14 Great Things to Do in Goodyear AZ for Seniors

What is it like to live in Goodyear AZ? We love having our assisted living homes and memory care in Goodyear and Surprise Arizona. Seniors who live in Goodyear and Surprise have so many advantages and amenities. For this article we thought we would list out some of the great things to do in Goodyear AZ. Then in another article we could cover the advantages of living in Surprise.

You’ll probably see that our pride for our town shows through in other blog posts about Surprise and Goodyear. We wrote several articles about:

What is it Like to Live in Goodyear AZ for Seniors?

We want to keep showing that pride by giving more reasons seniors should consider living in Goodyear Arizona for their retirement. And not just seniors. Their families should join them in this vibrant community as well. Here is the list:


Goodyear AZ boasts around 300 days of sunshine a year and a temperature that rarely falls below 40 degrees. Not only does that mean you can head out and enjoy many outdoor activities, seniors can keep their Vitamin D levels up to stay healthy. Just going outside is one of the great things to do in Goodyear AZ.


People who live in Goodyear have a beautiful view of the Estrella Mountain range just west of the town. There are a lot of hiking trails and outdoor activities in the Estrella Mountain park. And there are some spectacular sunsets over these mountains. You can enjoy some great hiking as one of the things to do in Goodyear AZ.

One of the Great Things to Do in Goodyear AZ – Golfing

Many seniors like to play golf. Those seniors who live in Goodyear can tell you there are some great courses to play. Many of the courses have a pretty reasonable cost associated with them as well. Here is a list of the courses in town.

Another of the Great Things to Do In Goodyear AZ – Spring Training

You can see Major League baseball stars and future major leaguers play during Spring Training at the Goodyear ballpark. The ballpark is home to the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians. Admission is very inexpensive and is a great way for seniors to enjoy the American pastime.

Other Annual Things to Do in Goodyear AZ

What is it like to live in Goodyear AZ year round? There are lots of fun community events happening year-round. Here are a few for seniors to put on their calendar:

JanuaryArizona Balloon Classic and the Culture Block Party

AprilGoodyear Lakeside Music Fest, Hop and Hops Easter Event

May– Skate Fest

July– Star-Spangled Fourth

September– Ballet under the stars

October– Fall Festival

November–  Veterans Day Tribute, Wag ‘N Tag

December– Christmas in Colors, Home Plate for the Holidays


People who live in Goodyear have a huge selection of shops to visit.  There are a ton of national chains such as:

  • Bath and Body Works
  • Best Buy
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Home Depot
  • Home Goods
  • Lowe’s
  • Old Navy
  • Party City
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pottery Barn (outlet)
  • Staples
  • Super Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Total Wine
  • Ultra Beauty

In addition there is quite a selection of Grocery stores including Safeway, Fry’s, and Walmart. Goodyear will also be one of only 9 Arizona locations for the ultra-discounted grocery store, Aldi. Aldi also picked Goodyear for its regional distribution center.

A Big, Beautiful Movie Theater

Harkins Theaters in Estrella Falls has 16 very large movie screens and luxury recliner seating for their audience. They also have a meal and cocktail bar in the lobby. When it is really hot in the summer time, seeing a movie is one of the great things to do in Goodyear AZ.

An Array of Great Restaurants

We listed a bunch of restaurants that give discounts to seniors and military veterans in our other blog post.  Those are just the ones that give discounts. Seniors and their families who live in Goodyear can partake of over 400 restaurants around Goodyear.  That should give your family plenty of choices.

Religious Services for People who Live in Goodyear

Over 30 different churches offer worship services around the town. There is also a synagogue right in Goodyear and 2 others in nearby Sun City (see here and here). Many people in our assisted living and memory care homes really appreciate church services. Unfortunately we don’t know of any mosques in Goodyear. The closest mosque we know about is in Avondale. The churches lots of things to do in Goodyear AZ besides going to worship.

World Class Medical Care for those who Live in Goodyear

What is it like to live in Goodyear AZ as a senior. Well you can feel comfortable knowing good medical care is close by. We understand how important good medical care is for seniors. That’s why seniors who live in Goodyear can feel confident their level of care will be excellent. We work with many of these providers at our assisted living and memory care homes both in Surprise and Goodyear. Goodyear has a ‘health park’ in their Goodyear Medical Innovation Corridor that brings tremendous innovation to the health industry. Seniors who live in Goodyear can take advantage of fantastic health facilities such as:

There are also many smaller health clinics around for people who live in Goodyear.

Assisted Living and Memory Care for people who live in Goodyear

We’re partial to our own assisted living and memory care home in Goodyear. However, we understand that you need to make the best decision for your loved one’s situation. That’s why Goodyear is such a great place for families. There are over 50 high-quality assisted living and memory care businesses in Goodyear. These businesses range from very large facilities to smaller group homes such as ours. If you want to find some things to do in Goodyear AZ, why not volunteer at our home or other assisted living facilities?


Goodyear sits only 20 minutes west of downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport. The town has easy access to I-10 to bring you right into Phoenix or head west all the way to Los Angeles. The 303 that also runs right near Goodyear is a wonderfully traffic-free highway that quickly brings you up to the communities of Surprise, Sun City and Sun City West.


Goodyear Arizona is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States.  And it has some very vibrant communities to keep up with that growth. Seniors interested in active adult communities can check out:

There are also lots of other regular single family and multi-family communities around Goodyear. In addition more communities are planned to keep up with the demand.

Luke Air Force Base

Although officially in Glendale, It is easy to access Luke from Goodyear. Military retirees who live in Goodyear find the base services very convenient.  People who are not ex-military will still enjoy seeing the array of fighter jets flying overhead. They can see all this military hardware up close during the Luke Days airshow every two years.

In short, Goodyear is a wonderful place to live. Whether you are a senior who wants to have a wonderful retirement, or a family. Do you know any other great reasons to live in Goodyear? Please share them for others in the comments below.

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