Cabana on Encanto

Cabana on Encanto is an apartment community to be built near the planned Goodyear Civic Square.

You may soon be getting fries from a gold medal winner ...

Oklahoma-based Sonic Drive-In said its team in Buckeye qualified for the top 500 round in this year’s Dr. Pepper Sonic Games.

 Over the last five months, the Buckeye drive-in team worked through a series of trainings, quizzes and team building challenges - becoming one of this year’s top performers.

Buckeye advanced from a field of nearly 3,000 drive-ins to the Top 500 and kept going to the Top 50 round.

The Buckeye Sonic at 1111 E. Highway 85 is now going for the gold - or at least a silver or bronze medal given to the top three drive-ins across the country. 

Sonic and its cheerful carhops have been serving up burgers, fries and shakes since  1953.

•Lace up your roller skates, carphops — more customers are coming soon:

Landsea Homes officials said new model homes will be unveiled for tours at three new communities, including Sundance in Buckeye.  

The Sundance pitch: “Minutes from the scenic White Tank Mountains, is a new collection of 172 one- and two-story single-family homes that bring family-friendly living to the heart of Buckeye.”

Homes range from two to five bedrooms and 1,315 to 3,018 square feet. The community also features a playground and outdoor common areas. 

Price tags on the new homes range from $215,990 to $283,990.

Sundance is at 21598 W. Sonora Street, near Yuma Road and South Verrado Way.

California-based Landsea, which has communities in Goodyear and Tolleson, is also working on a development in Avondale. 

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•Attention, renters: Greenlight Communities said Cabano on Encanto, an apartment community is coming to Goodyear.

Greenlight Communities recently closed on 8 acres of land at the southeast corner of 150th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. Construction  is scheduled to begin in August and be live-in ready by next winter.

The pitch:

 “Filling the void between affordable and luxury apartments, Cabana on Encanto will provide 286 units in total, including 114 studio, 114 one-bedroom and 58 two-bedroom apartments.”

Cabana on Encanto will be near the Goodyear Library and planned Civic Square, scheduled to be built in phases over the next several years. 

According to a publicist, “These are not government subsidized but yes someone making $38,000  a year could afford to live there. Professionals like teachers, firefighters, etc.

Their rents are typically $300 to $500 less than your typical new apartments.”

You can call this a Triple A deal, in more ways than one:

•AAA in Goodyear just sold for $4 million. AAA was newly built in 2019 at 15578 W. McDowell Road. 

According to a press release, “The 8,540-square-foot property built on a 1.15-acre lot has excellent visibility near the intersection of North Pebblecreek Parkway and West McDowell Road, which sees over 29,000 vehicles per day. 

“Within 5 miles of this AAA, approximately 142,559 people reside and have an average annual household income of $92,099.”