Ahwatukee Foothills Village (85048) is a great place to live and the perfect place to call home. Bordered by South Mountain to the north, Interstate 10 to the east, and the Gila River Indian Community to the south and west. The Foothills are known for their quiet, master-planned, single-family community and family-oriented outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, walking and playing in the open spaces of South Mountain.
With its predominantly low-rise environment protecting the scenic desert views, manicured parks, playgrounds and golf courses, the Foothills community continues to support development that respects and maintains the quiet atmosphere of its neighborhoods and the spacious, open feel of its unique community. At the same time, Ahwatukee Foothills Village adds a family-friendly atmosphere, multiple activities and hundreds of dining establishments, restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters and museums to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
For those who would like to stay within the Foothills area, there are a number of great restaurants and family-friendly activities to enjoy.
Foothills Village Activities
– Ahwatukee YMCA
– Foothills Golf Club
– Mystery Castle
– Ponderosa Stables
Foothills Towne Center
– AMC Ahwatukee 24
– Best Buy
– Men’s Wearhouse
– Office Max
Desert Foothills Marketplace
– Ace Hardware
– Anytime Fitness
– Desert Foothills Dental
– Native Grill & Wings
– Uno Mas Cantina
Ranked as one of the best places to live in Arizona, Ahwatukee Foothills Village offers its residents a dense suburban feel that is safe, dog-friendly, well-lit, well-kept and quiet. The neighborhoods in this community also have easy parking, carry a holiday spirit, and are within walking distance to the nearest grocery store, shopping plaza and restaurant.
Two great things about the Foothills are its activities and events that are organized by the community and hosted for everyone to enjoy. Other amazing neighborhood highlights include jogging paths, equestrian trails, hiking trails, splash pads, playgrounds, waterfalls, ponds, volleyball courts, baseball fields, softball fields, soccer fields and tennis courts.
Desert Foothills Park
hiking, playground, sports
hiking, biking, sightseeing
Mountain Vista Park
playground, splash pad, sports
Another advantage to living within the Foothills community is its easy access to attractions like the Arizona Science Center, Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo, Mystery Castle and South Mountain Park and Preserve.
All of the public schools that serve Ahwatukee Foothills Village offer educational excellence, with K-8 students attending the Kyrene School District and high school students attending one of two schools operated by the Tempe Union High School District: Desert Vista or Mountain Pointe.
Listed below are some of the great schools in the area.
Desert Vista High School
Fees College Preparatory
Frank Elementary School
Getz Elementary School
Kyrene de las Manitas School
Mountain Pointe High School
Ward Traditional Academy
Quality homes. Check! Excellent school. Check! Outdoor adventures. Check! Close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Check, check, and check!
With an equestrian arena and horse trails, the Ahwatukee Equestrian Estates ranks number one on our list as the perfect neighborhood for horse owners.
On the other hand, Fairways at the Foothills is a private and secure, gated community, located on the Foothills Golf Club. Most of the homes in this neighborhood back up to the golf course and have a view of South Mountain which adds to the beauty and experience of living in the Foothills.
The Sanctuary is another gated community located in the Foothills. Sitting on top of a hill, The Sanctuary offers beautiful, panoramic 360-degree views of the entire Village.
With its recent addition of Portofino, Ahwatukee Foothills Village has something to offer everyone, especially if you are interested in the low-maintenance lifestyle that only a resort-style condominium community can offer.
Finally, Tapestry Canyon is a great choice for individuals who would like to stay close to the city without compromising the secluded and suburban feel of the Foothills.
With all of the different housing options, employment, schools, outdoor activities, shopping centers, grocery stores and restaurants, it is no wonder why Ahwatukee Foothills Village has been ranked as one of the best places to live in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.