Daimler Trucks North America

Daimler Trucks North America celebrated its 10th parts center with a ribbon cutting at its Goodyear location.

If you’re a hammer swinger, the West Valley is the place to be.

Forget the old cornfields, rows of houses are sprouting in the old farmlands.

K.B. Home is moving ahead with La Ventilla, on, you guessed it, La Ventilla Way near Sarival Avenue and Interstate 10.

Kbhome.com says homes here are priced from $236,990 – $257,990, with amenities such as:

• Commuter friendly; easy access to I-10, Loop 101 and Loop 303.

• Community amenities include a pool, playground and walking paths.

• Nestled in an idyllic natural setting near the Estrella and White Tank mountain ranges.

• Close to shopping, dining and entertainment at Canyon Trails Towne Center.

• Minutes to downtown.

Not far away, on the northside of I-10, there is more construction going on, after a big real estate deal.

According to officespace.com, a 24-acre “high-density residential development site” near the southeast corner of Pebble Creek Parkway and West Virginia Avenue sold for $5.25 million. Expect a big project coming there soon.

Down in south Goodyear,  Gehan Homes has debuted an 89-lot neighborhood in Estrella by Newland. This is the builder’s second neighborhood in the Goodyear master-planned community and is the most recent to open in Lucero, the newest village in Estrella.

According to a press release, houses here are in the 1,500- to 2,500 square feet range, starting in the mid-$200s.

“As the managing developer of Estrella, Newland strives to bring builders with innovating designs and high-quality craftsmanship into the community. The newest neighborhood to join our lineup is no exception,” said William Olson, senior vice president and division manager for Newland Communities. “Gehan Homes is one of the largest private homebuilders in the United States and has been creating award-winning homes for more than 25 years.”

Gehan joins more than a dozen builders currently offering new homes in Estrella. Plans range from 1,220 to more than 3,400 square feet and begin in the low $200s. To learn more about Estrella, call 623-386-1000 or visit estrella.com.

Estrella features more than 500 acres of parks and open space including 72 acres of lakes. Estrella is also home to a Nicklaus-design championship golf course, the Golf Club of Estrella.

In another dozen years, the plan for Estrella calls for thousands of homes.

That’s a lot of hammer swinging.

Daimler Trucks North America recently held a grand opening for its Goodyear location, its10th parts distribution center.

Located at 17017 W. Indian School Road, the 268,000 square-foot facility stocks more than 10,000 parts and serves over 130 dealers in the southwest.

Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon,  produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates.