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Nestled into the southernmost portion of Phoenix, Ahwatukee is a secluded neighborhood geographically divided from the rest of the city by the looming presence of South Mountain. Complete with dining, shopping and plenty of entertainment options, Ahwatukee provides a mid-size community feeling with all the benefits of easy access to the big city. Residents hop on the I-10 for a quick trip to downtown Phoenix or zip over to the 202 and head to Chandler or other points east.

Shopping, Dining and Other Fun

Ahwatukee is not only a great place to live, but it’s a shopping and entertainment destination for people from all over the Valley. Strip malls feature major retailers like Ross, Marshall’s and Target. A large AMC theater shows the latest movies and is undergoing renovations with reclining seats and other customer comforts. Food ranges from quick hamburgers and a Brazilian meat buffet to the soulful home cooking of Cracker Barrel.

Nighttime fun hits the big time with a 10 minute drive to the spacious Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino complex. Along with plenty of gaming options and a hotel for out-of-town guests, this entertainment destination features shows from well-known performers and groups. The nearby Phoenix Premium Outlet shops also deliver discounts on popular name brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Saks Fifth Avenue and Banana Republic. Rawhide is a recreation of an old west town that’s also part of the complex, complete with staged shoot-outs and good barbecue.

Along with hiking and a chance to view wildlife on a regular basis, there are a number of golf courses that rank among the best in the Valley. Ahwatukee Country Club is a popular for its mix of desert with lush green fairways. The Foothills Golf Club provides a true desert golfing experience, with a challenging course set in the natural hills and valleys of the surrounding area. The raised elevation at Club West sets it apart from other golf clubs, particularly on the signature double green at the 17th hole.

Ahwatukee consists of a nice mix of single family homes, condos, townhouses and apartments in a variety of price ranges. Vantage  is a condo community that takes advantage of its proximity to the mountain with spectacular views and nearby hiking trails. Residents enjoy the feeling of living in a resort with meticulous landscaping, a clubhouse complete with recreation room, media center and workout facility. A sparkling pool and spa adds to the amenities. Open floor plans, high ceilings and gourmet kitchens are the hallmark of these large two and three bedroom homes.


Sitting on the north side of the Mountain Park Ranch community, Mountain Canyon condos are aptly named for their stunning views of the nearby peaks. Let the serenity of this quiet neighborhood embrace you while considering whether you want to walk to dinner or shopping or just enjoy the sunset with a cool beverage. Although this community just turned 10 years old, some of the units have already gone through extensive remodeling, creating a turnkey living opportunity for smart shoppers.

For a quick commute on I-10, you can’t live much closer than the condos at Desert Foothills Villas. These affordable two bedroom units are also located near major retailers like Costco and Wal-Mart while providing a quiet retreat with lush landscaping and private patios.

Although it’s no longer a secret, the Ahwatukee community remains a pleasant surprise to Valley newcomers. This hidden enclave still provides some of the best value for homeowners who enjoy a little peace and quiet to mix with convenient shopping and entertainment. Contact us for more information on living in this secluded yet central corner of Phoenix


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Last Updated: 2024-06-23 00:48:00