Street Eats Food Truck Night coming to Estrella!

12/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Come enjoy a night out in Estrella and indulge in delicious choices from hummus to lobster with three distinct food trucks on Thursday, January 11th. 

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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.

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How to Throw an Epic Backyard Movie Night

11/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

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One of our favorite ways to gather friends and family together to enjoy Arizona’s beautiful weather is to host an outdoor movie night. Here are a few things you need to know to throw your first backyard screening in your new Estrella home.

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Resident Spotlight: Cain & Gabriella Have Talent

11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

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Get ready, Estrella! Cain and Gabriella Gonzalez will impress you as they warm up the crowd at the “December ‘63” concert on Friday, December 15.

 

 

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5 Steps to Forming Healthy Technology Habits

11/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

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Everyone knows today’s kids spend a lot of time in front of different types of screens. What you might not realize is just how much time is being lost to video games, streaming TV and social media sites.

 

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How to Create a Family Preparedness Plan

8/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

In the natural ebb and flow of life, sometimes the unexpected happens — the power goes out during a storm, our car breaks down during a road trip across the desert, or we experience a natural disaster.

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Trulia Guest Blog - New Homes Are Perfect for Young Families

8/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

Finding the right home is important for young families looking for an enriching place to raise children.

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6 Tips to Make Moving with Kids a Snap

5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM

Let’s face it – moving is stressful. Whether you are hiring a moving company or you and your family decided to tackle all of the packing and organizing by yourselves- moving is a lot of work. A move is stressful on everyone in the family, but can be especially stressful for children. A new home, a new school and a new neighborhood can disrupt the schedule they have grown accustomed to; however, with some support, encouragement and a little up-front planning, you can help ease the impact a move can have on your children.

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Opportunities to Connect with Other Families – Estrella Youth Sports

5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Ever wondered why the neighborhoods of Estrella seem so quiet on Saturday morning? It’s most likely because many of the families with young children are at the ball fields cheering on their fellow teammates of Estrella Youth Sports (EYS).  It is a huge social gathering where neighbors catch up on the week’s events, and kids enjoy friendly competition on the playing field.

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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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Tags: Starpointe Residents Club,Family,Amenities

Estrella Foothills High School: Our Students Get the High-Tech Advantage

1/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

In the fall of 2015, Estrella Foothills High School launched its “Get Connected” program, further demonstrating the school’s strong commitment to bringing enhanced technology to the classroom.

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5 Creative Ways to Turn 2015 Memories into 2016 Home Decor

1/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

For many in the Estrella community, 2015 was filled with great memories of moments like the Goodyear Lakeside Music Fest, the monthly Farmers Market, regular walks around the lakes, or occasional rambles along the scenic trails. It’s so easy to put pictures of fun memories like these on Facebook, and then forget about them completely. Get your favorite 2015 memories off your Facebook wall and onto your actual walls with this list of fun and creative crafts.

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Tips and Recipes to Make Baking with Kids Sweet

12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

The kitchen is a great place to make memories, as parents and children come together to talk, laugh and make something delicious. While stove-top cooking might be hard to do with little ones, children of all ages can contribute when it comes to prepping and decorating goodies and treats.

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Start planning your holiday fun

11/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

‘Tis the season for gingerbread lattes, holiday shopping and family gatherings.  With all the busyness this time of year, you might look up one day and realize you missed a whole bunch of fun ways to celebrate the season with your friends and loved ones simply because you forgot to put them on the calendar.

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Tips for a safe (and spooky!) Halloween

10/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

 Get those candy bowls and costumes ready – Halloween is on its way. Halloween activities like pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating are always a blast, however they can come with some not-so-festive hazards. But fear not! Builder of the Month AV Homes has assembled a list of tips to keep your spooky celebrations as safe as possible.

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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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Back to school tips and supplies

8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

It is back to school time! Be sure students are ready for the new school year with these helpful summer-to-school transition tips and a comprehensive rundown of supplies.

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Safety Tips for Kids

6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM

Whether you're hitting the road or hanging poolside, keep these everyday safety suggestions in mind. 

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