitment to conservation on Earth Day this April 22, we want to highlight the green initiatives in effect right now in Estrella. 

Tags: Life In Estrella,Community

Lakeside Farmers Market Vendor Spotlight

3/15/2018 12:00:00 AM


Meet Irene Gonzales, Estrella resident and Lakeside Farmers Market vendor. Learn more about your fellow neighbor and her hand-made jewelry business, I Create.

Tags: Community News,Event and Activities,Shop,Eat,Play

Arizona Staycations and Day Trips

3/9/2018 12:00:00 AM


Adventure awaits just beyond Estrella. Our residents can enjoy a day of family fun without having to travel too far from home. Check out some popular Arizona attractions.


Guide to Arizona Flora

3/7/2018 12:00:00 AM


Estrella is home to some of the best desert views around. From towering saguaros to colorful wildflowers, learn more about the native plant life found throughout our community and state. 

Tags: Attractions,Amenities,Life in Estrella

Estrella March Events

3/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Ready to live in a community brimming with social activities? A variety of events are open to residents, their guests, and non-residents alike. Come explore the wonderful Estrella community. 

Tags: Events and Activities,Homes,Life in Estrella,Community News

7 Reasons Why Building a New Home Makes Sense

2/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

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If you are deciding whether to build or buy your next home, you may want to consider these important factors. 


Move Over Pool Houses And Man Caves – Casitas Offer Amazing Flex Space

2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

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One of the most versatile new home amenities is the casita - Spanish for “little house,” a casita can be a detached structure or a separate area within the main home. A home theater, exercise room, dance studio, hobby area… the opportunities for customizing a casita are endless.

Tags: Homes,Life in Estrella

Lucero Construction Update

2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM


Throughout the year, we will see ongoing construction activity near the entrance of the community as site work continues on Lucero. Located on the parcel of land adjacent to Estrella Parkway, on the northwest side of the road between Cotton Lane and Star Tower, Lucero will be Estrella’s newest community and encompass 617 acres for new homes and amenities.

Tags: Community News,Homes

Tips to Getting Children Engaged in Golf

2/16/2018 12:00:00 AM


With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, great golfing weather is easy to come by in Arizona, especially in Estrella with the Golf Club of Estrella conveniently located right here in the community.

Tags: Golf,Golf Club of Estrella,Family,Children,Activities

Virtual Reality Tours Coming to Estrella.com

2/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Utilizing new, state-of-the-art technology, prospective Estrella residents will soon be able to experience our community from anywhere in the world. This cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing how consumers look for homes.

Tags: Estrella,Virtual Reality,Tours

New Lennar Homes Neighborhood Arrives in Estrella

2/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

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As the managing developer, Newland Communities welcomes Horizon from Lennar Homes to Montecito in Estrella. Lennar Homes will be bringing its NextGen™ floor plans to Estrella with unique designs that are specifically intended for multigenerational living.

Tags: Homes,Community News,Life In Estrella

Popular CruiZ’n to the Lakes Car Show Returns to Estrella

2/9/2018 12:00:00 AM


The 2nd Annual CruiZ’n to the Lakes Car Show will be held on March 17th starting at 9:00am with awards to be presented at 2:00pm.

Tags: car show,North Lake,Estrella,Community,Events

The Five C’s of Arizona

2/7/2018 12:00:00 AM

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The 5 C's of Arizona: Copper, Cotton, Citrus, Cattle and Climate. Together, these five factors lured people to the Southwest in search of fortune and a better life. 

Tags: Area Guide,Attractions

Estrella February Events

2/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

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While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members (residents, please see the events calendar at lifeinestrella.com for the full list), a variety of events are also open to residents, their guests, and non-residents alike. So come explore the wonderful Estrella community.

Tags: Community News,Events and Activities,Amenities,Life in Estrella

Estrella is a National Best-Seller

1/30/2018 12:00:00 AM


The RCLCO Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2017 is published, and Estrella made the list once again.  With 400 homes sold in 2017, we're a national best-seller! 

Tags: Community News,Amenities

Estrella is Rich with Ways to Improve Health

1/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Want to improve your health this year? Make a lifestyle change for good!  We have lots of options for you to explore.


Get your Motor Running

1/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

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There's no more intimate way to enjoy the beautiful Arizona highways than on a bike. Estrella has two unique motorcycle riding groups to choose from, each enjoying many adventurous rides every month. 

Tags: Events and Activities,Play,Life in Estrella,Lifestyle,Adventure,Clubs & Groups

The very funny Ivan Pecel to Headline in Estrella January 25th

1/25/2018 12:00:00 AM

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Ivan Pecel is "Making Juggling Tolerable", and will certainly be making us laugh in Estrella on January 25th. As funny as a stand up comic and as skilled as a Chinese acrobat, there is NO comedy juggler with the same chops as Ivan working today.

Tags: Events,Events & Activities,Lifestyle

Creative Lighting for Outdoor Entertaining

1/17/2018 12:00:00 AM


New homes in Estrella are made for indoor and outdoor entertaining. Whether your idea of a perfect evening is hanging out with your family or inviting over a big group of friends, creative outdoor lighting will keep the fun going well after dark. 

Tags: Life in Estrella

Pinnacle West Homes Makes Debut In Goodyear’s Estrella By Newland Communities

1/12/2018 12:00:00 AM


Newland Communities, the managing developer of the Goodyear mixed-use, master-planned community of Estrella, welcomes Pinnacle West Homes to the community’s roster of quality home builders.

Tags: Homes,Life in Estrella,Community News,Pinnacle West Homes

Local Fun in the West Valley

1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

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With plenty of entertainment, shopping, and dining available in the West Valley, Estrella residents have access to a variety of fun options just beyond the community. Check out this list of local favorites for you and your family to enjoy.

Tags: Events and Activities,Area Guide,Attractions,Shop,Eat,Play,Life In Estrella

Our Schools are Building our Future

1/3/2018 12:00:00 AM

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A community is so much more than a group of homes. It’s about the people who live there, and the lifestyle they enjoy. We are proud of the tight-knit community we have built in Estrella, and that community spirit is due in part to our local schools.

Tags: Schools

Estrella by the Numbers

1/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

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With a 19,000+ acre back yard to explore and more than 71,000 square feet of residents clubs, you'll find it all right here in Estrella.

Tags: Amenities,Life in Estrella

Amenities: How Estrella Helps its Residents Meet Their Resolutions

12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM


Our community amenities and features empower residents to meet their goals and resolutions; here are some of our favorites, as well as some handy apps to help you stay motivated along the way.


Tags: Amenities,Lifestyle

Street Eats Food Truck Night coming to Estrella!

12/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Come enjoy a night out in Estrella and indulge in delicious choices from hummus to lobster with three distinct food trucks on Thursday, January 11th. 

Tags: Events,Events & Activities,Lifestyle,Family

2018 Home Trends

12/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

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A new year will mean new interior design trends. Start 2018 with a fresh look for your Estrella home by incorporating any of these upcoming furniture and décor trends.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

2017: Another Great Year at Estrella

12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Like a good book you never want to end, each chapter of 2017 for Estrella was chock-full of milestones and memories in our master-planned community. As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at the incredible year we’ve had.

Tags: Newland Communities,Homebuilders,Events

Family Holiday Attractions in the Valley

12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


Just a short drive from Estrella, these holiday attractions are certain not to disappoint.  Check them out this season.  

Tags: Area,Lifestyle,Events & Activities

Rosewood Homes and Courtland Communities Begin Development in Estrella

12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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As Estrella’s managing developer, Newland Communities is pleased to announce the addition of two new neighborhoods coming soon. Rosewood Homes will return for its second development in Estrella and Courtland Communities will make its inaugural debut. 

