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Fountain Hills

Welcome to Fountain Hills

A serene desert oasis with panoramic views

Fountain Hills, Arizona, is a picturesque community that epitomizes the beauty and tranquility of the Sonoran Desert. Known for its signature fountain, one of the tallest in the world, this town offers residents a unique blend of natural beauty, recreational activities, and a close-knit community spirit. The landscape is dotted with rolling hills, lush desert vegetation, and striking mountain views, providing a stunning backdrop for daily life. Its carefully planned neighborhoods and abundant green spaces reflect the town's commitment to harmonious living with nature.

The community vibe in Fountain Hills is relaxed and welcoming, with a strong emphasis on outdoor living and community engagement. From the thriving town center filled with shops and eateries to the numerous parks and recreational areas, there's a palpable sense of pride among residents. The town's calendar is packed with events and festivals that celebrate the arts, culture, and the great outdoors, making it a vibrant place to live and play.

What to Love

  • The world-renowned fountain and beautifully landscaped public spaces
  • A plethora of outdoor activities set against a desert backdrop
  • Vibrant arts and culture scene
  • Community-focused events and festivals
  • Scenic golf courses and hiking trails

Local Lifestyle

Living in Fountain Hills offers a lifestyle that is both active and serene. Residents take full advantage of the town’s picturesque setting, with mornings often spent walking or cycling around the namesake lake and evenings enjoyed watching the sunset from hilltop homes. The community is actively involved in local events, from art fairs to farmers' markets, reflecting a lifestyle that values connectivity and outdoor living. The presence of various clubs and organizations means that residents of all ages can find something to pique their interest, fostering a sense of belonging and involvement.

Dining and Shopping

Fountain Hills’ dining scene is as diverse as it is delightful, with restaurants ranging from casual cafes to upscale dining establishments. Local favorites offer a variety of cuisines, ensuring that there's something to satisfy every palate. For an exceptional dining experience, residents frequent spots that boast both delicious menus and stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape.

Shopping in Fountain Hills is a unique experience, with a focus on independent retailers and artisan shops. From boutique clothing stores to art galleries featuring local artists, the town center and surrounding areas offer a shopping experience that is both upscale and personalized. Seasonal events, such as art walks and craft fairs, add to the town’s shopping appeal, giving residents and visitors alike the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind items.

Things to Do

Fountain Hills is a haven for those who love the outdoors. The town's namesake fountain, which shoots water hundreds of feet into the air, is a focal point for visitors and locals, set in a picturesque park that's perfect for picnics and leisurely strolls. Golf enthusiasts have their pick of several scenic courses that offer challenging play with spectacular desert views.

From the celebrated Fountain Hills Theater offering live performances to the numerous art galleries and sculpture gardens scattered throughout the town, Fountain Hills offers something for everyone. The annual Fountain Hills Great Fair and other festivals provide a showcase for arts and crafts, food, and entertainment, drawing visitors from across the region and offering residents a chance to celebrate the vibrant community spirit that defines this desert oasis.

Overview for Fountain Hills, AZ

23,639 people live in Fountain Hills, where the median age is 59.7 and the average individual income is $60,707. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

59.7 years

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Around Fountain Hills, AZ

There's plenty to do around Fountain Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mindful Barbell, Guardian Training & Consulting, and McDowell Mountain Cycles.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.14 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.7 miles 48 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.19 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.25 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fountain Hills, AZ

Fountain Hills has 10,971 households, with an average household size of 2.15. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fountain Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,639 people call Fountain Hills home. The population density is 1,165.45 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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49.65 / 50.35%

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Schools in Fountain Hills, AZ

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The following schools are within or nearby Fountain Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
9th - 12th
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Fountain Hills Charter School
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McDowell Mountain Elementary School
PreK - 3rd
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4th - 8th
EVIT - Fountain Hills Vocational Center
9th - 12th
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