Resting at the southern edge of South Mountain, the Valley’s southernmost village is known as Ahwatukee and holds a population of 78,000 residents. This residential community is operated by an HOA and has been called ‘the world’s largest cul-de-sac’ due to its minimal points of entry and small, cozy feel. That doesn’t isolate the community, however, as it lies adjunct to Phoenix proper and holds its own school district and is viewed as separate from the other cities.
Though small, the community is close-knit and offers many outdoor activities for residents to enjoy. This includes not just the huge South Mountain range forming the northern border, but also mountain biking, volleyball, and baseball leagues and associations. The city is known for stellar hiking, not surprising given the location. The ‘nice side of the hill’ as the town is colloquially known, this community offers not just a comfortable living environment but also a very close proximity to Tempe, Phoenix, Glendale, and virtually every other southern Valley locale. For a quiet location in a busy town, homebuyers should look no further than the friendly confines of Ahwatukee.