Tags: New Homes,News,Newland Communities,Area,Home Builders,Goodyear

Estrella December Events

12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members, a variety of events are also open to residents, their guests, and non-residents alike. So come explore the wonderful Estrella community.

Tags: Lifestyle,Events & Activities,Farmers Market,Amenities,Family,Starpointe Residents Club,Presidio Residents Club

How to Throw an Epic Backyard Movie Night

11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM


One of our favorite ways to gather friends and family together to enjoy Arizona’s beautiful weather is to host an outdoor movie night. Here are a few things you need to know to throw your first backyard screening in your new Estrella home.

Tags: Tips,Lifestyle,Family

Golf Tips for Newbies

11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM


Golf is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors and spark some healthy competition between friends and family. Arizona is home to hundreds of golf courses, the good news is Estrella residents don’t have to travel far to enjoy award-winning golf.

Tags: Golf,Lifestyle,Tips,Amenities

Meet the Estrella Trailblazers Hiking Club

11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

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The weather is just right to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. On any given day now, you will find the Estrella Trailblazers Hiking Club, a group of local hiking enthusiasts, exploring something new on the trails. With over 40+ miles of hiking, running and biking trails, Estrella offers great exploring experiences for everyone.

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle,Amenities,Parks & Trails

Resident Spotlight: Cain & Gabriella Have Talent

11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM


Get ready, Estrella! Cain and Gabriella Gonzalez will impress you as they warm up the crowd at the “December ‘63” concert on Friday, December 15.



Tags: Lifestyle,Family,Resident Spotlight,Events & Activities

Get to Know your First Responders - Firefighter Tim Jones

11/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Estrella is home to so many exceptional first responders who help keep our neighborhoods safe, including members of the Goodyear Fire Department. Recently we picked the brain of Goodyear firefighter Tim Jones in an effort to get to know some of our local first responders.

Tags: Resident Spotlight,Goodyear

Fun Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Estrella

11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


In Estrella, our residents are big believers in embracing opportunities to be outdoors, and many Estrella amenities help our residents do just that. 

Tags: Amenities,Lifestyle,Adventure,Parks & Trails,Healthy Living

Arizona Getaways

11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


With the popular rise in “staycations,” residents of Estrella can experience fun-filled family adventures without having to leave the state. With its rich history, Arizona is home to a wide variety of exciting experiences from visiting unique geological formations to touring rumored ghost towns. Here are a couple ideas to help you get started exploring the Grand Canyon State, all easily enjoyed in a day.

Tags: Area,Adventure,Tips

November: Estrella Events Round-up

11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members, a variety of events are also open to residents, their guests, and non-residents alike. So come explore the wonderful Estrella community.

Tags: Events,Events & Activities,Lifestyle,Amenities,Farmers Market

Pinnacle West Homes to Debut in Estrella

10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Newland Communities is proud to announce the addition of another reputable homebuilder to Estrella. Welcome Arizona-based Pinnacle West Homes as it breaks ground on its newest neighborhood, Cielo.

Tags: Pinnacle West Homes,New Homes,News,Newland Communities,Home Builders,Mountain Ranch

December ’63 Comes to Estrella

10/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

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In the ongoing effort to continue bringing the best talent up the hill to you, Estrella Lifestyles and Tad Management are proud to announce “December ’63 (D63) is coming to Estrella Foothills High School Performing Arts Center on December 15. This successful, international-touring show features your favorite Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons classics sung by four of the most musically talented men in the region.

Tags: Events,Lifestyle,Events & Activities

AZ Foothills Magazine Names Estrella Among Best Places to Live 2017

10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Standout feature: The vibrant community houses more than 500 acres of parks, 72 acres of lakes that residents can actually sail, and access to more than 40 miles of trails.

Tags: Amenities,Lifestyle,Newland Communities

Tour of Homes returns October 21-22

10/21/2017 12:00:00 AM


The 2017 Fall Tour of Homes welcomes visitors October 21-22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering attendees the ability to view more than 80 properties including model homes, custom home sites, quick move-ins and resale homes. Through the years, the two-day event has been a staple and a way for all to discover what it means to “Live Life in Every Direction.”

Tags: Tour of Homes,Events,Homebuilders,AV homes,Beazer Homes,David Weekley Homes,Gehan Homes,KB Home,Terrata Homes,William Ryan Homes,Shea Homes

The New Queen Anne’s Revenge Trail

10/19/2017 12:00:00 AM


Have you heard of Estrella’s Pirate-Up Trails? “Estrellens” are so fortunate to have several distinct trail systems in our community that provide us with nearly 40 miles of trails. The trail system provides walking, running and mountain bike paths.

Tags: Amenities

Resident Spotlight: Joe and Fran Burick

10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Our residents are a huge part of what makes Estrella such a special place to call home. Allow us to introduce you to Joe and Fran Burick, this month’s resident spotlight.

Tags: Resident Spotlight

Volunteer Opportunities Just Beyond Estrella

10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM


For shelters, nonprofits, and food banks, the holiday season is often one of the busiest. We’ve rounded up great volunteer opportunities for groups of all ages so you can give back to your community with the help of your friends and family.

Tags: Lifestyle,Area

Gift Cards up for Grabs with #LifeInEstrella Photo Contest

10/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

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What’s the only thing better than a whole weekend of home shopping and 80+ homes to check out during our upcoming Estrella Tour of Homes event? Having the chance to win free gift cards while doing it! Enter our first-ever #LifeInEstrella photo contest!

Tags: Tour of Homes,Events,Homebuilders,AV Homes,New Homes,Beazer Homes,David Weekley Homes,Gehan Homes,KB Home,Shea Homes,Terrata Homes,William Ryan Homes

What’s in Your Bag: Hiking

10/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

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The world is your oyster and Estrella residents can make the most of it with access to more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails. Before you begin enjoying the great desert scenery of the Sierra Estrella Mountains, here are a few must-have items and accessories to help make the most of your time on the trails.

Tags: Amenities,Lifestyle,Tips,Parks & Trails,Adventure,Area,Healthy Living,Fitness,Events & Activities

Best Places To Host A Party

10/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

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When you live in Estrella, there’s always a reason to celebrate. Whether you’re commemorating a birthday, anniversary, graduation, holiday, or just throwing a shin-dig because it’s a Saturday, below are a few of our top spots for residents to host a party in Estrella.

Tags: Events & Activities,Lifestyle,Amenities

October: Estrella Events Round-up

10/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members, a variety of events are also open to residents, their guests and non-residents alike. So come explore what's happening in the wonderful Estrella community in October.

Tags: Events,Lifestyle,Amenities

Developer Update: Progress On Lucero Site

9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Newland Communities, as managing developer for Estrella, has spent the past three years carefully and thoughtfully planning our next community. It’s a multi-faceted process that requires every detail to be considered, right down to when and where the first shovel full of earth is moved and how these details impact those already living in this beautiful community.

Tags: Newland Communities,News,Conservation & Sustainability

The State of the Arizona Housing Market

9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Things are looking up for real estate in Arizona this year, according to several sources. We’ve come a long way since the U.S. housing bubble burst in 2007, and now, several key indicators of real estate health in the area are on the upswing. If you’ve been dragging your heels about the decision to purchase a new home, perhaps the following data will help you pick up your feet.

Tags: News,Homebuilders,Tips

Great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Estrella

9/10/2017 12:00:00 AM


On September 10, treat the family to a full day of fun in Estrella.  Here are some great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Estrella!

Tags: Lifestyle,Amenities

Lakeside Farmers Market Brings Local Goodness

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Come out to North Lake in Estrella to enjoy local fare, good company and great shopping.  The market is held the 3rd Saturday of every month from October through April from 10am-1pm.


