The land where Fountain Hills sits was originally a cattle ranch and part of the largest land and cattle holdings in Arizona. The land was purchased in the late sixties by Robert Paxon McCullough, and was developed into a Master planned community. This master planned community was designed by Charles Wood Jr., who also designed Disneyland in California. The town of Fountain Hills was established in 1970, and incorporated in 1989.
In 2006, Phoenix Magazine called Fountain Hills “…a welcome oasis on the outskirts of metropolis” and named it “the best place to live in the Valley of the Sun”. Fountain Hills is most famous for its centerpiece – The World’s Tallest Man Made Fountain. It attracts thousands of visitors annually and is a focal point within the community. The fountain sprays water 562 feet into the air for 15 minutes each hour.
Average High Temperature, January: 65
Average High Temperature, July: 105
Record High Temperature: 125 ( July 29, 1998)
Record Low Temperature: 21 (January 7, 1971)