Living in Goodyear, Arizona

Fast Facts About Goodyear, AZ

What to know about living in Goodyear.

Population (2020): 95,294

Distance from: 

  • Phoenix, AZ: 22min
  • Tucson, AZ: 2hr 4min
  • Yuma, AZ: 2hr 29min

Nearest airport:

Median income (2020): 

  • Individual: $40,702 
  • Household: $60,707

County: Maricopa County

Type of location: City 

Why is Goodyear a Nice Place to Live?

Located as a far Western suburb of Phoenix, Goodyear, Arizona is a city in Maricopa County. Coming off a growth spurt in the 1990s the town is one of many popular Phoenix suburbs that make up the Phoenix, MSA.

There are beautiful mountain views and skies for miles. Many beautiful, gated communities are popping up with great home and plenty of space. If you want space for your boat, RV, or other toys, there are many properties with tall garages built right in.

Goodyear is far enough west of the big, metropolitan areas of Phoenix that you can enjoy a quiet and relaxed lifestyle. But you’re still not too far away to enjoy the city when you need to. The schools are great and the weather is better. You can grow almost anything in sunny Goodyear. On top of that, winters are mild and you’ll never get too cold.

Luke Air Force Base is located in Goodyear so be aware you may hear an see aircrafts coming and going. But the industry here is growing quickly and there are lots of job opportunities. It’s a great community to settle into and get involved with.

The city derives its name from the Goodyear Tire And Rubber Company. Unbeknownst to many people, Goodyear bought farmland here in the early 20th century to grow cotton, as a material for their tires. In fact, cotton was a fiber commonly used as part of tire production in the past. Goodyear is also home to the aptly named Goodyear Ballpark. This ballpark hosts the spring training for two major league baseball teams, the Cleveland Guardians and the Cincinnati Reds. Goodyear is a livable city having won a notable civic award, the All American City Award in 2008.

What is Goodyear Known For?

Goodyear Arizona has lots to do and see. Here are some of the attractions you can enjoy while living in Goodyear:

Star Tower

This Observation deck serves as a monument to the many indigenous native American cultures that are from Arizona.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Beyond stunning views this park is packed with things to do. Horseback riding, golf, and hiking are just a few of the ways you can enjoy your time here.

Urban Air Adventure Park

Let those little ones burn off some steam while they play, jump, walk, run, and just have a great time!

Tres Rios Golf Course

Great Arizona weather means just about any day, barring the dead of Summer, is a great time to play golf.

What Are the Best Restaurants?

Prepare to enjoy hearty regional fare and other notable cuisine at some of the best restaurants while living in Goodyear:

  • Rudy’s “Country Store” And Barbecue, Good down home cooking and tasty BBQ!
  • Macayo’s Mexican Food, No frills Mexican favorites packed with flavor.
  • Sandwich Masterz, Fresh sandwiches served on amazing bread!
  • Taste Of Italy, Fresh Italian food, pizza in a clean family atmosphere
  • Sammy’s Burgers,Comfort food and good ol’ American cheeseburgers

To learn more about purchasing a home in Goodyear, Arizona check out the median home price and inventory or call me at 623-283-2067 to get immediate help.


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