The Town of Fountain Hills is a master planned community established in 1970 by McCulloch Properties. Prior to 1970 the area was a cattle ranch and was part of one of the largest land and cattle holdings in Arizona. The town is popular for both retirees and families and you will find golf course properties, custom new homes, estates on expansive lots, condominiums, patio homes and single family new homes available for sale. Want more information? Contact Real Estate Brokers, Tony & Cassie Sherman with Arizona Team Realty at 623-826-1597!
Fountain Hills, AZ… a welcome oasis on the outskirts of a metropolis
In 2006 Fountain Hills was named by Phoenix Magazine as the best place to live in the Valley of the Sun and was cited as “a welcome oasis on the outskirts of a metropolis.” In February 2009, Business Week Magazine (online version) named Fountain Hills the “Best Affordable Suburb” in all of Arizona.
Fountain Hills’ land is currently developed at an average density of 1.6 dwelling units per acre for single family homes and 3 units per acre for multi-family housing. Fountain Hills’ low population density is a major reason it is such a desirable place to live. Unlike other regions of the Valley one can dine, play, and commute, without congestion. Fountain Hills also offers recreational, cultural and retirement programs that address the needs and lifestyles of active families as well as older adults.
Fountain Hills Unified School District #98 has four schools. McDowell Mountain Elementary School for Kindergarten-2nd grade, Four Peaks Elementary School for grades 3-5, Fountain Hills Middle School for grades 6-8, and Fountain Hills High School for grades 9-12. There is a Charter School, which has all grades up until high school.
Art is a significant part of town’s heritage
Fountain Hills is home to nearly 70 pieces of publicly displayed artwork throughout its downtown and at public buildings. Art is a significant part of the Town’s heritage. The eight fountains along the Avenue of the Fountains were the beginning of the public art collection. Residents and visitors are invited to wander the streets or take the “Art Walk” guided tour. The centerpiece of Fountain Hills is the beautiful fountain; one of the world’s tallest man-made fountains. It serves as a focal point for the community and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The fountain was built in 1970 by Robert McCulloch the year before reconstruction of the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, another of McCulloch’s projects. The fountain sprays water for about 15 minutes every hour at the top of the hour. The plume rises from a concrete water lily sculpture in the center of a large man-made lake.