Ahwatukee Homes Overview
Living in Ahwatukee (there is no place like home)
Although technically one of the 15 urban villages of Phoenix, Ahwatukee is the most unique of them in that it is bordered by South Mountain Park to the north/west and the Gila River Indian Community to the south. The I-10 highway is its border on the east. It is, in essence, a large peninsula (35 square miles). This in part gives Ahwatukee a small town feeling found in very few places across the Phoenix valley.
This hometown feeling is very rare in the Phoenix area where most cities/neighborhoods just blend from one to the next for what seems like forever. As a result, these borders create a small-town atmosphere for Ahwatukee (83,464 people as of the 2016 census) and make it feel like a separate city within the sprawling Metro Phoenix Area.
People love to call Ahwatukee home as there is just something about the way this Master Planned Community was carefully designed around the South Mountain and its Foothills. That is to say, many of the subdivisions, parks, and amenities are nestled between the foothills to create a more natural separation. Lastly, don’t forget about all of the spectacular mountain views of South Mountain and the Estrella Mountains.
The Zip Codes that Encompass Ahwatukee Homes
One can find Ahwatukee homes for sale in the zip codes of 85044, 85045, and 85048, which, by the way, are exclusive to Ahwatukee.
Why You Should Own an Ahwatukee Home
There are many things Ahwatukee homeowners love about living here. For example, the following list is just the tip of the iceberg:
- Top-rated schools in the state!
- Mountain views
- Gorgeous lakes
- Beautiful parks
- South Mountain for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking
- Parks with volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts
- Skateboard park
- Convenient shopping and restaurants
- Tight-knit sense of community
- Perfect place to raise a family or have a 2nd home
Ahwatukee Schools Are Highly Rated!
Want to send your kids to the best schools in the state of AZ? Ahwatukee is home to two of the top school districts in the state. The Kyrene School District is where your K-8 children will go. The two public high schools (Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista) score much higher than most of all the Arizona school districts. These both are under the Tempe Union High School District. Additionally, there are charter and private schools in Ahwatukee too.
What is there to do in Ahwatukee?
People love living in Ahwatukee not only because of the way that the subdivisions and homes are intertwined with the South Mountain Foothills, but South Mountain Park itself. The park has 50+ miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding for all ability levels. Of course, the mountain view homes for sale in Ahwatukee are simply gorgeous!
The Ahwatukee Farmers Market held weekly at the Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center parking lot.
There are numerous Ahwatukee Restaurants. For starters, there are plenty of great restaurants including Star of India, Spinatos, Thai Delight, Cupz N’ Crepes, Va Bene, Pita Jungle, Cafe Boa, RA Sushi Bar, Thai Basil, and countless more.
Plenty of places for shopping in Ahwatukee like Target, Kohls, Ross, just to name a few. Ahwatukee Spas include My Resort Tanning & Spa, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial, and more.
Ahwatukee grocery stores include Safeway, Frys, Sprouts, and Trader Joe’s. Chandler Fashion Mall is just a short 15-minute drive away. The Ahwatukee AMC Movie Theater is a great place to watch a show.
Ahwatukee Nuggets of Information
Many professional complexes include dental, vision, rehabilitation, general medical practice, and more. There is a fairly new and state-of-the-art 24-7 Emergency Room on the NW corner of Chandler Blvd and 44th St).
The residents of Ahwatukee typically commute to Chandler for work (Intel and Microchip being dominant), Gilbert, Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, or Scottsdale. Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport is about 20-30 minutes away depending on where you live in Ahwatukee. And now with the new 202 highway going through Ahwatukee, getting to work will be even quicker; especially if you need to go to the west valley.
While crime can happen anywhere, Ahwatukee has one of the lowest rates across the valley. Visit www.phoenix.gov/police for more information.
It is a HOT Seller's Market
Ahwatukee Homes for Sale by Subdivision
Subdivisions and Areas
|Diamond Ridge I||Mountain Park Ranch||Yes||No|
|Diamond Ridge II||Mountain Park Ranch||Yes||Yes|
|Promontory at Foothills West||Foothills Reserve||Yes||Yes|
|The Reserve at Mountain Trails||Foothills||Yes||No|
Subdivisions and Areas