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Welcome to Goodyear

by Lisa Bray

Welcome to Goodyear

If you’re looking to move to the “valley of the sun,” you’ll likely research all the different cities to find what they have to offer and how they can best suit your needs. Whether you’re relocating to the state of Arizona or just moving to a new city, you’ll find Goodyear, AZ is an ideal locale that offers a diverse community rich with cultural activities, recreation, and growth. Once the recipient of the All-America City Award in 2008 and named one of the five "Most Livable Cities" in America, it’s no wonder so many residents are falling in love with this beautiful city! So welcome to Goodyear. Here’s why you’ll want to make it your home.  

Entertainment and Shopping: Goodyear, AZ is a part of the beautiful west valley where there are plenty of options for entertainment and shopping with a growing list of top choices for dining out. You’ll find the Wigwam Resort, the perfect venue for events, pampering, dining, and more located minutes away from Goodyear. The local hotspot of the Westgate City Center on the 101 Loop freeway offers a movie theater, a stadium to see your favorite sports teams and bands as well as tons of shopping, restaurants, and bars.

Outdoor Recreation: If you love to get outside, you’ll find the 300 plus days of sunshine in Goodyear to your liking…as long as you don’t mind a little sweat and sunscreen. You can enjoy the many beautiful public parks, golf courses, and trails available throughout Goodyear and the west valley. Outdoor enthusiasts will fall in love with the hiking trails, such as the ones located at Estrella Mountain Regional Park. If you love to play, the popular 55-acre Friendship Park houses soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, ramadas, a dog park, and even a charming Japanese Garden.

Community Services: Residents who love being a part of the community will love the communal spirit that radiates in Goodyear. Whether you’re looking for a cause to volunteer for or services for you and your family to enjoy, there’s something for everyone. Goodyear and the west valley offers the Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium, performing arts sponsored by the West Valley Council, and air shows hosted by Luke Air Force Base just to name a few of the many available things to do. Sports lovers will appreciate the Goodyear Ball Park where they can watch games see their favorite players during spring training in addition to the many fun events hosted there.

Does Goodyear sound like the kind of place you want to call home? Contact Lisa Bray for real-time west valley listings and a complementary market analysis of your home.

Lisa Bray

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RE/MAX Professionals Celebrates 25 Years of Miracles

by Lisa Bray

RE/MAX Professionals Celebrates 25 Years of Miracles 

Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment; every 30 seconds, a RE/MAX agent helps someone find their perfect place. Since 1992, RE/MAX agents and brokers have invested in the well-being of their local communities by raising more than $150 million for 170 CMN Hospitals.

We are excited to announce that our offices will be participating in our third annual “Month of Miracles” throughout the month of August. This is a month-long fundraising event is designed to raise much-need money to support our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital as well as raise awareness in our community.

In 2016, RE/MAX Affiliates in the U.S. and Canada donated over $10 million to 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs. Here at RE/MAX Professionals, myself and our agents donated over $40,000 to our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital last year. We were recognized by RE/MAX LLC for being the highest contributing office in the Southwest Region (Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico) to the Children’s Miracle Network, and our local Phoenix Children's Hospital!

Please help us reach out goal of ONE MILLION PENNIES for the “Month of Miracles” in August, 2017. You can drop by any one of our five offices to participate in our fundraising efforts, or contact me and I will be happy to pick up your donation.

On behalf of all the kids at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, I thank you in advance for your support in helping us achieve this goal for our community!

Sincerely,

Lisa Bray

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12th Annual Heart and Sole 5K Returns to Goodyear

by Lisa Bray

12th Annual Heart and Sole 5K Returns to Goodyear

February is National Heart Health Month so it’s only fitting that the 12th Annual Heart and Sole 5K returns to Goodyear this month. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. About 610,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that's one in every four deaths. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing about 365,000 people in 2014. So if you’re looking for a great way to get exercise and spread awareness, then the 12th Annual Heart and Sole 5K is for you!

The family friendly event takes place Saturday, February 11th at 9:00 a.m. at the Goodyear Ballpark located at 1933 S. Ballpark Way. The 12th Annual Heart and Sole 5K race is sure to be a great time for serious and recreational runners alike! The Heart and Sole Race also features a one Mile Family Fun Run/Walk for those of you who would like to introduce your little ones to the benefits of running! Vendors will also be on hand to help educate and show runners and walkers the best way to take care of themselves from head to toe.

