5 Reasons Fountain Hills is a Great Place to Live In

5 reasons Fountain Hills is a great place to live

The development of Fountain Hills AZ real estate began in 1970. The burgeoning town was named for both its spectacular fountain and the surrounding McDowell Mountains. However, Fountain Hills was not incorporated as a city until 1989.


During the 1990s, Fountain Hills was among the fastest-growing places in the state. Now, the population of this safe, upscale community has stabilized at around 25,000.


If you're looking for a place in the Valley with low crime and good schools, a home in Fountain Hills AZ could be for you. You'll not only have access to everything the Valley has to offer, but you'll also be close to beautiful desert views. It seems a world away from the traffic and smog of the Valley.


If you're curious about what Fountain Hills has to offer, read on. We'll go over what the Fountain Hills lifestyle can offer you.


A Safe, Family-Friendly Place to Call Home


First of all, Fountain Hills has some of the best public schools in the Valley. Test scores in Fountain Hills schools are 48% above the national average and have good teacher-student ratios.


Second, the crime rates in Fountain Hills are much, much lower than both the national and Arizona averages. Both violent crimes and property crimes are less than half of than average. Overall, Fountain Hills is safer than 60% of US cities.


The City of Fountain Hills also has nature programs for children, youths, and teens; Kids Zone engages kids with games and activities that teach them about the environment. The city also sponsors Teen Adventure Trips around the state.


The city also sponsors a “meals-on-wheels” program for seniors and other housebound individuals.


Also, the community center has programs for adults, including exercise groups, arts and crafts, book clubs, dances, and games. The City of Fountain Hills is ready to help serve its residents to live the best life possible.


Close to Nature

Fountain Hills Is a Great Place!

Nestled at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the stunning Sonoran Desert is never far away. Within minutes, you can be hiking or biking the trails throughout the McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Here, you'll not only immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert, but you'll also have a birdseye view of the Valley below. You might even be able to see the Fountain spouting up, more than 500-feet into the air!


Hiking up the trail to the old Dixie Mine, you'll be able to see 800-year-old petroglyphs from the Hohokam civilization. The trail begins at the north end of Golden Eagle Blvd. You'll need to be waved through by the guard from the gated Eagle’s Nest neighborhood. Then, take the dirt trail for 2-miles up to the old mine. It's a fascinating and scenic walk into the region's storied history of ancient civilizations, miners, and ranchers.


If you're new to the desert, a visit to the Fountain Hills Botanical Garden is a great way to familiarize yourself with the area's plant life. The garden covers 8-acres, and features helpful signage naming and describing all of the cactus and other plants. The desert's birds, reptiles, and other animals also find the botanical garden a good place to call come.


Finally, Fountain Park forms the heart of Fountain Hills. This green, grassy swathe through the desert is a great place to take the kids to play or have a picnic. The park also features many of the sculptures commissioned by the city.


Fountain Hills is Artsy


With 150 pieces of public art, Fountain Hills very well could have the largest collection in the state. The Centennial Circle sculpture garden inside the Community Center is where you can see the many bronze sculptures, paintings, murals, and photographs.


But that's not all; there is a majestic, bronze eagle on the Avenue of the Fountains named Freedom. Also, Fountain Park is home to bronze statues of George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt, and other Presidents.


The annual Hot Air Balloon Rally signals the opening of the Fountain Hills Great Fair; during this annual event, more than 500 artists set up booths along the Avenue of the Fountains Boulevard. Later in the year, 200,000 people flock to the Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts to enjoy local artwork, food, and entertainment.


The Emerson Art Gallery and the Fountain Hills Artist Gallery display both local and nationally acclaimed artists. Here, you can buy original artwork to grace your Fountain Hills home. If you love being surrounded by both artistic and natural beauty, you'll love living in Fountain Hills.


Fountain Hills is Loaded with Amenities


You won't need to go far to buy groceries, eat out, or find a doctor. Fountain Hills has three grocery stores, two hardware stores, and there is also a Target right in town. The Fountain Hills Medical Center offers primary, urgent, and 24/7 emergency care. For the most part, you can find everything you need right in Fountain Hills.


However, if you want more variety, the shopping malls in Scottsdale are just half an hour away. Here, you can grab a snack and window shop at the Fashion Square Mall or the Kierland Commons. Both of these malls feature upscale, designer goods for both you and your Fountain Hills home. You can even check out a new Tesla while at Kierland Commons.


Since it's situated on the edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Fountain Hills is close to any service you could possibly need.


A Well-Established Community Lifestyle


While Fountain Hills is a relatively young city, it has established an identity and lifestyle as an art-loving, close-to-nature community. With its low crime rates, community center, and good schools, it's both a great place to raise a family or retire.


