Fountain Hills could be described as an upscale community with hometown character. The richness and quality of life here is evident the moment you crest the mountain pass, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Scottsdale and the rest of the valley. Visitors find themselves letting out a big sigh of relief as they watch the chaos of the big city fade away into the distance in their rear view mirrors. The most valuable asset the community has to offer is its natural beauty. Fountain Hills is bordered on all four sides by open desert terrain. To the North lies the popular McDowell Mountain Regional Park. To the South is the Salt River Pima Indian Reservation. To the East, the Fort McDowell Indian Community, Verde River and Tonto National Forest. To the west the majestic McDowell Mountain Range which separates Fountain Hills from the rest of the Valley of the Sun. These boundaries keep the community from mass expansion and help give Fountain Hills the special hometown feel that residents most appreciate. The natural terrain also provides for a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, boating, and some of the more challenging and picturesque golf courses you will find in the country.