A young girl dances joyfully. Nearby, a young woman dances seductively. Two hooky-playing boys swing on rope, laughing. A Navajo warrior stands proud, rifle in hand, while a Native mother and her child pick peaches.
Ahwatukee (AKA “The Other Side of the Hill”)
Technically part of phoenix, Ahwatukee draws its name from one of the first homes in the foothills, the Ahwatukee Ranch, built in 1922. The word “Ahwatukee” means “house of my dreams” in the language of the Crow Nation. HIGH LIFE: The 16,000-acre South Mountain Park/Preserve borders Ahwatukee on the north. While the 2,690-foot Mount Suppoa isn’t accessible to the public, Valley residents can climb the 2,330 feet to Dobbins Lookout.
Wherever these mobile boutiques stop, you can shop.
Fashionable, affordable and on the move, the modern mobile boutique is the lovechild of your friendly neighborhood food truck and a hip urban clothing shop. Often featuring locally-made or designed products, fashion trucks push the pedal to the metal when it comes to inexpensive, in-vogue designs.
On the lookout for a place to see antique David E. Walker saddles with your 5-year-old wannabe cowboy (or girl), Georgia O’Keeffe and Ed Mell paintings with your artsy friend, or pieces of Old West history such as saloon card holdouts and Navajo blankets with your parents?