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Living a Golf Lifestyle in Goodyear, Arizona

Goodyear is one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona; it had 66,000 people in 2009.  It  is a popular place for golfers and there are many good courses to play. Golf Club of Estrella and Palm Valley are just 2 of the choices. Many active communities have their own golf courses.  Goodyear is the spring training home of 2 major baseball teams (both from Ohio) - the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinatti Reds. Goodyear is one of the farther out towns from Phoenix, developed in part because developers of 55+ communities have moved to find cheaper land in the Arizona desert. Goodyear is west of Phoenix proper, and south and west of Glendale.

Where to Retire in Goodyear and Home Prices

The median home value was $463,526 in early 2023, according to

What Is Special about Goodyear

Goodyear is the home of both the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Guardians (spring training).  The 2 teams share a 10,000 seat stadium. Many different active adult communities to choose from.

What Is Not Special about Goodyear

In Goodyear you are dependent on your car on a crowded highway system. Summers are brutally hot.

Climate and Physical Environment

West of Phoenix as the Phoenix suburbs move in that direction. It is located in the desert and there are mountains and hills to the north.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Nearby Phoenix is a huge city with every conceivable cultural outlet.


The crime rate is above average in Goodyear.

Medical Facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Glendale or Phoenix.


When not in your golf cart, be prepared to drive. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is a major one and convenient.

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