Ahwatukee (formally “Ahwatukee Foothills Village”) is an affluent L-shaped neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona bordered on the north by South Mountain Park and Baseline Road, on the east by Interstate 10 and the cities of Chandler, Guadalupe, and Tempe, and on the south and west by the . It is the southernmost of the city’s 15 urban villages. As of 2000, the 35.8 square-mile village has a population of 85,000.
Surrounded to the northwest by South Mountain Park, and blocked to the east by I-10 and to the south by the Gila River Indian Community, Ahwatukee Foothills is geographically isolated from the city which it is part of, Phoenix. Due to its relatively few access points (mainly through a few bridges across Interstate 10), it has been called The World’s Largest Cul-de-sac.
Ahwatukee with its proximity to the South Mountain Park, a Phoenix city park, has numerous outdoor activity opportunities. Cycling, hiking, baseball, and soccer are common activities.
Hiking in the Ahwatukee area is a popular activity in and around South Mountain Park. Telegraph Pass, Pima Canyon and Beverly Canyon are all popular trail heads with dozens of other trail areas also available
Ahwatukee is a destination for road cyclists and mountain bikers. Road cycling clubs and community members utilize Pecos Road and the hills of Ahwatukee near 5th Avenue and Desert Foothills Parkway for training and scenic rides alike. A park and ride location is often used as a starting point for cyclists who live outside of the community.
Mountain bikers utilize the trails of South Mountain Park for riding opportunities. Various trails are available rated from easy to difficult throughout South Mountain Park.
Four golf courses are located within the community