Tags: Events,Farmers Market

Lakeside Farmers Market Returns November 18

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Join us for the Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market, Saturday, November 18 from 10 am to 1 pm! Come out to the lake to enjoy local fare, good company and great shopping.


Tags: Events,Farmers Market,Events & Activities

Lakeside Farmers Market Returns October 21

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Join us for the Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market, Saturday, October 21 from 10 am to 1 pm! Come out to the lake to enjoy local fare, good company and great shopping.


Tags: Events,Farmers Market

September: Estrella Events Round-up

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members, a variety of events are also open to residents, their guests and non-residents alike. So come explore what's happening in September.

Tags: Events,Lifestyle,Amenities

Local Business Spotlight: Arizona Luxury Expeditions

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Those eager to enjoy the great outdoors with all the comforts of home can look no further, glamping (glamorous camping) has arrived, and one Estrella couple is capitalizing on the growing trend. Don Stevens and his wife Lorraine founded Arizona Luxury Expeditions (ALE) for outdoor enthusiasts who want to enjoy great camping at popular Arizona destinations without all the work of traditional camping.

Tags: Restaurants & Retailers,Resident Spotlight,Area,Adventure

Fall Home Design Trends

8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

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September 22 marks the 2017 autumn equinox and the official first day of fall. Invite the season into your home with these fall interior design trends and celebrate the end of summer, upcoming holidays, and pumpkin everything hitting store shelves.

Tags: Home Ideas,Tips

Ballet Under the Stars returns September 30, 2017

8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Operating in its 20th consecutive year, the performance presented by Ballet Arizona treats attendees to the beauty of dance underneath the starry skies of the Estrella Lakeside Amphitheater.

Tags: Events,Ballet Under the Stars

Estrella’s Youth Volunteers

8/23/2017 12:00:00 AM


Life in Estrella comes with a strong sense of community, and our volunteers are a large part of what makes this community so great.  Inspired at a young age, we are proud to introduce some of our youth volunteers. 

Tags: Resident Spotlight,Lifestyle

CantaMia in Estrella – a 55-Plus Community for Life In Every Direction

8/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Where to Retire Magazine recently released its list of the 50 best master-planned communities in the U.S. for 2017…and look who’s first on the list! That’s right. CamtaMia by AV Homes, the 55-Plus, active adult community here in Estrella, has a proud spot right at the top!

Tags: CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Lifestyle,Amenities,News

Much More than Beauty: Miss Teen Arizona Isabella Hart

8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Did you know that we have royalty living among us in Estrella? Miss Teen Arizona International, Isabella Hart, just started her state reign in May. This week, Bella competes internally in Charleston, West Virginia for the world title of Miss Teen International.

Tags: Resident Spotlight,Schools,Lifestyle

What’s in Your Bag: Lake Edition

8/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Whether packing up for a day boating on North Lake or picnicking off the shore of South Lake, below are a few must-have items that will help ensure Estrella residents enjoy the 72 acres of community lakes.

Tags: Amenities,Lakes,Yacht Club,Lifestyle

August: Estrella Events Round-up

8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members
, a variety of events are also open to residents, their guests and non-residents alike. So come explore the wonderful Estrella community.

Tags: Events,Lifestyle

How to Shop for a New Home

8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Whether you’re looking for more space, a bigger kitchen or just ready for a new place to call home, purchasing a new home is simpler than you may think. As a potential home buyer, avoid confusion and stress by following our guide to buying a new home.

Tags: Home Ideas,Tips

Ways to Stay Cool in Estrella

7/28/2017 12:00:00 AM


Beat the heat this summer without having to leave our master-planned community. Estrella offers numerous pools at our two residents clubs to help residents stay cool.

Tags: Amenities,Starpointe Residents Club,Presidio Residents Club,Lifestyle

Estrella School Round-Up

7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Quality education is a priority for our residents and Estrella is proud to have multiple schools inside our master-planned community. As parents begin shopping for back-to-school essentials, we wanted to highlight the two K-8 elementary schools and high school serving our younger residents. Students from all three schools will start the 2017-2018 school year August 2, 2017.

Tags: Schools

3 Ways to Create Your Own “Smart” Home

7/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Home technology has evolved vastly in the last decade and is becoming more and more user-friendly and accessible. Turn your Estrella residence into a smart home with any of these high-tech additions.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Resident Spotlight: Michelle Porzelt

7/18/2017 12:00:00 AM


We would like to introduce you to fellow resident and new owner of Oasis Bagels right here in Estrella, Michelle Porzelt. Read along and meet your local business owner and neighbor.

Tags: Resident Spotlight,Restaurants & Retailers

3 Must-Visit West Valley Breweries

7/16/2017 12:00:00 AM


Arizona is known for its beautiful desert landscapes, tall saguaros, and the grandest canyon of them all, however did you know Arizona is also home to one of the hottest growing craft brewing scenes in the country? In 2011, the state had 34 breweries in total, which has grown to 86 as of 2017, a 153 percent growth. Discover must-visit West Valley locations serving up hand-crafted beers and delicious bites, some just down the hill from Estrella.

Tags: Area,Restaurants & Retailers

Get to Know your First Responders

7/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Estrella is fortunate to have outstanding first responders watching over our neighborhoods and the Goodyear Police Department is no exception. The department takes a proactive approach to protecting the community and providing excellent customer service to residents. Recently we picked the brain of Estrella resident Sergeant Jamie Benker in an effort to get to know some of our local first responders.

Tags: Goodyear,Area,Resident Spotlight

Paddle, Peddle and Sail With the Estrella Yacht Club

7/4/2017 12:00:00 AM


One of the most unique amenities our new home community offers is the Estrella Yacht Club. Residents may choose from a variety of water vessels, free of charge, to take out on North Lake. From sailboats to canoes, learn more about what’s offered from the Estrella Yacht Club before your next day of fun in the sun.

Tags: Yacht Club,Amenities,Lakes,Lifestyle,Fitness

What’s in Your Bag: A Day at the Golf Club of Estrella

7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Anytime is the perfect time to try out one of the most pristine golf courses in Phoenix — the Golf Club of Estrella. As any golfer knows, the gear you carry can make all the difference between a great day and one you’d rather forget. So before you head out to enjoy this award winning Nicklaus Design course in the Estrella community, make sure your bag is well stocked for a day on the greens with these essential items.

Tags: Golf,Amenities,Healthy Living,Fitness

July: Estrella Events Round-up

7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members, a variety of events are also open to residents, their guests and non-residents alike. So come explore the wonderful Estrella community.

Tags: Events,Lifestyle

Current Pool Trends

7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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If you’re aiming to take your backyard oasis to the next level, a stylish pool is a must-have. Check out some of the most in-demand features for 2017.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Taking the Mystery out of Building a Home: New Build Glossary of Terms

6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

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You’ve scouted the perfect neighborhood, found a development you and your family will love, and are ready to build the home of your dreams. But do you know the difference between a change order and a punch list? And what the heck is an elevation? As a new home buyer, you may be bombarded with a whole slew of building and design terms. Estrella is here to help take the mystery out of your new build.

Tags: New Homes,Tips

5,000 Homes and Counting

6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM


What do you get when you combine 5,000 homes, 15,000 residents, small town living, and a managing developer committed to a long-term vision? Estrella’s vibrant new home community! Since its grand opening in 1988, Estrella has marked many milestones and we are excited to share the latest – recently, the Goodyear community closed on its 5,000th home!

Tags: Amenities,Newland Communities,Lifestyle

Estrella Residents Show Off Their Artsy Side

6/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

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In the Estrella community, we encourage our residents to celebrate life in every direction, giving them opportunities to pursue a wide variety of passions and interests. The Estrella Art Gallery Committee invited Estrella artists to share their favorite works of fine art for exhibition in Presidio, the new residents club in Estrella. Ten artists were selected to showcase their work in this inaugural fine art show. Preview a few of the pieces here!

