Snowbirds Spotted Enjoying Events At CantaMia, A New Retirement Community In Arizona
01/20/2012

One of the newest retirement communities in Arizona, CantaMia at Estrella, opens its doors to snowbirds through various events throughout the winter months. Anyone is welcome to attend the events and preview the CantaMia homes in Arizona.

Online PR News – 20-January-2012 – – CantaMia, AZ – It’s winter and you know what that means! The coveted snowbirds start flocking to the desert in search of warmth. Cars with license plates from Minnesota, Illinois, Colorado, Washington, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and most every place where the snow has begun to fly can be spotted around one of the leading retirement communities in Arizona, Estrella, the Goodyear, Arizona master planned community in which CantaMia is located.

"We had been searching for four years for a warm weather winter home and when we saw the CantaMia homes in Arizona we knew we had found the right place for us. We love the heated pools and spectacular setting, and the younger tomorrow atmosphere. Meanwhile, the photovoltaic solar helps keep the energy bills low" said Brent Kirkby, a new CantaMia resident who hails from Calgary, Alberta, the energy-use capital of Canada.

CantaMia is a new retirement community in Arizona, with a focus on the active adult lifestyle. Set in a spectacular setting, at the southern end of Estrella, the innovative, gated, green and solar community is designed for the Baby Boomers, the first wave this 76-million group started turning 65 this year. CantaMia features 14 model homes and a 30,000 square foot Village Center with heated indoor lap pool and heated outdoor resort style pool, plus a myriad of retirement lifestyle amenities, including fitness center and Pickleball.

CantaMia stages a number of special events throughout the year, many of which are open to the public. Snowbirds welcome! Coming up on Saturday, January 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is the free Evening of Music featuring Hans Olson, a local music legend and acoustic guitarist, with 13 albums to his credit. Beer, wine and snacks are available for purchase. On January 21, guests are welcome to enjoy the CantaMia Chili Cook-off from 1 to 4 p.m., a fundraiser for the Estrella Foothills High School student culinary program. Both events take place in the CantaMia Village Center.

CantaMia makes it easy to live an active, healthy lifestyle. For yummy recipes watch the monthly What’s Cooking at CantaMia, a cooking show that airs during Arizona Midday on Phoenix’s KPNX Channel 12 at 1:30 p.m.. Upcoming air dates are: January 12, February 16, March 15 and April 19. The show is shot in the CantaMia demonstration kitchen and hosted by Jan D’Atri and Chef Maya Nahra who celebrate the CantaMia healthy lifestyle.

About CantaMia:
CantaMia is located on Estrella Parkway, 14-miles south of I-10 in Goodyear, Arizona. It was recently named one of the five 'Most Livable Cities in America' as well as an 'All-American City'. No surprise it’s also one of the most desired 55+ communities in Arizona. The model homes, located at 17635 W. Tanglewood Drive, are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information: www.CantaMia.com or call 623-474-6960.

About Avatar Holdings Inc.
Avatar Holdings Inc. is primarily engaged in real estate operations in Florida and Arizona. Its principal real estate operations are conducted at Poinciana, Solivita and Bellalago in central Florida near Orlando, Seasons at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida and at the active adult community of CantaMia in Goodyear, AZ. Avatar’s common shares trade on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol AVTR.

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