Ahwahtukee is a popular suburb, or urban village, just southwest of downtown Phoenix, encompasses approximately 36 square miles, and is bordered by South Mountain Park to the north. Ahwahtukee is a Crow Indian word which means “House of Dreams”. There is a wide range of homes in Ahwahtukee, from patio homes to single-family homes to condominiums. For example, Mountain Park Ranch is a neighborhood situated on 2,650 acres with 4,000 single family homes, of varying sizes and floorplans. There are 3 community centers with swimming pools, wading pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts and picnic areas. For those looking for larger homes on larger lots, Ahwahtukee Custom and Equestrian Estates may be a good fit, as these homes range from 2,500 to over 8,000 square feet. Most of the homes are situated on lots over an acre in size
Neighborhoods: Other popular communities in Ahwahtukee include the homes within South Mountain Resort, Aliso Canyon, South Mountain Ranch, Samaritan Silver Creek, Silverado at Crimson Ridge, Terraces at Mountain Park Ranch, Mountain Crest, Graysill, San Marino, Richmond Shores, Portofino, Cottages at Lakewood, Canyon Springs, Tuscan Hills, Shadow Rock, Arizona Greens, and Foothills Reserve among others. San Melia Condominium, Indigo Condominiums, San Riva Condominiums, Stone Cliff Condominiums are some of the condominium complexes within Ahwahtukee.
Amenities: Fitness and outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the adjacent South Mountain Park with its several well-marked trails suitable for a wide variety of fitness levels. This park also offers opportunities to mountain bike and rock climb. Golfers in Ahwahtukee will enjoy the Ahwahtukee Country Club, Foothills Golf Club, the Lakes at Ahwahtukee and Club West.
Shopping options near Ahwahtukee include the popular Tempe Marketplace, IKEA, and the expansive Arizona Mills outlet mall. There are several smaller strip malls along the major thoroughfares in Ahwahtukee.
Schools: Ahwatukee is generally served by the award-winning Kyrene School District, with its 19 elementary schools and six middle schools.