Ahwatukee is an urban village of the City of Phoenix, bordered on the north by South Mountain, on the east by Interstate 10 and the cities of Chandler and Tempe, and on the south and west by the Gila River Indian Community. It is the southernmost of the city’s 15 urban villages, with a population of about 78,000.
Although annexed by the city of Phoenix between 1982 and 1987, before substantial residential growth, many of Ahwatukee’s residents do not strongly associate their region with the rest of the city, due in part to its unique geographic isolation. This creates a strong sense of community and thus has fostered the growth of many locally owned businesses and restaurants.
Homes in Ahwatukee range drastically from smaller 55+ communities to large custom estates nestled up against South Mountain. There are a plentiful amount of 1980’s-1990’s homes with better then average amenities, drawing many families to the area. Many communities feature lakes or golf courses as their main attraction.
Three words to describe Ahwatukee: community, cozy, scenery