ABOUT FOUNTAIN HILLS ARIZONA
Seductively snuggled on the eastern slope of the McDowell Mountains, Fountain Hills is a fashionable master-planned community dappled with a dash of down-home ambience. Physically separated from Scottsdale by rugged mountainside terrain, as you summit the dividing crest between these two swank towns, prepare to be wowed by the breathtakingly beautiful scenery that embraces this unique locale. Marvel at sumptuous rim-side estates, lavish custom homes and ravishing ready-to-build homesites that exist in gracious harmony with the town’s stylishly upscale developments.
Bordered by dramatic open landscapes, Fountain Hills was established in 1970 and offers opportunities galore for outdoors enthusiasts, including plenty of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. The nearly 13,000-acre community is also home to a number of championship golf courses, while those who prefer more sedate entertainment can kick back and relax poolside or enjoy day-tripping to the spectacular red rock country of Sedona, the cool pines of the White Mountains or Arizona’s most famous natural wonder, the Grand Canyon.
For man-made magnificence, you can’t beat – or miss – one of the world’s tallest fountains that serves as a focal point for many community activities. Bursting from the depths of an in-town lake, the fountain sprays huge plumes of water (generally about 300 feet high) for approximately 15 minutes every hour at the top of the hour. Many of the area’s homes boast dazzling views of Fountain Hills’ namesake geyser as well as the scenic surrounding landscape. In addition to the town’s amazing natural beauty, art is a significant part of the town's heritage, and Fountain Hills is home to a generous amount of publicly displayed artwork located throughout the downtown areas and along the Avenue of the Fountains.
A little-known factoid about Fountain Hills: According to the town’s website, the community was designed by Charles Wood, Jr., who was also the designer of Disneyland in southern California.