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If you are currently in the market to buy a home in the Phoenix area, be sure to explore Ahwatukee homes for sale in Arizona. Ahwatukee is the southernmost urban village of Phoenix but is often referred to as part of the Phoenix East Valley. Situated at the base of South Mountain Park and Preserve stretching along its northern border, Ahwatukee offers a peaceful, small-town feel with scenic mountain views and lush Sonoran Desert vegetation. Residents of Ahwatukee enjoy convenient access to shopping, restaurants, recreation, and a variety of businesses and services all within the village borders. At more than 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park and Preserve is one of the largest municipally managed parks in the country and consists of three mountain ranges: the Ma Ha Tauk, Gila, and Guadalupe. The park boasts more than 50 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Ahwatukee real estate in Arizona is the ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts and those who desire an active lifestyle.
Whether you are interested in low-maintenance condos or patio homes, single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods or beautiful gated communities, horse properties, golf course homes, or sprawling luxury estates with breathtaking views, Ahwatukee has a wide array of housing options to select from. A qualified agent can help you gain access to the most desirable homes and secure an offer. Cathy Carter is a top Ahwatukee REALTOR® in Arizona with over 25 years of experience. Intimately familiar with Ahwatukee and the surrounding area, Cathy has all the real estate tools and resources at her fingertips for a successful home buying experience. Start searching for your dream home today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her by email.
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If you would like additional information on any of the above Ahwatukee homes for sale in Arizona, or to schedule a private showing, please contact Ahwatukee REALTOR® in Arizona - Cathy Carter. Serving the community science 1994, Cathy is a full-time, licensed real estate agent with a focus on newer homes and East Valley luxury real estate. With her finger on the pulse of the market at all times, Cathy is always the first to know when new inventory becomes available (oftentimes before), ensuring that her buyers have access to the most valuable Ahwatukee real estate in Arizona and securing an offer.
Current Housing Market Trends for Ahwatukee
In April 2021, the average sold price for single-family homes in Ahwatukee was $554,827, compared to last year's average sold price at $442,242 - an increase of about 25.5% from a year ago. The average sold price per sq. ft. for single-family homes in Ahwatukee in April 2021 was $241, compared to $194 a year ago. April 2021 statistics show that we had 149 single-family homes sold in Ahwatukee, compared to last year at 104 - about a 43.3% increase compared to a year ago.
As an Ahwatukee local expert, Cathy can help educate you on the most desirable neighborhoods and communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the area, school districts, alternative educational options, area amenities, nearby attractions, attractions, local community developments, and much more. Allow Cathy to help narrow down your home search by only showing you properties that are the best fit based on your specific home criteria. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch here.
Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Ahwatukee, AZ
The southernmost village of Phoenix, Ahwatukee is bordered on the north by South Mountain Park and Baseline Road, on the east by Interstate 10 and the cities of Chandler and Tempe, and on the south and west by the Gila River Indian Community. Ahwatukee offers a peaceful, small-town vibe with scenic mountain views and lush Sonoran Desert vegetation. Residents enjoy numerous shopping, dining, and recreation options and convenient access to miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding at South Mountain Park and Preserve.
Within the village borders, residents of Ahwatukee have access to a variety of restaurants, casual eateries, grocery stores, health food stores (Sprouts), national-brand home good and clothing stores, unique specialty stores, a mega movie complex, an urgent care facility, a weekly farmers' market, and a multitude of businesses and services. Local dining hotspots include the Hillside Spot, The Melting Pot, Nello's, Ra Sushi Bar Restaurant, and Arrivederci Trattoria, just to name a few.
