Often described as an upscale desert mountain community with hometown character, Fountain Hills is located just 20 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix and situated just on the other side of the McDowell Mountains from Scottsdale. Nestled in the eastern foothills of the McDowell Mountains at elevations 500-1500 feet higher than Phoenix, this oasis retreat provides weather more comfortable than most of the Phoenix area. Known for incredible golfing with numerous world-class courses, over 100 miles of biking and hiking trails and within 20 mins to Saguaro Lake.
The town is buffered on all four sides with tracts of land unlikely to be developed lending residents to feel a world away from big-city noise and stress, yet conveniently close to the amenities that Scottsdale and the rest of the Valley of the Sun have to offer. Driving throughout Fountain Hills, you can’t help but experience the stunning panoramic views of the rolling foothills and desert canyons. Photographers from around the world come here at all times of the year simply to photograph the scenery.