Fountain Hills, AZ: 114 apartments available for rent

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Last updated June 28 at 3:26AM
10406 N DEMARET Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 22 at 1:24PM
5 Bedrooms
$3,959
16450 E AVE OF THE FOUNTAINS Avenue
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated May 27 at 6:26AM
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
16450 E Avenue of the Fountains --
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated February 16 at 1:13PM
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
12642 N MOUNTAINSIDE Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 20 at 10:44AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
16800 E EL LAGO Boulevard
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 28 at 3:26AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,600
16919 E MONTEREY Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 27 at 11:12AM
4 Bedrooms
$5,500
14645 N FOUNTAIN HILLS Boulevard
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 28 at 3:18AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
16839 E Mirage Crossing Court
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 27 at 11:02AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
15807 E Sunburst Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated March 23 at 5:21PM
4 Bedrooms
$8,500
16825 E Hawk Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 3 at 9:42AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
15128 E VERMILLION Drive
Eagle Mountain
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 20 at 2:51AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,695
11011 N ZEPHYR Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated January 27 at 8:42PM
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
16120 E TREVINO Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 22 at 1:13PM
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
12228 N GAMBEL Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 24 at 3:01AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
17247 E GRANDE Boulevard
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 5 at 2:36PM
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
16754 E WESTBY Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 8 at 11:58AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
14666 N El Pueblo Blvd
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 22 at 8:22PM
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
15909 E Thistle Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated May 11 at 5:59AM
3 Bedrooms
$5,600
13227 N MIMOSA Drive
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated January 5 at 11:50AM
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
11674 N Saguaro Blvd. #102
Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills, AZ
Updated June 12 at 8:07PM
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
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City Guide
Fountain Hills
Moving to Fountain Hills

This is one of the easier places to rent an apartment. Depending on the location they may run a credit report but mostly they will be interested in whether you can pay upfront and not what you did or didn't pay in the past. If you have any black marks on your file you can mitigate the damage by providing proof of income and references from your previous landlords. Expect to pay a pet deposit along with a security deposit.

This is Arizona and this is a highly sought after area so it's expensive, to be perfectly blunt. Now if you are from one of the coasts, you probably won't bat an eye at the cost. If you are from the Midwest then you might want to bring on the smelling salts.  While there are distinct neighborhoods, the reality is that there isn't much of a cost of living difference between them. This means that you could get away with paying anywhere between a whimper to a shriek for an apartment depending on the amenities of the building.

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods here are more for real estate purposes. As far as the people are concerned, it's all pretty much the same. The actual cost of living doesn't vary much from area to area unless you are buying a home.

El Pueblo: This is a quiet neighborhood loaded with retirees. You will find it very family friendly and relaxing. You will also probably notice something else about your neighbors here: many of them work from home. This area has an unusually high concentration of people who work from their homes instead of commuting to jobs elsewhere.  This cuts down on rush hour traffic drastically. $

Town Center: This is going to be your best bet for an apartment on the lower end of the expensive scale. With high vacancy rates, you might even be able to negotiate the price down a bit. This is an upper middle income area with a lot of executives and management level workers. One exception to that is where IT workers are concerned. Apparently they really hate to move because they don't, no matter how much money they make or how high they rise in their respective companies. As a result there is an unusually high concentration of IT workers in this area. $$

Sunridge: This is a wealthy neighborhood loaded with doctors and lawyers. It's also a place where just about everyone living here is married. This is a great place for a couple of family to live. $$$

Fountain View: This is the wealthiest neighborhood in Fountain Hills. These are older and more established top level executives, doctors and lawyers. Family friendly, it's a great place to raise a family as it's quiet and safe. $$$$

Living in Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills is a suburb of Phoenix and Scottsdale, and people there both like to spend time in town and get to the bigger cities nearby. If you want to travel, have a car. Things are spread out, and you'll want to be able to depend on your own wheels if you need to get around. The city is a great place to stay put, too. In addition to the beautiful fountain, Fountain Hills is known for having lots of great festivals and fairs throughout the year -- including the Fountain Hills Great Fair, which includes both arts and a carnival. It also has a wine far and a strictly art-focused fair.

Rent Report
Fountain Hills

June 2017 Fountain Hills Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2017 Fountain Hills Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Fountain Hills rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

Fountain Hills rents increase sharply over the past month

Fountain Hills rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Fountain Hills stand at $1,020 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,270 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Fountain Hills' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.3%, but exceeds the national average of 2.6%.

Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Fountain Hills, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Phoenix metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Arizona as a whole has logged a 4.3% year-over-year growth. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Mesa has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,040, while one-bedrooms go for $830.
  • Over the past month, Surprise has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,070.
  • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,020; rents were up 0.5% over the past month and 4.9% over the past year.
  • Gilbert has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,350; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 2.1% over the past year.

Fountain Hills rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased in Fountain Hills, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Fountain Hills is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Fountain Hills' median two-bedroom rent of $1,270 is above the national average of $1,150. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.6% over the past year.
  • While Fountain Hills' rents rose over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Miami (-1.3%) and San Francisco (-1.0%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Fountain Hills than most large cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,020, which is more than twice the price in Fountain Hills.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Phoenix $820 $1,020 0.5% 4.9%
Mesa $830 $1,040 1.4% 6.1%
Chandler $1,020 $1,270 -0.1% 4.9%
Glendale $870 $1,090 0.5% 5.8%
Scottsdale $1,010 $1,250 0.3% 2.5%
Gilbert $1,090 $1,350 -0.1% 2.1%
Tempe $890 $1,110 0.7% 4.6%
Peoria $1,070 $1,330 1.3% 3.8%
Surprise $1,070 $1,340 -0.3% 4.7%
Avondale $960 $1,200 0.2% 2.6%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

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