Ahwatukee Active Adult - Phoenix, Arizona

Ahwatukee Active Adult Phoenix, AZ
Golf Course: Public Gated: No Pricing: Very Low - Low
Age Restricted: 55+ Num of Homes: 1,686 Yrs Built: 1971 - 1991
Types of Homes: Single Family Homes, Townhomes

The Ahwatukee Retirement Village is a small retirement neighborhood of single-family homes and townhomes located within the larger multi-generational master-planned community of Ahwatukee Foothills. Being conveniently close to loads of shopping, restaurants, medical facilities, and movie theaters, as well as to downtown Phoenix and the Phoenix Sky Harbor Ariport makes this one of the most desireably located active adult communities in the Greater Phoenix Area.

In addition to the convenient location, the Ahwatukee Foothills are surrounded by scenic mountains, walking and biking trails, and five golf courses.


The Ahwatukee Recreation Center (ARC) opened its doors in 1974 to serve the retirement area of a community developed by Presley Company of Arizona. Presley had the concept of a separate retirement area within a typical community. The Ahwautkee Recreation Center is for residents of the active adult neighborhoods. It is not open to other Ahwatukee residents outside of the active adult neighborhoods. There is no HOA for the single family homes, but there is a $450/year per household membership fee for the recreation center facilities.

Real Estate

The Ahwatukee Active Adult neighborhoods offer single family homes or small single-level townhomes. Most of the townhomes surround the Ahwatukee Country Club and offer golf course lots, as well as a "lock and leave" maintenance-free lifestyle.

The Ahwatukee Retirement Village surrounds the Ahwatukee Country Club, which is a public course. Some of the houses and many of the townhomes enjoy golf course views and are within walking distance or an easy golf cart ride to the clubhouse.

Although most of the homes in the Ahwatukee Retirement area are older and may need some updating to satisfy the needs of today's retirees, the homes are inexpensive and buyer's who purchase here love the convenience and beauty of the area and believe that updating a home is a fair exchange for the area, neighborhood, and price.


The Ahwatukee Country Club offers a full-length regulation course and an executive course, called the "Lakes."

Although the Country Club is open to the public, they offer very affordable annual memberships for unlimited play.

In addition to the Ahwatukee Country Club, the Ahwatukee area has two other very nice public courses: The Foothills and Club West.

About the Area

Ahwatukee ("Ahwatukee Foothills Village") is a bedroom community located just 15 minutes south of downtown Phoenix.

The town was named after the Crow words awe chuuke, meaning "land on the other side of the hill," or "land in the next valley, because Ahwatukee is separated from Phoenix proper by the scenic South Mountains, which provide dramatic views and challenging walking trails.

In 1971 the 35.8 square-mile village was purchased by the Presley Company, owned by Elvis Presley's uncle. Although annexed by the City of Phoenix, many of its residents consider it a separate city. Ahwatukee currently has a population of approximately 85,000 people and is considered one of Phoenix's 15 urban villages.

Picturesque views in an environmentally rich location with excellent schools, neighborhood restaurants, eclectic boutiques, and 21 nature parks all within a few minutes commute to downtown Phoenix, make Ahwatukee one of the most desirable locations in the Valley of the Sun.

  • Golf course
  • Tennis courts
  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness room
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Card room
  • Wood shop
  • Lapidary studio
  • Ceramics studio
  • Arts & crafts studio
  • Ballroom
  • Billiards & ping pong
  • Shufflboard courts
Name: Margaret Stephens
Company: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Phone: 480-628-0960
Email: mstephens@njoyazlife.com
Website: www.GolfAt55.com
Resident and specialist in Ahwatukee Foothills.