Goodyear, Arizona Real Estate and Information

Goodyear, Arizona Real Estate and Information

Goodyear, Arizona rests comfortably in the shadows of the majestic Estrella Mountains and only a short, scenic, 20-minute drive east on Interstate 10 from downtown Phoenix. This oasis-like desert city delivers great livability. Its more than 64,600 residents enjoy the quiet, welcoming residential streets normally found in much smaller rural towns, along with the conveniences and cultural offerings normally found in much larger urban metro areas.

According to the City of Goodyear's official website, the community grew an average of 16 percent each year from 2000 to 2006, which made it one of the United States' fastest growing cities. Its more than 320 days of dry sunshine per year means you can indulge in outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, jogging, playing baseball, softball, football, tennis and golf all year round.

Goodyear, AZ real estate for sale covers a broad spectrum of architectural styles, shapes and sizes. From apartments, condos and townhouses, to single-family homes and master-planned communities, Goodyear has it all and more. Oh, and for sports fans, the city is also the spring training home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds.

And yes, the city takes its name from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, specifically Paul Litchfield, who is credited with founding the city in 1917.

Shopping and Dining

The vast majority of Goodyear, AZ real estate for sale, as mentioned above, enjoys close proximity to downtown Phoenix, and all of the shopping and dining opportunities that abound in and around that area. In addition to these urban and suburban alternatives, Goodyear's residents and visitors have numerous choices within the community's limits.

Goodyear is made up, in part, of a number of master-planned, mixed-use developments. These communities often contain retail shops and restaurants. Goodyear is home to:

  • Palm Valley
  • Goodyear Centerpointe
  • Market at Estrella Falls
  • Parkway Village
  • Estrella Marketplace

Popular household name retailers and restaurants in Goodyear include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mimi's Cafe
  • Black Angus
  • Red Lobster
  • Arriba Mexican
  • Macayo's
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Buy
  • JCPenney
  • Party City
  • PetSmart
  • Super Target

Parks and Recreation

The City of Goodyear's Parks Division administers and maintains numerous city and neighborhood parks, which occupy more than 175 acres. The city also manages a full-service community aquatic center, youth sports leagues, adult sports, Special Olympics, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, picnic shelters and ramadas.

Located just outside Goodyear's borders is Estrella Mountain Regional Park. This breathtakingly beautiful park consists of nearly 20,000 acres, the majority of which is pristine, unadulterated desert. The park offers eight mixed-use trails, comprising more than 33 miles, a golf course, rodeo arena, several campgrounds, a big horse staging area, two baseball fields and Maricopa County's only grassy picnic area.

Another nearby outdoor playground is the 30,000-acre White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Visitors enjoy clean campgrounds, active and passive trails (some of which offer trail-side petroglyphs) and a seasonal waterfall.

Living

The city has an eye toward the future. It is currently designing and developing a plan to build a new, 200-acre downtown area, with additional plans for a new library and City Hall. Also, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Amazon.com and Macy's Internet Fulfillment Center recently chose Goodyear for their western headquarters. And finally, the City of Goodyear reports that approximately 90 percent of the city's nearly 190 square miles of what it says is affordable land remains available for development.

Goodyear, AZ real estate for sale includes a wide range of residential options, from relatively lower priced starter homes, to myriad types of higher priced, opulent homes. Goodyear also offers some sprawling mountainside country homes and equestrian estates. The aforementioned master-planned communities that pepper the landscape in and around Goodyear provide a broad spectrum of amenable amenities, such as golf courses and country clubs, walking paths and jogging trails, and community centers.

There are also a number of master planned communities to choose from in Goodyear. If this is more what you're looking for, then be sure to check out Estrella Mountain Ranch, which features two lakes for all types of sailing and boating, an 18-hole championship golf course that was designed by Jack Nicklaus, an active adults recreation center, outdoor sports facilities and several schools and churches all packed right into the community. Other master planned communities in the area include CantaMia, which is an active adult community that is a part of Estrella Mountain Ranch, The Sanctuary at Canyon Trails and PebbleCreek.

Schools, Health, Transportation

The primary and secondary public school districts providing education for Goodyear's nearly 10,000 K-12 students include the following:

  • Avondale Elementary School District
  • Liberty Elementary School District
  • Litchfield Elementary School District
  • Mobile Elementary School District
  • Agua Fria Union High School District
  • Buckeye Union High School District

Goodyear has a number of excellent hospitals, health care centers and medical care facilities convenient to its citizens and visitors. West Valley Hospital is located within the city itself, others nearby include Banner Estrella Medical Center, about 11 miles away in Phoenix; Arrowhead Hospital, about 15 miles away in Glendale; and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, also in Glendale.

Travel via highway is primarily done on or around Interstate 10, which runs east and west, right through the heart of downtown Goodyear. Public transportation options include the western ends of several bus routes of the Valley Metro Bus and the Goodyear Park and Ride. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is about 23 miles away.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (623) 414-4515 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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The Kothe Team
Essential Properties, Inc
1616 N Litchfield Rd #240
Goodyear AZ 85395
Office: 602-717-0604
Cell: 602-717-4792
Fax: (866) 602-5803