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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,863
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens33.3%
Employed Population 16+10,629
Age of the Population57

Families

% of people married61.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.5%
Median Earnings25+$46,800
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,793
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,169

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,231
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home11.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,182
Median House Value$361,000

Ancestry

German22.5%
Irish13.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
English12.3%
Italian9.7%
Polish6%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish3.2%
Norwegian2.9%
Swedish2.1%
Dutch1.8%
Russian1.6%
Welsh1.4%
Canadian1.3%
Czech1.2%
Danishn1%
Greek0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Ukrainian0.6%
Serbian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
African0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Fountain Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Maricopa County
Standard Zip Codes85268
P.O. Box Zip Codes85269
Phone Area Codes480
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude33.6
Approximate Longitude-111.74

Fountain Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationFOUNTAIN HILLS
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp40 to 65 F
Apr Temp53 to 84 F
Jul Temp76 to 105 F
Oct Temp59 to 88 F
Annual Precip11.9 inches
StationSTEWART MOUNTAIN
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp49 to 83 F
Jul Temp74 to 104 F
Oct Temp55 to 87 F
Annual Precip13.7 inches
StationMESA
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 67 F
Apr Temp54 to 85 F
Jul Temp77 to 106 F
Oct Temp59 to 89 F
Annual Precip9.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carefree3,580$94,879
Cave Creek5,275$113,261
Mesa470,456$60,388
Paradise Valley13,833$231,625
Scottsdale234,495$102,842
Tempe174,708$66,061

Fountain Hills Public Libraries

Ft. Mcdowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Library
16708 NORTH FORT MCDOWELL ROAD
Fountain Hills, Arizona
(480) 789-7850

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Fountain Hills Public Schools

Evit - Fountain Hills Vocational Center
14605 N Del Cambre
ZIP: 85268
High
Fountain Hills High School
16100 E. Palisades Blvd.
ZIP: 85268
High
Total Enrollment 617
Fountain Hills Middle School
15414 N. Mcdowell Mountain Roa
ZIP: 85268
Middle
Total Enrollment 372
Fountain Hills.online
16100 E. Palisades Blvd.
ZIP: 85268
High
Four Peaks Elementary School
15414 Mcdowell Mountain Road
ZIP: 85268
Middle
Total Enrollment 243
Mcdowell Mountain Elementary School
14825 N. Fayette Dr.
ZIP: 85268
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Fountain Hills Charter School
15055 N. Fountain Hills Boulev
ZIP: 85269
Primary
Total Enrollment 141
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