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Ahwatukee at a Glance
Ahwatukee is a village of approximately 77,000 people in Phoenix, Arizona. Unlike the other 13 villages that make up Phoenix, Ahwatukee is relatively isolated by the South Mountain to the northwest and the Gila River Indian Community to the south. This relative isolation allows Ahwatukee to maintain a level of peace and quiet, as well as a small-town atmosphere, unlike that found in any other Phoenix village.
The character of Ahwatukee is largely suburban. The people that choose to move to Ahwatukee do so because they crave the peace, quiet, safety and slow-paced lifestyle that the community offers.
You won't find a vibrant nightlife full of the city's best clubs or a downtown that goes from dusk until dawn. What you will find is a community that is perfect for raising a family with quiet streets where it is still safe for children to ride their bikes. You will find a community surrounded by well-preserved, unspoiled natural landscapes.
You will find a community with some of the most beautiful, luxurious homes in the Phoenix area.
And for those who crave a little more excitement in their lives from time to time, Phoenix with all its wondrous variety is just a short distance away.
Living in Ahwatukee
Ahwatukee is a remarkably stable community. In fact, it seems to have weathered the recent recession exceedingly well. This level of stability makes Ahwatukee especially attractive to both homebuyers and businesses.
Working in Ahwatukee
While most of the residents of Ahwatukee choose to commute to Phoenix and surrounding area for work, there is a large employment center just off I-10 allowing businesses easy access to the greater Phoenix area.
Schools in Ahwatukee
The schools in Ahwatukee are excellent. K-8 students attend schools in the Kyrene School District. There are nine elementary schools and three middle schools in within the village. High school age students attend either Desert Vista or Mountain Pointe high schools. Both these schools are part of the Tempe Union High School District – the best school system in the state of Arizona.
In addition to public schools, there are a variety of private schools as well as charter schools within Ahwatukee.
As an affluent community, Ahwatukee has many restaurants offering a variety of cuisines from Thai to Italian and everything in between. Many of these restaurants are local, family-owned businesses that have been serving the community for many years and have a vested interest in seeing it succeed. In addition to locally-owned restaurants, there are several recognizable chains in the area.
Ahwatukee's proximity to the South Mountain Park provides those who live here with near limitless opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. For those who love hiking, the Telegraph Pass, Pima Canyon and Beverly Canyon trail heads offer excellent and challenging hikes. For cyclists – both mountain and road – there are plenty of courses and trails in the area with the Pecos Road being the number one option for road riders and the trails around the South Mountain Park being a favorite among mountain bikers.
For those who love golf, Ahwatukee is home to three spectacular golf courses: Club West, the Foothills Golf Club, and the Ahwatukee Country Club. In addition to these local courses, there are dozens within easy driving distance.
Real Estate in Ahwatukee
Ahwatukee has a wide range of options. There are units available in condominium and active adult communities where people can enjoy all the benefits of living in Ahwatukee without the hassle of maintaining a property, but the majority of the real estate in Ahwatukee is in beautiful, luxury master-planned communities. These communities offer everything a discerning homeowner could want and more.
Each luxury community is truly unique with some offering features such as access to the nearby South Mountain Park, golf course lots and even equestrian estates. Many are communities unto themselves and offer amenities such as community centers and shopping areas.
It's the homes found in these communities that are the true attraction. Homes for sale in luxury communities in Ahwatukee are constructed of only the highest quality materials and offer a host of luxury features such as modern kitchens, open floor plans, marble flooring and counter-tops, areas for entertaining, saltwater pools with water features and outdoor kitchens.
To truly get a feel for Ahwatukee and understand all this wonderful community has to offer, you simply must see it for yourself. So, why not come out for a visit and maybe a round of golf?