Guide to Ahwatukee AZ

A Few Facts About Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee is located in the southern hills of South Mountain Park and Preserve. It is nestled in the foothills of the preserve while having all the amenities of city life. With great schools and low crime statistics if you can afford it great family neighborhoods. Only 20 minutes from Arizona State University and within 20 minutes from downtown Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport.

Ahwatukee is the southernmost of the city’s 15 urban villages. While Ahwatukke spans over 35.8 square-mile this desert neighborhood has a population of 41365 as of 2010. Ahwatukee was annexed by the city of Phoenix starting in 1978 and completed in 1987. This annexation was done before the substantial residential growth, which a majority took place in the late 80’s early 90’s. While most of the city is limited on new build expansion many homes have been remodeled and updated to feature new amenities wanted and needed by the new families moving in today. Many of Ahwatukee’s residents do not associate their region with the rest of the Phoenix metro area. This is due in part to its geographic isolation ( There is South Mountain and South Mountain Park separate Ahwatukee from the rest of the villages of Phoenix, which lie to the north). Ahwatukee has an average temperature of 66.5 degrees from Nov-March during our winter months. While warmer in the summer months this makes Ahwatukee a great winter vacation destination for many cold-weather visitors. Ahwatukee has 14,381 households with an average household size of 2.88 people. The average household income is $110,949.

Ahwatukee is a great place to live with its many restaurants, great family neighborhoods, desert activities, hiking, great golf courses, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Here are a few areas to consider visiting while house hunting in Ahwatukee: South Mountain Park/Preserve, multiplied of Golf Courses, The Festival of Lights during starting in November and running through the holiday season, restaurants, biking, and enjoying the incredible sunsets over the Estrella mountain range. If you need a short-term rental while you are house hunting, try these Ahwatukee Vacation Rentals.