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Estrella Mountain homes are located in the best master planned community in the state of Arizona. Low HOA fees and numerous amenities. Two lakes with free boating and fishing. Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course and clubhouse. Two additional community clubhouses with state of the art exercise facilities, meeting spaces, cafe’s and a lot more. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trails. Located in the west valley, thirty minutes from downtown Phoenix.

All Estrella Mountain homes for sale can be viewed and purchased by utilizing the best Realtor in Estrella Mountain for those services. I am also an Estrella Mountain resident of sixteen years. Call Johnny D today @ 480-256-8688 or 480-236-7383!

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Estrella Mountain Frequently Asked Questions

If I buy a custom lot, do I have to build right away?

The answer is no. No time constraints or limits. Matter of fact; you never have to build if you don’t want to.

What are the current HOA fees?

In 2023, they are currently $112 a month, paid quarterly. Gated neighborhoods pay slightly higher.

What is a CFD?

It’s an acronym for Community Facilities District. In Goodyear, each of these districts has ‘special assessment’ fees they pass on to the public. They are revenue bonds.

For Estrella Mountain Ranch, these fees are paid by homeowners. Initially, the buyers of new home construction are assessed these fees. They can be paid all at once or through an amortization schedule.

A resale buyer may incur (negotiable with current homeowner) the remaining unpaid fees as part of their purchase. For more information follow this link: Estrella Mountain Ranch CFD to the city of Goodyear website for further details.

Does Estrella Mountain contain CC&RS? Can I review them before purchase?

Yes. Estrella Mountain does have C,C, & R’s (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions). C,C, & R’s are created to preserve the continuing excellence of life in our Estrella Mountain Community. To review the C,C, & R’s, contact The HOA (CCMC) at 623-386-1112.

How many acres and residents are there in Estrella Mountain?

Estrella Mountain consists of almost 20,000 acres with about 4,000 still to be developed. Currently, there is about 7,000 constructed homes and 20,000 residents. At completion, there will be almost 11,000 homes in Estrella Mountain, including the 1,700 in the adult community of CantaMia.

Can I park my RV or other vehicles on the street?

Unless in a fully enclosed garage(s), no vehicles including RV’s, boats, and trailers are allowed to park on the street without a parking waiver. Parking waivers for recreational vehicles and trailers are good for 48 hours, twice a month for you or your guests. 

Street Parking Waivers are obtainable for approved passenger vehicles of residents and visiting guests, and may be accepted for a period of three consecutive nights, but no more than 24 times per year.

Contact the Community Services Office at 623-386-1112 weekdays between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. After- hours and weekends, call the Community patrol at 602-329-0462 to request a parking waiver.

Can my home be used as an Airbnb or VRBO?

Despite community policy, yes you can. Refer to this link; There are currently over 100 active listings of these short term rentals in Estrella Mountain. However, your guests will have no access to the membership amenities (pools, workout facilities, and yacht club) unless certain criteria is met (see below).

What amenities does Estrella Mountain offer?

We have two lakes offering free boating and fishing (catch and release). At our Yacht Club, we offer many boat choices. Show your resident membership ID and they will prepare the boat with life jackets and place the boat at the dock for you. We have two residents clubs with state of the art exercise equipment, cafe’s, meeting rooms, and swimming pools.

The Starpointe Club also has water slides, a covered heated lap pool, and a youth center. Pickleball is the rage and there are several courts on the south lake. BBQ ramadas, basketball, horseshoes and tennis.

There is a also a Jack Nicklaus designed championship golf course within the community, open to the public, but offers discounts to residents. Walking paths around both lakes and over 65 miles of hiking and biking.

What are the rules governing guest passes and non-resident use of Estrella Mountain amenities?

For the current year, every household receives five free guest passes. Beyond that, guest passes are $5 per person, per day, for guests aged four and older. A discounted guest card is offered, that is valid for a seven consecutive day period, for $15 per person.

Guests, accompanied by a resident with a resident membership card, will need to sign an indemnification form at the Starpointe Club or Presidio Club. Once filled out, a guest no longer needs the resident to be with them to use the pools, exercise equipment or yacht club. Homeowners are responsible and liable for all acts of their guests.

Resident membership cards are available after home purchase at the Estrella Mountain community office, located next to Starpointe Club entrance. Resale purchases have a one-time $100 fee that provides all family members over 10 years old with a photo resident membership card. This fee also applies to tenancy by renters of more than sixty days.

Tenants only receive membership access after the homeowner submits a Property Document Transfer through the Community Services Office. The homeowner is relinquishing his/her access to the amenities during the tenancy of their renter. A homeowner property is limited to four record transfers per calendar year. Great for Airbnb and Vrbo.

