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Encompassed by the great Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Alpine’s topography is made distinct by mountain lakes and ponderosa pine and aspen—creating a magnificent environment that everyone can enjoy. Tourism remains an important economic source here, with endless opportunities for outdoor entertainment through sports, passive recreation and local events that bring community members and visitors together.


Four seasons of outdoor recreation is just one of the many reasons why Greer has become such a highly regarded community in the White Mountain region. Horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, top stream fishing and hopping on an ATV are just some of the favorites. Culture is abounding with art fairs and music festivals, and for those looking for a day of shopping, one-of-a-kind antique shops are readily available. It is no wonder residents love it here and visitors make sure to return year after year!



Removed from the big cities of Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, Heber-Overgaard enjoys a year-round population of 2,700, with an even larger statistic in the summer due to the area’s comfortable temperatures. An assortment of open-air recreational options are available throughout the year, ranging from hiking, camping, fishing and hunting to just plain old relaxing, Heber-Overgaard is an unequaled choice in this great White Mountain region.


While its permanent population stands at 4,540, this resort community welcomes a summer population of 35,000. With temperatures 20 degrees cooler than that of Phoenix, both residents and visitors of the area enjoy the extensive array of recreational opportunities. Visitors may enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, winter activities, great antique shops and delicious restaurants. Over 50 natural lakes can be found here, as well as the world’s largest stand of Ponderosa Pine, adding not only top spots for leisure but also to the overall quality of life in this wonderful community.



With almost 4,000 permanent residents, St. Johns offers it all—proximity to top local and regional attractions, affordable residential living, excellent opportunities for business establishment and an exceptional standard of living that exemplifies small-town life at its best. Boating, water skiing, camping and hiking keep outdoor enthusiasts busy all day, while sightseers take pleasure in the Petrified Forest National Park, The Painted Desert, Navajo Nation, Hopi Villages and the Petroglyphs at Lyman Lake State Park—among other regional attractions.


Positioned in northeastern Navajo County, the city of Show Low spans over 35 square miles and is home to 11,500 residents—a number that practically doubles in the summer season. The city serves as the economic center of the White Mountains, drawing in many large retailers and diverse business ventures. The small-town atmosphere here is second to none, making Show Low—a moniker that came about after a card game—a truly appealing community in this great region.


Characterized by alluring scenery, ample recreational pastimes, popular attractions and an overall modest small-town charm, the Snowflake/Taylor area has remained an ideal place for families, visitors and businesses. Known for its historical homes, Snowflake/Taylor is also home to Northland Pioneer College’s Silver Creek Campus, and Arizona’s own paper mill, in addition to a number of other industries. Snowflake/Taylor maintains a prosperous way of life both economically and residentially.



Arizona’s eastern Gateway to the White Mountains, Springerville-Eagar sports a variety of outdoor opportunities. From hiking, biking, bird-watching and wildlife viewing, to horseback riding and ATVing, there is something for every outdoor enthusiast. Home to Casa Malpais Archaelogical Park and the Springerville Volcanic Fields, the area is rich in cultural and geological history.

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