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New Neighborhoods – New Models Coming to Estrella
You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately in the news about the upswing in the housing market and how Phoenix is one of the best faring locations. Situated in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains in the west valley of Phoenix, the Estrella community has been enjoying the positive effects.
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Sporting Events Abound
Winter and spring in Arizona are a great time for sports, and the Valley of the Sun plays host to everything from the Phoenix Open and Spring Training to NASCAR and the NBA and NHL. Details on a few of the exciting sporting events are provided here.
AZ Winter Wonderland
If you’ve been daydreaming about warmer weather, outdoor activities and friendly neighbors, the resort inspired community of Estrella makes an exceptional winter getaway or second home.
Estrella Mountain Regional Park
In addition to the 500 acres of parks and open space in the Estrella community, residents are uniquely situated to enjoy all the amenities offered by Estrella Mountain Regional Park, located right next door and linked into the Estrella trail system. Opened in 1954, Estrella Mountain Regional Park was the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System and is comprised of 19,840 acres of desert and mountain terrain.
William “Bill” Olson Takes Reins Of Estrella As Senior Vice President And Division Manager and Brings 30 Years’ Experience to Newland’s Development Business
Newland Real Estate Group has hired William “Bill” Olson as Senior Vice President and Division Manager with executive oversight of the Phoenix team, its 20,000-acre master-planned community of Estrella and recently added land to the west of the project. In this position, Olson will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the community’s development, as well as building strategic partnerships to ensure its long term growth as a self-sustaining master-planned community. Estrella, located in Goodyear, has seen steady growth this year and is realizing resurgence in activity following the market downturn with new builder commitments and additional commercial services coming into the community.
Community Groups and Clubs Offer Something For Everyone
Offering programs and events that resonate with our residents helps us build an even more vibrant and active community. With 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.
Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market Returns
The Estrella Lakeside Farmers Market returns, one month early this year! Every third Saturday of the month, October through April, Estrella’s residents as well as guests from the greater Phoenix area are welcome to come enjoy local fare and socialize while taking in the gorgeous views of North Lake and the Sierra Estrella Mountains.
An Active Community for a Healthy Lifestyle
One of the pillars the Estrella community is built upon is its serene desert surroundings and an active, healthy lifestyle. In addition to beautiful lakes and parks, the community boasts more than 20 miles of paths and trails to keep residents outside and on the go. As the cooler fall weather takes hold, Estrella has several events planned to keep residents outdoors and in motion.
Honoring Gunner Mate First Class Marvin Rewerts
The Estrella community is proud to be the home of many outstanding residents, including World War II Veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, Gunner Mate First Class Marvin Rewerts. At the age of 19, Mr. Rewerts joined the Navy and was shipped out to Hawaii just two months later. Not long into his deployment, Rewerts recalls the morning when many of the Navy base staff were awakened by the sound of guns firing, bombs exploding and people frantically running for cover. He awoke to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Most of his squad was killed that day, but Mr. Rewerts survived and is one of only a few remaining Pearl Harbor Veterans. After the war, Mr. Rewerts eventually relocated to Arizona when the cold, damp Minnesota weather started wearing on him.
Three New Builders Bring More Than 350 Homesites To Estrella
Goodyear, Ariz. (September 10, 2013) – Newland Communities continues to enjoy steady growth in its Goodyear master-planned community of Estrella and is increasing inventory to meet rising demand. Recently T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes, William Ryan Homes and Shea Homes announced their plans to build a total of 355 new homes in the community.
The Fresh New Neighborhood of Saronno Takes Shape in Montecito
Estrella recently celebrated with Joseph Carl Homes as it officially opened its models in the new Saronno neighborhood in Montecito. Saronno features five floor plans ranging from approximately 1,600 square-feet to 2,630 square-feet. The plans offer tremendous flexibility to accommodate any family’s changing needs and feature fresh, open designs. Three car garages are standard and many plans offer unique courtyards and patios which are perfect for taking advantage of the outdoors.
Banner Health Center Opens in Estrella!
As Banner Health Center opens for business in Estrella, residents welcome the addition of medical services at Mountain Ranch Medical Commons with open arms. Banner plans to grow the number and types services offered at the health center based on input gathered from residents and the specific needs of the Estrella community.
Westar Elementary Science Wing Grand Opening
Goodyear, Ariz (May, 2013) – Goodyear’s Westar Elementary School celebrated the grand opening of its new science wing last week with day-long science activities. The Arizona Science Center was onsite hosting experiments with the K-8th grade students and there was an evening parent and community open house. A STEM school, Westar is committed to integrating a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into its curriculum.
T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes Returns to Estrella
Goodyear, Ariz (May 14, 2013) – Newland is proud to announce the return of T.W. Lewis by David Weekley Homes in Estrella. The builder is set to take initial delivery of 167 homesites and break ground on new models in the Goodyear master-planned community by July 2013.
Estrella Builder Shines Again
For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Rosewood Homes has earned the coveted Eliant “Homebuyers’ Choice Award” for providing the “Best Overall Purchase and Ownership Experience” in North America. Rosewood Homes is the only Arizona-based builder to receive this prestigious award and no other builder has ever been honored four years in a row. Winners were chosen based on the results of a survey administered to more than 76,000 recent home buyers from across the United States and Canada.
Great Schools. Bright Future!
Estrella is home to three highly rated schools conveniently located right within the community: Westar Elementary and Estrella Mountain Elementary in the Liberty School District and Estrella Foothills High School in the Buckeye Union School District. Both districts are committed to providing enhanced programs and quality education to all students.
Estrella Joins Pinterest!
