District 6 sits in the shadows of the Estrella Mountains where the once flowing but now dry sandy river beds of the Gila and Santa Cruz Rivers crisscross the Sonoran Desert and amongst the outer edges this community. The Northern boundary of the community is adjacent to the Ahwatukee Foothills and the Southern boundary borders the city of Maricopa. The majestic Sierra Estrella Mountains which seem to stand guard over all of this life are known by the Pima and Maricopa Tribes as Komatke, which is loosely translated Broad Mountain or flat.
The mountain ranges are rich in history and lore; rising 4,000 feet above the Sonoran Desert and stretching the length of the community’s western border.
District 6 has four village areas: Lone Butte, Santa Cruz, Komatke and Co-op Village. It is 176 square miles and is home to the Komatke Community Center Complex, the scenic Estrella Mountain range, and Vee Quiva Casino, one of the Gila River Indian Community’s three casinos.