Fountain Hills is known for its beautiful views and natural desert terrain.

Outdoor activities enjoyed by residents and visitors alike include hiking, cycling, boating, and golf. Some of the most picturesque and challenging courses are located in Fountain Hills.

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.

About Fountain Hills Arizona

  • Population: 22,489 (2010)
  • Location: Borders Scottsdale on the east side.
  • Elevation: Varies from 1525 – 3160 feet above sea level.
  • Average Rainfall: 9.40”
  • Fun! Home to fine resorts, golf courses, numerous galleries and shops, hiking, cycling, and Horse trails.
  • Schools: Fountain Hills Unified School District
  • Fountain Hills Festival of the Arts
  • Fountain Hills Great Fair
  • Attractions: Ft. McDowell Casino
  • Canyon Lake
  • Seven Golf Courses

Average High Temperature, January: 65

Average High Temperature, July: 105

Record High Temperature: 125 ( July 29, 1998)

Record Low Temperature: 21 (January 7, 1971)

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