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Fountain Hills

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Things to do: golf, sightseeing, casinos
Fountain Hills is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, neighboring the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and Scottsdale, Arizona. The population is 22,489, as of the 2010 census. It was the eighth fastest-growing place among cities and towns in Arizona between the 1990 and 2000 censuses.HistoryFountain Hills was named after the towering man-made fountain in the center of town, and was incorporated in 1989.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.2sqmi, of which 18.1sqmi is land and 0.1sqmi (%) is water.To the east of the town is the Verde River, a tributary to the Salt River. Inside the town there are many washes that run through Fountain Hills into the Verde River. Some of these washes include the Ashbrook, Balboa, Legend, and Colony Washes. During times of rain the washes flood with water and can sometimes block roads with their water.To the southwest and northwest regions of Fountain Hills are the McDowell Mountains, a chain of extinct volcanic mountains. The highest mountains in the range are East End (4033ft) and Thompson Peak (3910ft).
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