Fountain Hills, Arizona

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Fountain Hills Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Fountain Hills?

  • How quiet it is. (Amanda, 3 years)
  • Views. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • Getting from point A to B in very short time frame. (Elise, 4 years)
  • It’s beautiful and lots of community events. Love hiking. (Kristiana, 4 years)
  • It wasn’t overpopulated and where I lived we had a 30 ft drop and a wash that got nicely flooded in storms, all kinds of fun kid things to do. (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • The fountain, the view. (Debbie, 9 years)
  • Small town activities. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • The small-town feeling and friendliness of residents. (Carol, 17 years)
  • Small town feel. (Kimberly, 20 years)

Fountain Hills Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Fountain Hills?

  • How far it is from not quiet. (Amanda, 3 years)
  • People who work in town. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • How the city is controlling those 4 way street crossings (not enough safety precautions), no street lights, only 4-way stop go intersections, accidents waiting to happen! (Elise, 4 years)
  • Rednecks, small minded small town people, lack of sophistication. Best and worst of a small town. (Kristiana, 4 years)
  • The 45 minute bus rides to and from Coronado high school and if you didn’t have a car or cool parents, you were seriously stuck. (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • Shopping. (Debbie, 9 years)
  • The drive to everywhere else: movies, Costco, etc. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • The heavy demographics of mostly older people and the fact that we are building more senior care facilities instead of things that would attract younger families. BTW, I am one of the elders. (Carol, 17 years)
  • Not many young families. (Kimberly, 20 years)

Fountain Hills Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Fountain Hills?

  • The park, eating out, going for walks. (Amanda, 3 years)
  • Look at the stars. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • Arts, crafts, fairs, the events at The Fountain. (Elise, 4 years)
  • St. Patrick’s Day, Easter service, Fourth of July celebration, Ballet outdoors, Thanksgiving parade. (Kristiana, 4 years)
  • Well back in my day in my life cliff sliding getting head to toe muddy from wash to just getting into trouble. (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • Hike, bike, fairs, weekend events at fountain, great churches. (Debbie, 9 years)
  • Town events: fairs, St. Patrick’s day, Thanksgiving parade, etc. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • Walk around the fountain. Wish there were more things to see. (Carol, 17 years)
  • Not much except a couple parks. (Kimberly, 20 years)

Fountain Hills’s Reputation

What’s Fountain Hills known for?

  • The Fountain. (Amanda, 3 years)
  • Fountain. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • The Fountain. (Elise, 4 years)
  • Fountain (beauty, outdoors). (Kristiana, 4 years)
  • The world’s tallest fountain and stunning views. (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • Fountain, craft fair. (Debbie, 9 years)
  • The Fountain and old people. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • Obviously the fountain. (Carol, 17 years)
  • The fountain and snowbirds. (Kimberly, 20 years)

Fountain Hills Crime

What’s the crime like in Fountain Hills? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • None that I know of. (Amanda, 3 years)
  • Drugs. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • Crime is everywhere you go! (Elise, 4 years)
  • We left doors unlocked back in those days, I think it to be because some of us were smoking too much cigaweed in the wash on way to school maybe. (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • Normal, the villas. (Debbie, 9 years)
  • 4 Peaks. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • Luckily, we are fairly major crime free. (Carol, 17 years)
  • Not much crime at all. (Kimberly, 20 years)

Fountain Hills Advice

Any advice for people moving to Fountain Hills?

  • If you like going out a lot, it’s probably going to be too quiet, unless you also like a bit of a drive. (Amanda, 3 years)
  • Don’t move to Fountain Hills when you have kids. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • Stay positive, enjoy the love and light Fountain Hills has to offer. (Elise, 4 years)
  • Be wary of small town people, keep your distance, and enjoy the javelinas! (Kristiana, 4 years)
  • Don’t drink the water!!! (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • Enjoy, get to know how awesome your neighbors are. (Debbie, 9 years)
  • Be prepared for things to close early and to drive if you want to go to the movies or mall. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • You need to enjoy friendly people and a slower life style. (Carol, 17 years)
  • It’s a great little town, but not much to do. (Kimberly, 20 years)

Fountain Hills Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Fountain Hills (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Came for a visit three years ago and went into labor two months early. Somehow still here, but if I have to live in the heat, this is where I’d want to be. (Amanda, 3 years)
  • Quiet time. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • Walking the fountain is an everyday beautiful experience! (Elise, 4 years)
  • 12-13 pack of javelina coming to door once a month.. feed them occasionally, best part of living here! (Kristiana, 4 years)
  • Way too many, way too many. (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • Love walking the dog around the fountain! Meeting people. (Debbie, 9 years)
  • I went to high school in Fountain Hills, so plenty of experiences working for parks and rec. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • Meeting new friends at Starbucks. (Carol, 17 years)
  • Friends I’ve had for 20 years. (Kimberly, 20 years)

Fountain Hills’s Future

How do you think Fountain Hills will change over the next 10 years?

  • Over-populated. (Elise, 4 years)
  • More younger people: 20, 30, 40-year-olds. (Kristiana, 4 years)
  • It has changed drastically over the years and I don’t see it slowing down much. (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • I hope more retail stores. (Debbie, 9 years)
  • Hopefully it will begin to cater to younger families with kids and not just retirement. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • Hopefully the town council will see that we need to attract more families and stop building non-family buildings. (Carol, 17 years)
  • It will turn into a retirement community. (Kimberly, 20 years)

Fountain Hills Facts

Any other interesting facts about Fountain Hills?

  • Realtors destroy the town. (Anonymous, 4 years)
  • Good people here! (Elise, 4 years)
  • It is 19 square miles surrounded by Indian reservation so make sure you have reliable transportation or a hell of a carpool system. (Jennifer, 7 years)
  • Awesome Easter sunrise service at the fountain with community churches coming together to worship. Its beautiful! (Debbie, 9 years)
  • Has some really great mom/pop restaurants. (Yesi, 15 years)
  • Love that it can’t grow too large. (Carol, 17 years)
  • Homes are crazy expensive! (Kimberly, 20 years)