FOUNTAIN HILLS

Around FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ

There's plenty to do around FOUNTAIN HILLS, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

16
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
10
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Good Living Greens, Guardian Training & Consulting, and Mindful Barbell.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.38 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.02 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.66 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.25 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ

25,167 people live in FOUNTAIN HILLS, where the median age is 58.9 and the average individual income is $57,550.34. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,167

Total Population

58.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$57,550.34

Average individual Income

Welcome to Fountain Hills

Centrally located close to Scottsdale

Fountain Hills is a peaceful desert-mountain paradise that is just as picturesque as it is active and thriving. This delightful town has seen recent growth and boasts many new developments. Its proximity to Scottsdale and the 101 Freeway makes it a sought-after community for those who wish to escape from central Phoenix but still maintain a central location close to restaurants, shops, and entertainment spots. Fountain Hills is also close to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The town features magnificent views of both desert and mountainscapes and is home to several parks and green spaces ideal for leisure walks and picnics. 

Fountain Hills features several communities, each with its own distinctive flair and charm. Firerock, Eagle Mountain, Eagle Nest, Adero Canyon, and Sun Ridge Canyon all reside in Fountain Hills. Master-planned communities reign in Fountain Hills, with many offering incredible desert views close to the McDowell Mountains.

What to Love

  • Incredibly refined local arts and culture
  • Resort-style amenities across the community
  • Vast real estate opportunities
  • Central location 
  • Home to one of the world’s tallest fountains

Local Lifestyle

Fountain Hills residents have many of the region's finest facilities and natural spaces at their disposal. From wilderness tours and huge in-town green spaces to numerous resorts and golf clubs just minutes away from most homes, locals never run out of new, fun things to do. Many community events occur in and around Fountain Hills, from art fairs and farmer's markets to holiday festivities and cultural programs. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoy world-class dining at Tia Carmen, an upscale Bohemian-style restaurant serving upscale American classics located inside JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Their hearty Southwest fare and bungalow-styled lounge setting make for a truly satisfying dining experience. 

For an inviting local pub fit for the everyday meet-n-greet, Saddle Bronc Grill brings sports lovers together in a high-profile western tavern setting fit for any occasion. Classic American food and an impressive range of cocktails and ale delight every customer that walks through its doors. 

Euro Pizza Cafe, a popular pizza and comfort food joint, creates deeply satisfying entrees in a picturesque location with lakeside and open space views. Favorites like calzones, specialty pizzas, ravioli carbonara, tortellini Florence, and more are on the menu. 

Mouthwatering sushi is brought to Fountain Hills at Oka Sushi, the neighborhood's highly-rated Japanese restaurant. This popular establishment located in Park Place at Fountain Hills features an extensive menu of delightful offerings sure to impress any palate.

After a long but satisfying day of golf, treat yourself to a homecooked meal and a stiff drink with friends at Desert Canyon Bar & Grill. Located on the gorgeous Desert Canyon Golf Club, this beloved dining spot is just one of the club’s many luxurious amenities. Another great spot to grab drinks is Bone Haus Brewing. Its skeleton motif and ambient lighting make this brewery-side bar the perfect place for a comfortable and lively way to wind down after work or on the weekend, where you can catch a live show or simply catch up with friends. 

Things to Do

No visit to Fountain Hills is complete without visiting its iconic fountain. Located in Fountain Hills Parks and Recreation’s lake, the community's namesake blasts up to well over 500 feet sky-high every hour on the hour. Reaching heights beyond the Washington Monument, the fountain is one of the largest in the entire world.

The south end of the park hosts the Fountain Hills Farmers Market. The area's finest professional vendors offer homestead products and farm-fresh goods in this unbelievably upscale local market. You'll find a grand assortment of custom local delicacies, fresh-baked goods and desserts, and the most delicious street food. 

Stop by Four Peaks Mining Co., a longtime community staple selling precious gemstones sourced from a mine only available via helicopter access. Four Peaks Mining Co. carries some of the rarest amethyst in the world. The variety found here gives off a gorgeous red flash when held under natural light.

Art on the Avenue is a highly anticipated event held in front of the Fountain Hills Town Hall. Local painters, jewelers, potters, and specialists come together to showcase their creations to community members, who meander through Fountain Hills’ streets purchasing art to display in their homes.

Experience the Great Outdoors by scheduling a Jeep, buggy, or ATV tour with Desert Dog Offroad Adventures. This agency provides rentals to thrill-seekers for a fun day in nature. For an equally exciting getaway closer to home, We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort provides golfing, gambling, and live entertainment just moments from Fountain Hills.

Schools

Numerous top-rated schools reside in Fountain Hills, including:

  • Fountain Hills High School, 9–12, Top 50 state assessment proficiency ranking
  • McDowell Mountain Elementary School, PK–3, Student-teacher ratio of 13:1
 

Schools in FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ

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The following schools are within or nearby FOUNTAIN HILLS. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Fountain Hills Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
McDowell Mountain Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
3/5
EVIT - Fountain Hills Vocational Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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