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Ahwatukee Luxury Homes for Sale by Subdivision

Subdivision NameCommunityGated?Borders
Black Rock CanyonFoothillsYesNo
CalabreaFoothills ReserveYesYes
Canyon ReserveMountain Park RanchYesYes
Canyon VerdeFoothills Club WestYesNo
Custom EstatesAhwatukee EastNoYes
Eagle RidgeFoothillsYesNo
Equestrian EstatesAhwatukee EastNoYes
Tapestry CanyonFoothillsYesYes
The SanctuaryFoothillsYesNo
Whistling RockFoothillsYesYes
Subdivision NameCommunityGated?Borders

The Ins and Outs of Ahwatukee Luxury Homes

Ahwatukee Luxury Home

What defines a luxury home? Is it simply size? Is it price? Do Ahwatukee luxury homes measure up to the rest of the luxury market in Phoenix? Is it the level of custom features and associated amenities? Is it all these factors and more? Or is it unique for each person?

Ahwatukee, Arizona is famous for its luxury homes, but there is no standard "luxury home" in Ahwatukee. Each luxury home in Ahwatukee is a unique creation – a blend of the architect’s overall vision, the stunning Arizona landscape and the needs of the individual homeowner – as well as a community amenity level that is hard to replicate elsewhere in Arizona.

No matter how large or opulent, a luxury home will never be a cookie-cutter creation. Luxury communities do not have a set of five approved plans from which to choose.

Like a great work of art, each luxury home in Ahwatukee is a one-of-a-kind creation and each community, like a great museum, is designed to display these creations in the absolute best light.

Whatever luxury means to you, I guarantee you can find it in Ahwatukee. Many celebrities and athletes call Ahwatukee home.

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Why Ahwatukee is the Ideal Location for Luxury Homes

What is important to you as a luxury home buyer? Safety? Security? Natural beauty? A fantastic home? Great schools? Abundant amenities? Convenience to Phoenix and the airport?

In Ahwatukee, you find all these things and more in abundance.

There is a reason there are so many luxury communities and homes in Ahwatukee: It is the ideal luxury community.

The Natural Beauty, Quiet, and Convenient

Set against the quiet backdrop of South Mountain, Ahwatukee embraces the natural beauty of the desert with lots of palm trees, and small lakes making it a beautiful oasis. Part of Ahwatukee's peacefulness is created with the mountain to the north and vacant tribal ground to the south and west. Ahwatukee still is only 10-20 minutes from the airport and 15-30 to downtown Phoenix. So you can get the small-town atmosphere while still being close to all the amenities you would ever need – something other Phoenix villages cannot offer.

An Immeasurably Beautiful Setting

An integral part of a luxury home is its location and the views it commands. In cities like Miami and NY, a prime location is one above or isolated from the roar of the city, like a penthouse condo in Manhattan. In Ahwatukee, there’s no need to live in a high rise; each luxury home is surrounded by the natural beauty of the nearby mountain and desert.

Depending on what community you choose to live in or where in Ahwatukee you choose to build your home, your views will vary, but whether your back patio features a magnificent mountain, desert or golf course view, it is will be an ideal place to take your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail.

The topography of Ahwatukee is remarkable diverse given the size of the village. That level of diversity allows Ahwatukee luxury homes to cover a wide range of styles and sizes from traditional southwestern and Mediterranean ranches to beautiful contemporary homes that blend seamlessly into the desert landscape. Sizes range from 3,000 square feet to in excess of 9,000 square feet. Lot sizes can be as small as a half-acre to multi acre estates. The style and size of home, as well as the typical lot size, is largely dependent on the neighborhood in which you choose to live.

Diversity of Ahwatukee Luxury Homes

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Homes in mountain communities often feature expansive lots. Homeowners here prize their privacy above all else, and homes in these areas often feature extensively landscaped lots that take advantage of the natural flora in order to create a true oasis. Of course, homes in these neighborhoods are positioned to take advantage of the sweeping mountain vistas that surround them and the communities provide convenient access points to the extensive network of hiking and walking trails that traverse the landscape.

