Local Fun in the West Valley

1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM

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With plenty of entertainment, shopping, and dining available in the West Valley, Estrella residents have access to a variety of fun options just beyond the community. Check out this list of local favorites for you and your family to enjoy.

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Family Holiday Attractions in the Valley

12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Just a short drive from Estrella, these holiday attractions are certain not to disappoint.  Check them out this season.  

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Rosewood Homes and Courtland Communities Begin Development in Estrella

12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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As Estrella’s managing developer, Newland Communities is pleased to announce the addition of two new neighborhoods coming soon. Rosewood Homes will return for its second development in Estrella and Courtland Communities will make its inaugural debut. 

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Arizona Getaways

11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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Volunteer Opportunities Just Beyond Estrella

10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

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For shelters, nonprofits, and food banks, the holiday season is often one of the busiest. We’ve rounded up great volunteer opportunities for groups of all ages so you can give back to your community with the help of your friends and family.

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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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Local Business Spotlight: Arizona Luxury Expeditions

9/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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3 Must-Visit West Valley Breweries

7/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Arizona is known for its beautiful desert landscapes, tall saguaros, and the grandest canyon of them all, however did you know Arizona is also home to one of the hottest growing craft brewing scenes in the country? In 2011, the state had 34 breweries in total, which has grown to 86 as of 2017, a 153 percent growth. Discover must-visit West Valley locations serving up hand-crafted beers and delicious bites, some just down the hill from Estrella.

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Get to Know your First Responders

7/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Estrella is fortunate to have outstanding first responders watching over our neighborhoods and the Goodyear Police Department is no exception. The department takes a proactive approach to protecting the community and providing excellent customer service to residents. Recently we picked the brain of Estrella resident Sergeant Jamie Benker in an effort to get to know some of our local first responders.

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Get a Dose of Arts and Culture in the Valley

4/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Arizona is home to a variety of cultural adventures for the whole family. From music to Western history, you’re sure to find the right culture fix for one and all in your group just beyond Estrella. Check out these great Phoenix Metro museums and cultural centers, most within 30 miles of Estrella.

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Live and work in Goodyear

2/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

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We know that Estrella is a great place to live, but did you know that the City of Goodyear is also a top place for employment? Recent Census data shows that Goodyear is among the top 15 fastest growing cities in the country, and according to CNBC, the Metro Phoenix area is one of the nation’s top workforce markets

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5 Reasons Why Living in Goodyear is Awesome

1/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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A Community Brimming With Wildlife

12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Home to a wide variety of wildlife, Estrella is a great place for nature lovers and its more than 500 acres of parks and open space are prime areas for hiking and sightseeing.

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Get Your Culture Fix in Phoenix

12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Arizona is home to a diverse variety of cultural adventures for the whole family. From musical arrangements to Western History, you’re sure to find the right culture fix for one and all.

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History of Goodyear

11/2/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Let’s travel back in time and go on an adventure to discover the history of our great city, Goodyear.

 

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6 Fabulous Camping Spots in Central Arizona

10/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

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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.

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Fun and Relaxing Phoenix Area Staycations

5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

With resort-style pools, spa packages, fine dining and special events a “staycation” can be just as fun, and potentially even more relaxing, than planning and organizing an out-of-state vacation. Arizona is home to some of the best staycation destinations to be had, whether for you and your significant other or the entire family.  Many are located within an easy drive from Estrella.

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Quality of Life Earns Goodyear One of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live”

5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Residents of Goodyear think their city is one of the best places in the country to live — and it turns out they’re not alone. 24/7 Wall St. recently released its list of the 50 Best U.S. Cities to Live, and Goodyear made the top 10, coming in at number seven.

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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.

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Estrella Mountain Regional Park – Get to Know Your 19,000-Acre Neighbor

5/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

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.

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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. 

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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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Best Brunch Spots Around Estrella

3/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

We all look forward to the upcoming weekend. It combines some our our favorite things – family, time to relax, beautiful weather – and delicious breakfast!  After a morning of activities, you need to refuel and refresh. Weekend brunch is a popular tradition among many families, and from pancakes and sausage to eggs benedict and omelets, we are lucky here in the West Valley to have a lot of great options. To help narrow the options, we’ve put together a list of our favorite breakfast spots in Goodyear --- happy brunching!

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The Insider’s Guide to Spring Training in Goodyear

2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Once a year, nearly two million baseball fans from around the country stream into the Phoenix area for the annual spring training extravaganza. The Goodyear Ballpark, training home to the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds, offers the ideal spring-training experience for fans, with its close proximity to other Cactus League facilities in Phoenix, as well as its wealth of local restaurants, attractions and hotels.

 

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Root for the Home Team! – Year-round Professional Sports

2/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Arizona is a sports fan’s dream! Home to a major league team in all four major sports. Each stadium or arena is just a short drive from any of the many great neighborhoods in Estrella.

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Celebrate Your Love of Breakfast at These 5 Great West Valley Restaurants

1/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

Happy National Breakfast Week! Are you looking for an egg-tastic restaurant in the West Valley? Look no further — we found five great places to stop in for breakfast in the area! These places broke free of the restaurant chain mold and serve your favorite breakfast foods with delicious originality, along with great lunch menus. Whether you’re craving mouth-watering eggs benedict, gluten-free pancakes, or South-of-the-Border omelets, our list has you covered.

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The state of the Arizona housing market is looking up

11/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Buying a new home is a big decision. Not only do you have to consider your own finances, but you also need to gauge the state of the real estate market before moving forward. Thankfully, things are looking up for real estate in Arizona this year, according to several sources. We’ve come a long way since the U.S. housing bubble burst in 2007, and now, several key indicators of real estate health in the area are on the upswing — a positive reflection of national trends. If you’ve been dragging your heels about the decision to purchase a new home, perhaps the following data will help you pick up your feet.

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Great Fun Close to Home

8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

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.

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Arizona Getaways

7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

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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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