Pinterest is the fastest growing social media platform, boasting more than 20 million views per month. The “pinboard-style” photo sharing website allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections on events, interests, hobbies and more. Users can browse boards for inspiration and re-pin images to their own collection for future reference. There are also opportunities to leave comments and “like” images.
Mountain Ranch Marketplace Welcomes New Merchants!
It was an exciting and busy end of the year as Estrella welcomed three new businesses to its Mountain Ranch Marketplace. The much anticipated Walgreen’s held its grand opening just in time for the holidays. The approximately 15,000 square-foot Estrella Walgreen’s showcases a brand new layout which includes sustainable features and revamped interior with an emphasis on offering a range of products and services to help customers get, stay and live well.
Celebrating Successes - Growth In Estrella
Newland Communities is so proud of the growth we saw in Estrella during 2012 with new businesses, wonderful events and many residents making our great community their home. We closed out 2012 with sales close to 30% above 2011’s final numbers and anticipate seeing continued increases throughout the year. We were able to announce new builders, all who will be bringing fresh and innovative homes into the community in 2013.
Fun Art Project Brings Community Together
To show support for Estrella’s excelling schools, Newland Communities organized and helped fund a calendar project featuring the artwork of local students. The calendars were sold for $5 each during the holidays with 100% of the profits benefiting Estrella’s three amazing schools – Estrella Mountain Elementary, Westar Elementary and Estrella Foothills High School.
CantaMia Garners More National Recognition
Over the past two years, Estrella’s CantaMia by Vitalia has received acclaim for the quality of its homes, facilities and aggressive green initiatives. Adding to its list of accolades, the gated active adult community was recently awarded the Peninsula Publishing’s Pubby Award for best “Green Senior Living Community of the Year”.
Your Home – Your Way
Now is the perfect time to purchase a custom homesite in the Estrella community and build a home that is uniquely yours. Hidden Hills and Sonoran Vistas are two exclusive, gated custom home neighborhoods located in Mountain Ranch in Estrella.
Estrella To Host Hometown Race Series
Nearly 1,500 participants will run around Estrella’s North and South Lakes in the Arizona Half Marathon and 5K Hometown Race Series on Saturday, October 6. The Estrella community promotes healthy lifestyles and residents take advantage of active outdoor amenities available in the master-planned community including more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, several parks and two large lakes.
The ABC’s Of Estrella Schools
Estrella is home to three highly ranked schools conveniently located right within the community: Westar Elementary, Estrella Mountain Elementary and Estrella Foothills High School. With both school districts’ dedication to develop enhanced programs it’s no wonder our schools are continually providing quality education to all students.
Sailing in the Phoenix area only at Estrella
With two lakes spanning more than 72 acres, Estrella is truly an oasis in the Arizona desert. Life seems to happen “lakeside” in Estrella with all the fun and fitness provided by the North and South Lakes. It is what captivates so many people who come to look at the community, and after purchasing solidifies why they made the decision to call Estrella home.
Located just at the base of Estrella is the entrance to the 19,840 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park. As a matter of fact, Estrella shares a five mile eastern boundary with the park. Opened in 1954, it is the first regional park to be incorporated into the Maricopa County Park System.
Enjoy the Arts at Estrella
Arts and culture are essential to the fabric and character of our community and offering various arts programs makes it an exciting place to live. From well-known cultural events like the Phoenix Symphony and Ballet Arizona to local talent and art expositions, opportunities abound for people of all ages to enjoy the arts right here in Estrella.
Make Learning Fun this Summer Vacation
With the last day of school right around the corner, now is the time for parents to start thinking about how to motivate children to stay engaged and learning throughout the summer break. Estrella residents can take advantage of many opportunities within the community, including some helpful tips from local educators.
Estrella Homebuilder Rosewood Homes Earns Prestigious Eliant Award For An Unprecedented 3rd Year In A Row
Newland Communities is pleased to announce for the third consecutive year, Rosewood Homes, one of Estrella's most respected home builders, has earned the Eliant “Homebuyers’ Choice Award” for providing the “Best Overall Purchase & Ownership Experience” in North America.
Golf Club of Estrella Showcases New Promotion
The Golf Club of Estrella is offering a seasonal golf package for golf enthusiasts. Enjoy the beautiful spring-like weather with the Club’s ‘Unlimited Golf Package’.
D-Votion Trail Opens at Estrella
D-Votion Trail, hand built by Estrella residents, has recently opened adding 1.7 miles to over 20 miles of already existing trails and pathways. The newest extension of the recreational trail allows community members to hike, mountain bike and run alongside nature. Since the trail starts by D-Votion Field, choosing the trail’s name was easy.
Wall Street Journal - 10 Reasons To Buy a Home
10 Reasons To Buy a Home
Enough with the doom and gloom about homeownership.
The Wall Street Journal- Land Prices Jump as Home Builders Move In
In Arizona and across the U.S., home builders are
battling to acquire land lots in preparation for
ramping up home construction.
Safeway to Anchor Mountain Ranch Marketplace at Estrella
Kitchell Development and Newland Communities are pleased to announce that Safeway will anchor Mountain Ranch Marketplace at Estrella.
ROSEWOOD HOMES WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2010 ELIANT HOMEBUYERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST OVERALL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA
ROSEWOOD HOMES WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2010 ELIANT HOMEBUYERS' CHOICE AWARD.
Estrella Celebrates Its 21st Birthday
On June 9, 2009, the master-planned community Estrella celebrated its 21st anniversary.
Montecito Builder Reach Energy Star Certification
ALL MONTECITO BUILDERS AT ESTRELLA REACH ENERGY STAR CERTIFI
William Ryan Homes Hosts Greenspointe Grand Opening on May 10
Greenspointe Grand Opening May 10
Estrella Golf Sweepstakes
Estrella Makes a Touch Down at the NFL Experience
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