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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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