Also, the town is well-known for its attractive, tile-roofed, Spanish-style homes, and natural, desert landscaping. The architecture and landscaping blend perfectly with both the Southwestern desert and lifestyle.


If you'd like to live a laid-back lifestyle, while keeping close to your job in the Valley, look into Fountain Hills real estate. You'll have your choice of condominiums and single-family homes in Fountain Hills. You'll really enjoy the views, the amenities, and the lifestyle in this amazing corner of the Valley.



5 Reasons Fountain Hills is a Great Place to Live In

3 Beds 3.5 Baths 6419849 MLS Summit At Crestview Condominium SubDv. ACTIVE Status
Nestled in the gated enclave of The Summit at Crestview, this incredible home is sure to please. Enjoy premier Four Peaks, Red Mountain, Superstition, and city light views that are what this coveted community is known for. Step inside and instantly notice soaring ceilings and an open concept that combines both functionality and convenience. Emotionally captivating, the living room provides a gas fireplace and its own view deck beyond 10' walls of glass. The eat in kitchen is sure to impress with massive island, granite countertops, wolf range, stainless sub zero appliances, a second wall oven, breakfast bar, and more mind blowing views. Live single level and step free with your main level master providing private patio access, ample space, dual raised vanities, posh soaking tub, separate travertine tiled shower, and spacious walk-in closet. Completing the main level, a full laundry room, and junior suite with its own full bath room is sure to please. Step downstairs and let the fun begin from the family room with wet bar, full bedroom, full bath, and fantastic movie theatre (or 4th bedroom). Step outside from either level to embrace any Sonoran season with multiple covered and open air decks, a sparkling lap pool, bubbling spill over spa, rock waterfall, BBQ grotto, lush foliage, and more endless views.

10835 N Mountain Vista Court Unit #23, Fountain Hills

Listing courtesy of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

4 Beds 2.5 Baths 6419784 MLS Fountain Hills Az 604d SubDv. ACTIVE Status
Welcome to paradise! This beautiful home is located in a quiet, scenic arroyo in Fountain Hills, surrounded by saguaros and never-ending views on just under 1.5 acres of land. As you enter this single level home with vaulted ceilings there are stunning views of the Four Peaks and the world-famous fountain that is visible every hour for 15 minutes. From every room there is a view! The kitchen features granite countertops, espresso cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and a kitchen island with travertine flooring throughout, newly painted interior, and a split floor plan. The large primary bedroom has an exclusive patio overlooking the pool with gorgeous views. In addition, the primary bathroom has been completely remodeled with a large walk-in shower, new cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, and lighting. On the north side of the home are three additional bedrooms and a newly remodeled guest bath. Two of the bedrooms have spectacular views of the canyon sunset views, one with its own patio. The other bedroom has scenic views of the fountain and Four Peaks. Even the guest bathroom has views! This outdoor oasis is complete with a fully covered patio, beautiful lush vegetation that has just bloomed, and a private heated pool, spa and waterfall. This tranquil desert home with privacy and solitude is unique to Fountain Hills and just minutes to downtown. Come experience this desert beauty.

11630 N Sycamore Drive, Fountain Hills

Listing courtesy of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

4 Beds 4.5 Baths 6411726 MLS Parcel 1 At Sunridge Canyonmcr 045261 SubDv. ACTIVE Status
VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! Fountain Hills at its best! This 6706 square feet custom-built home has it all--a sports court, infinity pool & spa, built in BBQ, fire pits, a 1200 square foot built-in seating rooftop deck with panoramic views of the many mountain ranges, Four Peaks and the Fountain Hills Fountain. You will be greeted by a water fountain as you walk through the front iron/glass custom ''SUN'' door. The sweeping views from the living room and dining room will amaze you. A Chef's kitchen delights the best of cooks with two dishwashers, Meile built-in coffee maker, full-size Subzero refrigerator & full-size Subzero freezer, a walk-in pantry and top-of-line appliances. The kitchen overlooks the casual dining and family room with picturesque views of the private patio and pool area. An added bonus is the guest suite with its own private entrance, a kitchenette and large bathroom with a walkout to their private patio. The extraordinary Master Suite has its own fireplace, special sitting area and office area with a large bathroom and two custom designed closets. Walking to the lower level you will find a beautiful marble staircase leading to two extra-large ensuite bedrooms with a walk-out to the Sports Court as well as a bar, family room, private theatre room plus extra storage space. The three-car garage, one of which is air conditioned has custom storage. Do not miss this one-of-a kind entertainer's delight with all the privacy anyone would desire.

15424 E Sundown Drive, Fountain Hills

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Realty.

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