CantaMia at Estrella Goodyear, AZ

CantaMia at Estrella Goodyear, AZ

CantaMia Clubhouse
17700 W Star Point Drive – Goodyear, AZ 85338

CantaMia at Estrella Overview

CantaMia at Estrella in Goodyear, AZ opened for sales in 2010, and is the newest 55+ active adult retirement community in the Greater Phoenix area. The acres of cool refreshing lakes and lushly landscaped grassy open spaces gives CantaMia residents and guests the feeling of arriving at a true desert oasis.

With approximately 1,700 gated home sites for active adult residents age 55 or better, CantaMia is a perfect complement to the ongoing development at Estrella, a premier West Valley multi-generational master-planned community and home to more than 11,000 residents (previously called Estrella Mountain Ranch).

The CantaMia Village Center is a stunning 29,000 square foot recreation center for CantaMia residents, however all residents will also have full access to all of the Estrella amenities, including the Starpointe Recreation Center, Yacht Club, lake, and child-friendly parks and playgrounds.

With miles of lakes and water canals meandering throughout the community, you can find homes with “waterfront” back yards. These lots are in high demand though, and will generally carry a hefty lot premium.

Designed by the same developers that launched the nationally acclaimed and award-winning Province in Maricopa, CantaMia’s massive 29,000 square foot Village Center is located on a lake with lots of patios and balconies to take advantage of the great views.

CantaMia has been through several developer changes:

2008: CantaMia’s original name was Province at Estrella, and was designed by Engle Homes as a sister community and virtual mirror image of Province in Maricopa. The models were built and Engle Homes of Arizona was preparing for their highly anticipated grand opening, but had to cancel the event literally the day before scheduled when their parent company, TOUSA filed for bankruptcy in 2008.

2010: Joseph Carl Homes, a brand new company headed by the (now) former president of Engle Homes Arizona, purchased the entire subdivision from the banks and the community name was changed to CantaMia at Estrella. Since the models were already built and ready, Joseph Carl planned to move forward with the original Engle floorplans and started construction of the massive and beautiful lakeside clubhouse, which was also designed by Engle to look like the impressive Tuscan-style clubhouse at Province. Joseph Carl also improved the original Engle homes by adding super energy efficient and green technology, and included solar technology as a standard feature of every home.

2011: Joseph Carl Homes merged with Avatar Homes, and the community became CantaMia by Avatar. The clubhouse was completed, and had a more contemporary interior than originally designed, to differentiate it a bit from Province, as well as to reflect the builder’s more modern philosophy to construction technology and the baby boomer lifestyle.

2012: Vitalia Homes, the parent company of Avatar Homes changed their branding, separating their active adult brand from the Avatar brand, and then later merging the two names into one, AV Homes. The community is now CantaMia by AV Homes.

Through all of the changes, one thing has remained the same: the community has always been a highly anticipated and highly touted world-class active adult community. As it has progressed, the community has not disappointed.

CantaMia is still in the relatively early stages of development, with just a few hundred homes completed, but they are well on their way to becoming a premier active adult community.

CantaMia Village Center, CantaMia Activities

All residents of CantaMia are free to take advantage of all of the fabulous amenities and recreation activities at Estrella, including the Starpointe Residents Club, The Yacht Club, or take the grandkids to the StarSplash Water Park for an afternoon of fun.

At CantaMia’s 29,000 square foot recreation center, you can enjoy:

  • Sport Courts: Pickleball Courts, Bocce Ball Courts,Horseshoe Pits. Tennis courts are available at Estrella.
  • Outdoor Pool: Extensive resort-style swimming pool and spa
  • Indoor Pool: Indoor lap pool and spa
  • Fitness Center: With state-of-the-art computerized aerobics and strength training equipment, and movement studio for yoga, aerobics and Pilates classes.
  • Massage/Spa Rooms: Relax and unwind with a soothing massage. Your guests will love it too!
  • Crafts Room: Numerous crafts and workshops: sewing, quilting, ceramics, and more
  • Game & Recreation Rooms: Billiards Room, Library, and upstairs Event/Card Room with balconies
  • Demonstration Kitchen: There’s always something cooking at the demonstration kitchen.
  • Walking/Biking Trails: Miles of walking and biking trails wind throughout the community
  • Cyber Café: Catch a snack, read the paper and check your emails at the wi-fi enabled café
  • Golf: The nearby Golf Course at Estrella is a world-class par 72 Jack Nicklaus designed course, managed by Troon Golf.

Check the HOA’s website for a growing list of the clubs and activities as the population of the community grows.

CantaMia Real Estate

Because the community is so new, there are virtually no resales available, so your only option here is new construction, although the builder often has some “spec” homes that are ready or near-ready for faster move-ins.

There are 16 homeplans to choose from, 14 from the original Engle collection, and two more that were added by Vitalia Homes. Home plans range from 1,189 to 2,852 square feet, and buyers can choose a “duplex” style low-maintenance townhome to large estates with three car garages or casitas.

All homes include the very latest in energy efficient and green technology, and solar is also included with every home.

Base prices do not include lot premiums, upgrades, design center options, etc. On average, most people will spend an additional 12% – 20% over “base price” for design options and lot premiums for their new home. Lot premiums for a waterfront lot will average about $60,000 – $90,000.

CantaMia Golf

The Golf Club of Estrella is part of the Estrella master-planned community and offers a world-class golf experience set in the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Estrella Mountains.

Designed by Jack Nicklaus III and managed by Troon Golf, the par 72, 18-hole championship course plays 7,139 yards from the tips or as short as 5,124 from the forward tees. Five sets of tees allow everybody to find their perfect length.

The golf club is about three miles from CantaMia, and you will use their golf carts, which are included in the annual and seasonal pass programs.

About the Estrella Area

Nestled in the foothills of the Estrella Mountains (pronounced Es-tray-uh) about nine miles south of I-10 in Goodyear, you’ll find Estrella (formerly called Estrella Mountain Ranch). Estrella is a secluded, very large master-planned community that consists of several different villages, and many different builders. Each village has its own parks, lakes, walking-paths and some are even located on the Nicklaus designed golf course. CantaMia will be one of the “villages” at Estrella, and is the only “village” restricted to active adult living. And like many of the other villages, CantaMia will have its own set of amenities for use by CantaMia residents only.

The amenities that are available to ALL residents of Estrella regardless of which village they reside in are endless, but here goes… a Starpointe fitness center, Nicklaus golf course, kids water park (with slides and a big dipper bucket), fishing, boating and yachting, 16-miles of hiking trails, tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball courts, horseshoe pits and numerous playgrounds. The community also features a natural outdoor amphitheater.

CantaMia is located about 3.5 miles south of the “town center,” where all of the main amenities and the Safeway shopping center are located.