"Great spot for baby boomers and young families."
Ahwatukee is a nice area, and possibly the best area of Phoenix to raise kids. This is partially because it’s isolated from all the other urban areas of Phoenix. The Interstate 10 freeway and the Gila River Indian Community reservation are on either side of Ahwatukee and sandwich the area so it’s kind of its own little island. Nature freaks and hikers love the Ahwatukee Foothills because of its seemingly endless supply of trails for hikers and bikers as well. The demographic in Ahwatukee is mostly comprised of families. The area is overwhelmingly white collar, and you can really feel it if you visit the area. This isn’t a bad thing, in fact I’m sure Ahwatukee has one of the lowest crime and drug stats in the state. One thing you don’t see in Ahwatukee that you see far too much of elsewhere in Phoenix is apartment complexes; this further illustrates the white collar concept as Ahwatukee is filled with houses, most of which are new homes. Ahwatukee feels new to me whenever I go to this part of town. The area is filled to the brim with just-developed communities, shopping centers, etc. There really isn't a bad part of Ahwatukee where you could end up in a lemon apartment or end up living next to a drug dealer. It’s close enough to be able to take the kids anywhere if you’re a young family, but not clustered in the city with the all problems that exist there.