Ahwatukee/Foothills

Ahwatukee Foothills Village is an urban village within the Phoenix city limits. With South Mountain Park as its northern boundary, it is geographically separated from the rest of the Valley, giving it the feel of a city unto itself. It is a rapidly growing area where young, educated professionals are raising families in an environmentally attractive location. Good-quality schools, hiking, horse-back riding, a community center, country clubs and easily accessible Interstate 10 make Ahwatukee Foothills an attractive place to live and play.

  • Founded: Original Ahwatukee Ranch built in 1921.
  • Incorporated: Land developers purchased large portions and began building houses in 1971.
  • Elevation: 1,280 feet
  • Size: 35.8 square miles
  • Population: 85,000 (2000 census)
  • Major Attractions: South Mountain Park with hiking and horse-back riding trails, 3 golf courses