Thinking About Moving To Ahwatukee? Ask the Experts First!

July 29, 2013 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

by: Maria Hass

As a Realtor, I am often asked by clients for profiles of different cities they are considering for a move.
I think the best people to satisfy these inquiries are the people who already call the area home. In this post, let’s hear from some residents of Ahwatukee, south of Phoenix, about the reasons why they chose to make Ahwatukee their home.

Why do people like to live in Ahwatukee?

Small town feeling, secluded by the mountains, easy access to biking and hiking trails, good schools and close to work.

— Diane B.

What we liked most about Ahwatukee is the excellent school system. Many schools in the Kyrene School District are ranked as “excelling” schools by the Arizona Department of Education.

Ahwatukee is also a “family friendly” community. Neighbors take time to get to know each other and look after each other. Kids play in the street. This is not the same with other cities I’ve lived in like Scottsdale. Ahwatukee has been dubbed as “The Worlds Biggest Cul-de-sac,” living the lifestyle of the 50’s. Lastly, Ahwatukee is a welcoming dog community. You often see residents walking their dogs — run, bike, hike. It is an active community of outdoor people and their four-legged companions. We own a dog care business and my dogs feel right at home.

— Howard and Tammie T.

The neighbors are nice. The area is clean and the community is safe with a low crime rate. It is also close to the mountains.

— Virzhiniya O.

I recently moved to Ahwatukee from out of state. What made my family choose Ahwatukee is the convenience to work — close to amenities and schools.

— Beverly

What do you wish Ahwatukee had or didn’t have…

I would like to see more community support for cultural events especially the “Arts”.

— Diane B.

Less traffic. There are stop lights at many intersections, resulting in delays. We could use more shopping/retail stores.

— Howard and Tammie T.

Less restrictive HOAs.

— Virzhiniya O.

Dust Storms or “Haboob.” But I guess, that’s everywhere in Arizona.

— Beverly

These are just some Ahwatukee residents’ observations that you can use when considering whether this suburban area of Phoenix is the right place for your new home.

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