Ahwatukee Arizona is bordered by South Mountain Park and encompasses 36 square miles just west of Chandler. The name is derived from the Crow Indian word for “house of my dreams”.
It is one of the 15 villages of Phoenix, Arizona and nestled in the South Mountain Preserve, – the residents of Ahwatukee enjoy mountain vistas, hiking trails, championship golf courses like The Foothills, Club West Golf Club, restaurants, shopping and a quick commute to downtown Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
Ahwatukee is home to many master-planned communities offering golf course and lake front properties with many outdoor activities for bikers, hikers, and walkers, and direct access to the South Mountain Park Preserve and Pecos Park Community Center.
As of 2012 Ahwatukee was home to 77,349 residents and has its own Foothills Chamber of Commerce a highly visible resource for community development, involvement, and improvement. For residents living in Ahwatukee, there is access to local shops, restaurants, movie theaters, public recreation centers and excelling schools in the Kyrene School District. Ahwatukee is known for its unique independent spirit and has been voted by Money Magazine as one of America’s “Best Places to Live”.