Fountain Hills: The Gem of the Valley
Fountain Hills represents the best of the Southwest with an elegant hometown charm that is rarely found in metropolitan areas.
Nestled in the Lower Verde Valley its rolling hills are surrounded by the McDowell Mountains and Sonoran Desert. In 2006 Phoenix magazine ranked it #1 “Best Places to Live in the Valley.” Fountain Hills continues to receive accolades. In 2009 BusinessWeek online rated it “Best Affordable Suburb” and in 2011 KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization, ranked it as a Playful City USA community.
Fountain Park is the Town’s centerpiece a 70+ acre park with its iconic Fountain that rises 360 feet in the air every hour on the hour. Fountain Park is also the community gathering place for year-round events, performances and movies.
Forward thinking citizens recognized the natural beauty of the area and collectively chose to preserve the hilltops from development when it formed the Sonoran Conservancy of Fountain Hills. The Preserve provides residents with Sonoran desert access and connectivity to the 22,000 acre McDowell Mountain Regional Park, the McDowell Mountain Preserve and hundreds of miles of trails.
The Town is also home to multiple arts and cultural gems including: the Fountain Hills Theater, an award-winning performing arts theater, the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum and a growing public art collection with more than 110 pieces that enliven the streets, parks and public buildings.
Independent restaurants and specialty shops provide a unique flair and ambiance to the area. You can find handmade chocolates and ice creams at Chocofin Chocolatier, small production wines at Grapeables Wine Bar, and an extensive collection of Arizona gems at Sami Fine Jewelry.
All these one-of-a-kind assets combined with a highly acclaimed school district make Fountain Hills an outstanding place to call home.