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.

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle,Amenities,Parks & Trails

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!

Tags: Presidio Residents Club,Amenities,Clubs & Groups

A Wealth of Social Clubs – Engage & Laugh at Estrella

5/13/2017 12:00:00 AM


When you purchase a home in Estrella, not only are you joining a vibrant and lively community, but one with more than 40 neighborhood groups and clubs. From art and culture to automotive and photography, community groups range far and wide. These clubs foster friendships and allow residents to pursue their passions together. Here’s a snapshot of some of the clubs and groups within Estrella.

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle

Spotlight on Trivia Club of Estrella

5/3/2017 12:00:00 AM


When you live in Estrella, you have access to all sorts of fun resident-only clubs, events, and activities. One of the most popular also happens to be the longest running: the Trivia Game Club. 

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Resident Spotlight,Lifestyle

Cruising with the Estrella Mountain Car Club

4/6/2017 12:00:00 AM


Start your engines and get that oil pumping as we shine our spotlight on an Estrella residents club that has been taking to the streets for more than a decade. The Estrella Mountain Car Club features a wide range of import and domestic cars from antiques, hot rods, restored classics and many new specialty cars. Get cruising!

Tags: Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle

Estrella Mountain Car Club

3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

One of the most fun groups in our community is the Estrella Mountain Car Club. Founded by residents in 2006, the club operates under the mission to inspire fellow auto enthusiasts, share knowledge, forge new friendships, and support the community. Members boast a wide-range of import and domestic vehicles from the 1930s to brand new – everything from antique cars and restored classics to hotrods and specialty cars.

Tags: Events,Clubs & Groups,Resident Spotlight

The Fastest Growing Game with a Funny Name

2/21/2017 12:00:00 AM


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.

Tags: Fitness,Amenities,Clubs & Groups,Healthy Living

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

EFHS Culinary Club

3/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

High school students know a little about being on the go - between school, homework, extracurricular activities and the all-important – spending time with their friends, learning how to cook quick, healthy meals is a must. Enter the Culinary Club at Estrella Foothills High School. Under Chef Lisa DeCota’s tutelage, students learn a variety of kitchen skills and even cater local events and compete in statewide competitions.

Tags: Schools,Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle

Our Volunteers Brighten 3,500 Children's Lives

3/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Meet the members of Hugs & Stitches, a volunteer sewing group in Estrella that has sewn thousands of colorful pillowcases to cheer up children in the hospital:


Tags: Clubs & Groups,Lifestyle

Residents Who Play Together Stay Together

3/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

We love the diverse interests of our residents in the Estrella community, which is reflected in the number of social groups in the area. So no matter how you like to spend your free time, there is most likely a perfect club in Estrella for you.

Tags: Clubs & Groups

A Very Special Group - CantaMia Founders’ Club

1/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Estrella’s 55-Plus community, CantaMia, hosted its grand opening in 2010 with the unique approach of integrating an active adult community within a robust, existing master-plan.
Trusting the vision for CantaMia, the first 100 to purchase a home in the community were a very special group and became what we call – The Founders’ Club.

Tags: CantaMia by AV Homes 55-Plus,Clubs & Groups

How to find the right volunteer opportunity

11/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

If you’re looking to give back this holiday season, we have done some research to help get you started. There are so many ways to get involved that it can get a little overwhelming deciding where to invest your time and energy. Thankfully, there are several websites offering personalized recommendations of where your talents are needed most.

Tags: Lifestyle,Clubs & Groups

An interview with the Estrella Photo Group President

7/20/2015 12:00:00 AM


We sat down with Estrella resident and Photo Group President, Alice Slack, to talk about art, photography and the benefits of getting involved in the Estrella community’s groups and clubs.

Tags: Resident Spotlight,Clubs & Groups