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

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 6415834 MLS Plaza Waterfront Condominiums SubDv. ACTIVE Status
WELCOME HOME to YOUR ''Hidden in Plain Sight'' Gem in the Hills! This LUXURY CONDO FOR SALE in FOUNTAIN HILLS boasts 2 PHENOMENAL bedrooms & 2.5 BEAUTIFULLY ADORNED baths! MOUNTAIN VIEWS w/ dual-sided FIREPLACE from the lower-level BALCONY & pleasant upper-level balconette for daily enjoyment. A PERFECT lock-n-leave property sitting in an EXCLUSIVE 11-unit complex w/ exceptionally HIGH-END finishes throughout; tile & wood floors, granite counters, GAS cooktop, tankless water heater, oversized, WALK-IN rain showers, large AIR-JETTED TUB, PLANTATION SHUTTERS, LED lights &much more! Property features stunning SECURE, iron entry w/ visual intercom, ELEVATOR, FITNESS room, GATED, underground PARKING, private STORAGE area w/ CEDAR wood, BIKE storage &more! All just steps away from FOUNTAIN PARK! With concrete floors and block walls, enjoy your music and movies without worrying about neighbors. Property features 2 great-sized Master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and walkin closets, electric wall mounted oven and microwave, and beautiful crown moulding and tile with decorative inlays,. Internet is included in your monthly HOA payment. This is the Heart of the walking district! Step out your door for hiking, shopping, dining, splash pad...it's all here for you! There are dozens of shops and restaurants within a 5-minute walk; call to schedule your private showing today!

12625 N Saguaro Boulevard Unit #203, Fountain Hills

Listing courtesy of Charles Edward Realty.

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 6416131 MLS Sunridge Canyon SubDv. ACTIVE Status
Exquisite Sunridge Canyon golf course home with a backyard oasis that rivals a 5 star resort. Multiple covered and open stained concrete patios surround the heated beach entry pool and spa. An expansive outdoor living/dining space offers an electric fireplace, mounted TV, built in speakers and new ceiling fans all overlooking the stunning pool, golf course, and mountain views. Chef's kitchen includes all the sought after amenities - newer stainless appliances, high quality cherry cabinetry, granite countertops w/ coordinating backsplash, dual wall ovens, gas cooktop, RO system, and an oversized pillar accented center island with built in wine refrigerator. The open concept floor plan includes a soaring two story ceiling in the living/dining room filled with natural light. The Family Room opens to the kitchen and features a built in china cabinet with coordinating cherry cabinets plus a fabulous wet bar for entertaining. Home has two master suites (one on each level) plus two additional bedrooms connected by a Jack and Jill bath. A fabulous loft space with access to the upper balcony is perfect for a home office. Main Master Suite includes a relaxing sitting area with gas fireplace, balcony access to the most amazing views and an enormous bath with step up soaking tub, fireplace, dual sinks, private toilet room and a walk in shower with dual shower heads. Act quick and become the lucky new owner of this luxurious home perfectly located in a quiet sought after neighborhood on a cul de sac street.

15532 E Acacia Way, Fountain Hills

Listing courtesy of Realty ONE Group.

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