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CantaMia at Estrella

CantaMia at Estrella – A 55+ Community in Arizona

Try Before You BuyIf squeezing the most out of life is your true vocation, then get ready to throw open the doors to CantaMia at Estrella. This stunning, resort-style active adult community is located just outside of Phoenix at the base of the picturesque Sierra Estrella Mountains. Far from the city crowds, yet connecting you effortlessly to new experiences, activities and people that will energize your days. The CantaMia community is guaranteed to provide the healthier, happier lifestyle you’ve envisioned as your own.

“Meet you at the Village Center!”


CantaMia at Estrella, a 55-plus community, offers a long list of amenities to all its residents.  Perfectly situated in the master planned community of Estrella, CantaMia residents can enjoy the amenities of the grand community. With lakes, a golf course, yacht club, and more all at the base of the Sierra Estrella Mountains, Estrella itself has an abundance of amenities to offer.  As a resident of CantaMia, you also have the additional amenities offered only to CantaMia residents. With the Village Center as the social and activity hub of the community, residents have access to classes, exercise rooms, pools, a café, library, and much more.  At CantaMia our residents never run out of things to do.  Browse the list below to find out more about each specific amenity that CantaMia offers.

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CantaMia’s beautiful and dramatic gated entry is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ensuring all those that live in CantaMia a sense of security and constant safety.

CantaMia_Village-Center_exterior_front The 29,000-square-foot Village Center is the lifestyle hub of CantaMia. Acting as a central community center for all homeowners, the Village Center’s amenities include:

  • Massage/Spa rooms
  • Exercise Class Room
  • Fitness Facility
  • Indoor lap pool with spa
  • Outdoor heated resort pool
  • Technology Center
  • Library
  • Café
  • Billiards
  • Craft Room
  • Demonstration Kitchen
  • Upstairs event room with balconies
  • Pickleball
  • Bocce
  • Walking Trails


CantaMia regularly holds classes for residents, allowing you to learn a wide range of topics by performing new and interesting tasks including researching genealogy, revamping treasured family recipes to be healthier, writing, social networking 101, scrapbooking, astronomy and the universe, star gazing, gardening, computer 101, healthy habits, curbing sugar cravings, gardening, and more. Arizona is a wonderfully diverse state, full of history, different micro-climates, and fun-filled events.  Group trips are often organized to explore areas such as the Colorado River, the Old Tucson movie studios, area lakes, local professional sporting events, the White Tank Mountains via horseback, the Botanical Garden, American Italian Pasta Company behind the scenes tour, and more.


The Demonstration Kitchen is a special part of the Village Center at CantaMia, and is home to myriad cooking classes, with guest professional chefs as well as for residents to share their favorite recipes and meal ideas! Cooking is a great way to meet new friends, learn some new and healthy changes in food preparations, and follow a creative passion. If you have an interest in cooking, learning the basics or learning new recipes, the demonstration kitchen will quickly become your new best friend.


CantaMia is located just outside of Phoenix, but is surrounded by a wide variety of shopping and dining spots, enough for any homeowner to swoon over. In this 55-Plus community, homeowners will appreciate the conveniences of the nearby grocery store, as well as a growing collection of retail shops and restaurant choices. From quaint locally-owned bistros to national favorites, homeowners will find everything they need in a short driving distance from their new home.

EstrellaMnt The 19,840 acre Estrella Mountain Regional Park is right at CantaMia’s doorstep. Located near the meeting point of the Gila and Agua Fria Rivers, the regional 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 very first settlers and explorers. The Sierra Estrella range, also known as the Star Mountains, was once within the Mexican border, and remained so until the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. Today, many amenities are available to visitors, including over 33 miles of trails, including competitive loops for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The park also includes picnic areas, baseball fields, fishing, rodeo arena, and star gazing. With CantaMia at the foothills of the Estrella Mountains, homeowners can enjoy all that the wonderful regional park has to offer.


The Phoenix metropolitan area is home to more than 300 golf courses, including many in the west valley. The two closest golf courses to CantaMia include: Golf Club of Estrella: Crafted by Nicklaus Design, with Jack Nicklaus II as the primary designer and located within the master-planned community of Estrella, this par 72, 7,139-yard layout features undulating fairways and elevated tee areas that traverse the natural contours of the desert terrain. Managed by Troon Golf, the Golf Club of Estrella has earned numerous national distinctions, including one of America’s Best Golf Courses in 2011 by GolfWeek.   The course offers annual memberships, daily play, instruction, restaurant, and banquet facilities. Tres Rios Golf Course at Estrella Mountain Park: Designed by renowned golf course architect Red Lawrence, it is one of the most serene golf courses in the valley. The layout is abundant with trees and shade, natural wildlife, without the distractions of homes and traffic.  This traditional par 71-championship parkland style golf course first opened in 1962 and was totally renovated in 1998.


March is full of spring training baseball and the chance to see your favorite players up close. The Goodyear Ball Park is just up the road from CantaMia and home to the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians baseball teams. Arizona features the Cactus League Spring Training, a collection of 15 major league teams including the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers, LA Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Oakland A’s, Colorado Rockies, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and Kansas City Royals. Whether you are an avid baseball fan or simply looking for something fun to do outside, a Spring Training baseball game is an excellent outing.


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has become the #1 spectator sport in the country.  The Phoenix International Raceway is located just minutes from CantaMia, and this fast and exciting one-mile oval track hosts two major NASCAR races each year.