Fountain Hills, Arizona is located at the base of the McDowell Mountains surrounded by the lush Sonoran Desert and gorgeous mountain views. Scottsdale is to the west on the other side of the McDowell Mountains, the McDowell Mountain Regional Park is located directly north, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation is to the east, and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community is to the south.
Fountain Hills is an upscale community known for its small town atmosphere and volunteerism. It has been ranked as the Number 1 "Best Place to Live" in the Valley of the Sun by Phoenix Magazine, and named Arizona's "Best Affordable Suburb" by Business Week. You can find all types of homes in Fountain Hills, from a small condo for about $100,000 to a large estate for over $3,000,000.
Fountain Hills' many amenities include Fountain Park (see below) with lakeside dining and shopping, world-class golf courses, tennis, the River of Time Museum, Community Center, public library, botanical garden, community garden, award-winning Fountain Hills Community Theater, many clubs and organizations, and a variety of independently owned restaurants and shops.
Town parks include:
64-acre Fountain Park with the world famous fountain, a 29-acre 100 million gallon effluent lake, a dam, a pump station, 35 acres of turf, outdoor amphitheater, an 18-hole championship disc golf course, lighted walkways, veterans' memorial, public art, children's playground and spray pad with shade structure, 5 picnic ramadas with tables and barbecues, benches, interpretive signage, chilled drinking fountain, restrooms, and 2 parking lots
25-acre Golden Eagle Park with 1 small picnic ramada, 1 large picnic ramada with barbecues, 1 medium size ramada, 2 age-appropriate children's playgrounds (2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds), 2 lighted basketball courts, 4 lighted multi-purpose ball fields, 4 lighted tennis courts, 2 lighted sand volleyball courts, shaded picnic area, horseshoe pit, and restroom building
15-acre Four Peaks Park with 100-foot pedestrian footbridge, 18’ by 24’ group ramada with barbecue, children’s playground, 2 lighted basketball courts, 2 lighted tennis courts, 2 multi-purpose ball fields with lights and spectator seating, lighted 150’ by 300’ soccer field with spectator seating, 5 chilled drinking fountains, 750 sq. ft. restroom/control building, and 50 parking spaces
3-acre Desert Vista Park with ADA accessibility, off-leash dog park with separate areas for small dogs and large dogs, picnic and shade ramadas, skate park, lighted soccer field, walking track, age-appropriate children’s playgrounds, restroom and concessions building, and parking
More outdoor recreation areas are just a short drive away – hiking, cycling, boating, fishing, water sports, camping, horseback riding, Hummer & Jeep tours – to name a few. You can go tubing down the Salt River during the summer, or you can go to nearby Saguaro Lake for boating, fishing, water sports, or a narrated tour on the Desert Belle paddle boat year-round. Feel like a cowboy and experience the "Old West" at Saguaro Lake Ranch Trail Rides. Go to neighboring Fort McDowell for fun-filled outdoor activities at Fort McDowell Adventures. For camping, hiking, biking, and horseback riding you can't beat McDowell Mountain Regional Park. And in Fountain Hills' own backyard is access to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve with even more spectacular trails for hiking.
If you prefer more relaxing activities, you can dine at one of the many restaurants – some have live entertainment in the evenings and on weekends. Go to a play at the Fountain Hills Community Theater, listen to chamber music, or try your luck at the Fort McDowell Casino. Take a relaxing stroll through the farmers market on Thursdays. Admire the public art in and around the Community Center, library, town hall, & Fountain Park.
Fountain Hills hosts many events throughout the year. The Great Fair in February and the Fountain Festival of Arts and Crafts in November are its two biggest draws with hundreds of thousands of people attending. A few of the other outstanding events in Fountain Hills are Elegance of Fountain Hills Antique Show in January, Hashknife Pony Express and Concours in the Hills in February, Concerts in the Park during winter and spring, Tour d’Artistes and St. Patrick's Day Celebration in March, Movies in the Park during the spring, Fourth at the Fountain in July, Ballet Under the Stars and Oktoberfest in September, Halloween in the Hills in October, Thanksgiving Day Parade and Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fitness Walk in November, Holiday Stroll in the Glow and Luminarias Lighting in December.
The motto "Come for a day, stay for a lifetime" holds true for beautiful Fountain Hills. Many visitors decide to make Fountain Hills their home and we are here to help. Please contact us to find out how we can be of assistance to you!
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