Centerra Homes

Centerra Homes is a new Goodyear community near Goodyear Ballpark, not far from Buckeye.

Would you rather own a big farm in Buckeye, or Goodyear?

Either way, you would be sitting pretty. Keep on farming, or wait until the price is right to sell to a developer.

As a story in last week’s West Valley View showed, Buckeye is leading the state with a staggering 60% population growth since 2010. Goodyear is close behind, growing 36% in the same period. Avondale is also at double-digit growth, expanding 10.6% since 2010.

More people equals more homes.

Which brings us to …

The grand opening of  Landsea Homes’ Centerra community will be celebrated this week. First, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord, the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce and city council members will attend a ribbon-cutting at noon Friday, Jan. 17.

Meet the newest neighbors in the West Valley at a public grand opening takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. The grand opening event will feature refreshments, giveaways, a balloon artist and face painting for children and tours of the new model homes.

Centerra is at 1037 S. 151st Lane, just a long fly ball across Yuma Road from the Goodyear Ballpark. Centerra is smack between Estrella Parkway and Bullard Avenue, with easy access (traffic permitting) to Interstate 10.

If the name rings a bell, Landsea Homes is behind Encanta in Tolleson and Verrado in Buckeye.

“Centerra by Landsea Homes is a wonderful addition to our tight-knit community,” said Lord. “I’m confident these beautiful homes will soon be filled with new residents and expanding families, and we’re grateful that Landsea chose Goodyear.”

Centerra offers single-story and two-story homes, ranging from studio to four bedrooms, plus an option for up to six bedrooms. The community also features amenities such as two tot lots,  playgrounds, and a pool.

A press release said this new community blends think-green and hi-tech “by implementing environmental conscious building materials such as high efficiency windows, thicker insulation and solar, as well as several smart home automation features compatible with Apple Homekit including entry door locks, smart thermostat, garage door opener and light switches and doorbell camera pre-wire.” Base pricing starts at $224,900 and goes up to $279,900.

For more information about Landsea Homes and Centerra, call 623-208-6229 or visit