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7 Reasons to Relocate to Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills’ famous fountain towers above the rest of the town.

If you search the Internet for reasons to move to the Phoenix metro area, you’ll find plenty of great reasons to entice you. But for every one of those reasons, Fountain Hills always gives several more special and unique reasons to choose this hometown community in the East Valley.

Here are 7 reasons why you should move to the Valley of the Sun and why Fountain Hills is the best location.

Chihuly displays at the Desert Botanical Garden on a sunny winter day.
  1. Haven for sun worshippers. Days with bad weather are few and far between. Bad weather here is an occasional dust storm or a strong monsoon. These are nothing when compared to what Mother Nature dishes out in other parts of the country. It’s nice to not live in fear of catastrophic weather. We enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year.

LOCALLY: Fountain Hills is slightly cooler than the rest of the Phoenix metro area and tends to enjoy a bit more rain. We even get an occasional, although rare, dusting of snow.

The restaurants and wineries of Fountain Hills are second to none.
  • Foodie’s delight. The Phoenix area offers flavors of food from around the world. It grows more foodie-friendly each year and has a growing coffee culture.

LOCALLY: Fountain Hills has a growing reputation for amazing restaurants. Some even offer live music throughout the week. Enjoy Puerto Rican and Latin cuisine at Sofrita, Mediterranean European food at Euro Pizza Café, Italian dishes at Arrivederci, Mexican meals and décor at El Encanto, Japanese at Oka Sushi, and of course All American Grill for a great burger and bar. Fountain Hills also has its own pub at Bone Haus Brewing and wine bars at Grapeables and Aguamenti.

Four Peaks, the mountain featured on Arizona’s license plate, is one of the biggest features of Fountain Hills’ horizon.
  • Beautiful desert views. Much of the Phoenix metro area is flat, but there are gorgeous views to enjoy from the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, South Mountain, Piestewa Peak, Camelback Mountain, and the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

LOCALLY: One thing we are not short on in Fountain Hills is views! Gorgeous views in every direction! We are surrounded by Four Peaks, the Mazatzal Mountains, and the McDowell Mountains.

Mount Humphrey’s is Arizona’s tallest mountain, about two hours north of the Phoenix area.
  • Bucket list extravaganza for those with wanderlust. Arizona is filled with spectacular bucket list locations. Sedona, Flagstaff, Prescott’s Whiskey Row, Jerome, Bisbee, Tombstone, Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon. We could go on and on.

LOCALLY: Fountain Hills attracts people to see one of the world’s largest manmade fountains and to visit the River of Time Museum. People also come to the area to get a glimpse of the famous Salt River Wild Horses.

The homes in Fountain Hills are known for their connection to nature.
  • Outdoor adventure. Arizona does not disappoint those who want to get out in nature and explore. There is Tonto Natural Bridge, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Petrified Forest National Park, Slide Rock State Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Saguaro National Park, and more.

LOCALLY: For hiking, biking, and horseback riding, we have the McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Adero Canyon Trailhead, Golden Eagle Trailhead, Dixie Mine Trail, and Overlook Trail. For water recreation, Saguaro Lake and the Salt River are less than 30 minutes away. The desert also affords opportunities for off-road adventure.

Arizona State University is the heart of the city of Tempe, 30 minutes southwest of Fountain Hills.
  • Education. The Phoenix metro area has top-rated secondary education options with Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, and the Maricopa County Community Colleges.

LOCALLY: The Fountain Hills Unified School District has top-quality schools at all grade levels, with A-ratings from the Arizona Department of Education. Just minutes away in Scottsdale, BASIS charter school offers an alternative as America’s #1 high school.

The Fountain Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts is the biggest event in Fountain Hills, happening both in November and February.
  • Festivals year-round. Across Phoenix, there are festivals of every kind imaginable. Enjoy the Arizona State Fair, the Arizona Renaissance Festival, the Phoenix Greek Festival, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Phoenix Fan Fusion, and so much more.

LOCALLY: Fountain Hills boasts a large number of festivals for a town our size! There are two huge art fairs each year, the Fountain Festival of Fine Arts & Crafts and the Great Fair. There are also Concours in the Hills, the Besant Mela Kite Festival, the Irish Fountain Fest, the Dark Sky Festival, the Fourth at the Fountain (4th of July), Music Fest, Halloween in the Hills, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, Stroll in the Glow, and the Concerts on the Avenue.

This view of Sunridge Canyon is one of countless beautiful views in town.

If you are thinking of relocating to the Valley of the Sun, be sure to check out Fountain Hills. It offers the quintessential hometown feel with the amenities of a large metro city just minutes away.

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