Horse Communities

One of the benefits of owning a luxury home in Ahwatukee is that you have an opportunity to keep your horses at stables inside your neighborhood. Horse communities such as Equestrian Estates offer world-class facilities for horse owners as well as easy access to the extensive network of trails in nearby South Mountain Park.

In Conclusion

Regardless of the type of luxury home you favor, you can find it in Ahwatukee. The luxury homes here feature only the best architecture, construction, features and amenities. They truly must be seen to be believed.

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Black Rock Canyon

If the quality of the view is a concern of yours when evaluating luxury homes in Ahwatukee, then Black Rock Canyon just might be the place for you. There are only 40 spacious homes in this community, and every single one of those homes has a spectacular view from its spot on the hillside.

The homes in Black Rock Canyon are certainly worthy of the view. All homes are appointed with the luxury features you crave for.


Does your ideal home come with sweeping mountain views? Do you dream of having your morning coffee while watching the sun rise over the Estrella Mountains? Then you just might be interested in buying a home for sale in Ahwatukee Calabrea.

This newly-completed, gated, 90-home subdivision is nestled inside the Ahwatukee Foothills Reserve. Most of the homes in this subdivision sit on half-acre lots and are custom built by renowned builders such as Forte, Casa Rica and Kodiak. Rather than the standard, Arizona cookie cutter homes, the homes in Calabrea cover a variety of style from Tuscan to Santa Barbara.

As luxury homes, the interior of these homes mirrors the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Homes for sale within Calabrea often include luxury features such as custom fireplaces, luxury pools and spas, and vaulted ceilings – some as high as 18 feet.

There are still lots available within this subdivision. You could begin designing and building your very own dream home today.

Canyon Reserve

There is a luxury retreat within the South Mountain Preserve. At the Canyon Reserve, the luxurious amenities are only exceeded by the beauty of the mountainous landscape. The Canyon Reserve is a private gated community known as one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Phoenix area.

It's the homes that set this community apart from all the rest. These palatial homes sit on massive lots that take advantage of the rugged beauty of the landscape. The homes themselves are range from 3,500 to 10,000 square feet with most being around 5,000 square feet. Each home is a custom-built masterpiece with features such as marble floors, vaulted, 18-foot ceilings, custom cabinetry and commercial grade kitchens. If you love to entertain, the homes for sale in Canyon Reserve will not disappoint. Many feature ball rooms, party rooms, built-in bars and outdoor entertaining areas.

Do you want to experience the peace and serenity of the mountains while basking in the luxury of your own personal paradise? Then please consider all that the Canyon Reserve has to offer.

Canyon Verde

Would you love to have your morning coffee in the presence of the beautiful mountains surrounding Ahwatukee and then take a short trip over to one of Ahwatukee's best golf courses? If so, then luxurious Canyon Verde might be the perfect place for you and your family.

This luxury, gated community is nestled in the South Mountain Foothills and is convenient to the Club West Golf Course. With just 48 homes, homes for sale in Canyon Verde are always in high demand. Built by Forte Homes, each home in Canyon Verde is of the absolute best quality and most feature resort-level amenities and features such as solid-granite countertops, coffered ceilings, spas, private pools and expansive balconies and decks.

The style of this peaceful and serene community is decidedly southwestern with most homes being of the Santa Fe style complete with stone walkways, clay tile roofs, stucco exteriors and architectural flourishes that serve to put each home at harmony with the beautiful landscape.

Custom Estates

Remember when each home was a castle and each castle was unique regardless of the subdivision or community? Today, especially in Arizona, it seems the majority of neighborhoods are full of houses that look just alike. The only variation is in the color of the siding and the car in the driveway. If you're tired of the never ending sameness, consider Custom Estates.

In Custom Estates, each home is unique. The developer encouraged a variety of architects and builders to make each home unique. There's no chance of pulling into the wrong driveway late one night.

