Goodyear : Arizona

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What Goodyear is like for active adults

Goodyear has been one of the fastest growing cities in Arizona with a 20010 population of 66,000. It is named for the tire company, which bought land here to grow rubber for tires in WWII. Goodyear can boast of being 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.Two colleges have purchased land in Goodyear for possible future development - Franklin Pierce University and the University of the Incarnate Word. Photo of South Lake Park in Estrella courtesy of Wikipedia and j.arsenault.

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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

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 recent housing crisis - the median selling price of homes in Goodyear was about $350,000 in 2007 but stabliized to about $170,000 in late 2012.

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What is special about this retirement community
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
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What is not special about this retirement community

Rampant growth, then a real estate recession. In Goodyear you are dependent on your car on a crowded highway system. Summers are brutally hot.

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What kinds of people like retiring here
Goodyear has a large number of retirees, as well as some Phoenix suburbanites. Average age is about 36, which is typical of the rest of the state. Average income is well above average
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Local economy is driven by
Construction, tourism, retirees.
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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.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Nearby Phoenix is a huge city with every conceivable cultural outlet
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Crime
The crime rate is above average in Goodyear.
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Medical facilities
The nearest hospitals are in Glendale or Phoenix.
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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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Valuable Links
Arizona retirement community guide
Town of Goodyear
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Facts about GOODYEAR
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Suburban,Desert,Golf Community,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 60,001-80,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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1. Rating: 4.4/5 ( 5 votes cast)

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