Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills

A gem in the desert's embrace.

Welcome to Fountain Hills

Nestled amidst the rolling mountains and the endless azure sky lies a town that exudes a casual yet vibrant spirit. Fountain Hills, Arizona, is a testament to a lifestyle seamlessly woven with nature’s tapestry and modern convenience. Here, the warmth of the sun is matched only by the warmth of its community. Life in Fountain Hills is a harmonious blend of serenity and connectivity, where every day feels like a celebration of the unique southwestern way of life.

The town's streets hum with an energy that is both tranquil and lively, inviting newcomers to partake in its communal embrace. The local architecture pays homage to the natural beauty that cradles this town, with homes that offer both luxury and a doorway to the wonders of the desert. Fountain Hills represents an escape from the bustle without sacrificing the amenities that define contemporary living.

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What to Love

  • Gateway to Phoenix with scenic mountain surrounds
  • Comprehensive local shopping and dining options
  • Active, recreation-rich community spirit
  • Year-round cultural and fitness events

Local Lifestyle

In Fountain Hills, the moniker "The World's Greatest Hometown" is not just a slogan; it's a lived experience. Community life here thrives on active engagement, with a calendar brimming with events that cater to all ages and interests. Art festivals, cultural celebrations, and sporting events are the heartbeats of the town, offering endless opportunities for residents to mingle, celebrate, and enjoy the active lifestyle that is intrinsic to this locale.

Dining and Entertainment

Arrivederci Cucina Italiana, Euro Pizza Cafe, and Oka Sushi stand as culinary beacons in Fountain Hills. These eateries invite diners to savor the world on a plate, from the rustic charm of Italy, the eclectic tastes of Europe, and the refined artistry of Japanese cuisine.

Amidst the greens of the SunRidge Canyon, the Wicked 6 Bar & Grill offers a feast for the senses, combining spectacular views with a culinary finesse that captivates the palate. In a similar vein, The Grill at Desert Canyon is where the love for golf meets gastronomic delight, creating a uniquely satisfying experience.

For the fashion-forward and jewelry aficionados, Sami Fine Jewelry, Classy-Jazzy Cutique, and Mannys Sport and Resort curate collections that blend timeless elegance with contemporary style. These establishments do not just sell products; they craft experiences, ensuring that each visit is as memorable as the items they offer.

Things to Do

Fountain Hills bursts with activities that celebrate art, culture, and community. The Fountain Hills Festival of Fine Arts transforms the town into a vibrant canvas of creativity, showcasing the work of local artisans. Nature's grandeur is on full display in parks like Golden Eagle Park and Fountain Park, where the famous Fountain, reaching heights of 535 feet, dances skyward, offering a spectacle at the top of each hour.

The town's calendar is studded with events like the Irish Fountain Fest and Fountain Hills Music Festival, which provide a rhythmic backdrop to life here. Recreational activities abound with options like the Mountain to Fountain 15k, and families gather in anticipation for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and the enchanting Stroll in the Glow event.



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 Mission Montessori Academy, McDowell Mountain Cycles, and Anytime Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 3.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.7 miles 48 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.85 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.14 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.51 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.03 miles 9 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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EVIT - Fountain Hills Vocational Center
9th - 12th
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