Ahwatukee and the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway

 

There’s been so much press about the expansion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway down Pecos Road in Ahwatukee to connect the east valley and the west valley. Opinions vary as to the wisdom of running the freeway through the southern portion of Ahwatukee. Some have been dead-set against it. Some feel that of all the options that have been considered, this is the most practical. Regardless of where you stand on the matter, the fact is, it’s becoming a reality. Homes have been bought by the state through eminent domain and razed. Huge risers are taking shape at the proposed freeway exits along Pecos Road. And people ask me all the time about the impact the freeway will have on home values. Not an easy question to answer.

Negative impacts a freeway can have on the desirability and value of a neighborhood include noise and air quality. The Department of Transportation is taking steps to mitigate those issues by building barriers to separate the freeway from the community in residential areas. Some might argue that especially in Ahwatukee, the freeway could negatively change the feel of the community by making it more accessible. If you live in the east valley you surely have heard Ahwatukee referred to as the largest cul de sac in the world. With only one way in and one way out, and wedged up against the foothills of South Mountain, it’s been easy to see why. Opening up this isolated village to the rest of the valley could certainly change the identity of the the worlds largest cul de sac.

On a positive note, I have had several buyer clients choose NOT to move to Ahwatukee despite wanting their kids to attend the great Kyrene and Tempe Union schools. The access issues were a complete turn off.  For many people, improved access and connection to the rest of the valley will make Ahwatukee more desirable. they will see themselves as having the best of all worlds. A beautiful community to come home to and a short commute to where they make their living. If you’re concerned about the value of your Ahwatukee home decreasing due to the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, don’t be so sure.

If you’re interested in living the Ahwatukee life, click below to see currently listings in the area.

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3401 E Nighthawk Way, Phoenix 85048, Lakewood Parcel 18 Lot 1-134 TR A-E

  • $283,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,673
  • Lot size: 5,493
  • Year built: 1988
  • MLS #: 5698652
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14831 S 8th Street, Phoenix 85048, Foothills Parcels 10C & H Lot 1-117 TR A-G

  • $395,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 2,347
  • Lot size: 6,922
  • Year built: 1994
  • MLS #: 5756348
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15816 S 12th Way, Phoenix 85048, Rosewood Village AT The Foothills

  • $355,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,929
  • Lot size: 2,678
  • Year built: 2016
  • MLS #: 5741505
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1641 W Frye Road, Phoenix 85045, Parcels 18A 19D 19E & 26B Foothills Club W Phase 3

  • $469,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 3,773
  • Lot size: 9,243
  • Year built: 1999
  • MLS #: 5625999
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1426 E Dry Creek Road, Phoenix 85048, Foothills Parcel 9C Lot 1-84 TR A-J

  • $675,000
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 3.5
  • Home size: 3,523
  • Lot size: 10,176
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5747789
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809 E Goldenrod Street, Phoenix 85048, Foothills Parcel 11A Mcr

  • $424,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 2,746
  • Lot size: 6,560
  • Year built: 1994
  • MLS #: 5756326
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16602 S 18th Way, Phoenix 85048, Foothills Parcel 5A Lot 1-72 TR A-F

  • $500,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,516
  • Lot size: 14,013
  • Year built: 1994
  • MLS #: 5747679
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1138 E Frye Road, Phoenix 85048, Miralago AT The Foothills

  • $312,000
  • Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,559
  • Lot size: 3,480
  • Year built: 1991
  • MLS #: 5754507
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2317 E Taxidea Way, Phoenix 85048, Desert Bluffs AT Mountain Park Ranch

  • $455,800
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 2,780
  • Lot size: 6,573
  • Year built: 1992
  • MLS #: 5718509
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16016 S 18th Avenue, Phoenix 85045, Foothills Club West

  • $370,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 2,112
  • Lot size: 6,055
  • Year built: 1998
  • MLS #: 5756310
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3610 E Kachina Drive, Phoenix 85044, Ahwatukee Custom Est 3 Lot 4812-4850

  • $1,899,000
  • Bedrooms: 6, Baths: 7.5
  • Home size: 6,678
  • Lot size: 22,651
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5756294
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4027 E Wildwood Drive, Phoenix 85048, Vista Norte 2 Lot 1-69 TR A-G

  • $276,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 1,690
  • Lot size: 5,062
  • Year built: 1993
  • MLS #: 5756288
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3544 E Modoc Court, Phoenix 85044, Ahwatukee E 3 Phase 1 Lot 4515-4564 TR D E

  • $699,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 3,055
  • Lot size: 19,193
  • Year built: 1988
  • MLS #: 5747457
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15047 S 45th Place, Phoenix 85044, Mountain Crest

  • $499,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 3,217
  • Lot size: 10,812
  • Year built: 1992
  • MLS #: 5753319
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14649 S 4th Avenue, Phoenix 85045, Foothills Club West Parcel 15C

  • $629,000
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 3,322
  • Lot size: 10,150
  • Year built: 2000
  • MLS #: 5753809
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