City Profile: Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee is a triangular shaped sub-urban village of the City of Phoenix, Arizona bordered on the north by South Mountain Park and Guadalupe Road, on the east by Interstate 10 and the cities of ChandlerGuadalupe, 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. 

One of the most recognizable advantages of Ahwatukee is the plethora of parks and recreation zones.South Mountain Park

South Mountain Park , is the largest city park in the United States. Although its located within the city of Phoenix, it actually borders Ahwatukee and is a great destination for nature and exercise themed outings.

South Mountain Park preserves in a natural state a mountainous area of 16,283 acres or approximately 25.5 sq mi of native desert vegetation.

The park’s lookout point rises over 1000 feet above the desert floor. Beyond the roads leading to ramadas and the summit, the park features 58 miles of trails for cycling, hiking and horseback riding.

The South Mountain History Blog showcases the following article about the park.

“Yesterday the members of the Phoenix Kiwanis club gave a practical demonstration of what cooperative action can do when scientifically applied. Three score and 10 members of the local club left Phoenix about 8:30 o’clock in the morning, motored to the base of the new Phoenix Mountain park, took off their coats and went to work. At 2 p. m. the Kiwanians had completed a trail to the top of the mountains right into “Telegraph Pass,” a distance of 5,940 feet.”

Phoenix from South MountainAhwatukee is home to four distinct golf clubs.

 

 

Ahwatukee presents a fantastic real estate opportunity for a variety of reasons. It’s proximity to High Tech employment such as Intel Corporation, Paypal, and Infusionsoft to name a few, as well as its fantastic trail and wildlife amenities. Prices in Ahwatukee are very reasonable compared to similar size, age, and style homes elsewhere in the valley.

If you see something you like, give us a call at 480-249-2121 and well arrange to walk the property with you.

 

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