Ahwatukee is an urban center just off the City of Phoenix, Arizona with a population of 77,249 residents.
At least two major thoroughfares in today's Ahwatukee are named after people who claimed lands in the area, in the decades following the signing of the Homestead Act in 1862. Warner Road was named after Samuel Warner of Kansas, while Elliot Road was named after Reginald Elliott of California. Both claimed lands in an area now known as Tempe. A third man, Arthur Hunter, claimed land within an area now known as Ahwatukee. The street is known today as 48th Street was, for a time, named Hunter Drive, after Arthur Hunter. Hunter is rumored to have, in the 1940s, disassembled and buried in the Ahwatukee desert a Studebaker car purported owned by Al Capone. The word “Ahwatukee” means “house of my dreams” in the language of the Crow Nation
Why You Should Live in Ahwatukee
Ahwatukee is a wonderful urban center geared towards both young professionals and families. With 64 percent of the households consisting of married couples, the region is extraordinarily safe and has quite a lot to offer.
Ahwatukee has a small but solid school system, which has consistently been ranked as either “excelling” or “highly performing.” There are also many private schools and charter schools within the area, giving parents many options for their child’s education. Ahwatukee is close to the University of Arizona as well as a few other major colleges, making it an ideal location for college students and families with students that will soon be entering into college.
Families will also be happy to know that Ahwatukee has very low property and violent crime rates as compared to the rest of the state. Traditionally, Arizona has higher than average crime levels.
With mild temperatures, rare snow, and moderate rainfall, Ahwatukee is a wonderful place for outdoor activities. Among the most popular activities in Ahwatukee are hiking, cycling, volleyball, and golf. Hikers can take advantage of South Mountain Park, and there are a total of four golf courses throughout the village.
Apart from the golf courses, there are also numerous other attractions available in Ahwatukee. These include amusement parks, tourist attractions, museums, and more. There are public events held throughout the year, including concerts in the park, arts festivals, and farmer’s markets.
Ahwatukee is a unique suburban area, unlike any other. With high property values and an emphasis on family living, Ahwatukee is the perfect place for professionals, investors, and families alike.
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