Rim Country REVIEW – Real Estate & More – Apr ‘23

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Rim Country REVIEW Real Estate & More





Star Valley

Star Valley

Forest Lakes

Forest Lakes

Pine / Strawberry

Pine / Strawberry

Heber - Overgaard

Heber - Overgaard

Christopher Creek

Christopher Creek

Young / Pleasant Valley

Young / Pleasant Valley

Happy Jack / Clints Well

Happy Jack / Clints Well

Tonto Basin - Roosevelt Lake

Tonto Basin - Roosevelt Lake

29 YEARS SCAN THIS COVER HOME PRESENTED BY Dave Pitz REALTOR® , Branch Manager Integra Homes & Land ~ See Inside on Page 3 ~ VOL. XXXIX, NO. 4

Renée Zeising

Designated Broker / GRI, REALTOR®

(928) 978-4506

eMail: ReneeInYoung@RNSMTE.com

Young - Pleasant Valley

“In the Heart of the Sierra Ancha Mountains”

Young Realty Partners, Inc




• 6.24± acres more privately located with gently sloping terrain and mountain views. $119,000 (86129)

• 4.55± acres with APS electric, high speed fiberoptic Internet cable, seasonal wash. $127,000 (86127)

• 6.24± acres with easement for ingress, egress & public utilities; mature Ponderosas on east end; mountain views & boulder outcropping on west end. $129,000 (86005)

• 6.25± acres with established road through it and views in all directions! $147,000 (86159)

• 9.98± acres privately located from established roadway; terrain sloping to the south and west Reduced to $199,000! (86324)


TRICKED OUT MECHANIC SHOP seeking a master mechanic to share his talent! 2190 sq ft with two separate auto bays. One bay has nearly new German-made TwinBusch lift that can support a three-quarter ton pick-up truck. 3-phase 400-amp electric service. Overhead network of compressed air plumbing with multiple attachment points for pneumatic tools, plus commercial size air compressor. Spacious, air-conditioned office. Private well and new PEX plumbing lines to the half bath. At least 10 parking spaces, and there's a fenced-in storage area. $189,000 (RZ146)


CFINISH this WOOD FRAME BUILDING and MAKE IT YOUR HOME! Bathroom is nearly functional with custom tiled shower and a 6-foot wide Thomasville cabinet / granite counter. On-demand electric water heater installed. Plumbing to laundry and kitchen sink areas completed. Urethane foam insulation installed under the roof deck. Septic system sized for 3 bedrooms and 2 baths; never put into service. Private well measured by driller to produce 15 gallons per minute. Main service panel can be expanded to 400 amp service. No restrictions on type or size of home. Horses and other animals allowed. $349,000 (RZ147)

Horse Property
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Unique cabin on two manicured lots totalling 1.89 acres in Pine Canyon, a gated community! Features two separate garages with a total of five bays for all you cars and recreational vehicles - every mans' dream! The beautiful, 3BR, 2 bath, 1928 sf, log-sided cabin is a custom build with vaulted T&G ceilings, open cross beams, and a two-sided,

stone fireplace - enjoy the charm and warmth of the fireplace from both the kitchen and the greatroom! Fully furnished... what you see is what you get. The surrounding community offers a clubhouse, paved roads and underground utilities, all maintained by the HOA. Here you can enjoy winter recreation, the fall foliage, and escape the desert heat! PS: Be advised...

roam the property! All this can be yours for just $786,750 (87919)

4 Visit the Rim Country on the Internet at RimCountry.Com 600 E Hwy 260, Suite 7 -•- Payson, Arizona 85541 Francene Hurt, realtor® (480) 560-0085 • francene.az8@gmail.com
1629 PINE CANYON DRIVE, HAPPY JACK, ARIZONA 4665 Lookout Point Rd, Starlight Ranch, Happy Jack: 2.67 acres of horse property in a gated community. Phone, water and power at the lot line. Site-built homes only. Better hurry... won't last! $113,000 (87473) 1644 Sugar Pine Dr, Pine Canyon, Happy Jack: Beautifully treed 0.92-acre property in a gated community with clubhouse. Paved roads, power and water are at the lot line. Site-built homes only. $55,000 (87646) floor-to-ceiling, wildlife

Beautiful home on a 0.50-acre lot in a gated golf community. Wrap-around view deck for entertaining. Spacious main level greatroom w/ stone F/P (gas), open kitchen and dining area, 3BRs, 2 baths, access to 2-car garage. Perfect for holidays, weekends, or extended stay. Separate entrance for 1BR, 1 bath in-law quarters w/ kitchenette, plus its own 1-car garage. $935,000 (87555)


312 Latigo Ln: 4BRs, 3 baths, 3255 sf, and a 2-car garage, all on 1.84 hilltop acres w/ panoramic views. Horses OK, chicken coop, plenty of storage, and NO HOA! A Must See! $845,000 (87989)

Remodeled & move in-ready! Private, single-level, 2BRs, 2 baths, covered deck, a patio, and a workshop, all on a ±0.73-acre parcel. RV parking, no HOA. Must See! $450,000 (87758)


Payson Commercial


5 All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com Kim Ross Team ARIZONA TERRITORY BEST OF THE RIM NOMINEE for 2022 VOTED Best REALTOR® - Best Broker Best Business Woman by The Payson Roundup 25 YEARS' EXPERIENCE (928) 978-1003 Kim@KimRoss1.com MAZATZAL MOUNTAIN AIRPARK • 3140 SF HOME • 2679 SF HANGAR 919 N EARHARDT PARKWAY: Fly-in, fly-out! 3BRs, 4 baths, access to Payson Airport taxi-runway. Two master suites, vaulted ceilings, impressive fireplace, multiple outdoor patios. Heated & cooled hangar with “pivot” and 20' ceiling can house 3 small planes. Add’l 1974 sf 4-car / RV garage, heated & cooled, with den / workshop and a wet bar. Pilots must see! $1,500,000 (87735) Payson It's SPRING in the Rim Country! 4843 N Mountain Sunrise: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1212 sf, stone F/P, granite kitchen w/ island and lots of cabinetry, expansive decking, all surrounded by pine trees in The Portals! $412,000 (87818) 1.53-acre commercial parcel zoned C-3. Located on Main Street in Payson, this lot is level and offers so much potential. $500,000
Star Valley Payson Pine
home on 2.16 acres with views! Single-level, 3BRs, 3 baths, 2064 sf. Greatroom with stone fireplace (gas), wrap-around covered patio, oversized 3-car garage, and no HOA! $825,000
310 W Christopher Point: Payson and the Pines! Single-level mountain getaway, 3BRs, 2 baths, river rock F/P (gas), breakfast bar. 2-car garage, new roof, borders the Tonto Nat'l Forest! $528,000 (88002) 717 N Foothills East Circle: 4-acre parcel in a beautiful, gated community. Ponderosa Pine trees, views, all utilities to the lot line. HOA, horses OK, membership to Chaparral Pines Golf Club available for $7,500 (call for details) $380,000 (88018)
Manzanita Hills Payson
Chaparral Pines Foothills East


Stunning single-level 3BR, 2 bath custom home under construction! Spacious split floor plan makes it easy to both relax and entertain! Will have a large master w/ walk-in closets, exquisite tile work, double sinks, vaulted ceilings, quartz / granite counters, paver drive, 3' stone wainscoting, and no interior steps. Buyer to pick finishes! Call today to see this amazing plan. Being built by JA Mountain View Custom Homes

Under Construction


Single-level 3BR, 2 bath custom home features a spacious split floor plan that makes it easy to both relax and entertain, with two extra-large patio doors leading to the covered patio and fenced back yard. Will have a large master with walk-in closet, exquisite tile work in the baths, and vaulted ceilings. Absolutely no interior steps, and ample space in the garage to park just about anything! Call today to see this amazing plan. (Built by JA Mountain View Custom Homes)

BACKS TO NAT’L FOREST! Single-level, 3BR, 2 bath, custom home now under construction, spacious split floor plan, large master w/ custom walk-in closets, exquisite tile work, dual vanities, vaulted ceilings, quartz/ granite counters. Beautiful 3’ stone wainscoting exterior, paver drive. Buyer to pick finishes! Call today to see this amazing plan. To be built by JA Mountain View Custom Homes. Would make a great AirBnB.

NOW ONLY $110,000!

This affordably priced 3BR, 2 bath fixer-upper is just waiting for a new owner. Home needs quite a bit of work, and is being sold AS IS. Cash buyers only, as home is not financeable. Call Harrison today for more details.

Check out this amazing buy in a great location just off Main Street. This 1920 sf building on a 0.25-acre C-1 lot is ready to become your new opportunity! With a brand new metal roof, brick shell, and extra parking, the property shares the western property line with CenturyLink Telecommunications, allowing for high-speed fiber optic connectivity and making it an ideal location for computer or internet-based businesses, such as an internet service provider, customer support center, or online learning academy. Would also make a great building for attorneys or real estate professionals, since they are so dependent on the internet. The potential and options are almost endless: office space, single family, art galleries, duplex, medical, retail and/or...

