Avondale, a major bedroom suburb for Phoenix, is located just 15 miles west of downtown Phoenix, adjacent to Glendale. This city was incorporated in 1946, and is home to several major residential subdivisions, many built on former farmland. For example, Cambridge Estates, located at Avondale Boulevard and Buckeye, features single-family homes built in 2002, ranging from 1,534 to 2,449 square feet, on average. To the south is Del Rio Ranch. Del Rio Ranch I and II features newer homes by Richmond American, ranging from 3-6 bedrooms and from 1,900 to 3,100 square feet. Rimrock at Del Rio Ranch offers new homes by Courtland Communities with 6 floorplans and 3-4 bedrooms, from 2,055 to 3,212 square feet.
Roosevelt Park by Beazer Home features single-family new homes in 4 different floorplans with 3-6 bedrooms from 1,719 to 2,922 square feet. Elliott Homes has developed Avalon Estates with its single story single-family homes featuring 3-4 bedrooms, and 3-4 car garages in floorplans ranging from 2,209 to 2,747 square feet. Other neighborhoods in Avondale include Cantada Ranch, Litchfield Heights, Ambrose Estates and Glenhurst, to name a few.
Amenities: Avondale is home to 10 community parks, encompassing over 200 acres. For example, Friendship Park provides 10 multipurpose fields and hosts soccer tournaments and special events throughout the year, along with the Randall McDaniel Sports Complex featuring 83,000 square feet of indoor sports. Avondale is home to 7.5 miles of trails which have been preserved for viewing wildlife, hiking, trail riding and mountain biking. The trails are located in Estrella Mountain, Base and Meridian Wildlife Area, nearby Tres Rios and Monument Hill. The major golf courses in Avondale are the Coldwater Golf Club and the Valley Golf Center. Nearby courses include the Palm Valley Golf Club, Wigwam and Tres Rios Golf Course. Home to Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale is sure to please sports enthusiasts. Avondale is also home to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as two Nationwide Series and a Camping World Truck Series race each year.
Schools: Avondale Elementary, Littleton Elementary District and the Agua Fria Union High School District service Avondale.
Goodyear is a city located 17 miles west of downtown Phoenix. Some of the subdivisions within Goodyear include Canyon Trails, Rancho Mira, Rio Paseo, Vanderbilt Farms, Pebble Creek and Wildflower Ranch. Condominium complexes within Goodyear include Villas at Palm Valley, CantaMia, Canyon Trails Courthomes, and Pyramids and Palm Valley. Pebble Creek, for example, is a 55+ active adult retirement gated community with single-family homes featuring over 20 different floorplans, developed by Robson Resort Communities.
The Gila River winds through Goodyear, and the city is home to the 20,000 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park. There are 47 miles of multi-use paved trails as well as equestrian unpaved trails, for outdoor enthusiasts. Goodyear Community Park is a 35-acre park featuring a skate park, splash pad, softball and baseball fields, volleyball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, basketball courts, playground and tot lot, as well as walking trails.
Golf courses within Goodyear include Tres Rios Golf Course, the Golf Club of Estrella and Palm Valley Golf Club. Several shopping centers are located in Goodyear including Canyon Trails Towne
Center, Goodyear Centerpoint, Palm Valley Pavilions West, and the Market at Estrella Falls. Goodyear is also home to a new mall, Estrella Falls Mall, containing 1.1 million square feet of high end retailers and dining.
Schools: Goodyear is served by Avondale Elementary School District, Litchfield Elementary School District and Aqua Fria Union High School District.