Amenities: How Estrella Helps its Residents Meet Their Resolutions

12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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Estrella December Events

12/1/2017 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: Lifestyle,Events & Activities,Farmers Market,Amenities,Family,Starpointe Residents Club,Presidio Residents Club

Golf Tips for Newbies

11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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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.

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Fun Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Estrella

11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

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

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November: Estrella Events Round-up

11/1/2017 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.

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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.

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The New Queen Anne’s Revenge Trail

10/19/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day in Estrella

9/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Ways to Stay Cool in Estrella

7/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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Paddle, Peddle and Sail With the Estrella Yacht Club

7/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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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.

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5,000 Homes and Counting

6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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!

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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!

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Local Business Spotlight: Goodyear Fire Department

6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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Starpointe Make A Splash & Take A Class

5/4/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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Morning Kayak, Sunset Sail, and Catch Your Big Fish

4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM

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“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.

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Lakeside Farmers Market April 15

4/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.


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Get more out of life with a Resident Lifestyle Director

3/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Break in Estrella

3/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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Golf Club of Estrella Happy Hour

3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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The Fastest Growing Game with a Funny Name

2/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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

2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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Children’s Dental Health Month

2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Enjoy Convenient Access To Medical Care

11/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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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...

 

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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.   

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Ways to Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Estrella

7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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A few tips from a Starpointe personal trainer

7/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

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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. 

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Presidio Residents Club Groundbreaking

7/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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

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