Want to know more? Visit goodyearaz.gov for more details and registration information. For more fun things to do in Goodyear and other local west valley events happening in your neighborhood this spring, please contact Lisa Bray today.

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Goodyear building Water Conservation Committee

by Lisa Bray

Goodyear building Water Conservation Committee

Did you know? About 95 percent of the water entering our homes goes down the drain according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Just in time for Earth Day, the City of Goodyear is now recruiting members to establish a water conservation committee to find ways for everyone to use water more efficiently. The City Council approved the formation of the committee in February. Its goal will be to generate ideas to reduce outdoor water use by one percent each year. The committee will be composed of eleven members and two alternates selected by the City Council and will meet eight to ten times a year according to the City of Goodyear press release. Applications to be on the Goodyear Water Conservation Committee are due by Friday, April 22nd which is coincidentally Earth Day.

Mark Holmes, water resources manager for Goodyear, said irrigation consumes about twenty-nine percent of the city’s total water use. Single family outdoor uses another thirty-five percent of the total water. Sandra Rode, water conservation specialist for Goodyear, said the committee would look at making recommendations into the future five years and also review the city’s existing water conservation plan. She said the ultimate goal of conservation is to protect the quality of life in Goodyear.

For details on how to apply, go to goodyearaz.gov. If you’d like to be more involved with the Goodyear community or if you’d like to buy a home in Goodyear, please contact Lisa Bray today. Happy Earth Day!

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Goodyear ranked among Top 10 Best U.S. cities to live

by Lisa Bray

Goodyear ranked among Top 10 Best U.S. cities to live

Have you heard the West Valley news? The City of Goodyear has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Best U.S. Cities to live in, according to a poll released in early November by 24/7 WallSt.com. 24/7 WallSt is a New York-based corporation which operates a financial news and opinion company with content delivered over the Internet. The company’s articles are republished in many national media outlets including MSN Money, Yahoo!, Finance, Time.com, USA Today and Huffington Post.

To determine America's best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St.com reviewed data on the 550 areas measured by the U.S. Census Bureau with populations of 65,000 or more. City rankings were based on a range of variables, including:

  • Crime rates (132 per 100,000 residents annually, less than half of the whole state.)
  • Employment growth
  • Educational attainment (percentage with at least a bachelor’s degree: 24.8 percent)
  • Housing affordability (Median home value: $243,000)

“We’re more than excited to be named among the Top 10 Best cities to live in,” said Goodyear Mayor, Georgia Lord. “Our last citizen satisfaction survey showed that ninety-six percent of the respondents like living in Goodyear and would recommend it to others as a place to live. Clearly the word is spreading.” Goodyear was the only Arizona city ranked in the Top 50, and as a proud resident of Goodyear, I’m not surprised we made the list. I love this community!

So if you’d like to buy a home in Goodyear, one of the top 10 Best U.S. cities to live, please contact Lisa Bray today!

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Annual G.A.I.N. Event Returns to Goodyear

by Lisa Bray

Annual G.A.I.N. Event Returns to Goodyear 

Did you know? In 2014 Goodyear was voted as one of the twenty most improved cities in Arizona that has really put in the hard work to bring down their overall crime rate according to Safe Choice Security. That’s just one of the many reasons why Goodyear residents are excitedly planning the annual G.A.I.N. events return to Goodyear.

G.A.I.N., or Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods, is the state’s answer to National Night Out — an “annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live.” G.A.I.N. is a “statewide day of celebration for the success of crime prevention through community involvement.”

Basically, G.A.I.N. is about getting to know your neighbors, recognizing who lives in your neighborhood and who doesn’t, keeping an eye on each other’s homes, organizing a Block Watch or Neighborhood Watch. Community involvement to make the community a safer place to live. And this year, the City of Goodyear is returning the event to its roots and encouraging neighborhoods to hold individual G.A.I.N. events to promote a better way for neighbors to get to know each other.

Goodyear’s G.A.I.N. event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. November 7th and neighborhoods can register now through September 20th by visiting http://goodyearaz.gov/residents/neighborhood-services/g-a-i-n-. Registered neighborhoods will get an involvement kit with brochures, fliers and goodies to give to attendees; visits from city officials such as the mayor, council members, police officers and firefighters; and static displays such as police cars and fire trucks.

So spread the word to your West Valley neighbors and Goodyear neighborhood home owner associations to get involved in this wonderful event to promote safer neighborhoods in our community. As Neighborhood Watch puts it, the best crime prevention tool ever invented is a good neighbor. 

