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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 fiscal and real estate crisis of 2008-9 hit this suburban region hard. Overall real estate prices in the Phoenix Metro fell off of a cliff after the housing crisis. Zillow now records the median home value to be $279,100 in mid-2018.

What is special about Goodyear

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

What is not special about Goodyear

Rampant growth, then a real estate recession. 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

Crime

The crime rate is above average in Goodyear.

Medical facilities

The nearest hospitals are in Glendale or Phoenix.

Transportation

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

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