Tags: Presidio Residents Club,Amenities,Clubs & Groups

Local Business Spotlight: Goodyear Fire Department

6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


As the managing developer of Estrella, we are thankful to have a community-oriented fire department protecting our residents. The Goodyear Fire Department serves Estrella through innovative emergency management, education programs, and commitment to the community. Discover below what these dedicated men and women do to help keep our residents safe.

Tags: Goodyear,Amenities

June: Estrella Events Round-Up

5/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are only for community members, a variety of community events are also open to residents and non-residents alike. So come explore the wonderful Estrella community.

Tags: Events,Lifestyle

6 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Vacation

5/23/2017 12:00:00 AM


Your vacation has arrived, your bags are packed and you’re getting ready to head out of town. Before you and your family jump in the car or board a plane, take a few necessary steps to prepare your home prior to your next trip.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Current Home Trends

5/17/2017 12:00:00 AM


Eager to inject new style into your Estrella home? Whether you’re looking to redecorate a single room or your entire house, add new life to your residence by checking out a few of the latest interior design trends.

Tags: Home Ideas,Tips

A Wealth of Social Clubs – Engage & Laugh at Estrella

5/13/2017 12:00:00 AM


When you purchase a home in Estrella, not only are you joining a vibrant and lively community, but one with more than 40 neighborhood groups and clubs. From art and culture to automotive and photography, community groups range far and wide. These clubs foster friendships and allow residents to pursue their passions together. Here’s a snapshot of some of the clubs and groups within Estrella.

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle

Experience some of the finest golf, scenery, and eats available in Arizona

5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM


Those who wish to spend time enjoying a round of golf, a great meal, and our beautiful desert surroundings, can do so without having to leave our Goodyear master-planned community. Experience some of the finest golf, scenery, and eats available in Arizona at the Troon-managed Golf Club of Estrella.

Tags: Golf,Restaurants & Retailers,Lifestyle

Memorial Day Thank You

5/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Estrella is a community involved in the support of our country's veterans. Many former and active duty military families live without our community and the close proximity to Luke Air Force Base is a reminder of those who serve.

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Starpointe Make A Splash & Take A Class

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM


Estrella’s original residents club offers everything you need to get fit, stay connected, and relax. Starpointe is comprised of more than 24,000 square-feet of well-appointed, resort-style amenities. Here are just a few of the highlights.

Tags: Starpointe Residents Club,Amenities,Lifestyle,Healthy Living

Spotlight on Trivia Club of Estrella

5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


When you live in Estrella, you have access to all sorts of fun resident-only clubs, events, and activities. One of the most popular also happens to be the longest running: the Trivia Game Club. 

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Resident Spotlight,Lifestyle

May: Estrella Events Round-Up

5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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While Estrella hosts a full calendar of activities that are just for community members, a variety of community events are also open to residents and non-residents alike. So come explore May events in the wonderful Estrella community. 

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Proper Flag Etiquette

5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


75 years ago, Congress passed a joint resolution to place the modern-day U.S. Flag Code into public law. With many Estrella residents expressing their patriotism and paying homage to our nation’s servicemen and women by displaying the American Flag, it is important to fly the red, white and blue properly. Follow along for a few highlights on proper flag etiquette, direct from the U.S. Flag Code.

Tags: Tips,Veterans

A Community Committed To Conservation

4/22/2017 12:00:00 AM


This year’s national Earth Day campaign focuses on education and how increasing knowledge and awareness is a key factor in protecting the environment. Our very own City of Goodyear is a great supporter of conservation education and has several programs already in place to support Estrella residents in their efforts to be good stewards of our natural resources.

Tags: Conservation & Sustainability,Newland Communities

Morning Kayak, Sunset Sail, and Catch Your Big Fish

4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM


“Live life in every direction.” More than just a motto, the phrase embodies the way residents in Estrella live. As the outdoors beckon, many are excited to enjoy the more than 72 acres of lakes and all the different ways to experience them.

Tags: Lakes,Amenities,Adventure

Lakeside Farmers Market April 15

4/15/2017 12:00:00 AM


Join us for the final Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market of the season, Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 1 pm! Come out to the lake to enjoy local fare, good company and great shopping.


Tags: Events,Farmers Market,Amenities

Tips and Tricks to Basic Dog Obedience

4/12/2017 12:00:00 AM


Year-round, Estrella residents enjoy the great outdoors without leaving our community. With its miles of desert trails and acres of parks and lakes, residents have a variety of options to live life in every direction. Many of these outdoor amenities can be enjoyed by more than just residents, but by their four-legged friends as well. If your family is looking to add a dog to your pack, or your current “fur-baby” needs a refresher course in obedience, this blog is for you!

Tags: Tips,Pets

Get a Dose of Arts and Culture in the Valley

4/11/2017 12:00:00 AM


Arizona is home to a variety of cultural adventures for the whole family. From music to Western history, you’re sure to find the right culture fix for one and all in your group just beyond Estrella. Check out these great Phoenix Metro museums and cultural centers, most within 30 miles of Estrella.

Tags: Area,Lifestyle

Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival

4/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Along with the West Valley Arts Council and City of Goodyear, we are proud to announce that the 4th Annual Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest will be hosted at Estella on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Designed to be a true celebration of arts and culture, the music fest will feature more than a local dozen bands performing on two stages at this free, public event. 

Tags: Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival,Events

Cruising with the Estrella Mountain Car Club

4/6/2017 12:00:00 AM


Start your engines and get that oil pumping as we shine our spotlight on an Estrella residents club that has been taking to the streets for more than a decade. The Estrella Mountain Car Club features a wide range of import and domestic cars from antiques, hot rods, restored classics and many new specialty cars. Get cruising!

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle

April Events Calendar

4/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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The Estrella community is the place to go for fun activities in April! While we host a full calendar of activities that are just for our residents (residents please see the events calendar at lifeinestrella.com for the full list), we also offer a variety of activities every month that are open to residents and non-residents alike. So come explore our wonderful Estrella community.

Tags: Events,Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival,Farmers Market

Estrella Mountain Car Club

3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

One of the most fun groups in our community is the Estrella Mountain Car Club. Founded by residents in 2006, the club operates under the mission to inspire fellow auto enthusiasts, share knowledge, forge new friendships, and support the community. Members boast a wide-range of import and domestic vehicles from the 1930s to brand new – everything from antique cars and restored classics to hotrods and specialty cars.

Tags: Events,Clubs & Groups,Resident Spotlight

A Community of Quality New Home Builders

3/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Estrella is proud to feature these prestigious homebuilders and thoughtfully designed homes that will offer today’s buyers a wide range of living choices. With 25 models to tour, more than 60 plans to choose from ranging from the high $100s to the mid $400s, along with an outstanding selection of quick move-in homes and custom homesites, there is truly something for everyone.


Tags: David Weekley Homes,Gehan Homes,William Ryan Homes,Shea Homes,CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Beazer Homes,AV Homes,Terrata Homes,KB Home,New Homes

Get more out of life with a Resident Lifestyle Director

3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM


Known for boosting Life in Every Direction, Estrella offers residents so many opportunities to get outside their homes and indulge in a myriad of activities and events.  With Lifestyle Directors in both Estrella and CantaMia, you're sure to get more out of life here!

Tags: Starpointe Residents Club,Presidio Residents Club,Amenities,Lifestyle

New William Ryan Homes Neighborhood comes to Montecito

3/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Estrella by Newland Communities is proud to announce a new neighborhood by William Ryan Homes, Tranquility in Montecito. Offering 47 home sites located off Calistoga and 182nd Drive, Tranquility will feature three single level floorplans, all exceeding 2,000 square feet, as well as an abundance of luxurious features and available upgrades.

