Newland Communities Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Developing Estrella

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Goodyear Master-Planned Community has Upgraded Community Amenities and Added Nationally Acclaimed Homebuilders

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"Thinking back on where we started with Estrella and the impact we have made in 10 years in both the community and the City of Goodyear is something in which our entire team can be proud." - Bill Olsen, Senior Vice President and Division Manager

Newland Communities recently marked its 10 year anniversary developing Estrella. While the community got its start in the late 1980s, Newland set out to transform Estrella, into the premier residential master-planned community in the West Valley in 2005. During the past 10 years, Newland has introduced a host of new amenities and signature events to the community, focused on convenience and enhanced lifestyle offerings, and plans to continue delivering upon the vision in the coming years. It has also added a variety of new builders and opened unique neighborhoods tailored to a variety of homebuyers including singles, families and empty nesters. In line with the existing growth that Estrella has experienced, Newland has major plans for the future including, introducing additional new homebuilders and further development of the community that spans 20,000 acres.

Newland officially made its mark in 2007 with the opening of the Montecito community. The groundbreaking festivities welcomed more than 1,500 spectators and partners, celebrating a significant milestone for a growing and thriving community. In 2010, Estrella introduced the gated 55-Plus community of CantaMia by AV Homes. That same year, Mountain Ranch Marketplace opened, as the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) neighborhood shopping center in Arizona, with Safeway, Chase Bank and other conveniences. Additionally, nationally acclaimed homebuilders David Weekley Homes, Gehan Homes, Shea Homes, and William Ryan Homes have all opened new neighborhoods in the past two years. Newland plans to continue adding highly regarded and distinguished new homebuilders to its growing repertoire next year.

“Thinking back on where we started with Estrella and the impact we have made in 10 years in both the community and the City of Goodyear is something in which our entire team can be proud,” said Bill Olsen, Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Newland Communities. “While we are thrilled about our accomplishments, we are always looking ahead and are excited for what the future will bring.”

Most recently, Newland broke ground on a second residents club, Presidio, scheduled to open in summer 2016. At approximately 18,500 square-feet, Presidio will include amenities such as a café and beer/wine bar, state-of-the-art fitness center, demonstration kitchen, quaint indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, a large misted patio that overlooks the pool and mountains beyond, , an oversized event lawn, beach-entry pool and splash pad.

Located only 17 miles from Downtown Phoenix, Estrella boasts a beautiful desert setting offering mountain views, open spaces and luxury indoor/outdoor resort-style living. The community is ideal for families of all ages and offers a host of rich amenities, easy access to nearby neighborhood conveniences and is the only new home community that offers lakes for fishing, sailing and paddle boating. To learn more about the community call the Information Center at 623-386-1000 or visit

About Newland Real Estate Group, LLC.
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and more than 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. For more information, please visit

About Estrella by Newland Communities
Estrella provides a lakeside oasis nestled in the Sierra Estrella Mountains, approximately 17 miles from downtown Phoenix on Estrella Parkway in Goodyear, in the Sonoran Desert Valley. Estrella currently offers more than 500 acres of parks and open space including 72 acres of lakes for boating and fishing, the Starpointe Residents Club, over 20 miles of hiking trails, and basketball, volleyball, Pickleball and tennis courts. Estrella is also home to a Nicklaus Design championship golf course, The Golf Club of Estrella. The land use plan for Estrella calls for approximately 50,000 homes, about 1,600 acres of commercial and a build-out of approximately 25 years (approximately 2032). For more information, please visit


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