Newland 10 Year Anniversary at Estrella


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.

When Newland first acquired Estrella, the community was strong but lacked some key features that new homebuyers desired. Newland officially made its mark on the development in 2007 with the opening of Montecito, one of the three major communities within the master plan. In 2010, Estrella welcomed the new 55-Plus community of CantaMia by AV Homes. This introduced another component in terms of lifestyle offerings and created an exciting opportunity to appeal to the 55-Plus homebuyer. That same year, the 165,000 square foot Mountain Ranch Marketplace opened, hosting Safeway, Chase Bank, Walgreens, and other shopping and services for the community and providing conveniences close-by.

Most recently, Newland began construction on a second residents club, Presidio, scheduled to open in September 2016.  Extensive research was conducted to better understand what features were most important to existing residents and today’s new home shopper. At approximately 18,500 square-feet, Presidio will include amenities such as a café and beer/wine bar, state-of-the-art fitness center, demonstration/teaching kitchen, outdoor gathering spaces including a several patios, barbeque area, an event lawn, pool and splash pad.

Newland has also introduced a variety of new builders and opened unique neighborhoods tailored to the wants and needs of today’s homebuyers including singles, families and empty-nesters. In the past few years, nationally acclaimed homebuilders Beazer Homes, David Weekley Homes, Gehan Homes, KB Home, Shea Homes, and William Ryan Homes have all opened new neighborhoods.  Also, two gated custom home neighborhoods are available.

Estrella continues to host to a wide array of community events like the Lakeside Farmers Market, the annual Salute Our Troops Run and this year’s Flavor Run.  We’ve also partnered with some of the valley’s most notable art and cultural organizations like The Phoenix Symphony, West Valley Arts Council and Ballet Arizona.  In October 2014, Estrella hosted The Moving Wall, a traveling half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.  In addition, Goodyear Lakeside Music Festival, and Ballet Under the Stars continue to be a part of the annual line-up.

The future of Estrella is bright, and the community is poised to continue its path of steady growth. As the developer of Estrella, Newland is always working to improve our great community and stay abreast of the most essential consumer and resident needs.