Goodyear Newcomers Guide
Nestled in the shadows of the Estrella Mountains, Goodyear is one of the fastest growing cities in the Valley. A mere 20 minutes west of downtown Phoenix, Goodyear offers all the advantages of a small community, with all the cultural and entertainment resources the metro Phoenix area offers.
Scenic mountain views, desert vistas, wide open spaces, golf courses, lakes, parks and palm-lined streets have already attracted over 64,600 residents who are among the most affluent and best educated in the state. Averaging 16 percent growth per year from 2000 to 2006, Goodyear has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country.1
Relocating to Goodyear
Goodyear’s 320+ sunny days assure an active lifestyle year-round, and our many beautiful master-planned communities ensure solid home values for all life stages - singles, families, empty nesters and retirees.
The future for Goodyear is exhilarating. It’s the Spring Training home of the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds, and the site of the next super regional mall in the Phoenix area. The city is also designing a 200-acre downtown from the ground up and planning for a new City Hall and library.
The airport, rail service and city’s location on I-10 between the Loop 101 and 303 freeways make it very attractive to major employers like Lockheed Martin. Goodyear is the new western home of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Amazon.com, and Macy's Internet Fulfillment Center. Numerous industrial/office parks are already under development.
With about 90 percent of its total 189 square miles of affordable land still available for development; Goodyear is a city of great opportunity.1
Goodyear Real Estate Snapshot
According to Trulia, the average price per square foot for Goodyear was $113, an increase of 6.6% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Goodyear was most recently $230,000 based on 333 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 2.2%, or $5,000, and the number of home sales decreased 39.1%.2
Las Brisas by Taylor Morrison is a quaint community offering 5 different collections of homes, ranging from 1,328 to 3,958 square feet, and priced from the $100s. Set apart from the congestion and noise of the big city, this neighborhood allows you to still enjoy the many amenities that Goodyear provides and only minutes away.
According the city’s profile, Goodyear is known as a bedroom community, or commuter town, which suggest that residents live and sleep in its neighborhoods, but work elsewhere. As a result, more new homes are being built in master-planned communities. It also indicates that there is little commercial or industrial activity beyond a small amount of retail, oriented toward serving the residents.
Agriculture; however, is common in the area and has been for a long time due to its canals and irrigation. Subsequently, this has drawn large food companies to the city, such as Snyder’s of Hanover, Poore Brothers and Del Monte Foods. Amazon.com also has a fulfillment center in the city, as well as in nearby Phoenix.
Several K-12 schools, as well as local area colleges serve Goodyear residents. With high performance report card ratings and the active pursuit to attain exemplary post-secondary institutions for learning, Goodyear is constantly striving to maintain excellence.
Goodyear is a city with a rich, rewarding quality of life and tremendous community spirit, exemplified by its winning two prestigious national awards in 2008 - the All-America City and City Livability awards. Ours is a city with relaxed sophistication -- where you will feel at home right away.3
Make Yourself at Home in Goodyear
For more information about new homes for sale in Goodyear, and Goodyear real estate, send an email request to Taylor Morrison’s Internet Home Consultant, or visit http://www.taylormorrison.com/new-homes/arizona/phoenix/goodyear.
Image 1: Estrella Mountains | Pyrat Wesly flickr
Image 2: Goodyear Park | Lacking Focus Photography flickr
Image 3: Gila River | Ed Szeremet flickr