Introduction to Fountain Hills, Arizona
Fountain Hills, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 12 miles NE of Scottsdale, Arizona and 15 miles N of Mesa, Arizona. The town is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Fountain Hills has a population of 20,235.
Fountain Hills History
A plan for the construction of a dam near the Granite Reef, which would have led to the creation of a lake at Fort McDowell Indian Reservation, led to the creation of Fountain Hills. Robert P. McCulloch planned a community around the lake. However, the dam was never built as the residents of Fort McDowell opposed it. But work on the community had already began and Fountain Hills was formally established in December of 1970.
Fountain Hills and nearby Attractions
- McDowell Mountain Regional Park
- Fort McDowell
- Desert Canyon Club
- Eagle Mountain Golf Club
- Fountain Hills Community Theatre
- Saguaro Lake Ranch Trail Rides
Things To Do In Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills is a scenic desert town, surrounded by the Superstition Mountains, the Four Peaks and the McDowell Mountains. A fountain built in 1971 held the record for being the world's tallest fountain for over a decade. The fountain was built at the center of a 28 acre lake.
Fountain Hills Transportation
Phoenix Sky Harbor International is the nearest major airport.
Fountain Hills Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are available at Scottsdale Community College, Rio Salado Community College and Mesa Community College.