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Dry Heat Comedy Nights Return to Goodyear

by Lisa Bray

Dry Heat Comedy Nights Return to Goodyear

Got the summer blues? Laughter is the best medicine! And you’ll be happy to know that Dry Heat Comedy Nights return to Goodyear this weekend. You and your family and friends can enjoy a summer night and get a chuckle or two as well at the Dry Heat Comedy Night, a free comedy concert in the park that’s fun for the whole family.

The family-oriented comedy performances take place Saturday, August 1st from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Goodyear Community Park located at 3151 N. Litchfield Rd.

Hear some of the funniest comedians in the Valley perform clean, adult humor and relax at this fun show. Leave glass containers at home, but feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and flashlights as well as your favorite food and beverages or purchase goodies from the on-site food vendor. Unable to make it to all the fun this weekend? Don’t despair! The next Dry Heat Comedy Night is scheduled for Sunday, August 9th at the same time and location.

For more information you may call the City of Goodyear at 623-932-3910 or visit to the City of Goodyear’s website at http://www.ci.goodyear.az.us.

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Dave and Buster’s Coming to WestGate

by Lisa Bray

Dave and Buster’s Coming to WestGate

The Phoenix West Valley is certainly abuzz with exciting new developments.  West Valley residents are already ecstatic about Super Bowl XLIX coming to the University of Phoenix Stadium next month, and the new Harkins Estrella Falls 16 megaplex movie theater opens next year. Now the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale will add another dining and entertainment option this fall with the planned opening of Dave & Buster's.

For those of you who don’t know, Dave & Buster’s is an American full-service restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment business that includes a video arcade designed for all ages. Arizona currently has two locations, one at Desert Ridge Marketplace and the other at the Tempe Marketplace, and now the establishment whose motto is “eat, drink, play” is coming to Glendale. Westgate's owner, iStar Financial, plans to break ground in February 2015 on a 41,000 square-foot building for the entertainment venue and have it open by November. It will be the first new building in the Westgate Entertainment District since iStar Financial acquired the property in 2011. The new Dave & Buster's will be built just west of the 20-screen AMC Theatres at Westgate which is located southeast of Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue.

No doubt residents valley-wide are excited for this fun new entertainment venue which not only offers a something fun to do but also employment opportunities and revenue for the thriving city of Glendale.

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TownePlace Suites Toy Drive in Goodyear

by Lisa Bray

TownePlace Suites Toy Drive in Goodyear

If you’re looking to give back to community and enrich the lives of abused children in the West Valley, please stop by the TownePlace Suites Toy Drive in Goodyear Wednesday, December 17th at 5:30 p.m. TownePlace Suites by Marriott is located at 13971 W. Celebrate Life Way in Goodyear.

This Client Appreciation and holiday Toy Drive Event benefits the New Life Center, a non-profit refuge for families that are escaping domestic violence by providing them with shelter, safety , and helping them craft independent, violent free lives. Bring your co-workers, friends, and family to meet Santa and enjoy music, wine and Italian fare. Prizes will be awarded to the companies that collect the most toys. The Grand Prize is a Weekend Getaway to Las Vegas! For more information click here or contact Briar Fulford at (623)-535-5009.

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New Harkins Theater Opening in Goodyear

by Lisa Bray

New Harkins Theater Opening in Goodyear

If you’re a West Valley or Goodyear resident who loves the movie going experience, then you’ll be happy to know that a new Harkins Theater is opening in Goodyear. Harkins Theatres recently announced plans to expand its Arizona movie theater chain to West Valley moviegoers.

Goodyear is getting a sixteen screen megaplex movie theater, which will be the largest such entertainment venue in the Southwest Valley. The new Harkins Estrella Falls 16 will include a 500-seat theater with a screen spanning more than eighty feet. The new theater also will feature an in-lobby bar offering mixed cocktails, wine and beer. The bar is a new amenity for Harkins Theatres.

Officials with the Scottsdale-based company said they would break ground on the state-of-the-art megaplex at Estrella Falls Mall in early 2015. Harkins hopes to open Estrella Falls 16 in spring 2016 and will be located near Interstate 10 and Pebble Creek Parkway in Goodyear.

"One of the recurring themes we hear from residents is to try to bring in more entertainment options to Goodyear," said Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord. Well, residents asked and the city of Goodyear is delivering!

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