Neighborhood of Phoenix
Living in Goodyear, Arizona
Goodyear, Arizona is located in the west valley of Maricopa County. It’s about a 20-30 minute drive from central Goodyear to downtown Phoenix, making the commute quite easy, and it’s a direct shot to downtown!
In the mid-2000’s Goodyear was rapidly growing, and while it continues to bring more residents in, the area has plenty of lot space for home owners to take advantage of.
History of Goodyear, Arizona
Curious about why this neighborhood of Phoenix is called Goodyear? Well, it’s an easy guess as to what the area is named after – Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company!
More specifically, the neighborhood is named after the founder of Goodyear, Charles Goodyear. The company started in this area and cultivated a lot of farmland to grow cotton for it’s tire production. In fact, the cotton production here was applied to rubber tire production for airplanes in World War 2!
During this time, the area developed with new homes, a business district and built its first post office. Goodyear was only considered a town up until 1985 when it officially became a city of the Phoenix Metro area.
Things to do in Goodyear:
Explore the Estrella Mountain Regional Park – this park is home to over 20,000 acres of wetland area, full of hiking & biking trails, picnic areas and a golf course!
Go to a spring training game at Goodyear Ballpark! – Both the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds hold their spring training here. This ballpark also hosts events and tournaments throughout the year, so you can catch a myriad of events here.
Spend an afternoon at Goodyear Community Park – this local park features a children’s splash pad, great walking paths, an award-winning skatepark and playground.
Bounce through the Elevate Trampoline Park! – an epic trampoline park in Goodyear that also has rock climbing and tons of foam pits waiting to cushion your attempted backflips.
Shop and enjoy a nice lunch out at the Market at Estrella Falls – this shopping center offers premier retailers and dining options for locals.
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