Fountain Hills is often described as an upscale desert mountain community with hometown character. Fountain Hills was incorporated in 1989 and named after the towering man-made fountain. The famous fountain is at the town center situated in peaceful 30 acre Fountain Lake. Restaurants, shops and homes surround the park offering a perfect balance between natural space and amenities that make living in a town like this so wonderful. Fountain Hills host many cultural and recreational events over the year including two large Art Festivals, Oktoberfest, Ballet-in-the-Park, Disc-Golf Championships and many more. As you leave the town center, beautiful neighborhoods are nestled in the rolling foothills and canyons of the McDowell Mountains as the elevation rises.