Introduction to Goodyear, Arizona
Goodyear, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 12 miles SW of Glendale, Arizona and 16 miles W of Phoenix, Arizona. The city is conveniently located inside the Phoenix metropolitan area. There are an estimated 18,911 people in Goodyear.
Goodyear was a originally a part of the 16,000-acre land plot that Paul Litchfield, a junior executive of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, purchased in 1917. The land was used to produce cotton that was in turn used for manufacturing rubber airplanes tires. The area was originally known as Egypt, as Egyptian cotton was grown here. It was renamed Goodyear and incorporated in 1946.
Goodyear and nearby Attractions
- Estrella Mountain Regional Park
- White Tank Mountain Regional Park
- Bible Museum
- West Valley Arts Council
- Wildlife World Zoo
- Goldfield Ghost Town
Things To Do In Goodyear
The Estrella Mountain Regional Park is spread over an area of 20,000 acres, the major portion of which is a desert. The rest of it has been developed into a parkland, which has 8 trails that are suitable for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Additionally, the park has two baseball fields and campgrounds. The Wildlife World Zoo has the largest collection of exotic animals in Arizona.
Flights are available from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Goodyear Higher Education
Glendale Community College, Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University provide courses in higher education.