Around Town at PebbleCreek

Located in the booming town of Goodyear, PebbleCreek offers an ideal location with new shopping centers nearby providing a multitude of services. It’s also close to outdoor recreation areas, sport venues, entertainment and restaurants. Nearby Litchfield Park is also home to Luke Air Force Base, an operational base that hosts special events and programs throughout the year.

Active Adult Living at PebbleCreek - Around Town


Libraries, Colleges & Universities
Libraries Colleges and Universities Near PebbleCreek
PebbleCreek residents enjoy easy access to a wide array of educational and library facilities around the West Valley area. From Maricopa County Library District to ASU West campus and Estrella Community College, you’re never far from information and opportunities to learn.
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Maricopa County Library District

The district is designed to be a gathering place for community members of all ages. The library offers 9 public access computers for adults and teens, including a Digital Literacy station with software installed to assist with job searching.

Avondale Civic Center Library

The Civic Center Branch Library is located at 11350 Civic Center Drive. Inside this downtown location, the library hosts varied events from Medieval Times Groups to Needle & Thread classes as well as providing regular library services, computer rooms and meeting rooms.

Avondale Old Town Library

This historic library recalls the early days of Coldwater, later Avondale begun by Bill Moore of the infamous Quantrill Gang who bought 280 acres for 70 dollars. His Coldwater Station was a watering hole for stagecoach drivers who crossed the arid desert for the promised land of California. The library features an array of events and club meetings throughout the year, in addition to library services, public computers, and volunteer opportunities. It is located at 328 West Western Avenue, just three miles from PebbleCreek.

Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library

Located at 495 E. Western Drive just a short drive from PebbleCreek is Avondale’s newest library. It features an open and inviting modern 12,000 square foot facility. The ground floor is dedicated to children and community with a story time reading room. Adult interests are located on the second level, capturing scenic views of the Valley, Estrella Mountains and the Old Town neighborhood.

Litchfield Park Branch Library

The Litchfield Park Branch Library is located at 101 West Indian School Road. It offers an inviting place to read a book or paper and offers all the regular library services.

Arizona State University-West Campus

ASU-West Campus is located off highway 17 W Thunderbird Road. The West Campus is one of four university campuses that compose Arizona State University and is located in Northwest Phoenix, in the city of Glendale. The campus offers an array of courses from education and business administration to interdisciplinary studies.

Estrella Mountain Community College

Offering personal enrichment and professional development opportunities in a wide variety of subjects, Estrella Mountain Community College is recognized for its excellent medical and nursing training. Estrella Mountain offers noncredit continuing education classes and adult education programs.

Glendale Community College

With a main campus and GCC North locations, Glendale Community College’s degree and certificate programs, as well as individual classes are offered throughout the West Valley. GCC North also offers classrooms, labs, study areas and a full spectrum of student support services in a beautiful 75-acre desert location at the base of Ludden Mountain in north Glendale.

Rio-Salado Community College

There’s a wealth of opportunity waiting for residents of all ages at the Rio Salado College Lifelong Learning Center in Surprise, Arizona, just 30 minutes away. The recently renovated facility, now completely updated and three times its original size, contains state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, testing center, and a new community meeting room.

Shopping
Goodyear Shopping Opportunities Near PebbleCreek
Perfectly situated in the West Valley, PebbleCreek residents enjoy easy access to great malls and shopping centers, as well as major retailers, brand name shops and grocery stores – all located close by. You won’t have to travel far to find what you need.
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Major Retail Stores

Wal-Mart
Target
Kohl’s
Costco
Lowe’s
The Home Depot
Office Max
Michael’s Crafts

Grocery Stores

Major chains all within a few miles –
Safeway
Albertson’s
Fry’s

Goodyear Centerpointe

Located just 2 miles from PebbleCreek, this open-air town center features, Sports Chalet, Toys R Us, Bevmo, Conn’s HomePlus, Mattress Firm, Eyeglass World, Party City, Paradise Bakery, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Rubios, Texas Roadhouse and more.

