There is often a misconception that Fountain Hills is a retirement community. Although it is a great place to buy a retirement home to enjoy your golden years, it is also a wonderful place for kids to grow up and for younger people to establish themselves.
To change this misconception, former FH Economic Developer Scott Cooper and FH Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Scott Soldat-Valenzuela conjured up a new group. In the summer of 2018, they started the Fountain Hills Young Community.
This group has a three-pronged focus: community experience, social connection, and active lifestyle.
Community Experience is all about getting involved in the things already happening around Fountain Hills, whether it be a local event, the community garden, the Dark Sky Festival, volunteering, philanthropy, or civic engagement.
Social Connection is intended to give the group an opportunity to meet other young people and bond through pool & BBQ parties, park events, local brewery nights, and karaoke contests.
Active Lifestyle allows participants to connect with other young people while doing something active, such as water sports outings, skiing or snowboarding, group hikes and bike rides, rock climbing, and more.
The group has grown quickly and is proving that Fountain Hills is certainly not a retirement community. Chamber membership is not required to join.
For more information about the Fountain Hills Young Community, visit http://www.fountainhillschamber.com/fountain-hills-young-community/, or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheFHYC/.