Located just 13 miles from the city centre of Phoenix, Ahwatukee is a sub-urban village in the American state of Arizona. The triangular-shaped suburb is bordered by South Mountain Park, Baseline Road, major highway Interstate 10, and the cities of Chandler, Guadalupe, and Tempe. It is also bordered by the Gila River Indian Community. Ahwatukee is the southernmost of Phoenix’s 15 urban villages.
Ahwatukee is more than just bedroom community of Phoenix, this village is home to a large American Express hosting facility, and is the headquarters for U-HAUL International (moving company), Best Western (world’s largest family of hotels), Apollo Group, University of Phoenix, and Pinnacle West (utilities). Choice Hotels also has office space and operations facilities in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Ahwatukee offers opportunities for many outdoor activities. It is close to the South Mountain Park, a Phoenix city park where you can walk, jog, picnic, go cycling, hiking, or play baseball and soccer. Hiking is a very popular activity in the South Mountain area. Trail heads include Telegraph Pass, Pima Canyon, and Beverly Canyon, with dozens of other trail areas also available. You can explore the dessert, the beautiful rock mountains, and explore the flora and fauna of the area. Dining options in Ahwatukee include Caffe Boa of Ahwatukee, Ruffino Italian Cuisine, Rustler’s Rooste, Los Taquitos (Mexican), Sakana Sushi and Grill, and the Hillside Spot (American). The Melting pot is a popular fondue restaurant that has a friendly and sociable atmosphere as well as great food. A fondue dinner turns into somewhat of an event not to be hurried but to be thoroughly enjoyed at The Melting Pot.
The nearest major airport to Ahwatukee is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Phoenix, Arizona and is 10 miles from the village center. Another major airport in the area is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Featuring domestic flights from Mesa, Arizona, this airport is 24 miles from Ahwatukee. The city is located on Interstate 10 which provides an easy connection to central Phoenix and also directly links to Tucson. There are no rail connections to the suburb, but numerous bus routes serve the area. The Valley METRO bus network provides links to Ahwatukee and runs the neighborhood bus service, Ahwatukee Circulator, which connects the community locally.