Created as a welcoming oasis in the Sonoran Desert, the Fountain Hills area is the historical and cultural hub of the East Valley. The Verde and Salt Rivers nurtured the Hohokam people and the ancient Yavapai;then Mexican and Anglo explorers, soldiers and ranchers paved the way for area development that includes Fountain Hills, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Verdes Communities and Goldfield Ranch.
Early Town Hall meetings set goals for establishing a stellar quality of life in Fountain Hills, a tradition that endures today. This is a “roll up your shirtsleeves” place, where public involvement and volunteer service are the admired and emulated by other communities around the country.
World Class Amenities:
A town of only 24,000 residents, the community supports a surprising variety of world-class amenities!
- World Famous Fountain
- The most recognized Community Theater (and Youth Theater) in Arizona
- Town Chorus, Band and Chamber Music Society
- Jazz in the Hills
- In-home Concert Series
- Meet the Candidate Forums
- An active Art League supporting local Artists
- The State’s Largest Public Art Collection
- L. Alan Kruikshank River of Time Museum
- The Greening of Downtown Beautification project
- Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright School of Design