Phoenix Area Economy and Jobs
The Phoenix metro area is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic regions in the country for technology and software companies. With operational costs 42% less than California, according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Phoenix area has become a hub of commercial activity as more and more businesses are choosing to relocate here from other parts of the U.S. Technology and bio-science are major economic drivers in the region with health care, manufacturing, and financial services solidly growing industries. Fortune 500/1000 companies based or having major operations in the area include Avnet, Freeport-McMoRan, Republic Services, PetSmart, Apollo Group, Insight Enterprises, ON Semiconductor, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, Amkor Technology, Swift Transportation, and First Solar, just to name a few. The industries listed below are the In-Demand Industries in Phoenix:
- Professional and technical services
- Information Technology
- Transportation and warehousing
- Health care and social assistance
- Real estate and rental and leasing
Projected Job Growth refers to anticipated employment changes from the end of 2018 to mid-2020. For more information on occupational projections, please view Employment Forecasts. The current number of People Employed is based on 2nd quarter 2018 employment estimates published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. For more recent employment levels please visit OEO’s employment webpage. Average hourly wage estimates are produced for Arizona and all Arizona counties. For more information on wages visit OEO’s labor statistics website.
Ahwatukee Schools and Education
The village of Ahwatukee is served by the highly-acclaimed, A-rated Kyrene School District (Pre-K through 8th grade), one of the top-performing school districts in the state. All 25 schools in the district have received excelling or high-performing ratings. High school students attend either Desert Vista or Mountain Pointe High School in the highly-regarded Tempe Union High School District. Local alternative education options include several private schools and the award-winning BASIS Ahwatukee, a tuition-free, nationally-ranked public charter school serving grades 4–12. For higher education, the University of Phoenix, Ottawa University, and South Mountain Community College all have a campus presence in the area.
Ahwatukee Outdoor Recreation
South Mountain Park and Preserve is the largest municipal park in the U.S. and serves as a scenic backdrop for the entire village of Ahwatukee. The 16,000-acre park features scenic city views, petroglyphs, and over 300 specimens of plant life, rabbits, foxes, coyotes, snakes, lizards, and birds. There’s also an activity complex, miles of hiking and riding trails, an interpretive center, several lookouts, a museum, ramada, and picnic area. The highest point on South Mountain is Mount Suppoa which reaches 2,690 feet (not accessible to the public). Dobbin Lookout is 2,330 feet high and is the highest point in the park accessible by trail.
Other outdoor recreation opportunities in Ahwatukee can also be found at Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center, Ahwatukee Recreation Center (55 years-plus recreation and activities), Desert Foothills Park, Mountain Vista Park, Pecos Community Center, Sun Ray Park, Vista Canyon Park, and Western Star Park. Golf enthusiasts can choose from several top-rated courses in Ahwatukee such as the Ahwatukee Country Club and Foothills Golf Club Ahwatukee as well as dozens of additional courses located within easy driving distance.
Best hiking trails in Phoenix:
Best hiking trails in nearby Scottsdale:
#1. Camelback Mountain via Echo Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
#2. Pinnacle Peak Trail is a 4-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
#3. Gateway Loop Trail is a 4.2-mile heavily trafficked loop trail and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#4. Blue Wash Trail is a 2.8-mile heavily trafficked out-and-back trail that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#5. Lost Dog Wash Trail to Ringtail Trail Loop is a 4.4-mile heavily trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
#6. Inspiration Point is a 5.7-mile out-and-back trail that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on a leash.
Phoenix ART AND CULTURE
The Phoenix metro area offers an abundance of art and culture. The downtown Phoenix art scene has seen major development over the past decade, and dozens of museums span the valley including the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona Capitol Museum, Arizona Military Museum, Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum, Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park, Children's Museum of Phoenix, Arizona Science Center, and the Heard Museum, among others. Popular performing arts venues include the Phoenix Symphony Hall, Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona, Orpheum Theatre, Dorrance Theater, and Herberger Theater Center. Concert venues include Talking Stick Resort Arena and Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix, and Gammage Auditorium in Tempe (the last public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright). The Mesa Arts Center in Mesa also supports regular independent musical and theater performances.