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March …Into Fun at Estrella

3/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Our March social calendar is brimming with fun activities. While we hold a whole host of regular activities that are only for our residents (see the events calendar at lifeinestrella.com for the full list), we also offer a variety of activities every month that are open to residents and non-residents alike. So come on out and get to know Estrella and explore our wonderful community.


Tags: Events

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Break in Estrella

3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM


Spring Break is right around the corner. Even if you don’t have kids out of school for the week you can still take advantage of the season’s great weather and chase away that spring fever. Whether you’re planning a grand road trip across Arizona or prefer to keep things closer to your lovely home in the Estrella community, here's how to make the most of it.

Tags: Tips,Amenities,Lifestyle,Adventure

Golf Club of Estrella Happy Hour

3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


There are few better ways to treat yourself after a work day or a round of golf than at the Player’s Grill & Patio. Offering guests a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, beer, wine and spirits, and the best Arizona hospitality around, the Player’s Grill has quickly become a local favorite for Estrella residents and those from outside our community.

Tags: Events,Amenities,Lifestyle,Golf,Restaurants & Retailers

Spring Tour of Homes

2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM


Estrella welcomes the return of its signature bi-yearly event, the Tour of Homes.  The annual Spring Tour of Homes will be held March 18-19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps available at the Estrella Information Center.


Tags: Tour of Homes,Events

The Fastest Growing Game with a Funny Name

2/21/2017 12:00:00 AM


Yes, pickleball may sound like a game with a funny name, but it is the fastest growing sport in Estrella and in the United States! The sport now boasts more than 2.5 million players. Places to play have risen from 1,400 spots in 2013 to over 3,700 and growing in 2016 as reported by Pickleball Magazine.

Tags: Fitness,Amenities,Clubs & Groups,Healthy Living

Live and work in Goodyear

2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

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We know that Estrella is a great place to live, but did you know that the City of Goodyear is also a top place for employment? Recent Census data shows that Goodyear is among the top 15 fastest growing cities in the country, and according to CNBC, the Metro Phoenix area is one of the nation’s top workforce markets


Tags: Goodyear,Area,Lifestyle

The 3 Cs of Starpointe Residents Club: Community, Clubs, and Classes

2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM


Every community should have a special gathering place. The Starpointe Residents Club is one of those for Estrella. It’s a great place to enjoy time spent with friends and family, creating fond memories to last a lifetime. Residents can enjoy the many events scheduled throughout the year planned by the Estrella Lifestyle Team and Social Committee. Just a few examples of fund events include holiday programs, Happy Hour, Story Time, Trivia Night, and more.

Tags: Starpointe Residents Club,Amenities,Lifestyle

Hosting a Hollywood Themed Party

2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


Whether hosting an Oscar viewing party or just delighting guests with a fun, themed evening, a Hollywood dinner party is sure to bring a little extra glitz and glam to the table. Here are a few tips to making it a night to remember.


Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Children’s Dental Health Month

2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM


Creating a foundation of good oral care habits is crucial for your kids to have healthy and vibrant smiles for the future. Estrella is fortunate to have two stellar local dental offices a stone’s throw away from your front door.

Tags: Amenities,Healthy Living

Getting to Know Your Developer

1/31/2017 12:00:00 AM


As the managing developer of Estrella, Newland Communities has had the honor of working with Estrella for more than 10 years, and we couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds. Our goal is to share with you a little about where we come from and where we hope to go together.

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Mastering The Signature Holes at the Golf Club of Estrella

1/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

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The Golf Course of Estrella is consistently ranked as one of the best public courses in the state, and we couldn’t agree more! The Nicklaus Design course offers spectacular views and a day on the links that will be fun, yet challenging, to golfers of all levels. Our golf pros have broken down their three favorite holes with tips to enjoy what are considered among the best finishing holes in the Valley.


Tags: Golf,Lifestyle,Amenities

Presidio is Now Open

1/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Estrella by Newland Communities is thrilled to announce that its second residents club, Presidio, has officially opened its doors. Haven’t had the chance to take a tour? Read on!


Tags: Amenities,Presidio Residents Club,Lifestyle

5 Reasons Why Living in Goodyear is Awesome

1/6/2017 12:00:00 AM


Whether it’s the impeccable sense of community, the multitude of entertainment options, quality educational institutes or friendly residents, there are clearly many great reasons to live in Goodyear. As managing developer, Newland is proud to have Estrella call Goodyear home. Here are our top five reasons why we enjoy this vibrant and exciting city.

Tags: Goodyear,Area,Lifestyle

Put "Custom Home" in Your New Home Search

1/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Looking for a house, but can’t seem to find one that fits your unique needs? Have you ever considered building a custom home, but ruled it out because you think it doesn’t fit within your budget? With the competitive pricing in Estrella’s two custom home sites neighborhoods, you can expand your home search even further. Imagine building a custom home, where you choose your builder and personalize your home to make it entirely, beautifully, 100 percent you.


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A Community Brimming With Wildlife

12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM


Home to a wide variety of wildlife, Estrella is a great place for nature lovers and its more than 500 acres of parks and open space are prime areas for hiking and sightseeing.

Tags: Area,Adventure

Get Your Culture Fix in Phoenix

12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Arizona is home to a diverse variety of cultural adventures for the whole family. From musical arrangements to Western History, you’re sure to find the right culture fix for one and all.

Tags: Area,Lifestyle

Estrella Welcomes Homebuilder Terrata Homes

12/21/2016 12:00:00 AM


Estrella is proud to welcome Terrata Homes to its prestigious lineup of homebuilders. The “Mirador” neighborhood marks Terrata’s debut in Arizona...


Tags: Terrata Homes,New Homes

Home Organization Tips

12/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Whether you are a young family on the go, busy professional or actively enjoying retirement, getting your home clean and organized can be a challenge. These easy tips will help keep your home relatively clutter-free without having to spend hours tidying up.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

4 Ways to Incorporate Tech into Your House

12/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Home tech has improved insurmountably since the late 90’s when the movie debuted, and now you can turn your own residence into a smart home of your own with these high-tech additions.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Enjoy Convenient Access To Medical Care

11/19/2016 12:00:00 AM


Located next to Walgreens in Mountain Ranch Marketplace, the Banner Health Center offers personalized primary healthcare for patients of all ages - from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Tags: Amenities,Healthy Living

5 Steps to Forming Healthy Technology Habits

11/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Everyone knows today’s kids spend a lot of time in front of different types of screens. What you might not realize is just how much time is being lost to video games, streaming TV and social media sites.


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History of Goodyear

11/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Let’s travel back in time and go on an adventure to discover the history of our great city, Goodyear.


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Resident Spotlight: Ed and Darnell Blanchard

11/1/2016 12:00:00 AM


For the last 16 years, Ed Blanchard has been a resident in Estrella. He and his wife of 54 years, Darnell, love everything about their experience here. They enjoy the natural beauty, such as the serene lakes and parks. Their favorite pastime is to walk together through the parks and trails. They have also made many friends because of the community’s strong focus on building bonds between residents through social events and monthly get-togethers.

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A Tale of Two Lakes – Resort-style Amenity for Estella Residents

10/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

The Estrella master-planned community is a true desert oasis, complete with 72 acres of lakes for our residents to enjoy.  For the adventurous soul, our North Lake beckons. Residents can take sailing lessons...


Tags: Lakes,Amenities,Adventure

6 Fabulous Camping Spots in Central Arizona

10/18/2016 12:00:00 AM


Sometimes you just need to escape the city and embrace outdoor living. Thankfully, Arizona offers great camping throughout the year. Here are a few options within a few hours of our new-home, master-planned community.