Each home in Custom Estates is unique, so it is hard to describe common features shared by all homes. However, each home in Custom Estates is a luxury home and comes with a variety of luxury features such as private pools, spas, vaulted ceiling, guest quarters and interior and exterior entertaining areas.

So, are you tired of the cookie-cutter life? Then come to Custom Estates where every castle is unique.

Eagle Ridge

A million-dollar view with a house thrown in for free. That would be one way to describe the home sites in Eagle Ridge. Sitting atop the South Mountain foothills, this 44 home, gated community offers sweeping views of both the city and the mountain.

If the view was all this community had going for it, it would be worth, but in addition to the million-dollar view, residents have the opportunity to live in some of the most beautiful, well-appointed homes in the area. Many of those homes have been completely remodeled in the past few years and feature all the modern luxuries such as commercial-grade kitchen appliances,  expansive entertaining spaces and formal dining rooms.

Would you like to live in a luxury community with breathtaking vistas outside both the front and back doors? Then Eagle Ridge just might be the place for you.

Equestrian Estates

As the name suggested, Equestrian Estates is one of the few communities in the Phoenix area that allows its residents to board their horses within the community. Add to that the quick access to superb mountain riding trails, and the Equestrian Estates is truly a horse lover's paradise.

But paradise extends beyond the stables and the trails. There are hundreds of beautiful, luxury homes in this community ranging in size from a modest 1,700 square feet to expansive 6,000 square feet homes. These custom-built homes often feature resort-quality amenities such as pools, spas, custom built cabinetry, interior and exterior entertaining areas, vaulted ceilings and much more.

And the outside is just as beautiful as the inside. Along with the million-dollar views, each home unique. There are no cookie cutter homes here. From modern contemporary to Santa Fe, an array of architectural styles are representing in the Equestrian Estates.

Are you a horse lover? Would you like the opportunity to live in a place where you can walk to the stables, saddle your horse and ride some of the most breathtaking trails in the area? Then Equestrian Estates is the place for you.

Shadow Rock

There is a rich variety of luxury-home communities in Ahwatukee, but not every luxury neighborhood has a golf course. Shadow Rock does. Located within the Foothills Golf Club, Shadow Rock combines true luxury, breathtaking views with a champions-level golf course.

Would you like to live in one of Phoenix's premiere golf communities? Then you should certainly consider the luxury homes within Shadow Rock.

Tapestry Canyon

Tapestry Canyon is a luxury, gated community in Ahwatukee on top of the South Mountain foothill. It comprises two sections: the lower section and the upper section. The lower section features slightly more modest – though still beautiful – homes while the upper section is reserved for larger estates.

The homes in tapestry canyon cover a wide range of styles and sizes. No matter your personality or preference you can find something that suits you. The common thread among all homes is luxury. Each home is appointed with all the features that luxury home buyers in the Phoenix area have come to expect.

Perhaps the most important feature is the canyon from which the Tapestry Canyon community derives its name. Many homes have direct views of the canyon, and all homeowners have easy access to all the outdoor activities associated with the South Mountain foothill and Tapestry Canyon such as hiking and trail riding.

The Sanctuary

Like its name suggests, the Sanctuary is a luxurious, private retreat from the stresses of daily life. Once you pass the gates into the Sanctuary, you will instantly feel all your cares and concerns melt away.

The Sanctuary is not like most Ahwatukee luxury subdivisions. Each home within the community has glorious views of the nearby mountain and city from almost every angle. The homes themselves are a sight to behold with each being a unique interpretation of traditional Spanish-style architecture.

With only 50 luxury homes within this prestigious community, would-be buyers must move quickly when one comes on the market.

Whistling Rock

Whistling Rock is a luxury, gated community with a unique feature that sets it apart from other communities in the area. It is set into the hills at the base of the mountain. This creates a terraced effect throughout the neighborhood and provides excellent sightlines.

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