If you are considering moving to Ahwatukee, Arizona, you are probably wondering if it is a good place to live. Ahwatukee is a suburban community located in the southern part of Phoenix, Arizona. In this website page, we will explore the various aspects of Ahwatukee to help you decide if it is the right place for you to call home.
Location and Climate
Ahwatukee is situated in the southern foothills of South Mountain Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. It has over 16,000 acres and consists of 3 mountain ranges. The area is known for its mild winters and hot summers, with temperatures often exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. However, the dry heat makes it more bearable than in other regions of the country with high humidity. At least that is what people say, in my opinion hot it hot, and in the summer, it tends to get pretty hot! The proximity to the mountains provides stunning views and opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking and mountain biking.
Ahwatukee offers a variety of housing options, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. The community features several upscale neighborhoods with larger homes and larger lots, as well as more affordable areas with smaller homes and townhouses. In addition there are several gated communities both for single family homes as well as townhomes and condos. Many of the homes in Ahwatukee have pools and well-maintained yards, making it an attractive option for those who enjoy outdoor living.
The housing market in Ahwatukee Foothills is highly competitive, with many buyers looking to purchase homes in this area. According to recent data, the median home price in Ahwatukee Foothills is around $550,000. However, prices can vary greatly depending on the specific neighborhood and the size and condition of the home. If you would like to talk about the current prices in the Ahwatukee area, and get up to date median prices, feel free to reach out to me.
If you're looking to purchase a home in Ahwatukee Foothills, it's important to work with an experienced real estate agent who has a deep understanding of the local market. I would be happy to help you find the perfect home that fits your budget and your lifestyle. To find out a little more about me, feel free to check out information on the contact me page.
Ahwatukee is part of the Kyrene School District and the Tempe Union High School District, which includes several highly rated public schools. In addition, there are several private and charter schools in the area, offering parents a range of educational options.
There are currently about 9 elementary schools in the Kyrene School district which serve the Ahwatukee area. You can a boundary map for the Kyrene school district here. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1y0E6WJp86v5oA-J8sAoScvIAg9U&ll=33.30287492768738%2C-112.00139013510216&z=12
If you currently have older kids, know that there are several options for high schools. There are currently 3 high schools in Ahwatukee Arizona, that are part of the Tempe Union High School District. You can find information about the different Ahwatukee High Schools at the following link.
Ahwatukee is home to several medical facilities, including the Chandler Regional Medical Center, Ahwatukee Foothills Medical Center. Additionally, there are several urgent care centers and medical clinics in the area, providing residents with easy access to healthcare services. Additionally there are MANY options for physicians in the area.
Recreation and Entertainment
Ahwatukee is home to several parks and outdoor recreational areas, including South Mountain Park and the Ahwatukee Foothills Park. The area also features several golf courses, shopping centers, and restaurants, providing residents with ample opportunities for entertainment.
The Pecos Community Center, located in the city park of the same name boasts more than 38,000 square feet of space and a wide range of sports and general interest classes and programs. Pecos Park is a large regional park that features a skate park, swimming pool, dog park and several athletic fields. Pecos Community Center has a full-size gymnasium, a dance room, game room, classrooms and multi-purpose rooms.
Are you a into sports? The area offers many different sporting opportunities for both the kids as well as adults. For adults you can get involved in several intramural leagues for sports such as: soccer, bowling, kickball, flagfootball, dodgeball, pickleball and more. You can check out the website for them here, Arizona sports league.
Ahwatukee is primarily a residential community, and most residents commute to neighboring areas for work. However, there are several employment opportunities in the area, particularly in healthcare, education, and retail. The top five employment opportunities as provided by U.S Census are:
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Professional, Scientific and Technical
- Finance and Insurance
- Retail trade
Transportation and Commutes
Ahwatukee Arizona can be a great place to live for commuting, depending on where you work. The Ahwatukee suburb is of course located in the South part of Phoenix, so if you work in the Phoenix area, Ahwatukee could be a convenient place to live. It is worth mentioning that Phoenix is a very large city, and commute time and traffic can vary greatly. If you like public transportation, Ahwatukee is serviced by several metro valley bus routes. I will say though, that public transportation in the Phoenix area, is not as advanced as other large metropolitan cities.
Freeways are a great option for your commutes from living in Ahwatukee. The construction and the completion of the 202 South Mountain Freeway has made most areas of Phoenix very accessible. Also, the I-10 offers another alternative to reach other areas of the valley. It is a good idea to research the area and commutes to make sure it fits your needs.
Pros and Cons of Living in Ahwatukee Arizona
This entire article speaks to the pros of living in Ahwatukee Arizona. The natural beauty of the Ahwatukee area, the outdoor opportunities, the recreational opportunities, great schools, good job market and so much more.
When it comes to cons of living in Ahwatukee Arizona, we really have not much to be able to contribute. Yet, trying to be as un-biased as possible here is a short list of some of the cons of living in Ahwatukee.
- While there is some transportation, it is limited.
- Ahwatukee shares the same weather as the rest of Phoenix, and it can get HOT!
- Home values are higher than the average for the Phoenix area.
That folk, is really the short of things. Ahwatukee is a great place to consider buying a property and making a home. It may cost a little more than other area of the valley, but it is a great place to consider.