Goodyear is one of the fastest growing cities in the US and for good reason, it has a lot of amenities for its residents and it all started with location and planning. Two picturesque mountain ranges provide amazing views as well as amplify the famous Arizona sunsets. Watching the light move and change along the mountain side creates a breathtaking experience and a great way to end the day.
Named All-American City as well as one of the five "Most Livable Cities" in America, Goodyear is located off the I-10 freeway and Loop 303, making it easy to get to anywhere in the Phoenix Metro area. Goodyear features numerous master planned communities with great amenities as well as shopping, restaurants, movies, golfing, hiking, swimming and more.
Estrella Mountain Ranch
One community is Estrella Mountain Ranch which is nestled in the Sierra Estrella range, or Star Mountains. Estrella Mountain Ranch features lakes, canoeing, a swim park, workout facility, clubhouse, walking, hiking and biking paths and trails. Estrella also has a beautiful golf course with incredible desert views. Interesting historical note, this mountain range was once within the Mexican border until the Gadsden Purchase in 1853.
The 19,840 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park, just southeast of Estrella was one of the first regional parks in Maricopa in 1954. This park provides a wide array From the large wetland area to the large grass park with playgrounds, to the desert landscaping of the mountain hiking trails, this park provides a wide of activities, landscaping, and views. The park also includes a public golf course and a rodeo arena.
Another master planned community in Goodyear is Palm Valley. This 9500-acre community is the heart of Goodyear's shopping, medical services, and restaurants. In addition, Palm Valley features a residential community surrounding two championship golf courses with walking paths and tons of parks. From golfing to pedicures to bundt cakes, Goodyear provides it all!
Goodyear also features the active adult community of PebbleCreek. PebbleCreek offers an active lifestyle with luxurious amenities for seniors in a beautiful community. The amazing landscaping, lakes and water features have helped PebbleCreek achieve Forbes Magazine's top ten list of "Ritzy Retirement Communities" in the country. It has also been voted one of the top master-planned communities in the US by Where to Retire magazine and listed as a Top Pic. With golfing, tennis, workout facilities, pickle ball, activities, swimming, restaurants and more. PebbleCreek is a great place to retire and enjoy life.
The median income for Goodyear residents is around $73,000 which is highest in the West Valley and one of the highest median incomes for the state. The U.S. Census Bureau named Goodyear the 6th fastest growing city in Maricopa in 2014. Goodyear's population was last recorded at 73,832. Over 4.3 million people live in the Phoenix Metro Area.*
According to the City of Goodyear website, their most recent "Citizen Satisfaction Survey" revealed that:
- 97% feel safe in their neighborhood
- 96% said Goodyear is an excellent-good place to live
- 95% would recommend Goodyear as a place to live
- 95% rated Fire Services as excellent-good
- 94% rated Emergency Medical Services as excellent-good
- 91% of the residents are happy with the overall quality of life
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*All statistical information derived from the City of Goodyear website.