Non-residents only have access to the clubhouse cafe’s, the Welcome Home Center, and the Community Foothills Park near the high school.

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The Estrella Mountain community affords three outstanding schools in the immediate area:

Westar Elementary School
17777 West Westar Drive, Goodyear AZ 85338
Public district, K-8 & Ungraded | 676 students
(623) 474-6600


Westar Junior High School
17777 West Westar Drive, Goodyear AZ 85338
Public district, K-8 & Ungraded | 676 students
(623) 474-6600


Estrella Foothills High School
13033 Estrella Parkway, Goodyear AZ 85338
Public district, 9-12 | 1118 students

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Estrella Mountain Community Phone Numbers

Estrella Mountain Community Phone Numbers

Estrella Mountain Main Gate: 480-451-4701

Estrella Mountain HOA: 623-386-1112

Estrella Mountain Country Club: 480-391-1000

Estrella Mountain Membership: 480-391-3056

Estrella Mountain Disclosure Dept: 602-957-9191

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Estrella Mountain Custom Lots

Estrella still has many custom homes sites still available, gated and non-gated. Estrella Mountain custom lots range from quarter acre up to two acres. Below is a chart showing minimum home size per lot size.

The minimum livable square footage for each residence on a lot, excluding garages, porches and
detached buildings, shall be as follows:

Any changes to the minimum size requirements may be submitted to the DRC for approval at the
Pre-Design Conference.

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There are plenty of CantaMia homes for sale to choose from. CantaMia is an active adult community snuggled up against the Estrella Mountain foothills with amazing views of the Estrella Mountains in the backdrop, located in Goodyear, Arizona.

CantaMia is a green community utilizing the highest standards for construction and modern techniques to assure you of a well built home.

CantaMia is a guard gated community offering a vast number of amenities to appeal to all buyers. 


The CantaMia outdoor activities include the ever popular pickleball, tennis, bocce ball, cornhole and horseshoes.

Take a hike within the CantaMia community or there are more trails within the Estrella Community or head over to the State Park for a more challenging hike. 

Rent a bike and take a relaxing ride through the community.

If your not in for a workout, maybe your fury friend is. Head on over to the dog park. You never know who or what you may run into.


Within the CantaMia community is a 29,000 sq. ft. Village Center. Inside is a lounge, café and bar, a 2,000 sq. ft. fitness room, an ADA entry lap pool, aerobics and yoga room, an art studio, a tech wing, an event room, billiards, and more.

Sign up for one of the exciting jazzercise classes or a weekly art class.

Join us for breakfast and lunch served daily at the Tempo Café or Tuesday & Friday Night Happy Hour with Food Specials.  


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Whether it's CantaMia or any other Estrella Mountain homes for sale, contact Johnny D today @ 480-256-8688 or 480-236-7383.

Estrella Mountain Ranch History

The Estrella Mountain Ranch history is believed to have been started with the Hohokam Indian inhabitants. The Hohokam were located in the area from 470 A.D. to 1448 A.D., and depended on the streams and rivers in the area for their survival.

A crucial element needed for them living in a desert was water. The Estrella  Regional Park sits above these waterbeds where they could have eye witnessed the several interesting events that would have been lived out in the desert below.

The Hohokam culture was based almost exclusively on irrigated agriculture, according to the Historical Atlas of Arizona. The Hohokam, and the future cultures of the community, utilized the canal system, where it was once located within the borderlines of the Estrella Park.

In the early 1600’s the Pima and Maricopa Indians were establishing themselves in the Estrella community. They were living in the park and mountainous area.  Some of there encampments were along the Gila River river and its streams.

For over the next 200 years, several different Indian tribes migrated throughout the state to make there territory claims. However, the Pima and Maricopa tribes stayed in the Estrella Community area.

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo for Estrella Mountain Ranch
Liberty Schoolhouse

In 1691, a person named Father Eusebio Francisco Kino explored the Santa Cruz River north to the Gila River and then followed the Gila River, west to California, and advanced through to the Estrella Mountain Park area. Father Kino would become the first European to view the Sierra Estrella area. Father Kino surveyed and charted the Indian campsites between the Estrela Mountain Park and what was subsequently the Mexican border between 1691 and 1704,  

During this time and up to 1776, Spain governed and impacted the area through the colonial government in Mexico City, what is currently the central portion of Arizona.

In 1822 the Spanish rule was ended by the Mexican Revolution, as the southwest desert interest in this territory from the United States was starting to develop. There were border disagreements between United States and Mexico.

In 1846, the war started with Mexico, and a new American occupancy in Arizona started. The United States military decided to acquire entry to the southwest to obtain future access to the West Coast. This aggression provided to the decline of the native Indian American occupancy.

