Fountain Hills, AZ Neighborhoods and Homes For Sale
Around Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills is most notable for its fountain, which is the focal point of the town. Located in Fountain Park, this world-famous fountain is one of the tallest in the world and can spew water up to 560 feet high. The fountain can be seen far beyond Fountain Hills, and during special celebrations like on St. Patrick’s Day, the fountain water transforms into an emerald green color.
Cost of Living
Like the rest of the Phoenix area, Fountain Hills is in full rebound mode after the recession. Home values are steadily rising again and prices in Fountain Hills are once again slightly higher than other towns such as Mesa and Gilbert.
For homebuyers relocating from other states, the property taxes in Fountain Hills are often a big plus. Although slightly higher than other cities, compared to the rest of the U.S., the reasonably low tax rate in Fountain Hills is enticing to homebuyers.
Located in this part of the Valley means there are limited public transportation options in Fountain Hills. There is one bus line from Scottsdale that runs down Shea Boulevard but the service is limited, especially during the summer. Therefore, most people rely on their cars to get around town. Although it may seem like a long distance, Fountain Hills is only a 30-minute ride to Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International airport.
Fountain Hills is served by the Fountain Hills Unified District. The small school district allows local students to go through grammar, middle, and high school together, forming lifelong bonds. Other schools in the area include Basis Charter School, which is just over the hill and is rated as one of the top schools in the country. Basis Scottsdale, is the original Basis school that started the educational movement and is readily accessible to Fountain Hills families through a lottery system.
While the fountain and Fountain Park are some of the most popular attractions in town, Fountain Hills also hosts some fun annual events. Twice a year, the Fountain Hills Great Fair and the Fountain Hills Craft Fair take over the Avenue of the Fountains with vendors from across the country. Food, music, dancing, and contests create a lively atmosphere that surrounds the park.
In addition, the park also has one of the best disc golf courses in the country. Several tournaments throughout the year are held at Fountain Park, which makes the town a destination for disc golf enthusiasts.
Classic cars are also a regular activity in Fountain Hills. On any given Sunday, you will see some of the most beautifully restored classic cars cruising around the area. The local diner, Phil’s Filling Station, hosts a weekly car drive-in on Sundays.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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