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

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 

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.

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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.

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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