The Ahwatukee community is located in south Phoenix. It is bordered on the north by South Mountain Park, on the south by the Gila River Indian reservation, on the east by Interstate 10 and on the west by state owned land. In 1971 development companies bought large tracks of land next to South Mountain for future planned communities. Ahwatukee is now one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. Although the area still has the feel of a small town, all the amenities of a big city are right over the hill. Ahwatukee is known to have great weather, plenty of sunshine, gorgeous landscapes, golf courses, miles of trails for hiking and biking, and of course South Mountain Park.