Builder of the Month – Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison is one of the many distinguished homebuilders at Estrella in Goodyear, where the company proudly continues its century-long history of creating desirable floorplans in well-thought-out neighborhoods. Different than other Estrella builders, Taylor Morrison’s CantaMia neighborhood stands out as a place intended for those age 55 and up. Meeting the needs and preferences of these individuals means designing single-level floor plans that combine upgrades residents have earned with the conveniences they expect. The single-level floorplans eliminate stairs or any other possibly cumbersome level changes, maximizing comfort and ease.

According to Taylor Morrison spokesperson Alissa Rivera, most, if not all, floorplans in their CantaMia neighborhood have thoughtful layouts in which designs are centralized around the most used areas of the house. This includes laundry rooms adjacent to the owner’s suite, connected by way of the walk-in closet.

While younger homebuyers are doing away with the formal dining room, Taylor Morrison understands the history and tradition those rooms provide for the 55-plus crowd. A dedicated dining space is included in more than half of the CantaMia models, acknowledging the importance of hosting formal family gatherings. On the other hand, many Taylor Morrison models also have large kitchen islands with space for stools, creating a more casual dining experience for homeowners and their guests.

Choosing to live in CantaMia at Estrella combines the modern conveniences of a well-designed, intentional new build with the serene, natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Residents enjoy a wide selection of nearby hiking trails and walking paths, as well as community amenities such as a resort-style swimming pool, an arts studio, tennis and pickleball courts, horseshoes, a café’, and a robust fitness center. There are also various community clubs, events and volunteer opportunities through Estrella’s lifestyle programming. There is no shortage of options to remain active, healthy and connected. Rivera describes it as a lifestyle where you can be active and appreciate the Arizona winter weather with endless options in your own backyard for relaxation or adventure.

The new homes currently available at Estrella by Taylor Morrison start in the mid $300s and range from the 1,361 square-foot Dolce model up to the 2,366 square-foot Hilary model. Floor plans offer two to four bedrooms, two to 4.5 bathrooms, two- to three-car garages, options for dens, study, office space and large laundry rooms with plenty of storage and workspace.

Each Taylor-Morrison home in CantaMia at Estrella includes the TM LiveWell™ suite of home features and products that focus on cleaner air, cleaner water and reduction of harmful chemicals. Additionally, premium interiors and exterior finishes and materials are thoughtfully incorporated into every home, from Energy star GE® stainless appliances, birch cabinets with plentiful storage, 9- and 10-foot high ceilings and plush wall-to-wall carpeting, to granite countertops in the kitchen, cultured marble countertops in the bathroom and large format tile in the entry foyer, kitchen, dining, laundry room, and all bathrooms.

One of the most desirable elements of the CantaMia neighborhood is its West Valley location in Estrella. The natural desertscape and the stunning Estrella Mountain Preserve allows residents to get away from the busyness of the city without sacrificing its conveniences. CantaMia at Estrella is considered a destination community offering resort-style living just off the I-10 freeway. Find your new Taylor Morrison home at Estrella today.

Find your new home at and discover why 7,000 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 offers new homes from seven builders, with 17 model homes to tour, and 39 distinct floor plans. Estrella amenities include multiple Residents’ Clubs, resort-style pools and a waterpark, 72 acres of lakes, 50-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 Casa Lucero, and more than 40 signature and neighborhood parks.