Phoenix Restaurants (Fine Dining)
- Kai (Only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five-Star restaurant in Arizona)
- Different Pointe of View
- LON’s at The Hermosa Inn
- T. Cook's
- Binkley's Restaurant
- Vincent on Camelback
- Steak 44
- Quiessence at the Farm
- The Capital Grille
Nearby Scottsdale Restaurants (Fine Dining)
- Deseo (Latin American)
- Eddie V's Prime Seafood (steak and seafood)
- The Mission (Latin American)
- Nobuo at Teeter House (Japanese, Asian, Izakaya)
- J & G Steakhouse (Steak, American, Seafood)
- Rancho Pinot (Contemporary, Californian, American)
- Roaring Fork (American Regional)
- T.Cooks (Modern American, Mediterranean)
- Wright's at The Biltmore (Contemporary)
- Dominick's Steakhouse
- Orange Sky
- Mastro's Ocean Club
- Mastro's Steakhouse
- Ocean 44,
- Atlas Bistro
- FnB Restaurant Bourbon Steak
- Ocean Prime
North Phoenix provides convenient access to a number of great shopping destinations. Kierland Commons, a major upscale, master-planned shopping, residential, and resort community, is located on the eastern edge of Phoenix, on the border with Scottsdale. Desert Ridge Marketplace, located north of Loop 101 on Tatum Boulevard, is anchored by AMC Theatres, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, and Target. The outdoor lifestyle center features premier shopping, chef-driven restaurants, entertainment, and more. The Shops at Norterra Mall is a 354,000 square foot lifestyle center featuring specialty retailers and junior anchors, located in the rapidly expanding North Phoenix area known as the Black Canyon Corridor and adjacent to the USAA corporate campus. The mall is home to Harkins Theaters, DICK’s Sporting Goods, BevMo, Victoria’s Secret, and Best Buy along with full-service and fast-casual restaurant options: Mellow Mushroom, Sauce, Pita Jungle, P.F. Chang’s, Chipotle, and Panera Bread.
CityScape is an entertainment destination and shopping center in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The dazzling office tower and residential apartments are centered around a lively courtyard, retail shops, bars, restaurants, a boutique hotel, and live stand-up comedy club—perfect for a quick lunch, happy hour, date night, or anything in between. Biltmore Fashion Park is an open-air lifestyle center, Arizona’s original luxury retail destination, featuring Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren, Hyde Park Jewelers, Lululemon, and more, plus a stellar line-up of restaurants including The Capital Grille, The Cheesecake Factory, Seasons 52, and True Food Kitchen. Outlets at Anthem offers a pet-friendly open-air shopping experience with more than 60 designer brand shops.
In nearby Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square is an upscale, super-regional luxury shopping mall located in the downtown area of Scottsdale. The largest shopping mall in Arizona, Scottsdale Fashion Square includes approximately 2 million square feet of retail space. With more than 200 shops and restaurants, including 40 of the world’s finest luxury and contemporary brands, Scottsdale Fashion Square is the place to go for luxury and upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Phoenix Nightlife Venues
Nightlife in Downtown Phoenix Includes the Roosevelt Row Arts District with spots such as The Churchill, Sazerac, Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., and Angels Trumpet Ale House; Crescent Ballroom, where local and national music acts take to the stage almost every night; Cobra Arcade Bar; Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour; Little Rituals; Dust Cutter; and the two-block CityScape complex, which includes Chico Malo, and Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. Central Phoenix is where the locals play after work at neighborhood hangouts such as Culinary Dropout at The Yard, The Vig Uptown, Linger Longer Lounge, The Womack, Across the Pond, The Casual Pint, and more.
- Phoenix Zoo
- OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale
- Out of Africa Wildlife Park (located north of Phoenix in Camp Verde)
- Arizona Science Center
- Castles N’ Coasters Amusement Park
- Desert Botanical Garden
- Hall of Flame Fire Museum
- The Musical Instrument Museum
- Taliesin West (School and winter home of Frank Lloyd Wright)
- Goldfield Ghost Town
- Heard Museum
- Pueblo Grande Museum and Cultural Park
- Roosevelt Row (Walkable Arts District in Downtown Phoenix)
- Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix
- Tovrea Castle
- Orpheum Theater
- Eisendrath House
- Wrigley Mansion
- Phoenix Symphony Hall
- Arizona State Capitol Museum
- Heritage Square Museum
- Children’s Museum of Phoenix
- Butterfly Wonderland
- Penske Racing Museum
- Chase Field
- Phoenix Art Museum
- South Mountain Park and Preserve
- Phoenix Mountains Preserve
Phoenix Area Events and Professional Sports
The Phoenix metro area hosts hundreds of annual events such as the popular Waste Management Phoenix Open (best-attended golf tournament in the world) and the Barret Jackson Auto Show in Scottsdale, just to name a few. Sports fans have the opportunity to watch professional basketball, football, hockey, and baseball teams, as well as offseason spring training games held in the Phoenix metro area. Phoenix is one of only 13 U.S. cities to have representatives of all four major professional sports leagues.
The Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB) play their home games at Chase Field. The Phoenix Suns play in the NBA's Pacific Division and play their games at Talking Stick Arena. The Arizona Cardinals are a professional football team (NFL) based in Phoenix and play at State Farm Stadium and the Arizona Coyotes are a professional hockey league team based in Glendale. The Phoenix Mercury is a professional women's basketball team (WNBA) based in Phoenix and plays at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Phoenix is the only city in the country to host an entire spring-training league for MLB - the Cactus League. Other major sporting teams/events in metro Phoenix include PGA and LPGA golf, NASCAR and NHRA racing, and major marathons. Cactus League spring training baseball includes the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and the Texas Rangers. With 10 facilities hosting 15 teams, the Phoenix metro area has the greatest concentration of professional baseball facilities found anywhere in the U.S.
Some of The Best Golf Clubs in Phoenix-Scottsdale
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Set in the Sonoran Desert and on land owned by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, We-Ko-Pa offers two fantastic courses: Cholla and Saguaro. Unlike other Arizona golf courses, there are no homes or condos lining the fairways. It’s just you and giant saguaros in the foreground framed by magnificent mountains in the distance.
Troon North Golf Club - North Scottsdale’s crown jewel and considered the best public 36-hole facility in the area, including the Pinnacle Course and the Monument Course. Recent course renovations by original designer and British Open Champion Tom Weiskopf have enhanced the experience further.
Talking Stick Golf Club - A 36-hole facility with both courses designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, and situated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Adjacent to each other on flat land very walkable, the O'odham Course has a links-feel and the Piipaash Course is shorter, with more water and trees.
The Boulders Golf Club - The unique resort sits in the Sonoran Desert foothills nestled among massive granite boulder formations. Both Jay Morrish-designed championship courses offer spectacular views. The North, known for its challenging back-9 and is the older of the two. The South has holes that go right up into the boulder formations.
Grayhawk Golf Club - Among the top-rated public courses in Arizona with the Tom Fazio-designed Raptor Course having hosted the PGA Tour Frys.com Open from 2007-2009. The Talon Course features in Golf Magazine’s prestigious list of the “Top 100 You Can Play in the U.S.” for daily fee courses.
Quintero Golf Club - Ranked number one in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area by both Golf Digest and Golfweek in their ‘Best Public Course’ lists, this Rees Jones-designed course fully deserves its accolades. With tees ranging from 5,800 to 7,200-yards, generous landing areas, and slick, multi-tiered bent grass greens, Quintero is a great test for all golfers.
Sunridge Canyon Golf Club - one of the best value, premier daily-fee golf club offerings available in the area. Designed by Keith Foster, enjoy the thrilling string of finishing holes, dubbed the “Wicked Six”, which are among the best golf experiences in Arizona.
Mirabel Golf Club - This stunning Tom Fazio 7,147 yard, par-71 course is an exceptional example of the outstanding quality, craftsmanship, and beauty that are the hallmarks of Mr. Fazio's global reputation. Above all, he designs to create a unique golf experience for each player that is challenging, enjoyable, and memorable.
Gainey Ranch Golf Club - The Gainey Ranch Golf Club experience is Scottsdale golf taken to a whole new level. The Scottsdale golf club boasts great holes of golf designed by Michael Poellot, the former chief architect for Robert Trent Jones Jr. His craftsmanship has more than lived up to his reputation in designing each of Gainey Ranch’s golf courses. Each of the three distinct nine-hole courses offers a different experience for players of all skill levels.
