Ahwatukee Foothills

Why you'd want to live in Ahwatukee Foothills

At least two major thoroughfares in today's Ahwatukee are named after people who claimed lands in the area, in the decades following the signing of the Homestead Act in 1862 Warner Road was named after Samuel Warner of Kansas, while Elliot Road was named after Reginald Elliott of California. Both claimed lands in an area now known as Tempe. A third man, Arthur Hunter, claimed land within an area now known as Ahwatukee. The street known today as 48th Street was, for a time, named Hunter Drive, after Arthur Hunter. Hunter is rumored to have, in the 1940s, disassembled and buried in the Ahwatukee desert a Studebaker auto purportedly owned by Al Capone. One of the first houses in the area was built by Dr. William Van Bergen Ames, who co-founded Northwestern University's now-closed Dental School. The house was built on a piece of land measuring over 2,000 acres (810 ha), which was purchased for $4 an acre. At the time, the Chandler Arizonan newspaper called the house, built in the foothills of the South Mountain, "unmatched in scope and size". The house was noted to be a 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) winter residence, designed by prominent Phoenix architect Lester Mahoney, with construction starting in 1921. The house was given the name "The Mystic House" by the Chandler Arizonan, due to its cost, size, and isolated location. The Ames, however, called it Casa de Sueños. They moved into the house on Thanksgiving of 1921, but Dr. Ames died suddenly in February 1922.[7][9] Ames' wife continued to spend her winters at the house until her death in 1933. Following Ames' wife's death, the Ames' property in Ahwatukee was willed to St. Luke's Hospital The property was bought by Helen Brinton in 1935, who gave the house (and eventually the area) the name it is known by today (as explained below). Brinton died in 1960, and the house was demolished in 1979. Proving grounds In 1946, the International Harvester Company rented land from a United States Army tank testing facility located west of today's Lakewood community, via Wikipedia

Ahwatukee Foothills (also Ahwatukee) is an urban village of Phoenix Arizona.

Ahwatukee Foothills Market Report

$889,054

AVERAGE PRICE OF 28 HOMES

$1,042,170

AVERAGE PRICE OF 16 HOMES WITH A POOL

$2,581,666

AVERAGE PRICE OF 3 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$709,925

AVERAGE PRICE OF 2 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $889,054
Avg Bedrooms 3.15 beds
Avg Bathrooms 2.77 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom n/a
2 bedrooms $407,243
3 bedrooms $637,540
4 bedrooms $1,223,522
5 bedrooms n/a
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
Desert Vista High School 17 $758,725 81 days
Mountain Pointe High School 5 $1,598,000 65 days
Desert Vista High School 3 $540,925 60 days
Tempe High School 2 $1,460,000 31 days
Desert Wind Middle School 1 $359,000 97 days
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
All Homes 28 $889,054 73 days
Newly Built Homes n/a n/a n/a
Homes with a Pool 16 $1,042,170 64 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 3 $2,581,666 67 days
Reduced Price Homes 2 $709,925 23 days
Distressed Homes n/a n/a n/a
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