Tags: Area,Adventure

How to Create a Family Preparedness Plan

8/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

In the natural ebb and flow of life, sometimes the unexpected happens — the power goes out during a storm, our car breaks down during a road trip across the desert, or we experience a natural disaster.

Tags: Tips,Family

Trulia Guest Blog - New Homes Are Perfect for Young Families

8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Finding the right home is important for young families looking for an enriching place to raise children.

Tags: New Homes,Family,Tips

Your 10-Step Guide to Buying a New Home

6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Why over complicate perhaps the most exciting purchase of your life? Streamline your home purchase with 10 steps designed to make buying your dream home both simpler and straightforward.


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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.


Tags: Tips,Family

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.

Tags: Parks & Trails,Resident Spotlight,Adventure,Amenities

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.



Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

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. 

Tags: Resident Spotlight,Adventure

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.



Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

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!

Tags: Fitness,Starpointe Residents Club,Presidio Residents Club,Amenities

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.

Tags: Family,Lifestyle

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.

Tags: Goodyear,Area,Lifestyle

Caring for Our Native Plants

5/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Estrella is a community that is not only sensitive to the desert environment but to upholding the integrity of its natural vegetation and wildlife. To ensure our native plants are preserved we are intentional in the steps we take to identifying and marking plants that can be saved and relocated. 



Tags: Conservation & Sustainability

Ten Unique Places to Take House Guests in the West Valley

5/7/2016 12:00:00 AM


Having friends and family visit from out-of-town is a nice treat, but you may not want to spend the whole time cooped up at home. We’ve scoured the town to bring you some of the top West Valley attractions.


Tags: Area,Tips,Adventure

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.

Tags: Parks & Trails,Lifestyle,Area,Adventure

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.



Tags: Events,Lifestyle

10 Amazing Facts about Saguaros

4/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Estrella is located in the Sonoran Desert, which happens to be home to one of the most majestic of all desert plants, the saguaro cactus.  Below are ten interesting facts about this Arizona icon, courtesy of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum and Phoenix About.com. 

Tags: Conservation & Sustainability

Get the Star Tower Experience

4/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

When you leave Phoenix behind and make the drive to the master-planned community of Estrella, you can feel the hustle and bustle of the city melting away as you cross the Gila River and wind your way up Estrella Parkway. Just before you arrive in the community, you’ll notice a curious spiral tower just off the road to your right.

Tags: Amenities,Adventure,Lifestyle

Checklist : Prepping and Staging Your Home for Sale

4/23/2016 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.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Your Guide to Arizona Wine Country

4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s no need to travel to California to enjoy some of the best wines in the West.  Stretching from the northern part of the state in the Sedona Verde Valley region to the southern tip of Tucson, Arizona is becoming nationally-known for producing stellar wine. We’ve noted a few of our favorite wineries below. 

Tags: Area,Adventure,Lifestyle

Day trip to Sedona

4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Arizona is home to many destinations full of natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes and Sedona is one of the most popular. Luckily, for those of us here at Estrella, Sedona is an easy day trip. Especially in the summer, it provides a refreshing change from the hot desert heat.

Tags: Area,Adventure

The Benefits of Home Ownership

4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

There’s no place like home, and the benefits of home ownership can go well beyond a place to live.


Tags: Tips,Home Ideas,New Homes

Earth Day

4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Earth Day is on April 22 and is a day to celebrate this amazing planet we call home. When it comes to respecting our Mother Earth through our day-to-day actions, it doesn’t take a lot of change. If we can collectively make slight adjustments to our everyday living, together we can make a big difference.

Tags: Lifestyle,Conservation & Sustainability

Life Hacks

4/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Between hectic schedules and the never-ending list of things that need to get done, we don’t always have time to take care of ourselves. When time is limited, we like to rely on some simple and easy, every day changes and activities to help our families live and be a little healthier.

Tags: Fitness,Healthy Living,Tips,Lifestyle

Resident Spotlight: Estrella Mountain Elementary School Principal – Sharon Marine

4/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

For the past 17 years Estrella has been home to resident and school principal, Sharon Marine, her husband and their three Yorkshire Terriers. Marine is the Estrella Mountain Elementary School Principal, whose vast experience in education includes 13 years of teaching. From teaching, Marine moved to the administrative side and became the assistant principal at Freedom Elementary before returning to Estrella as principal, a position she has now held for six years.

Tags: Schools,Resident Spotlight

Resident Clubs from A-Z

4/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Offering 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.

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Resident Spotlight

Tips for Throwing a Housewarming Party

4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

One of the most exciting aspects of moving into a new home is showing off your hard work and eye for interior décor to friends and family, as well as meeting the new neighbors. The perfect housewarming party is a fun and exciting way to welcome everyone to your new beginning!


Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

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: Events,Lifestyle,Amenities

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: Lifestyle,Home Ideas

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.

Tags: Schools,Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle

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: Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle

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: Clubs & Groups

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,Tips,Home Ideas

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.



Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

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: Amenities,Lifestyle,Lakes

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: Area,Restaurants & Retailers

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: Tips,Home Ideas

Estrella’s Pre-Schooner Club — The Chance for Parents to Take a Break

2/26/2016 12:00:00 AM

As any parent can attest — sometimes you just need a little break from your kids. Even if it’s just for an hour or so, parents need some time to themselves to get in a good daily workout, or just relax. It’s hard to balance work, personal time and children in the daily grind.



Tags: Starpointe Residents Club,Family,Amenities

The Insider’s Guide to Spring Training in Goodyear

2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Once a year, nearly two million baseball fans from around the country stream into the Phoenix area for the annual spring training extravaganza. The Goodyear Ballpark, training home to the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds, offers the ideal spring-training experience for fans, with its close proximity to other Cactus League facilities in Phoenix, as well as its wealth of local restaurants, attractions and hotels.


Tags: Area,Events & Activities,Lifestyle

Root for the Home Team! – Year-round Professional Sports

2/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Arizona is a sports fan’s dream! Home to a major league team in all four major sports. Each stadium or arena is just a short drive from any of the many great neighborhoods in Estrella.

Tags: Area,Adventure,Lifestyle,Events & Activities

Come be a Resident for a Day

2/18/2016 12:00:00 AM


The Estrella master-planned community is a unique place to live, and what better way to show it off than by allowing you, our future residents the opportunity to experience it before making your decision - at least for a day.   

Tags: Amenities,Starpointe Residents Club,Presidio Residents Club,Lifestyle,Adventure

4 Easy Ways to Update Your Patio & Yard

2/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

You can’t beat Arizona weather. We have ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors – Estrella residents can take advantage of the many hiking and biking trails, its' 72 acres of lakes and multiple community parks – or just relaxing in the comfort of their own back yard. Need a few ideas on how to spruce up your patio and yard?  Here are four easy tips.  



Tags: Home Ideas,Tips

3 Inspiring Ted Talks on All Types of Love

2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, love is in the air and on the brain. There are so many questions to consider — which flowers to get your beloved, what to write in the card, and what to do for your family members? As you consider the best way to show your loved ones how much you care, consider the advice of the following Ted Talks about the different aspects of successful and meaningful love. For those not familiar with Ted Talks, they are a lecture series of 20-minute talks by experts in various fields.



Tags: Lifestyle,Healthy Living

Get to Know Your CantaMia Lifestyle Director

2/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

CantaMia is Estrella’s 55 Plus community where Lifestyle Director Tammy Dixon is charged with keeping activities and event calendars full, giving residents the option of being as active or social as they like.  Chances are you will find something that is just perfect for your life, whether it’s an organized ride or hike, attending a cooking demonstration or sitting back for a concert under the stars.  Tammy’s got it covered.


