Fountain Hills, Arizona 

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+6.9% since 2020

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4.4 / 8.6

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Fountain Hills, Arizona is a tranquil desert town located in Maricopa County. Situated just east of Phoenix, Fountain Hills boasts spectacular views of the nearby mountains and desert landscape. This close-knit community is home to a variety of parks, shops, art galleries, and restaurants. The area's excellent climate makes it ideal for leisure activities such as golfing and hiking. With its convenient location near major cities such as Scottsdale and Tempe, Fountain Hills provides an optimal combination of relaxation and urban convenience. Regional center / Capital city - South-central Arizona in a low desert valley.
State: Arizona
County: Maricopa County
Metro Area: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area
City: Fountain Hills
Zip Codes: 85268
Cost of Living: 28.0% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
Elevation: 1107 ft above sea level

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Fountain Hills, Az Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pleasant winters
Air service
Intense summer heat
Growth and sprawl
Rapidly rising home prices

What Bert Has To Say About Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metro Area

Originally a resort city, Phoenix has grown phenomenally in the past 40 years into a full-scale urban center- largely made possible by the advent of air-conditioning. The Phoenix metropolitan area covers over 1,000 square miles. Downtown, which is fairly modest for a city its size, features a few skyscrapers, the capitol, government offices, and a few quality museums. Surrounding downtown are several large and fairly distinct city-suburbs, mostly built on a sprawling grid, in some cases separated by low hills. These include the large middle-class suburbs of Peoria, Mesa, Chandler, and Glendale; upscale Scottsdale; and the college area of Tempe which serves as home to Arizona State University. All areas are modern and generally lacking in historic interest, but keep in mind that Phoenix only had 100,000 residents in 1950.


The unemployment rate in Fountain Hills is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Fountain Hills jobs have increased by 3.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Fountain Hills's cost of living is 28.0% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Fountain Hills's Cost of Living

April, November and October are the most pleasant months in Fountain Hills, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Maricopa county flipped narrowly Democratic, 50.1% to 48.0%. More Voting Stats

Fountain Hills's population is 23,639 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 6.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Fountain Hills is Real Estate: $598,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.9%.

Fountain Hills public schools spend $7,183 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in Fountain Hills. More Education

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Housing Market in Fountain Hills

It's a good time to buy in Fountain Hills. Home Appreciation is up 9.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Fountain Hills is $598,400.
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Reviews for Fountain Hills   10 Reviews
Straight Scoop - 3/6/2019
We live in Boise but are seriously considering a move to Fountain Hills. We have visited FH and it's beautiful...but we are not sure we can do the Summers! In Boise... Read More

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best kept secret - 7/25/2017
We have lived in many cities in the US we moved here 10 yrs ago raised 2 boys and I would not give it up for any other place. move here raise a family and retire... Read More

Fountain Hills, AZ - 1/22/2013
Beautiful homes with mountaineous... Read More

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