The 2023 results are in for Goodyear, Arizona’s National Community Survey by Polco and The National Research Center. Survey results showed Goodyear higher in comparison to national benchmarks in overall economic health and overall design or layout of residential and commercial areas. Additionally, ratings for educational, arts, and cultural opportunities have improved, with residents reporting higher levels of engagement at community events, such as Ballet Under the Stars, an evening of ballet performances at Estrella.
“Nearly nine out of 10 people surveyed recommend living in Goodyear, with 93% saying they feel safe in their respective neighborhood. Roughly 85% of respondents said Goodyear was an excellent place to live, while 74% felt it was a great place to work.”
The results statistically reflected positive findings for Goodyear overall, showing a 95 percent confidence interval with a +/- 5 percent margin of error. Estrella’s resort-style pools, waterpark, 72 acres of lakes, 65-plus miles of paths and trails and more than 50 neighborhood parks play into the findings.
Each year, City of Goodyear residents are surveyed by Polco, a civic engagement tool that helps city leaders find smarter ways to engage with their communities, and The National Research Center, the premiere provider of professional civic surveys and performance benchmarking analyses. Polco’s benchmarking database contains more than 500 comparison communities across the nation, representing the opinions of more than 50 million residents.
City of Goodyear residents have completed previous surveys in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2021. The results play a role in local governance by:
-Monitoring trends in resident opinions
-Measuring government performance
-Providing information for budget, land use and strategic planning decisions
-Providing benchmarking to other communities
The facets of community livability that are examined include mobility, community design, utilities, safety, natural environment, parks & recreation, health & wellness, education, arts & culture, inclusivity & engagement, and economy.
The survey used a probability-based sample of 3,200 randomly selected households, with 404 total responses received and a 13 percent overall response rate. A non-probability, open-participation survey received 362 responses.
The survey also showed 8 in 10 residents plan to remain in Goodyear for the next five years. See the full survey here: https://www.goodyearaz.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/30082/638224211171230000
Find your new home at Estrella.com and discover why 7,600 families already call this diverse, welcoming West Valley master-planned community home. Located in Goodyear, Arizona amongst pristine mountains and a dramatic desert landscape, Estrella amenities include multiple Residents’ Clubs, resort-style pools, and a waterpark, 72 acres of lakes, 65-plus miles of paths and trails, the Yacht Club of Estrella, the award-winning Nicklaus Design course at the Golf Club of Estrella, community welcome center, and more than 50 neighborhood parks.