Tags: CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Lifestyle,Amenities

5 Must-do’s When You Arrive at Your New Home

2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Moving is exciting, but it’s also take preparation and work. Here are 5 tips to make your transition a smooth one.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas,New Homes

3rd Annual Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival Returns to Estrella

2/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

We’re already getting excited to host the Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival (GLM Fest) here at our lakeside amphitheater, a grand celebration of local music and culture. Organized by the West Valley Arts Council and the City of Goodyear, this free event is open to the public and will feature 13 live bands and solo artists across a wide range of genres. GLM Fest will be held on April 16th from noon – 9 p.m. and will feature a kids’ zone, food vendors including local food trucks, free parking, a beer and wine tent, and music on two stages.

Tags: Lakes,Lifestyle,Events

Get Social with Estrella

2/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

Estrella by Newland Communities continues to find new methods to connect in meaningful ways with residents, home shoppers, homebuilders, and real estate agents. We make it a priority to engage with the public and offer multiple channels of communication to share Estrella news and community information. We would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to our social media platforms so you can pin, like, connect and tweet along with us!

Tags: Newland Communities,Lifestyle,Events,Tips

Celebrate Your Love of Breakfast at These 5 Great West Valley Restaurants

1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Happy National Breakfast Week! Are you looking for an egg-tastic restaurant in the West Valley? Look no further — we found five great places to stop in for breakfast in the area! These places broke free of the restaurant chain mold and serve your favorite breakfast foods with delicious originality, along with great lunch menus. Whether you’re craving mouth-watering eggs benedict, gluten-free pancakes, or South-of-the-Border omelets, our list has you covered.

Tags: Restaurants & Retailers,Area

Golf Tips from the PGA Pros at Golf Club of Estrella

1/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Anytime you’re trying to improve your skills in a particular field, it’s really nice to have a bona fide professional give you some pointers. If you’re hoping to improve your golf game in 2016, we have the perfect solution for you — Golf Club of Estrella has two PGA pros, Head Golf Professional Trevor Finton and PGA Pro Doug Rikkers, available for personal instruction. In the meantime, we chatted with them and they gave us some great advice for lowering your handicap and improving your golf swing in 2016. Here are some of our favorite tips.

Tags: Fitness,Golf,Lifestyle,Amenities

Why Do Residents Love it Here?

1/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Is it the 72 acres of lakes and natural beauty? Estrella's five-star amenities? Or our inviting, close-knit community?

Tags: Amenities,Lifestyle

Estrella Foothills High School: Our Students Get the High-Tech Advantage

1/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

In the fall of 2015, Estrella Foothills High School launched its “Get Connected” program, further demonstrating the school’s strong commitment to bringing enhanced technology to the classroom.



Tags: Schools,Family

A Very Special Group - CantaMia Founders’ Club

1/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Estrella’s 55-Plus community, CantaMia, hosted its grand opening in 2010 with the unique approach of integrating an active adult community within a robust, existing master-plan.
Trusting the vision for CantaMia, the first 100 to purchase a home in the community were a very special group and became what we call – The Founders’ Club.

Tags: CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Clubs & Groups

Places Your Furry Friend Will Enjoy

1/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

Our furry companions are an important part of the family and at Estrella we understand that once in a while your pets need to get out of the yard to explore our great community with you. If you’re looking for fun places to take a walk with Fido we’ve got you covered.

Tags: Pets,Lakes

5 Creative Ways to Turn 2015 Memories into 2016 Home Decor

1/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

For many in the Estrella community, 2015 was filled with great memories of moments like the Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest, the monthly Farmers Market, regular walks around the lakes, or occasional rambles along the scenic trails. It’s so easy to put pictures of fun memories like these on Facebook, and then forget about them completely. Get your favorite 2015 memories off your Facebook wall and onto your actual walls with this list of fun and creative crafts.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas,Family

Long-Term Sustainability in Action

1/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Before it was popular, Newland Communities was looking at ways to protect and restore the land we develop, preserving or improving areas of natural topography, and integrating them within the community plan.  We take every measure we can to protect the rich history and traditions of the land, while providing healthy living opportunities for our homeowners. 


Tags: Newland Communities,Conservation & Sustainability

Estrella Welcomes Beazer Homes Back to the Community

1/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

We are excited to announce Beazer Homes will again join the community with another neighborhood and anticipated model opening this spring. They will offer five home plans, three single-story and two two-story. Beazer's “Overlook” neighborhood will be located in the Mountain Ranch community and feature two new models to tour. This will be Beazer's return to building at Estrella, having previously built 800+ homes in the community.

Tags: Beazer Homes,New Homes

2015 highlights for the Estrella community

12/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

With 2016 underway, it’s a great time to think about all the wonderful things that happened in our community in 2015. With so many fun community events, major amenity upgrades, and resident successes, there are a lot of good things to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.

Tags: Amenities,David Weekley Homes,Gehan Homes,William Ryan Homes,AV Homes,Shea Homes,CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Newland Communities,Lifestyle,Parks & Trails

Tips and Recipes to Make Baking with Kids Sweet

12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

The kitchen is a great place to make memories, as parents and children come together to talk, laugh and make something delicious. While stove-top cooking might be hard to do with little ones, children of all ages can contribute when it comes to prepping and decorating goodies and treats.

Tags: Family,Tips

3 ways to create a welcoming guest experience over the holidays

12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Hosting overnight guests at your home during the holidays can be wonderful, enriching and, sometimes, a little bit stressful. Here are three ways you can keep stress at bay and help ensure your guests enjoy a welcoming experience at your home.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Host gift ideas from Shea Homes

12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Show your party or overnight vacation hosts your gratitude for their hard work with a thoughtful host or hostess gift. People sometimes get stressed out by the idea of giving host gifts as they struggle to find one that achieves the perfect balance of cost, function and personal touches. Here are some things to consider when choosing your gift.

Tags: Shea Homes,Tips,Lifestyle

6 Steps to Designing a Custom Home

12/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Custom homes offer a variety of benefits. If you decide to build a custom home, you’ll have input in every phase of the building process, allowing you to tailor to your wants and needs. That means it includes exactly what you want — and nothing that you don’t.

Tags: Custom Home Sites,Tips

The state of the Arizona housing market is looking up

11/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Buying a new home is a big decision. Not only do you have to consider your own finances, but you also need to gauge the state of the real estate market before moving forward. Thankfully, things are looking up for real estate in Arizona this year, according to several sources. We’ve come a long way since the U.S. housing bubble burst in 2007, and now, several key indicators of real estate health in the area are on the upswing — a positive reflection of national trends. If you’ve been dragging your heels about the decision to purchase a new home, perhaps the following data will help you pick up your feet.

Tags: David Weekley Homes,Gehan Homes,William Ryan Homes,AV Homes,Shea Homes,CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,New Homes,Area

Planning the perfect Thanksgiving dinner party

11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

As any host or hostess knows, there is a lot of work that goes into planning a party , especially when it’s for a special occasion like Thanksgiving dinner. You have to clean your house, decorate, make delicious food, and plan entertainment — all while providing that special something extra to make it even better than last year. This round-up of our favorite Thanksgiving hosting pins on Pinterest will give you some great ideas for making this year’s celebration one to remember.

Tags: Lifestyle,Tips,Home Ideas

How to find the right volunteer opportunity

11/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to give back this holiday season, we have done some research to help get you started. There are so many ways to get involved that it can get a little overwhelming deciding where to invest your time and energy. Thankfully, there are several websites offering personalized recommendations of where your talents are needed most.

Tags: Lifestyle,Clubs & Groups

Start planning your holiday fun

11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season for gingerbread lattes, holiday shopping and family gatherings.  With all the busyness this time of year, you might look up one day and realize you missed a whole bunch of fun ways to celebrate the season with your friends and loved ones simply because you forgot to put them on the calendar.