Legend Trail Golf Club - When the architect Rees Jones created the golf course at Legend Trail Golf Club, he created a course that brings out the Old West-style of Scottsdale as well as a challenging yet fair test of golf. The golf course at the Legend Trail Golf Club features generous fairways. Panoramas include local sites like Black Mountain, Pinnacle Peak, and Lone Mountain. A round at Legend Trail Golf Club gives all levels of golfer a limitless choice of shot-making possibilities.
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club - Located within the Ak-Chin Indian Reservation, the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes course is ranked in the Top-5 ‘Best Courses to Play in Arizona’ by Golf Monthly. A Fred Couples and Schmidt-Curley designed course with distinct links feel, it has hosted numerous US Open qualifiers and regional amateur and PGA events.
Public transportation in Phoenix is provided by Valley Metro, which includes trains, buses, and a rideshare program. The Valley Metro Rail is a 20-mile light rail that runs through north-central Phoenix, downtown, and eastward through Tempe and Mesa. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves more than 100 cities with non-stop flights and over 1000 flights per day. Also located about 30 miles southeast of Phoenix Sky Harbor, is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which offers commercial flights around the United States. The closest major airport serving Ahwatukee is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located about 16.2 miles from the center of the village.
Partner With top-rated Ahwatukee REALTOR® in Arizona - Cathy Carter
Whether you are interested in Ahwatukee homes for sale in Arizona, or it's time to list your current property, Cathy provides the kind of knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service you need when buying or selling a home. Cathy understands that purchasing a home is a significant financial and life decision and that you are looking for someone you can trust. As your agent, she will protect your interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, and guide you towards a successful transaction.
If you are looking to sell your home, Cathy will create a competitive marketing strategy that will expose your home to the public, other real estate agents through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), other cooperative marketing networks, and open houses for agents. Your listing will appear on all the popular real estate sites where buyers spend hours a day looking at homes such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, REMAX, Redfin, and dozens of others. Your property will also be featured on Cathy's own highly-trafficked website: realestatechandler.com. With an experienced and skilled agent like Cathy by your side, your home will get sold fast for the highest market price.
Read what Cathy's valued clients have to say:
"Cathy was a terrific agent from beginning to end. Her comps were accurate and helpful at the outset. Her marketing was the best we have seen in our experience and we have sold 7 previous homes. She handled all the selling and closing negotiations very well and helped us navigate several anxious turns in the process. Cathy is calm, judicious, and responsive and we found her opinions and ideas valuable. We would use her to sell or buy a house again without hesitation. Great to work with and got great results."
"Cathy Carter is a highly respected, seasoned real estate professional who is very responsive, knowledgeable, and open-minded. She kept my deal together by going beyond the call of duty to do some of the work of a novice agent (representing the buyer) on the sale of my house. Plus, she really went to bat for me on the purchase of my new home, getting upgrades and closing in 3-weeks. I highly recommend Cathy to represent you in selling and purchasing your next home or investment."
“I have dealt with many real estate agents and I would have to say Cathy Carter was a pleasure to deal with. We flew in from New York to see the area and Cathy gave us as much time as we needed. She showed us around and made us feel comfortable and welcome. As of today we are currently in contract for the sale of our home and are actively looking at homes in the Gilbert and Chandler areas. Cathy emails homes for us to look at on a regular basis and we would not use anyone else.”
“My husband and I worked with Cathy to find our home in the East Valley suburbs of Phoenix AZ. We were transferred to Phoenix from the east coast and Cathy did a wonderful job of orienting us to the area and helping us gain perspective into the different homes and neighborhoods in the East Valley. While working with Cathy, she was always very attentive and efficient. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable. She listened to our ideas about the ideal home, offered suggestions, and took us to see properties that were in line with our expectations. Cathy is extremely responsive and has even reached out to check on us after we moved into our hew home. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who is interested in selling their home or purchasing a new home.”
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RE/MAX Alliance Group
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ. 85233
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