The City of Goodyear A short Perspective <br />Glendale and Peoria<br />Arizona’s New Destination Cities <br />Published by Elise Fay<br />
Course Outline<br />Expand our knowledge base of the NW Valley<br /> Focus on The City of Goodyear<br />What do these cities have to offer?<br />Community Services<br />Shopping <br />Dining<br />Entertainment<br />Lifestyle<br />Aren’t they just “way the heck out there”?<br />Who would want to live out there anyway?<br />Goodyear - Arizona’s new “Destination City”<br />
The History of Goodyear<br />Goodyear, Arizona<br />Goodyear was founded in 1917 by Paul Litchfield of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company<br />Goodyear was incorporated as a city on November 19, 1946<br />Goodyear is the fourth fastest growing suburban city under 100,000 population in the U.S<br />Goodyear grew at approximately a 16% growth rate each year from 2000-2006<br />MAG/City of Goodyear Planning Department population estimate: July 1, 2009 - 62,554<br />
Promises another sanctuary of hope and healing for people fighting cancer.</li></li></ul><li>Education<br /><ul><li> Goodyear residents are served by three elementary school districts and two high school districts.
With a K-12 student body nearing 10,000 students, every school in Goodyear is meeting the standards set forth by No Child Left Behind.
Additionally, the schools are meeting the AZ Learns standards with the highly respected rankings of performing and highly performing.</li></ul>Several K-12 schools, as well as local area colleges serve Goodyear residents. With high performance report card ratings and the active pursuit to attain exemplary post-secondary institutions for learning, Goodyear is constantly striving to maintain excellence.<br />
Goodyear…The Retail Center of the Southwest Valley<br /><ul><li> At McDowell Rd, Goodyear Centerpointe and the Market at Estrella Falls bring over 15 new major retailers plus numerous shops, services and restaurants.
Litchfield Rd. has become the heart of shopping and dining in Goodyear. Several power centers fill the area as well as many of the major chain restaurants.</li></li></ul><li> Goodyear Arizona: A Regional Destination<br /><ul><li>Estrella Falls, the Southwest Valley's first super regional shopping center is poised to make Goodyear a regional destination.
Spanning more than 300 acres, the entire project will bring 2 million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment upon build out.
Estrella Falls comprises a power center, super regional shopping center, expansive public spaces and parks, residential, office and hotel developments, and dynamic public art and entertainment</li></li></ul><li>GoodyearEntertainment<br />
Goodyear Spring Training<br /><ul><li> The Goodyear Ballpark opened on February 21, 2009
Located on a 3-acre parcel southeast of the future Goodyear City Center.
The stadium has a total seating capacity of 10,300</li></li></ul><li>Goodyear Ballpark-S. Ballpark Way<br /><ul><li>Home of the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds.
The Cleveland Indians joined the Arizona Cactus League in 2009
The Cincinnati Reds will host their first Spring Training season at the Goodyear Ballpark in 2010.</li></li></ul><li>University of Phoenix Stadium<br />Home of the: <br /><ul><li> Arizona Cardinals
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl</li></ul>And host of Super Bowl XLII in January 08<br />
Jobing.com Arena, Glendale<br />Home of the:<br /><ul><li> Phoenix Coyotes </li></ul> Hockey Team<br /><ul><li> Arizona Sting</li></ul> Lacrosse Team <br />