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Backs Nat'l Forest only $449,900
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1702 E Snapdragon Court


Pines Golf Community

Amazing, single-level home with an open floor plan, located in the prestigious, gated golf community of Chaparral Pines. This beauty boasts warmth and has so much to offer!

Upon entering the foyer you’re greeted by the reclaimed wood flooring throughout, the T&G vaulted ceiling with skylights, fans and remotes, the gorgeous solid wood cabinets in the roomy kitchen with pull-outs, all highlighted by beautiful granite counters and a large breakfast bar.

The living room features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace (gas), and is filled with natural light. All its windows are accented with silhouette shades, and there are ceiling fans throughout. The primary bedroom offers a jetted tub, separate shower, dual vanities, a large walk-in closet, and French doors that open to a large, covered Trex deck out back. Guest bedrooms are good sized, and all doors are 8' solid wood.

The covered front entry also sports Trex decking, and the garage is oversized with room for two vehicles plus a golf cart. It has epoxy flooring, built-in cabinets off the floor, and high ceilings. All appliances convey, even the refrigerator / freezer in the garage. Come and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings offered here… it really doesn't get any better than this!


Artist's Rendering

602 N Redbud Circle: Brand new build by WTM Construction on a 0.91-acre parcel. 4BRs, 5 baths, 3686 sf, 3-car garage capacity, including one for an RV, all overlooking a pond and surrounded by Ponderosa Pines. Split floorplan, with the primary BR on one side, and three ensuites on the other. Open concept granite & quartz kitchen with huge island and upscale appliances. Beautiful engineered wood flooring, pavered patio and drive. $1,800,00 (87819)

$789,000 (87853)


2306 E Blue Bell Circle: 0.91-acre parcel backing the 7th fairway. Great golf course and mountain views! Amenities include pools, tennis, volley ball, pickle ball, walking paths, fitness centers with classes, and a dog park for our fourlegged loved ones. Build your dream home here and enjoy the clean, cool fresh air and tranquility that is offered. $149,900 (87636)

2302 E Blue Bell Circle: Lovely 0.76-acre culde-sac parcel backing the 7th fairway in the prestigious gated golf community of Chaparral Pines. Awesome golf course views! Amenities include fine dining, pools, fitness centers, tennis, volleyball, pickleball, basketball, terrific hiking trails, and even a dog park. $124,900 (87637)

8 Debi: (928) 978-1210 • Ernie: (928) 978-2279 The Russell Team Associate Broker / Sales Associates www.PaysonFineLiving.com We build your dreamS... W All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com Hop on up to The Rim Country!
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PAYSON REALTY (928) 978-5183 Bonnie Jo on the Go for You! eMail: BonnieJo@MyPaysonRealty.com • Website: www.MyPaysonRealty.com Bonnie Dorris Broker, ABR, GRI, SRES, SRS The Reason for the Season He's Alive! All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 16 N STAR VALLE DR, #133B: This is a "tiny house" in the 55+ W Ranch Resort! 1BR, 1 bath, 396 sf. Has a covered deck, a tough shed and a view! Star Valley. $75,000 (88034) 908 S RIDGEWAY: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1717 sf, 2-car garage, partially fenced 0.24-acre lot. Open plan, bay windows, gas F/P, breakfast nook, back deck, heated & cooled Tuff Shed, and views of the Granite Dells. Payson. $475,000 (88084) 824 W SHERWOOD DR: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1702 sf, 2-car attached garage plus RV parking, 0.23-acre partially fenced lot. Single-level, open plan, new carpet, gas F/P, large windows for great natural light! Payson. $530,000 (88094) 16 N STAR VALLE DR, #70: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1248 sf, and a double carport, all in a beautifully landscaped 55+ community with pickleball court, common garden area and a very nice clubhouse. Ask about special financing. Star Valley. $175,000 (BD01) List with me and watch me... SPRING into action! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! 207 W PECAN ST: 2BR, 600 sf manufactured home with full bath, newer carpet, and dual pane windows. Nice fenced yard. Excellent rental history! Payson. Seller / Agent. $175,000 (87706) NEW LISTING!

