Ahwatukee. House of Dreams.
In Native American Crow language, Ahwatukee means “house of dreams”. About 88,000 residents in Ahwatukee have found their dream home in one of the nicest areas of Phoenix. Although many believe that it is an independent city, Ahwatukee is actually one of 15 designated urban villages within the city of Phoenix. Money Magazine has named Ahwatukee as one of the best places to live in America.
Rightfully so. This quiet community sits on the picturesque southern slopes of South Mountain, the largest city park in America. Boasting of top rated school systems, four lush golf courses, a plethora of shopping districts, a gigantic set of cinemas, organized recreation, an abundance of fine restaurants, a multitude of parks and fishing ponds, there is little reason to escape from this tranquil community that is mostly insulated from the bustle of the nation’s fifth largest city. Ahwatukee even has its own internal bus system that navigates through the area with scheduled frequency.
Essentially, real estate in Ahwatukee is land-locked contributing to its appeal. It is bordered to the east with Interstate 10 and Chandler, Arizona and to the west with Indian Reservation land. Its north boundary is the majestic South Mountain and the south boundary also edges against Indian Reservation land. The village offers a home for every lifestyle and budget. From modest family homes, condos and apartments to gated communities, golf course lots and mountain top mansions, there is a home that will fulfill every desire.
The natural beauty of Ahwatukee can be best described as lush desert with stands of Saguaro cactus and their magnificent spring flowers. It is a hiking paradise with internal park trails and lush parks with fountains and picnic facilities and fishing ponds. The trails at South Mountain Park feature more demanding trails that reward with striking panoramic views of the Phoenix skyline.
Although Ahwatukee and Ahwatukee Foothills are insulated peaceful communities with a small town feel, the expanded amenities and culture in other Phoenix areas are always close at hand. It shares broad attractions in the Valley of the Sun such as four major sports teams and an active spring training ground with many major league baseball teams.
For the water recreation enthusiasts, the area features large boating lakes including Lake Pleasant, Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake and Apache Lake. Over 200 golf courses across the valley make Phoenix the golf capital of America. Just a short drive away is popular recreation area of Tempe Town Lake and the downtown events and nightlife of the Tempe Mill Avenue area. Besides major sports teams, the Valley boasts two college bowl games and one of the country’s largest New Year’s Block Parties.
If you are considering relocating to the Phoenix area, be sure to take a look at the homes for sale in Ahwatukee (Sometimes misspelled as “Awatukee”). You will discover why Ahwatukee real estate is in such demand. Our Preferred Ahwatukee real estate agents can show you where the best home values can be found.