In February 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the war between Mexico and the United States. Mexico agreed to give up all claims to Texas and accept the Rio Grande as the border of that state. Mexico furthermore accepted to sell its New Mexico territories and Upper California areas to the United States for $15 million.

When the Gadsen Purchase was enacted in Arizona, the land north of the Gila River was declared United States territory. The Mexico/U.S. border was moved to its present day location. The Estrella Mountain Regional Park finally became a part of the United States for the first time.

Indian reservations started to become established in Arizona in the 1850’s. The Gila River Indian Reservation was the first one created, in 1859. Being the only reservation set up before the civil war, it was established between the Maricopa and Pima Indians and there ancestral lands, to the south and east of the Estrella Mountain Regional Park. 

Between 1860 and 1880, an Anglo presence took over the Gila River Valley as they were the first settlers of their kind to set up farms in the south central Arizona area.

During this time, there were only a few reservations for Indian tribes or nations. The first school was built close to the park in a town currently called Liberty by the late 1880’s.

By 1890, the city of Avondale was established after being previously called the town of Coldwater. Later, in 1916 the town of Goodyear came into existence.

Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department began obtaining land and developing the park system.  The County Parks and Recreation Department continued to look for additional land to develop parks, and residents of Avondale and Goodyear showed interest. In 1953 a community park was built in that part of the valley.

At the end of 1953, the residents of Goodyear and Avondale area met to inquire of the possibilities of creating a county park in the west valley. A number of residents were added to the County Parks commission, and the County Parks and Recreation staff created Estrella Mountain Park.

Estrella Mountain Park at the outset, consisted of 828 acres, 428 acres of purchased property and 400 acres of leased land, and in the first year, the upkeep budget was less than $10,000.

Estrella Mountain Park was considered a community park for the first few years. In 1958, Estrella Mountain Park was designated a “Regional Park” by the Maricopa County Parks association.

In 1962, the Sierra Estrella Golf Course opened with nine holes. Estrella Mountain Regional Park was growing in size, so a golf course was a logical decision. Development continued. 

Estrella Golf Course opened in 1999
Estrella Foothills High School opened in 2001
Instead of a golf course, this is there view. Thanks Newland...Not!


To be determined…


In a separate limited agreement, the Federal preserved land of Estrella was sold to a private entity. This was due to an unlinked land disagreement between Navajo and Hopi in northern Arizona.


The master-planned community of Estrella was created. The enterprising  Charles Keating, known more for the Lincoln Savings and Loan scandal, identified the intrinsic value of the Estrella area potential, and purchased it.


Two freshwater lakes were constructed on 72 acres, bordered by hiking trails and a community park. A boat landing, a sandy beach area and the stocking of fish in the lakes were created.


The Phoenix Symphony performed for the Grand Opening of the Estrella Community during a three day event to attract perspective buyers into the area. The Estrella Mountain Elementary School opened later that year.


Newland Communities purchased Estrella and began changing the previous developers plans. Residents were not happy with the takeover, as Newland appeared to only be interested in their bottom line. See 2019 reference and decide for yourself.


What is now 600+ acres of a development called Lucero, it was originally slated for an additional golf course. Across the street and to the south was a planned Resort. Both of these amenities were scratched to provide Newland an additional revenue stream.

Also across the street from Lucero, are custom homes in the areas called, “The Summit” and “The Trails.” You can only imagine what these established homeowners thought of the future golf course being replaced by over a thousand stick built homes in there direct view…

These two areas were originally planned to be gated, but Newland cancelled that plan too.

Another desire of the previous developer that Newland poo-pooed, was the burying of the current, unsightly power lines. Obviously, it didn’t fit into their budget, as constructing more homes appeared to be more important to them.

Can you tell I’m not fond of Newland…However, I still cherish Estrella despite the despicable decisions they made.


Toll Brothers, Harvard Investments, and Värde Partners, in a joint venture acquired Estrella Mountain Ranch. The hope is, that this developer is more resident conscience than the previous developer.


Estrella Mountain Ranch is still the best master-planned community in the state. It currently offers the finest amenities at the most reasonable monthly HOA fee. Other communities either have higher HOA fees or less amenities. As residents, we pray that trend continues. I pinch myself everyday, walking or riding my bike around both lakes. The beauty of the mountains and calmness of the lakes is unparalleled.


More growth, higher prices. However, the quality of life in Estrella Mountain remains exceptional. It’s a pleasure to see the community and the facilities being updated. More people on the hiking trails than years past, which is wonderful. Would love to see a few family restaurants here in Estrella.


Estrella Mountain Ranch Trail Guide



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