1586 GREENTREE CIRCLE: Multi-level log-sided cabin w/ low-maintenance metal roof. On a cul-de-sac backing greenbelt for privacy & seclusion. 4BRs, 3½ baths, main floor master, huge loft w/ bed & bath, 2BR walkout basement. Central heat, wood burning FP w/ flagstone surround, open kitchen, oak cabinetry, SS appliances, breakfast bar, bay window dining. Warm wood interior doors & trim, wood-encased windows. Covered deck overlooks private greenbelt. Paver area for gatherings, fenced yard. Huge 3-car garage w/ drive-thru doors. $609,900 (243607)


2949 BUCKSKIN CANYON RD: Attention to detail! Completely remodeled 3BR, 2 bath home with loft on a 1-acre parcel. All new kitchen cabinets, island, quartz countertops, and SS appliances. Exposed beams, skylights, vinyl plank flooring, log railing & F/P add a cabin feel. 2BRs, bath & laundry down. Master, bath w/ tiled shower, dual vanity, walk-in closet & balcony upstairs. Covered front deck & open back deck for viewing wildlife & seasonal wash. Finished 2-car garage w/ epoxy floor. Paved road, mild HOA dues of $325/yr include water & horse privileges. Public access to Nat'l Forest for horseback riding, hiking or UTVs w/ scenic way to Black Canyon Lake. $549,900 (244939)

1919 ELK ROAD: 1.51 acres in Buckskin Artists Community! Heavily treed, level area to build, power, water & septic in. Slight slope for incredible views, sunsets and easy access. Circular drive, ready for your weekend cabin or full-time home. Low HOA dues of $325 / yr includes water. Mild CC&Rs to protect your investment. Horses OK! $109,900 (242113)

2749-2745 TREVOR WAY: This level piece of land is ready for your new home! Near shopping, schools and churches. 3BR septic is installed,


2813 SKYHAWK DR: Panoramic views from the wall of windows in this log-sided chalet in Mogollon AirPark! 2BRs, 2 baths, recently stained siding in ‘22, open kitchen/greatroom, newly remodeled bath w/ double vanity, soaking tub, plank-tiled shower and luxury plank laminate flooring. Loft for overflow sleeping, office or star gazing. Perfect full-time or weekend home. Central gas heat & A/C, propane F/P, engineered hand-scraped laminate flooring, carpet, dual pane window. Master is downstairs. Wraparound deck w/ spa, 24 x 40 garage w/ ½-bath and refrigerator! New seamless rain gutters, owned 500 gal propane tank, 1550 gal rain catchment barrel. Spa conveys AS IS. $509,900


3325 APACHE DR: Clean as a whistle! 3BR, 2 bath, site-built home on 1.03 acres! Gently used single-level w/ Corian countertops, central gas heat & A/C, woodstove, laminate flooring throughout, a 25 x 25 detached 2-car garage, a 10 x 12 fenced dog run, and a 12 x 12 shed. Low traffic, quiet location, site-built homes only, county maintained road, and NO HOA. Horses are allowed! $369,900

2756 ZANE GREY BLVD: Check out this level 0.28-acre homesite to build your home away from home or permanent residence away from the heat! Ready to go with a 3BR septic system already installed. Plus power & water are available, (not to lot line). Buyer to check cost during due diligence period. $39,900 (240828)

10 All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com HEBER-OVERGAARD FAX 928.535.4292 • Web: www.HeberOvergaard.com Diane@PineRimRealty.com Designated Broker / Owner / REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, GRI, Diane DahlinAlthough extreme care is taken in the preparation of this publication, neither the advertisers nor the publisher may be held liable for typographical errors or misprints.Horse Property (928) 240-1316 LLC 1973
• 85933
Red Deer Run (across from Chevron) Overgaard, Arizona
and utilities are to the lot line. Paved roads for easy access, and old fashioned street lamps add to the neighborhood charm! $94,500 (240215) 2974 LOOKOUT LANE - 0.58-acre parcel in popular Forest Trails, site-built only, county-maintained paved roads, u/g electric & water to the lot, septic is in! Natural clearing for your dream home or summer cabin. At the end of the loop for low-flow traffic. Active HOA to protect your investment! $89,900 (239147)


Although extreme care is taken in the preparation of this publication, neither the advertisers nor the publisher may be held liable for typographical errors or misprints.

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(928) 240-0148

3363 Windy Lane, Heber: 3BRs, 2 baths, 2241 sf and a 3-car garage, all on a 0.85-acre parcel in Summer Place North. Single-level, vaulted ceilings, impressive woodstove with rock surround, granite kitchen, wet bar, and it's fully furnished. $795,000 (244024) Call Maggie!

2749 Sunflower Dr, Overgaard: Awesome 3BR, 2 bath home w/ heated 2-car garage. River rock F/P in greatroom, vaulted T&G ceilings, island kitchen with breakfast bar & SS appliances. Master suite offers a spacious walk-in closet and private bath w/ jetted tub. Two outbuildings for storage. Close to hiking, fishing, restaurants and so much more. $475,000 (243925) Call Steven or Chris!

