The  suburban community of Goodyear was actually founded by the Goodyear Tire &  Rubber Company as long ago as 1916. The company was interested in this area for  the production of cotton used in tire cords. The establishment of a U.S. Naval  air station in Goodyear spurred the development of Goodyear Aircraft, a  manufacturing plant for Navy seaplane flight decks. The former Goodyear  Aircraft is today’s Lockheed Martin, still one of the community’s largest employers.  With the strength of its leading-edge aerospace activity, food processing  plants, and close proximity to important California markets, Goodyear benefits  from a vital local economy.

The  popularity of the Southwest Valley for new-home construction has expanded the  quality residential development. Goodyear civic planners are committed to  developing neighborhoods where homes are solidly built and residents have  access to cultural and recreational amenities. Other priorities are aesthetic  appeal and the preservation of open space. The award-winning, master-planned  communities in this area such as Estrella Mountain Ranch are attracting the  lion’s share of new homebuyers. Estrella Mountain Ranch hosts the Cool Desert  Jazz Festival each fall, while the Phoenix Symphony Pops Concerts entertain  large crowds in the springtime. Residents enjoy a farmer’s market, the annual  Pumpkin Festival, an Easter egg hunt, and the unique activities at Duncan  Family Farms. Many of the Goodyear area’s special events are either sponsored  by or supported by the active West Valley Fine Arts Council.

Outdoor  attractions include the Estrella Mountain Regional Park for fine golfing,  camping, horseback riding, hiking, and picnicking. White Tanks Regional Park,  Phoenix International Raceway, and a wide variety of exceptional golf courses  add to the quality of life for Goodyear residents and draw visitors from across  the Valley. Bisected by Interstate 10, the city offers an accessible yet  tranquil location just minutes from the cultural venues and professional sports  stadiums of downtown Phoenix.



Estrella Mountain Ranch, South  Estrella Parkway, Goodyear.  The  jewel of southwestern development offers a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course,  expansive lakes, mountain views, miles of hiking trails, and a variety of home  styles.

Palm Valley, North Litchfield Road, Goodyear.   Distinctive  residential villages surround the golf course. Amenities include a clubhouse  and restaurant as well as walking paths.

Pebble Creek, Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear.  This  premier active-adult golf and tennis resort village in the Palm Valley community features a spectacular multi-million-dollar recreation complex.