10 Reasons Why Fountain Hills is the Best Place to Start and Raise a Family

10 Reasons Why Fountain Hills is the Best Place to Start and Raise A Family-1 (1)

If you’re looking for a place that meets all your needs, and you’re curious as to what some of your best options must offer, here are 10 reasons why Fountain Hills, Arizona is a best place to start and raise a family:

#10. Small Town with A Big Heart

 

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Fountain Hills Girl Scouts at Make a Difference Day

 

Every year in October, Make A Difference Day is held, and brings together various individuals and organizations to provide assistance where ever it may be needed. There are numerous civic groups focused on volunteering and the school district has a
volunteer mentor program that has been a model for the state and country, supporting kids at all levels of development from challenge to gifted.

#9. Caring and Friendly

Town Councilman Nick DePorter with son and daughter

Town Councilman Nick DePorter with son and daughter

 

Fountain Hills offers their residents a small-town lifestyle. The town has 25,000 full and part-time residents, and people enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a close community. Imagine raising your kids where folks actually know them!

#8. Beautiful Location

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Fountain Park

Nestled amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Arizona with mountain ranges and natural desert beauty all around, everyone in the family will be inspired to slow down and appreciate life.

#7. Great Schools

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Fountain Hills has low student-to- teacher ratios with high student achievement records. The educational curriculum is partnered with creative extra-curricular opportunities, with a high level of parent and community involvement which further enhances the education of the students.

#6. Town Parks and Rec Department

Rotary Musical Park

Rotary Musical Park

Fountain Hills offers a variety of recreation with unique and fun opportunities for all ages. The Rotary Musical Park offers families a unique play experience with a variety of fourteen musical instruments. Golden Eagle Park is a must for families, boasting multiple ball fields, tennis, volleyball and sport courts plus shaded playgrounds.

#5. The Great Outdoors

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Hiking Hilltop Trail at McDowell Mountain Regional Park

 

Families will love the wonderful access to hiking, biking, and walking trails. The trails begin right in the heart of the city and many residential communities offer immediate access to ways to enjoy the desert landscape. Only 20 minutes away is Saguaro Lake, a favorite for boating, jet skiing and family water fun.

#4. Citizenship 101

Fundraiser for the FH Community Garden

Fundraiser for the FH Community Garden

Fountain Hills is a model for volunteerism and philanthropy. Civic, cultural and faith based groups provide an opportunity for kids to learn about giving back to their world. There are hundreds of fun activities throughout the year that encourage kids to pitch in and participate in team or individual activities. Check out our post on the new Fountain Hills Community Garden.

#3. Public Library Programs

Story time at FH Library

Story time at FH Library

Looking for things to do with your children in Fountain Hills? The Fountain Hills Public Library has you covered. The library offers a range of activities from STEM based programs to promoting a youth gardening club.

#2. Art and Culture

Ballet Under the Stars

Ballet Under the Stars

One of Arizona’s most award-winning community theaters is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Fountain Hills, offering youth theater, seminars and camps designed to encourage kids to bloom. Fountain Hills has an extensive public art collection and is home to art galleries, art shows and performing arts. Ballet Arizona presents “Ballet under the Stars” each year in Fountain Hills Park with free admission for residents.

#1. A Hometown Community

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movie in the park

No other community in Arizona offers the friendly, hometown atmosphere found in this little burb that has received numerous accolades as one of the finest places in America to raise a family or retire. Come check us out!

 

Special thanks to Sonoran Lifestyle Real Estate for contributing and partnering with us on this post!

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