The Market at Estrella Falls

The Market at Estrella Falls, conveniently located at McDowell Road and PebbleCreek Parkway in Goodyear, features an extensive selection of specialty stores, as well as national retailers and restaurants including Old Navy, Petco, Staples, La-Z-Boy, HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx, Dollar Tree, Burlington Coat Factory, Shoe Carnival, Chase Bank, Oregano’s Pizza Bistro, Harkins Theatres and more.

Palm Valley Pavilions West Shopping Center

Located within 6 miles of PebbleCreek just north of the I-10 on the southwest corner of McDowell Road is Palm Valley Pavilions West. You’ll find Best Buy, Dunn-Edwards, Lane Bryant, Subway, Barnes & Noble, Visionworks, Famous Footwear, Play It Again Sports, Ross, Total Wine & More, Ultra, and the Wildflower Bread Company.

Hospitals & Medical
Hospitals and Medical Facilities By PebbleCreek
Top-rated doctors and care providers as well as renowned medical hospitals and care facilities are located in the West Valley and the metro Phoenix area, serving PebbleCreek residents. This includes such healthcare organizations as Barrows Neurological, Mayo Clinic Hospital and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, to name a few.
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Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute & Hospital

One of the nation’s top 100 cardiovascular hospitals, the institute/hospital has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s top 100 cardiovascular hospitals, recognized for surgical performance, clinical efficiencies, and better patient outcomes. Using advanced technology and evidence-based care, Arizona Heart Hospital works collaboratively with the Arizona Heart Institute to create a patient-centered experience defined by clinical excellence, innovative solutions and personalized care plans.

Barrow Neurological

Internationally recognized as a leader in neurological research and patient care, Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix treats patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal tumors, cerebrovascular conditions, and neuromuscular disorders. Barrow’s clinicians and researchers are devoted to providing excellent patient care and finding better ways to treat neurological disorders.

Mayo Clinic Hospital

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.” Mayo Clinic Hospital is located off the 101 Loop in Phoenix at 5777 E. Mayo Blvd.

Buckeye VA & Phoenix/Thunderbird VA Clinics

Buckeye and Phoenix/Thunderbird Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinics are offered to veterans with a partnership through Health Net Federal Services. The clinics serve veterans in North/Central Phoenix and other surrounding west side cities. Thunderbird VA is located at 650 E. Indian School Road and Buckeye VA is located at 213 E. Monroe Ave.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

CTCA is a specialty cancer treatment facility located in Goodyear. For almost 30 years, the CTCA has been on the leading edge of cancer treatment with a personalized, whole-person care model. Their cancer experts provide a full range of treatment options—including options for advanced stage cancers and complex cases—all under one roof.

Banner Boswell Medical Center

Banner Boswell Hospital established in 1970 is a nonprofit, 501-bed campus that works with more than 700 physicians to provide a full spectrum of medical services. Primary specialty areas include cardiac services, neurosciences, orthopedic services, rehabilitation and oncology services. The Heart Center at Banner Boswell has been nationally recognized for its care and expertise. It is a community resource for cardiovascular preventive care, diagnostic services, medical and surgical treatment and rehabilitative care.

West Valley Hospital

West Valley Hospital is less than 5 miles from PebbleCreek and provides a 164-bed acute care community hospital offering state-of-the-art obstetrics, advanced robotic surgical procedures, full-service emergency services and cardiovascular care.

Banner Estrella Medical Center

Banner Estrella Medical Center opened in 2005 as a full-service, acute care hospital and a five-story medical office building on a 50-acre medical campus. It is just a short 10 minute drive from PebbleCreek.

Other Medical Facilities in the area include:

Palm Valley Medical Clinic – A private practice medical facility with various specialties located in Litchfield.
Palm Valley Rehabilitation & Care Center – offering care in pain management, cardiac & orthopedic rehabilitation, dementia care, respite services and hospice.