2880 Long Rifle Place, Overgaard: 2BRs, 1.5 baths, 819 sf, single-level cabin on a partly fenced lot. Upgrades galore! Granite kitchen, laminate flooring, built-in air fryer! Vaulted ceiling, fireplace, dual-pane windows, covered front deck, circular drive. $299,000 (244578) Call Deana!

2073 Sagebruch Trail, Overgaard: 2BRs, 2 baths, 864 sf. Looking for your getaway in the mountains? This charming cabin is both affordable & comfortable and is waiting for you to make it your own. Vaulted ceiling, tiled baths, SS appliances, carport. $269,500 (243545) Call Maggie!

2873 Lodgepole, Overgaard: Beautiful 4BR, 2.5 bath log-sided cabin, homes-only subdivision. Walk-out basement has 3BRs, bath, greatroom with stacked stone gas F/P, and storage. Hot tub just outside on patio. Granite kitchen, SS appliances. Upstairs greatroom has wood burning stove. New ceiling fans, recessed lighting. Recently rebuilt front deck. Lot next door included in sale for total of 1.32 acres.

3439 Top View Road, Overgaard: 3BR, 2 bath, 1248 sf mnf'd home on a 0.29-acre hilltop lot. New central heat & A/C, vaulted T&G ceiling, metal roof, great back deck, two storage sheds, plenty of parking and room for an RV! Better hurry! $225,000 (244549) Call Deana!

2728 Bain Trail, Overgaard: 4BRs, 3 baths, 1695 sf, two 2-car garages, all on nearly an acre! Rustic log façade, open greatroom, vaulted T&G ceilings, breakfast bar, rich quartz counters, SS appliances, stone-clad gas F/P w/ wood mantel, and a 2nd master for guests. Fully fenced w/ electric gate. $594,000 (243628) Call Maggie!

Powerline Road, Overgaard: 2.58 private, level, heavily treed acres. Two clearings, one with a circular drive already there. Power is to the adjacent lot. NO HOA! Large parcel, close to town, inexpensive price! $70,000 (244852) Call Deana!

3011 Ponderosa Road, Overgaard: Heavily treed 4.78-acre parcel is zoned residential or commerical. Build your dream home or drop a manufactured home towards the back of the lot and have a business up front! $250,000 (243477) Call Deana!

Deana McAleer REALTOR® Deana@PineRimRealty.com (623) 256-0160 Chris Haenichen REALTOR® Chris@PineRimRealty.com (480) 993-7321 See This Entire Magazine On-Line at RimCountryReview.Com 11
1973 Red Deer Run (across Hwy 260 from Chevron) Overgaard, Arizona •
Maggie Dahlgren Assoc. Broker, REALTOR® Maggie@PineRimRealty.com
$540,000 (243984) Call Chris or Steven! 4421 S Indian Trail, Show Low: Well-maintained, 2BR, 2 bath cabin in Summer Pines #2, backs Nat’l Forest. Perfect for summer or yearround. Treed lot, fully fenced. Living area with wood stove is on main floor with eat-in kitchen, full bath and laundry. Loft area has master and guest BRs. Redwood decking on 3 sides. Offered below appraisal at $265,000 (244794) Call Chris or Steven! 2882 Long Rifle, Overgaard: Beautiful home in the pines! 2BRs, 2 baths, plus an enclosed back deck. Immaculate interior! Eat-in-kitchen, spacious living room, all new flooring, dual-pane windows. Partially furnished. Shed included. Easy ride into the forest to enjoy trails, fishing and picnics. Very close to the bike and running path. $189,999 (243207) Call Steven! SOLD! SALE PENDING! SALE PENDING! SALE PENDING! NEW LISTING! x Your House Could Be HERE! Call Maggie Dahlgren TODAY! (928) 240-0148


PINE: 6102 W Pinon Way. 4BRs, 3 baths, 1870 sf, multi-level, attached garage, 0.45-acre hilltop cul-de-sac lot. Furnished, main floor master, loft, decks, views! $475,000 Ask for Susan!

STAR VALLEY: 3680 E Highway 260, #30. 1BR, 600 sf mnf’d home with full bath and carport. Completely furnished! 55Only park, $425/mo space rent includes water, sewer, trash, cable. $69,500 (87884) Ask for Pennie!

TONTO BASIN: Punkin Center Village! 2BR, 1 bath, 1056 sf mnf'd home on a 0.98-acre parcel with horse privileges and beautiful views to the west. All utilities. Owner will carry! $135,000 (84271) Ask for Pennie!

VERNON: 64 N County Road N3321. Lot #64, 1.04 level undeveloped acres, $15,000. Within minutes of millions of acres of National Forest! (87879) Ask for Pennie!

