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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Fountain Hills is a suburb of Phoenix with a population of 24,047. Fountain Hills is in Maricopa County. Living in Fountain Hills offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fountain Hills there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Fountain Hills and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fountain Hills are above average.
About Fountain Hills...
Population
24,047

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$387,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Fountain Hills Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    4%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    35%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Fountain Hills

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,729
National
$55,322
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Fountain Hills Reviews

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Fountain Hills is a gem in The Valley. We have some of the best hiking trails within the town’s boundaries. Fountain Park is a great place for photo opportunities. During the nicer weather months we have many events, including the Great Fair, the Irish Festival, Stroll in the Glow, Halloween on Avenue of the Fountains, Music Fest, Farmers Market, and much more. It’s a safe, quiet community with easy access to Scottsdale for additional entertainment. If you like small towns this place is for you!
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I absolutely love Fountain Hills. It is a very quiet town and is a perfect area to raise a family or retire. What I love most about Fountain Hills is all of the events that occur every year, such as Fourth of July and art fairs. These events usually occur at the Fountain Hills park, which is my favorite place to go to. The Fountain Hills park is a large area, and contains many activities, such as frisbee golf and a playground. There are many small restaurants in Fountain Hills that are only located in Fountain Hills that I love to go to and treat me like family. I would love to retire in Fountain Hills one day.
Really great place. They have an awesome park.It is a great environment for pets. We have an Frisbee golf course, and there are a few good restaurants. El Encanto is a very good Mexican restaurant. I really like the city. The people are friendly. We also have a thing we do where we hide rocks and people find them We have lots of art fairs, and the town is all-around great.