The Ahwatukee community is located in south Phoenix. It is bordered on the north and west by South Mountain Park, on the south by the Gila River Indian reservation and east the 1-10. Before the 1800s, Natives hunted and farmed the land that is now known as Ahwatukee. At one point, there were 32 gold and silver mines registered in the area.
Development began slowly in 1971, and has only grown from there. Although one of the largest master planned communities in the Valley and growing daily, its residents love the small town feel of the area. Communities such as Spanish Mountain Estates, Mountian Park Ranch, South Mountain Estates, Canyon Estates, Desert Ironwood Estates are among some of the most sought after communities in Ahwatukee. No matter what your stage in life, there is a neighborhood for you. Looking for a golf community? Then Ahwatukee Foothills and Country Club, or Club West might be right for you. Growing family? Then maybe Crystal Canyon, Sonterra, The Cove at Mountainside, or Vintage Hills may be your perfect community. Are you looking for a lock and leave home? Try Toscana Lake Side Condos. Single family homes, luxury custom homes, small, low maintenance lots, or large open spaces, you can find just the right home for you in Ahwatukee. The views from every part of Awhatukee are breathtaking with the gentle slopes of South Mountain hovering across the sky.
There is certainly no shortage of activities to keep you busy in Awhatukee. Whether it is hiking on the miles of trails in the scenic mountains, horseback riding, biking, or running, you can always find something fun to do. There are several top rated golf courses in Awhatukee including Foothills Golf Club, Awhatukee Country Club, Raven Club, and Arizona Grand Golf Course. Shopping, dining, and entertainment are all easy to get to from the area. Arizona Mills Mall, Tempe Marketplace and Downtown Phoenix are all less than a 15- minute drive.