town charm, all with easy access to thriving metropolitan areas with universities, professional sports, entertainment, and an international airport… yet surrounded by the mystery and wildlife of desert mountains. And those views – not a bad seat in the house

    Those passing by are drawn to enter. Visitors are tempted to stay. Our friendly citizens are eager to support businesses, education, and new activities and opportunities. In other words, the “Dark Sky” is the limit!

    Our Strategic Planning, Visioning and Leadership efforts represent the commitment and full engagement of our citizens. Just take a look at the year-round events and participating groups!  

    We have two renown arts fairs, a green St. Patrick’s Day Fountain, kite, ballet and movie activities in the park, plus Oktoberfest, Halloween in the Hills, Homecoming and Thanksgiving Day Parades, a holiday Stroll in the Glow,” music for all tastes, and our stellar Hills Theater.

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    Visit our seasonal Farmers’ Market, tend our Community Garden, dive in to sports such as Frisbee and half marathons, fun runs and walks... or pickle ball! Take our one-of-a-kind public art tour, with over 100 pieces, featuring “Fount Rushmore,” a nod to Presidential leadership. Seniors, younger adults, teens and children can all find something to their liking. Our schools are outstanding, recognized for excellence in academics, sports, the arts and technical education. Resorts, championship golf courses, delectable meals, live weekend music and happy hours, inns, spas, specialty shops, musical instrument, splash, dog, skate and neighborhood parks, and a Veteran’s Memorial round out your choices. 

    Join the River of Time Museum to learn about our area’s rich history. See it first hand with our neighbors, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, who while celebrating their cultural heritage have added adventures for families including horseback riding, jeep excursions, kayaking, the Butterfly Wonderland and OdySea Aquarium… and gaming for mom and dad!

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    Back in Town, our world-famous signature Fountain is the centerpiece of 64-acre Fountain Park… a wedding destination favorite. Just like Old Faithful, it springs hourly from the Lake. Watch from the path surrounding the Park… one of several urban and hiking trails, including those within the community-owned 740 acres of the McDowell Mountain-Sonoran Preserve. Check out our new trailhead serving as the gateway to these unmatched natural surroundings.

     When Fountain Hills residents venture away, we often hear how glad they are to get home to arguably one of the most beautiful places in the world… unequaled in sunsets, mountain shadows, blooming deserts and that sense of community. Indeed, why would anyone want to be away for long?

     Randy Newman’s song ends with, “Feels like I’m on my way back where I belong.” Isn’t that what we all want? Welcome to our hometown, Fountain Hills!