Fountain Hills is a town in northern Maricopa County,
Arizona that is bordered by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Salt River
Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and the city of Scottsdale. C.V. Wood,
president of McCulloch Oil developed the town, which was named for the towering
fountain at its center, now the fourth highest fountain in the world. It was
incorporated in 1989.
Fountain Hills has an area of 18.2 square miles.East of Fountain Hills is the Verde River, a
Salt River tributary, and there are numerous washes that run through the town.
Both northwest and southwest of the town are the McDowell Mountains, a range of
extinct volcanoes, now a nature preserve with extensive hiking trails.
With rapid growth in recent years, the community now has
approximately 26,000 residents. Over 55% of adults have an associate’s,
bachelor’s or graduate degree. The median income is over $80,000 per year, and
the average household income tops $120,000.The median home value is $389,700, and the median list price is $213 per