Established in 1917, Goodyear was named after the purchase of 16,000 acres by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, who wanted to use the land to grow cotton for tire tread. Goodyear became a town on November 19, 1946 and today is home to more than 72,000 residents. In 2008, Goodyear was awarded with the “All-American City” award by the National Civic League.
Ranked the sixth fastest growing city in the United States, Goodyear “the city where opportunity begins.” Surrounded majestic mountain views and wide open desert terrain, Goodyear has a lot to offer any lifestyle. To learn more about the city of Goodyear, click here.
Just off the I10 Freeway and the Litchfield Road exit, you can find a plethora dining options from P.F. Chang’s, Black Angus, Macaroni Grill and Arriba Mexican Food. There are several shopping outlets where you can find name brands like Lane Bryant, Babies R Us, and specialty stores like BevMo.
If you are looking for a new ride, you may want to check out the Auto Mall which is just a short drive up the freeway in the neighboring city of Avondale, Arizona. Here you can find thousands of new and used cars, at affordable prices. Goodyear Baseball Park is one of the highlights for residents and visitors, which hosts annual events such as Star Spangled 4th of July celebration. The Goodyear Ball Park is the spring training home for the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds.
An Arizona landmark and historic hotel, the Wigwam Resort offers elegant comfort with a desert twist. Guests can enjoy 331 casitas and suites, award-winning golf, spa packages, pools with water slides and fine dining. Built in the 1930s the Wigwam golf course has three 18-hole courses with unique challenges and a beautiful desert setting. To learn more about golf tee times and rates, click here.
The city of Goodyear has several community parks for residents and visitors to enjoy. The Goodyear Community Park has tennis and basketball courts, baseball and softball fields, a skate park, splash pad and dog park. All Goodyear city parks are smoke-free environments with designed areas in the parking lot for smokers. Throughout the city of Goodyear, you will find neighborhood parks, plus Goodyear has three other city parks, Bullard Wash Park, Foothills Community Park and Roscoe Dog Park.
The Estrella Mountain Regional Park provides for the gorgeous mountain backdrop that surrounds Goodyear, Arizona. Here you will find the second largest park in Maricopa County, which is nearly 20,000 acres with sixteen square miles of park and thirty-three miles of trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. If you feel the need for speed, you will appreciate the fact that Phoenix International Raceway (PIR) is just a quick drive to Avondale. PIR was built in 1964 and has been a long-time favorite for locals and visitors who enjoy racing.
Goodyear students are serviced by two school districts. Elementary age children attend the Litchfield Elementary School District, which is an “A” rated district and rated number one in Arizona. High school students attend schools in the Agua Fria Union High School District.
Agua Fria Union High School District was established in 1955 and services the Goodyear community, as well as Avondale, Buckeye, Litchfield Park and parts of Glendale, Arizona.
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