Rendering of Lucero’s welcome center. Lucero is a new village at Estrella by Newland Communities. The first phase, which will feature six neighborhoods from five distinct home builders, is expected to open this spring. (Photo courtesy Big Yam)

The first phase of Estrella by Newland Communities’ Lucero village will feature six neighborhoods from five distinct home builders.

Opening this spring, the 617-acre village will feature homes from Beazer Homes, D.R. Horton, Pulte Homes, Richmond American Homes and Taylor Morrison.

“As the managing developer of Estrella, we strive to bring innovate design and high-quality homes into the community,” said William Olson, senior vice president and division manager for Newland Communities.

“We are proud to bring well-respected homebuilders into Lucero and provide potential residents with a variety of new home options to fit any lifestyle.”

Homes will range from around 1,600 to 2,800 square feet. The builders’ models will be located together in model villages that are within walking distance of Casa Lucero, Estrella’s new information center.

Beazer Homes will open its 11th neighborhood in Estrella. With four plans, there will be single- and two-story options that range in size from 1,761 to 2,751 square feet.

Richmond American Homes’ newest Estrella neighborhood will offer four single-story plans that range in size from 2,390 to 2,830 square feet.

Taylor Morrison will add to its roster of homes in Estrella with three single-story floor plans that range in size from 1,663 to 1,965 square feet.

Making its Estrella debut is Pulte Homes, which will have four plans, including single- and two-story homes. They will range in size from 2,303 to more than 2,582 square feet.

D.R. Horton is also launching its first Estrella neighborhood, though product details have not yet been announced.

Additional details including pricing and special features will be announced as they become available.

Planned amenities include a café operated by Huyer Club Concepts, LLC – the operator of Lakeside Grill, a hike and bicycle shop operated by Trek Bicycle Store West Phoenix, and more than 10 miles additional of hiking and biking trails.

True to its name, “bright star,” the village has been designed to embody the art of hillside living and complement its natural desert surroundings. It has been carefully designed with intimate neighborhoods that embody modern, desert living with panoramic views of the Sierra Estrella Mountains.

Lucero is the first new area of the Goodyear master-planned community to debut in nearly a decade. Estrella features three other villages – Montecito, Mountain Ranch and CantaMia – a gated community for residents ages 55 and older, distinctive floor plans and a wide range of price points from nearly a dozen homebuilders.

To learn more about Estrella, call the New Home Information Center at 623-386-1000 or visit