STAR VALLEY: 16 N Star Vale Drive, #47. 2BRs, 2 baths, 980 sf. MOTIVATED SELLER! New kitchen, split floor plan, sun room perfect for in-home office or summer dining. Lots of room! Relax in the spa that goes with the property! $130,000 (87629) Ask for Pennie!

PAYSON: 615 N Ponderosa Cir. 3BRs, 2 baths, 1274 sf, 2-car attached garage, nicely treed / landscaped lot. Tall ceilings, gas F/P, jetted tub, covered porch with skylights, mid-town location. $350,000 (88086) Ask for Susan!

PINE: Log home. 2BRs, 2 baths, 1248 sf and a garage, all on a 1.14-acre parcel in Pine that borders the Nat’l Forest and state land for maximum privacy! Large windows, fully fenced. Needs a little TLC, so it’s being sold AS IS. $495,000 (86781) Ask for Pennie!

12 Visit the Rim Country at RimCountry.Com Residential Land Commercial Rim Country Specialists Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Star Valley, Happy Jack and Tonto Basin 928.363.4500 BROKER LICENSE # BR515906000 Pennie Robinson - Owner / Manager / REALTOR ® — 1202 WEST LAKE DRIVE, PAYSON, ARIZONA 85541 NEW OFFICE LOCATION TripleCreekRealtyAZ.com
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brings her unparalleled experience in Real Estate to the Rim Country! SOLD The View! The View! SALEPENDING SALEPENDING SALEPENDING Veterans Helping Veterans Bridging the Gap Between Veterans & Society RICH "SHAGGY" KUDLICKI President / Co-Founder • Veterans Advocate Services • PTSD / Combat Group Therapy • Veterans Administration Claims Assistance • VA Benefits & Support 600 E. Hwy 260, Suite #10, Payson, Arizona 85541 (928) 978-9924 shaggy@vhvinc.org $REDUCED$ NEWLISTING Pending Contingency THE SEASONS ARE CHANGING... IT'S TIME! Call today for a Free Market Analysis

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298 N Old Mill Road: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1296 sf, 2-car attached garage, tall double carport with electric and its own septic, 3.35 acres zoned GU. Wood burning F/P, island kitchen w/ breakfast bar, split floor plan, covered patio, panoramic views. $395,000 (87998)

364 E Greenback Circle: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1352 sf, detached garage plus two steel carports, 0.23-acre lot, fenced with RV gate. Upgraded fixtures, oversized master bath & walk-in closet. $269,000 (87847)

41 S Old Hwy 188: 2BRs, full bath, 1500 sf, double carport, 0.38-acre lot zoned C3. Punkin Center location close to Post Office, restaurants, library. Fenced back yard, shared well, total electric. $180,000 (87950)

172 N Cordova St: 3BRs, 3 baths, 2772 sf, double carport, RV parking, partially fenced 1.37-acre parcel. Spacious mnf'd home with split plan, island kitchen, garden tub in master, covered patio and lush landscaping. $395,000 (87773)

garage. $349,900 (87545)

176 E Shelby Lane: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1896 sf, 1.36-acre horse property w/ great views. Island kitchen, bay window, metal roof, garden shed, fenced back yard. $345,000 (87862)


road from Indian Point boat launch. Split floor plan, breakfast nook, new flooring, hot tub. Mountain views, close to Nat'l Forest trails. $299,000 (87087)

Cherry Creek Store: Corner market, feed & hardware. 6000 sf of buildings. Established, good reputation! Market and feed inventories included. Call Crystal Phillips for more details (928) 970-0973 $650,000 (87445)


Roosevelt Gardens: 3BRs, 3 baths, 2352 sf, 4-car garage, 0.54-acre cul-de-sac parcel. Open greatroom, two covered patios, both front and back, and there are separate living quarters over the garage. Better hurry! $419,000 (87571)

site-built home with a full-length covered patio, a 2-car detached garage, plus a triple carport and RV parking, all on a 0.68-acre hilltop parcel with unobstructed 180° views. $489,000 (88114)


carry. $74,900 (86769)

• 5531 S Burton Lane, A: 1.29 level acres zoned GU. No restrictions. Water & electric at lot line. $129,000 (87020)

• 105J S Bobcat Trail: 1.61 acres surveyed into 2 parcels. Nice homes in area. GU zoning, no restrictions. $195,000 (87008)

• 5531 S Burton Lane, E: Five level acres overlooking Tonto Creek. Water, electric, phone available. Animals OK. $259,000 (87016)

