Ahwatukee translates to ‘house of dreams’. If you like the convenience of the suburbs, but the serenity of the country, Ahwatukee might literally be the home of your dreams!
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This smaller community sits in the shadows of the South Mountain Park, a beautiful little mountain range that offers a natural border between Ahwatukee and the rest of the Phoenix suburbs. Here, you can enjoy the quiet and solitude of country life, but still, be within driving distance of Phoenix and other nearby suburbs.
35+ neighborhoods make up this master-planned community where leisure and comfort are a way of life. Nearly every neighborhood here offers picturesque views of the surrounding mountain range and colorful desert landscape. The Ahwatukee Gold Club is situated right in the center of this community, and canyons, mountains, and lakes are scattered all around offering residents ample opportunities for outdoor adventures, literally right outside their front door. Hiking, biking, fishing, paddle boarding, horseback riding, and more are common weekend and evening activities. The residents here really know how to relax and let go!
The homes in Ahwatukee range from practical adobe-style, single-family homes, to luxury condos, to sprawling estates in gated neighborhoods. Pecos West is full of growing families who enjoy the affordable price-tags on their clean, well-maintained ranches. The Mountain Park Senior Living Community is an exclusive community for seniors who want to live their golden years in luxury! Center Court, which is situated right next to the Ahwatukee Gold Course, features classic Arizona-style adobe homes on large lots. And The Foothills is a newer community with sprawling luxury homes are large, acreage lots with breathtaking views of the mountains. And these are just a handful of the neighborhoods Ahwatukee offers!
Because of its more isolated location, Ahwatukee schools are part of the Kyrene School District. Class sizes are small, and the buildings tend to be newer and cleaner than nearby city schools. The Summit School of Ahwatukee is an independent private school that combines liberal arts and STEM curriculum and is highly coveted by local parents.
One of the most surprising amenities in Ahwatukee is the transit system. For being a remote, rural village, Ahwatukee boasts one of the best public transportation systems in the state! The Ahwatukee Local Explorer, or ALEX, is a 40-mile round trip route that takes residents from the city to home and back again, saving many of the locals a drive on the local highway. The Valley Metro system is another option, combining buses and a local light rail system. These eco-friendly, cost-effective alternatives make it easy to live in Ahwatukee but work in one of the larger nearby suburbs or cities.
If you’re looking for the ability to live a quiet life in the country, but keep your job in the city, Ahwatukee can’t be beat! Give us a call today and we’ll help you make this mountain oasis home-sweet-home!