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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.

People

Total Population 23,322
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 31.6%
Employed Population 16+ 10,379
Age of the Population 57

Families

% of people married 61.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,310
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 10.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,153
Median House Value $346,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.5%
Irish 12.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fountain Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Scottsdale, Arizona (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of Mesa, Arizona
County Maricopa
Metro Area Phoenix - Mesa
Standard Zip Codes 85268
P.O. Box Zip Codes 85269
Phone Area Codes 480
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city does not observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.633
Longitude -111.741

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)

Station FOUNTAIN HILLS
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 65 F
Apr Temp 53 to 84 F
Jul Temp 76 to 105 F
Oct Temp 59 to 88 F
Annual Precip 11.9 inches
Station STEWART MOUNTAIN
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 66 F
Apr Temp 49 to 83 F
Jul Temp 74 to 104 F
Oct Temp 55 to 87 F
Annual Precip 13.7 inches
Station MESA
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 67 F
Apr Temp 54 to 85 F
Jul Temp 77 to 106 F
Oct Temp 59 to 89 F
Annual Precip 9.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carefree 3,491 $94,643
Cave Creek 5,122 $85,746
Mesa 458,860 $59,442
Paradise Valley 13,477 $212,179
Scottsdale 227,471 $98,540
Tempe 169,816 $63,682

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Fountain Hills High Schools

FOUNTAIN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
16100 E. PALISADES BLVD.
480-664-5500
Serves 888 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

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