Moving to Fountain Hills

This master planned community, once a simple cattle ranch, is nestled in the Lower Verde Valley. Surrounded by the McDowell Mountains, Four Peaks and the Sonoran Desert, it boasts beautiful natural vistas. The peace and sense of small-town living and proximity to the larger metropolitan areas of Scottsdale and North Phoenix make for the ideal location. Its name-sake fountain rises 330 feet into the air every hour on the hour 9AM to 9PM. This fountain is the crowning jewel of a 64+ acre public park with playgrounds and walking paths. Fountain Park is the community gathering place for multiple events year-round.

Unique from many communities, Fountain Hills has the rare distinction from the International Dark Sky Association as being one of 17 communities in the world awarded the International Dark Sky Community designation.  It is only one of two located near a major metropolitan area.  The reduction of light pollution provides for a spectacular view of the stars, planets, and constellations. The local library and also the astronomy club offer monthly star parties too!  And, you can even check out one of three telescopes at the library (just like a book!).

Things to do in Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills has a variety of different trails great for walking, hiking, running, mountain biking and horse-back from the Fountain Park to the McDowell Mountain Regional and Adero Canyon parks.

Dogs are welcome in many places in Fountain Hills from Dog-Friendly restaurants with outdoor patio dining, dog parks (and people parks too), hiking trails, and, of course, The Havenly Fountain Hills!

Pickleball—Three million players can’t be wrong!  This is one fun sport that continues to grow in popularity.  With simple rules, it is easy to learn and yet provides plenty of fast-paced competition for the more experienced player.  Above all, it is fun and a great way to get active and social. Fountain Hills Pickleball Club has a mission of growing the love of the sport by promoting and teaching the game to all ages.

Community garden—Whether you’re interested in learning about gardening, desire to volunteer in a community setting, or are a Master Gardener willing to share your wisdom, there is a perfect space for you to grow (pun intended) in Fountain Hills.  Organic fruits and vegetables grown bring opportunity to provide healthy foods for local families as well as for underserved families and food banks.

The Garden includes leased beds, ADA and Food Bank donation beds, greenhouses, sheds, and even beehive enclosures!

How far is Fountain Hills from Phoenix?

Depending on the path you travel into Phoenix it is anywhere from 22 to 32 miles so you can plan on a 38-45 minute drive to get to Phoenix.

How far is Fountain Hills from Scottsdale?

There are 13.8 miles between Fountain Hills and Scottsdale from the Southwest and 20 miles by car.  Plan on 27 minutes drive time if you drive non-stop.