Goodyear, Arizona, while it was named after the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in 1917, is perhaps best known as the spring training base for both the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds. This livable city located a short drive east of downtown Phoenix, at the base of the Estrella Mountains.
With a residential base of just under 65,000 individuals, Goodyear mixes quiet residential areas of a small town with the conveniences and arts and culture found in larger cities. There are over 300 days of sunshine per year. This supports a mix of outdoor activities for families, singles and couples that include hiking, baseball, tennis and biking on a year round basis.
While there is a broad choice of outdoor activities, there is also an equally broad choice of communities and residential styles, from single-family homes to apartments and condos. Because it so close to downtown Phoenix, residents have broad choices of shopping and dining opportunities.
One of the interesting facets of Goodyear, is that it contains several master-planned and mixed us developments. These are communities within the larger community of Goodyear. Each community has its own flavor and character. These communities are Palm Valley, Centerpointe, Parkway Village, the Market at Estrella Falls and Estrella Marketplace.
Popular restaurants and stores in Goodyear range from Red Lobster to Arriba Mexican. Retail outlets range from Barnes & Noble to Super Target. In other words, there is something for everyone in Goodyear.
If you’re looking for something to do outside, Goodyear has almost 200 acres of parks. The city sponsors youth and adult sports leagues, has numerous basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, along with a large aquatic center. The highlight of the area is the Estrella Mountain Regional Park. Covering approximately 20,000 acres, it is untouched, pristine desert. It encompasses, among other amenities, more than 30 miles of mixed use trails, an arena for rodeos, campgrounds and grassy picnic area. Nearby White Tank Mountain Regional Park with campgrounds and a waterfall.
Goodyear has been growing since its founding in 1917. New municipal buildings have been built. The Cancer Treatment Center of America and Amazon.com have located there. Looking forward, only a portion of the land that is affordable and available for development has been developed. There is room for growth without crowding what is already there.
If you’re looking for a new residence in Goodyear, there are a myriad of choices. Housing ranges from starter homes to estates. The master-planned communities have a long list of amenities, from houses on golf courses, to a series of paths and trails within a community.
Goodyear helps support family life. Almost 10,000 student attend grades K-12 in Goodyear. In addition, there are several hospitals and medical facilities located in the city, providing local care and supplementing hospitals in nearby Phoenix.
Goodyear is a short drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The city itself is served by public transportation system and access to Interstate 10.
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