Entertainment, Recreation & Pro Sports
Entertainment Recreation and Sports - Retirement Community Lifestyles
A hub for pro sports, the West Valley is home to the Arizona Cardinals, the NHL Coyotes Hockey team and the Phoenix International Raceway, to name a few. For outdoor activities, the White Tank Mountain Regional Park is nearby and Estrella Mountain Regional Park is only a short drive to miles of beautiful, scenic desert terrain. Luke Air Force Base is a favorite among vets and patriots alike.
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Cinemas & Theaters

Several major entertainment venues are within 6 miles of PebbleCreek, including a 14-screen Palm Valley Pavilion Theater, a 20-screen Harkins Movie Theatre and Ak-Chin Pavilion, an outdoor 20,000 seat-amphitheater that features live entertainment and music.

Restaurants

Westgate City Center features many restaurants including, Yard House, Saddle Ranch, Kabuki, Johnny Rockets, Cold Stone Creamery, McFadden’s, Which Wich & more. The West Valley includes many more restaurants such as:
Chili’s
Olive Garden
Red Lobster
Paradise Bakery
Cracker Barrel
Flemings

Arizona Sports

Arizona is a sports lover’s paradise from the Spring Training teams, home to the Cleveland Indians & Cincinnati Reds, the Arizona Diamondbacks, winner of the 2001 World Series, and the Arizona Coyotes (hockey), Phoenix Suns and Arizona Cardinals, to the Phoenix International Raceway, gateway to NASCAR Racing, most of the action is located on the west side of Phoenix, close to PebbleCreek.

Goodyear Ballpark & Recreation Center – Home of Cleveland Indians & Cincinnati Reds Spring Training. Also a venue for concerts and other events.
Arizona Cardinals – NFL: University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale
Arizona Diamondbacks – MLB: Chase Field has a retractable roof and air conditioning.
Arizona Coyotes – NHL: The Coyotes play at Gila River Arena in Glendale.
Phoenix Suns – NBA: The Suns play at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.
Phoenix International Raceway: Home to two annual NASCAR race weekends, one of 13 facilities on the NASCAR schedule to host more than one race weekend a year.

Local Attraction: Luke Air Force Base

Luke Air Force Base is a secure, operational Air Force Base located in Litchfield Park. As well as serving as a base, it also conducts special events and programs throughout the year. Its Retiree Activities Program serves military retirees (of all branches of service), spouses, widows and widowers. This is a total volunteer office and looks for anyone who would like to donate a few hours a month of their time. In addition, the base hosts Luke Days, a special two-day show with a unique combination of aerial demonstrations, military aircraft ground displays, exhibits, and attractions.

Recreation

White Tank Mountains

The Park offers nearly 25 miles of shared-use trails, ranging in length from 0.9 mile to 7.9 miles, and difficulty from easy to strenuous. Day hikes can provide some breathtaking views of the mountains and panoramas of the Valley below. In addition, there are 2.5 miles of pedestrian-only trails. These include two short trails that are hard-surfaced and barrier free.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park

These 19,840 acres of desert and mountains became the first regional park in the Maricopa County Park System in 1954. Located near the meeting of the Gila and Agua Fria Rivers in the southwest Valley, the park includes a large wetland, or riparian, area. The majority of the park remains pristine desert, very similar in appearance to the landscape seen by the first settlers and explorers.

Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant is a 10,000-acre lake with two boat-launching areas for fishing and sailing. It is located 15 miles west of highway I-17 and has tent campgrounds and RV campsites.

Transportation
Phoenix Valley Retirement Community - PebbleCreek Transportation
About a 30 minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, PebbleCreek residents enjoy easy access to one of the Southwest’s busiest airports.
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Within 25 miles, Phoenix Sky Harbor, dubbed as America’s Friendliest Airport™, is located in the heart of the southwestern United States and is one of the top ten busiest airports in the country. Close to 20 airlines provide more than 100 non-stop flights out of Sky Harbor each day to domestic destinations and connecting service to anywhere in the world. Customer service amenities include Wi-Fi, five Pet Parks, a consolidated Rental Car Center and a unique audio and visual passenger-paging system. More than 400 volunteer Navigators serve throughout the airport, answering questions and welcoming visitors.