Margaret Rambo, Broker
Margaret@RamboRealty.com • www.RamboRealty.com TONTOBASINROOSEVELTLAKE All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 13
RAMBO Realty
Serving Tonto Basin, Punkin Center & Roosevelt Lake
Curt Rambo, Jr., Assoc Broker (623) 570-6221 • Kari Rambo, REALTOR® (602) 565-5701 Crystal Phillips, REALTOR® - Young / Pleasant Valley Specialist (928) 970-0973 • 84C W Ocotillo Ln: 0.53-acre parcel, site-built only, Water & electric, GU zoning. $65,000 (87068) • Parcel #2, Bethel Lane: Three-quarters of an acre. Owner may 228 Mimosa: 4BRs, 2 baths, 1340 sf, 1.05-acre corner parcel. Two mobile homes plus a storage mobile! All utilities, two private wells, borders Nat'l Forest, paved road to the lake! Call for important details. $219,00 (87945) 333 S Ewing: 4BRs, 2 baths, 2044 sf, carport plus RV parking, all on a level 0.98-acre parcel, just 10 minutes on paved 221 Elmer Lane: 3BR, 3 bath, 2976 sf, 2-story 169 W Ironwood Lane: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1056 sf. 2020 Fleetwood, all appliances, open paver patio, fenced back yard, large trees, plenty of room for 710 N Parkview Lane: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1404 sf, carport, 0.80-acre parcel with RV gate. Borders Nat'l Forest. Split floor plan, master with garden tub and shower, laundry with W&D, covered back patio. $305,000 (87915) W Forest Pl, Lake

Young Realty & Investment

We are Dedicated, Knowledgeable, Experienced and SOLD on Rim Country! Begin your next real estate adventure with us! NEWLISTING

$79,900 – VACANT LAND – 0.39± acre lot.

MLS# 88011 – 602-697-5029


6454 W Bradshaw Dr, Pine

$825,000 - 4BD/3BA – 2,374 Sq Ft±

MLS# 87916 – 602-320-6181


1568 Pine Canyon Dr, Happy Jack



LAND – 0.23± acre lot.

MLS# 86421 – 928-978-3256


1300 N Alpine Heights Dr

$830,000 - 3BD/3BA – 2,403 Sq Ft±

MLS# 88037 – 602-320-6181


3705 Apache Dr, Happy Jack

$1,060,000 - 3BD/4BA – 2,596 Sq Ft±

MLS# 87689 – 928-978-8653


1203 N Horizon Way, Chaparral Highlands

$925,000 - 3BD/3BA - 3,493 Sq Ft±

MLS# 86302 – 928-595-0136

Rory.Huff@erayoung.net 18 W Union Park Circle

$315,000 - 2BD/1BA – 784 Sq Ft±

MLS# 88035 – 928-978-3256


607 N Easy St

14 View ALL of our Listings on the Internet at www.ERArim.com - Each Office Independently Owned & Operated 424 S Beeline Hwy • PO Box 1600 - Payson, AZ 85547
ERA REAL ESTATE SM $695,000 - 3BD/2BA – 2,316 Sq Ft± MLS# 87670 – 928-978-1971 Steve.Cantrill@erayoung.net 5760 W Sundance Dr, Pine $849,500 - 3BD/2BA – 2,192 Sq Ft± MLS# 87908 – 928-970-0634 Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 1203 E Cedar Lane $320,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,515 Sq Ft± MLS# 88073 – 928-978-3256 Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net 908 N Beeline Hwy #14 $849,500 - 4BD/3BA – 4,035 Sq Ft± MLS# 88085 – 928-595-0136 Rory.Huff@erayoung.net 513 S Fort McDonald Dr $350,000 - 1BD/1BA – 560 Sq Ft± - 1.09± acres MLS# 86659 – 928-978-1853 Glori.Surman@erayoung.net 344 S Cienega Rd, Christopher Creek $116,000 – VACANT

