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06 January . 2017

5 Reasons Why Living in Goodyear is Awesome

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.

GROWTH
This city has been blossoming and is geared for continued growth. According to a recent Census report, Goodyear is one of the top 20 fastest growing cities in the country with a population of almost 80,000 residents. Not only is Goodyear growing in population, but in opportunities as well. The job market is one of the best in the state with large organizations like Amazon, REI, and others taking advantage of the city’s forward thinking planning efforts and motivated workforce.

LOCATION
Just 17 miles west of Phoenix, Goodyear keeps you close to the action and popular attractions throughout the Valley, which are easily accessible from Estrella. If getting outdoors is more your style, miles of hiking and biking trails, lakes, and other scenic recreational activities are nearby as well.

COMMUNITY
A recent citizen satisfaction survey shows that 84% of Goodyear residents rated their quality of life as very positive. With low crime rates, access to numerous amounts of shopping, entertainment, quality education, and more, it’s no wonder Goodyear was ranked as one of the top 10 best places to live in America by 27/7 Wall Street.

EDUCATION
Education in Goodyear consistently excels with its near 10,000 K-12 students meeting the AZ Learns standards with the highly respected ranking of “performing” and “highly performing” Get more info here. The city continues to strive for academic excellence and is proactively advocating for private, higher education institutions. Arizona State University and Goodyear are in conversations to bring a campus to the Southwest Valley. Further illustrating Goodyear’s dedication to improving education, many schools from elementary to college are new or have been recently renovated.

ENTERTAINMENT
Goodyear is considered an entertainment center within the Southwest Valley. Catch a spring training baseball game or attend a local festival at Goodyear Ballpark. Enjoy shopping and cuisine at various establishments throughout the city. Goodyear also boasts the newest movie theater in Arizona, now that the 78,000 square foot, 16-screen Harkins Estrella Falls opened its doors. The city is also planning to develop a 300-acre entertainment district known as the Estrella Falls Regional Mall that will feature shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and more.

These are just a few of our favorite reasons why we love Goodyear. What are yours? Tell us in the comments below or find us on Facebook.