They are an older couple with no children. Kind and indulgent, they often do good deeds for the neighbors, such as allowing Claudia to hold a party at their pool in The Summer Before.
The Goldmans first appear in book #2, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls. They are the victims of a Phantom Caller copycat crime.
In Everything Changes, the Goldmans decide to experimentally move to Florida, allowing Mary Anne's family, whose house recently burned down, to rent their house on Bradford Court while they are out of state.