Ahwatukee waterfront lake communities and homes

Lakefront property nestled in the Ahwatukee Foothills of Phoenix

Bordered by south mountain park to the north, Ahwatukee was annexed by the city of Phoenix between 1978 and 1987.  However, this unique community prides itself on it’s own identity even though it may have a Phoenix address.  The 35 sq. mile Ahwatukee Foothills community has even had it’s own newspaper, the Ahwatukee News for over 30 years.  Once you drive through, you’ll realize that it is unique and different from any other Phoenix suburb.

Access to the Ahwatukee area is from the east and extends approximately 9 miles to the west and then you turn around head back the way you came, leading some to call it the world’s largest cul-de-sac. The upkeep and cleanliness of Ahwatukee neighborhoods is impecable.  You’ll even be impressed by the well groomed medians as you travel east and west along Chandler Blvd.

Waterfront communities in Ahwatukee

The largest Ahwatukee lake community is Lakewood, followed by Miragalo and Canyon Springs at the Foothills. Lakewood has over 170 waterfront homes. The Santuary, a custom home subdivision has some waterfront homes.  Retirement community homes built in the mid-1970’s  can be found in Ahwatukee, but you’ll also notice the exclusive custom home gated subdivisions with homes that sell for over $3 million.  The rolling foothills of south mountain provide scenary and settings that cannot be matched.  The convenient I-10 freeway access and short distances to the I-60 and 202 freeways make the Ahwatukee area an ideal location to minimize commuting time. 

 Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

 If there is a hot topic constantly on the minds of the Ahwatukee residents it is the future construction of the loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. It would run east and west along the Pecos Rd. alignment along the southern border of Ahwatukee and become a 10 lane freeway in the original plan.  The most recent update is considering a Parkway instead of a freeway which would reduce the number of homes that would be displaced and reduce the overall cost. For anyone considering Ahwatukee, this should be at the top of the list of due diligence items.  With environmental concerns, budgetary pressures, and many Ahwatukee residents settling for nothing less than a no-build position, this will be the issue to watch.

For more information regarding Ahwatukee homes and waterfront property, please feel free to call or e-mail me.

Satellite view of Ahwatukee

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Lakewood Waterfront community in Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee Lake Community Homes for Sale

$324,500 :: 3760 E TANGLEWOOD Drive, Phoenix AZ, 85048

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,035 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 07/18/18, Last Updated: 08/15/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5795157
Community: LAKEWOOD
Tract: LAKEWOOD
The price of this listing was last reduced on 8/15/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


Check out this beautiful home in the desireable Lakewood Community which offers 2 large lakes and walking paths. This home is perfect for the person looking to make their own personal touches to their new home. This property has great bones with a beautiful back yard with gated pool /spa, built in BBQ, and mature trees offering privacy. The first floor has a bedroom, full bathroom, and fireplace. The home has plantation shutters throughout, granite countertops, & real hard wood cabinets. The 4th bedroom has been converted into a large walk in closet for the master bedroom. This could be easily turned back into a 4th bedroom. Enjoy the sun set on the Private Patio off the master bedroom. The guest room upstairs has built in storage desk. Built in Garage Cabinets and Central Vacuum.

Listed with Realty Executives


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$399,800 :: 3445 E Wildwood Drive, Phoenix AZ, 85048

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3 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,053 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 06/14/18, Last Updated: 07/10/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5780590
Community: Lakewood
Tract: Lakewood
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/10/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


Ahwatukee Living! This beautiful home is clean, well maintained & loved on by the original owners. It radiates withpride of ownership. The home is 2053 SqFt offering 3 beds, 2.5 baths, & separate living, dining & family rooms. Built onlarge corner lot w/ spectacular lake views. Full length covered patio & wide side yard w/ immediate access throughprivate gate to (2) 25 acre lakes, greenbelts w/ biking/walking trails & a covered playground full of fun for your kids.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


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