Tags: Tips,Events,Family

Tips for a safe (and spooky!) Halloween

10/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

 Get those candy bowls and costumes ready – Halloween is on its way. Halloween activities like pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating are always a blast, however they can come with some not-so-festive hazards. But fear not! Builder of the Month AV Homes has assembled a list of tips to keep your spooky celebrations as safe as possible.

Tags: AV Homes,Tips,Events,Family

4 simple steps to throwing a great football watch party by William Ryan Homes

10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

NFL season has arrived and that means Sunday, Mondays, and Thursdays are a little more exciting for football fans and party enthusiasts alike. How does Estrella builder William Ryan Homes suggest celebrating? A couple of great game-day recipes and a lot of team spirit, for starters.  Kick off your game day party with these simple steps.

Tags: William Ryan Homes,Tips,Home Ideas

Resident Spotlight: Meet the Valencias

10/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Estrella is a community that was founded upon friendship and family. This is the reason that Estrella continues to thrive, and the bond between those who work and live here only grows stronger. The Valencias are a great example of how a strong sense of community can be a deciding factor in choosing where to live and raise a family.

Tags: Shea Homes,Resident Spotlight

The Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market: a fresh, fun way to enjoy a Saturday

10/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

Farmers markets. We all love them. Being outside. Having access to fresh, local produce. The ambiance of the farmers market is all around pleasant. Combined with Arizona’s beautiful weather, they have become a fall and winter weekend staple.

Tags: Lakes,Lifestyle,Amenities,Events

The Estrella Information Center welcomes new additions and upgrades

10/2/2015 12:00:00 AM


Have you stopped by the Estrella Information Center recently? If not, add it to your calendar because we’ve made some awesome improvements in the past couple of months. The Information Center was just one part of an expanding list of community improvements that have made for a busy summer at Estrella.

Tags: Newland Communities,Amenities

To save or to splurge? A guide to fall home improvement projects

9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

With the holiday season just around the corner, now may be the perfect time to tackle some much-needed home improvement projects.  A full-home overhaul might not be realistic, so we pulled together a “Splurge or Save” guide to projects that will fit in any home improvement budget.

Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Tour 80+ open houses at the fall Estrella Tour of Homes

9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Estrella will host its fall Tour of Homes, a two day community-wide open house event on October 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors can tour approximately 80 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. The Estrella Information Center is located at 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338. The event is free and open to the public.


Tags: Tour of Homes,Events,New Homes

Fall Decor Tips

9/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

We might not have fall weather quite like the rest of the country, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the warm colors and cozy aesthetics that come with the new season. In the spirit of all things harvest - and yes, all things pumpkin- we pulled together some of our favorite decorating trends to bring the spirit of autumn to the Sonoran desert.


Tags: Tips,Home Ideas

Salute Our Troops 10K, 5K and family fun run 2015

9/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Salute Our Troops Run returns to Estrella for the third time November 7 and you know what that means: It’s time to lace up those running shoes and race for a great cause. The 10K run, 5K walk/run and family fun run will weave through Estrella’s paths and trails system offering runners fabulous views of our lakes and landscape. 


Tags: Fitness,Events,Veterans

Resident Feature – Robert and Karen Cooks' move to CantaMia

8/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Three out of five American’s say that they would like to retire somewhere other than where they live now, but for most, this dream is lost when push comes to shove. When Robert Cook and his wife, Karen, took a vacation to Arizona about a year ago, little did they know, they would one day call their vacation destination “home”. Finding the perfect community, with great amenities for their active lifestyle and having expert assistance throughout the process became the reality for this east coast couple, and they couldn't be happier with their relocation.

Tags: CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Resident Spotlight

Great Fun Close to Home

8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Estrella is a lively and vibrant community residing in the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains, and while the community is tucked privately away in Goodyear, it is minutes from some of Phoenix’s top attractions. Within a 30-minute radius of Estrella, The Valley hosts a bevy of hotspots that provide a great change of pace for the whole family.


Tags: Area,Adventure,Family

Newland 10 Year Anniversary at Estrella

8/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of Newland Communities as the developer of Estrella. Since 2005, Estrella has grown with the help of some of the best homebuilders in the country as well as a dedicated and inspired group of homeowners.

Tags: Amenities,David Weekley Homes,Gehan Homes,Shea Homes,William Ryan Homes,CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Presidio Residents Club,KB Home,Beazer Homes,Newland Communities

Back to school tips and supplies

8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

It is back to school time! Be sure students are ready for the new school year with these helpful summer-to-school transition tips and a comprehensive rundown of supplies.

Tags: Schools,Tips,Family

New Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Estrella

7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM


Estrella continues to grow and we're excited about two recent additions to the communities’ recreational repertoire.  The Estrella Trails Committee recently completed its work on Overlook Trail that connects into the extensive community-wide trail system of more than 20+ miles.  Also, the City of Goodyear and West Valley Trails Alliance completed Phase II of the bicycle “pump track” located within Estrella, one of the hottest trends for cycling enthusiasts.

Tags: Amenities,Fitness,Lifestyle,Adventure,Parks & Trails

An interview with the Estrella Photo Group President

7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM


We sat down with Estrella resident and Photo Group President, Alice Slack, to talk about art, photography and the benefits of getting involved in the Estrella community’s groups and clubs.

Tags: Resident Spotlight,Clubs & Groups

A few tips from a Starpointe personal trainer

7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM


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. 

Tags: Amenities,Starpointe Residents Club,Fitness

Arizona Getaways

7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM


Even though Estrella is home to a wide variety of amenities, a trip north is always a great change of pace for its residents. Northern Arizona offers a ton of fun with a host of weekend destinations. Information on a few weekend getaways is listed below.

Tags: Lifestyle,Adventure,Area

Presidio Residents Club Groundbreaking

7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM


Newland Communities is pleased to announce Estrella’s second residents club, Presidio, which broke ground on June 12. 

Tags: Amenities,Fitness,Presidio Residents Club

Design trends by Shea Homes

6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

Summer Design Trends by guest blogger, Aundrea Boyd, Shea Homes Design Center

As the temperature goes up and the A/C goes down, summer is finally upon us here in Phoenix. The summer season may be packed with work, family and vacations, but let your house be what you look forward to coming home to every day. Whether you’re looking for a fresh idea or a total interior design remodel, we have you covered. These five summer design trends are extremely popular this season with our customers in the Shea Homes Design Center.

Tags: Shea Homes,Tips,Home Ideas

Safety Tips for Kids

6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Whether you're hitting the road or hanging poolside, keep these everyday safety suggestions in mind. 

Tags: Family,Tips

10 energy saving tips from Gehan Homes

6/10/2015 12:00:00 AM

Some of the benefits of owning a new home are the many energy saving features that often come standard in new builds.  Estrella’s newest builder, Gehan Homes, offers a wealth of energy efficient design options, and offers tips to slash those energy bills for any homeowner.

Tags: Gehan Homes,Tips,Conservation & Sustainability

Why Buying New Makes Sense

3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

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.


Tags: New Homes,Homebuilders,Tips,Home Ideas

A Community of Quality New Home Builders

3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

We take pride in our diverse selection of new home builders and the quality of homes they offer. Beazer Homes was welcomed back to the community with its Overlook neighborhood and homebuyers are raving about the plans.  The neighborhoods of Golf Canyon by David Weekley Homes and Golf Ridge from William Ryan Homes continue to take shape with new neighbors moving in all the time. CantaMia the 55-Plus community by AV Homes is thriving while Palazzo by Gehan Homes and Inspire by Shea Homes remain in high demand. Let us share some insight on each of our builders and the thoughtfully designed homes they offer.


Tags: David Weekley Homes,Gehan Homes,William Ryan Homes,Shea Homes,CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Beazer Homes,AV Homes