Ahwatukee is a suburb of Phoenix located adjacent to South Mountain Park, a 16,000-acre natural reserve with more than 60 miles of purpose-built trails perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding with spectacular views.
Buyers are attracted to homes for sale in Ahwatukee because of its location. Ahwatukee has been considered a desirable place to live by most of its residents because of the mountains, easy access to Sky Harbor International airport, lake-side communities, golf courses, the tight-knit sense of community and the top rated schools (for further information on schools please click on the Education tab below and then click on the link for Ahwatukee schools). Various events are held throughout the year to bring neighbors together, such as the annual Easter parade and the Festival of Lights, as well as various neighborhood events with music, movies, and farmer’s markets. There is also easy access to shopping, dining, and nightlife in Ahwatukee as well as Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. Ahwatukee is complimented by a city recreation center with a park, basketball courts, soccer fields, a skate park and a public pool.
For those times of the year when it’s just too hot for taking a walk in the hills, there are some great alternatives. A short drive away you can find Ice-skating rinks, and air-conditioned indoor entertainment centers on your doorstep. It is only a short drive away from Flagstaff where the altitude brings cooler temperatures.
Nearby you can take a romantic horseback ride on the mountain with dinner under the stars, driver training at Bob Bondurant’s school of race car driving, or take your chances at one of the local casinos.
The homes in Ahwatukee range from apartments, townhomes and starter homes to custom homes on hillsides with amazing views as well as equestrian properties. Homes for sale in Ahwatukee, AZ are spread out over 3 zip codes: 85044, 85045, and 85048.
The Foothills Reserve
The Foothills Reserve refers to a neighborhood in Ahwatukee which can be found at the end of Pecos Road. There are several neighborhoods to choose from including with the gated communities or custom homes.
Club West refers to a neighborhood in Ahwatukee which can be found between 17th Avenue and Central Avenue. The community offers amenities such as a golf course, club house and Community Park with playground, tennis courts, sand volleyball, and a playground.
Mountain Park Ranch
Mountain Park Ranch refers to a neighborhood in the center of Ahwatukee. Mountain Park Ranch consists of 2700 acres and is made up of 9 sub-communities. The community includes a biking/walking path, a pool, spa and recreation center for their residents, as well as children’s playground, parks and tennis courts.
Lakewood is a neighborhood in Ahwatukee which can be found between 32nd Street and 40th Street. The community features 3 Ramadas with picnic tables and BBQ grill, 2 Tot Lots and 1 Swing Set, 2 Lakes with 4 boat docks, an elementary school, walking paths and bike lanes.
Ahwatukee Custom Estates and Equestrian Estates
Ahwatukee Custom Estates and Equestrian Estates refers to a neighborhood in Ahwatukee in the north section of Ahwatukee at the base of the mountain. This community has amazing views and allows easy access to South Mountain Park with trails for hiking and biking. As the names suggest, the homes in these communities are custom and unique, offering luxury homes as well as some offering equestrian access.
Ahwatukee is located between South Mountain Park and the Gila River Indian Community. Although it is classified as part of Phoenix, it is its own community. There are outlined plans to extend the 202 freeway so that Ahwatukee becomes more accessible to downtown Phoenix and the 1-10 West and 1-17 North freeways.
The area’s K-8 students are served by the Kyrene School District. High school students go to one of two in the area: Desert Vista or Mountain Pointe. Both schools are operated by the Tempe Union High School District.
There are also a number of private/charter schools and public charter schools available.
Hiking and mountain biking in the Ahwatukee area is a popular activity in and around South Mountain Park. Click on the link below for trail maps and descriptions:
Ahwatukee is a also a popular destination for road cyclists who utilize Pecos Road for training and scenic rides alike.
Golf is a popular pastime in Arizona. Ahwatukee has three main golf courses, which can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
Ahwatukee is a beautiful community in Phoenix. It was annexed by the city of Phoenix between 1982 and 1987, so even though it carries a Phoenix address, it is known as Ahwatukee.
The zipcodes for Ahwatukee are 85044, 85045, and 85048.
There is currently a plan to extend the loop 202 west of the I-10. It will run east and west along Pecos Road and then turn north between 55th and 63rd avenues, connecting with Interstate 10 on each end.