Young Realty & Investment

$175,000 – VACANT LAND – 1.01± acres

MLS# 85785 – 928-951-2962

Nancy.Guyon@erayoung.net 304 N Antelope Point

$755,000 – 3BD/2BA -2,016 Sq Ft±

MLS# 87951 – 602-320-6181

- 2BD/3BA – 1,430 Sq Ft±

MLS# 88065 – 928-978-8653

Marty.Carpenter@erayoung.net 605 W St Moritz Dr, Alpine Village

15 View ALL of our Listings on the Internet at www.ERArim.com - Each Office Independently Owned & Operated 424 S Beeline Hwy • PO Box 1600 - Payson, AZ 85547
ERA REAL ESTATE SM $1,100,000 - 4BD/3BA – 3,828 Sq Ft± MLS# 87855 – 928-595-0136 Rory.Huff@erayoung.net 800 S Anasazi Rd $175,000 – VACANT LAND – 2.16± acres MLS# 88001 – 928-476-2042 mypaysonrimsales@gmail.com 400 N Maranatha Rd $874,500 - 5BD/3BA – 3,857 Sq Ft± MLS# 86801 - 928-970-0634 Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 3098 Hopi Dr, Happy Jack $110,000 – VACANT LAND – 0.97± acre lot. MLS# 85835 – 928-978-1971 Steve.Cantrill@erayoung.net 2505/2507 E Feather Plume Ct, Chaparral Pines $325,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,568 Sq Ft± MLS# 87964 – 928-978-3256 Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net 884 N Deer Creek Dr, Deer Creek $465,000
Brenda.Altfeltis@erayoung.net 1449 Green Top Dr, Happy Jack $215,000 – 2BD/2BA – 1,408 Sq Ft± MLS# 88097 – 928-978-0026 Hannah.Lusk@erayoung.net 606 N Easy Street A $499,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,728 Sq Ft± MLS# 87467 – 602-320-6181 Brenda.Altfeltis@erayoung.net 2613 Bull Elk Dr, Happy Jack $379,900 - 2BD/2BA – 1,357 Sq Ft± MLS# 87997 – 928-978-1236 Judi.Holgate@erayoung.net 1501 N Beeline Hwy #26 SALEPENDING CUSTOMHOME VIEWS SALEPENDING NEWLISTING We are Dedicated, Knowledgeable, Experienced and SOLD on Rim Country! Begin your next real estate adventure with us! NEWLISTING $2,499,000 - 4BD/4BA – 4,856 Sq Ft± - 1.24± acres MLS# 88110 – 928-970-0634 Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 403 S Decision Pine, The Rim Club NEWLISTING
16 Visit the Rim Country at RimCountry.Com PINE-STRAWBERRY 3844 Highway 87 • PO Box 1810 Pine, Arizona 85544 EACH ERA® OFFICE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED ERA Young Realty & Investment Serving All The Rim Country! Pine, Strawberry & Payson May Hope, Peace and Joy surround you this Easter! Hop on up to our Pine~Strawberry office... find out why NOW is an egg-cellent time to buy in the Rim Country! STOP IN - WE'RE HERE! Get your EXPLORE PINE information and have your photo taken beside our EXPLORE PINE mural... learn about the history of our wonderful town, and become part of it! #ExplorePine www.ExplorePine.com WHERE HISTORY STILL LIVES TODAY! HASHKNIFE PONY EXPRESS - 2020 A PART OF ARIZONA'S HISTORY PINE POST OFFICE - CIRCA 1955 MARY MASTROIANNI REALTOR® (602) 350-4366 mary.m@erayoung.net RON PRYCHODNIK REALTOR® (602) 697-5029 ron.prychodnik@hotmail.com

816 E Dealers Choice Lane, Diamond Point

Shadows, Star Valley: 2BR, 2 bath, 2143± sf home with a 3-car garage and carports for three more, plus a separate park model guest home, all on ±3 acres of horse property with garden area and storage sheds! Home has new paint inside & out, new HVAC, refinished wood floors, and new water heater in '21. $899,000 (87692)

703 S SHADY GLADE, THE RIM CLUB: 3BRs, 5 baths, 5369± sf, 4-car garage capacity, ±1.21 acres bordering the 17th fairway! Fine finishes and details, and a layout that maximizes style, functionality, and the incredible mountain and golf course views. Towering greatroom, chef’s kitchen inside, plus an outdoor kitchen and fireplace for an over-the-top entertainment experience. $2,295,000 (87889)

140 W THOMPSON RD, TONTO VILLAGE: 5BRs, 2 baths, 2690± sf, ±0.42-acre lot. Rare and beautiful retreat! Open concept, chef's kitchen, high ceilings, plenty of room to store your toys. Many upgrades and finishes. Walkout deck with a view of garden and Ponderosa Pines. 1BR, 1 bath guest house with kitchen! Just ±300 feet from the Nat'l Forest! $969,000 (86961)


905 N BEELINE HWY, UNIT 14: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1515± sf, carport. Ground floor, new interior paint, window treatments, ceiling fans, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures. Wood burning F/P, large living area. Easy access to covered parking, private storage, swimming pool, recreation area for grilling, pickle-ball, horseshoes and putting green. $320,000 (88073)

2800 E RIM CLUB DR, THE RIM CLUB: 4BRs, 6 baths, 6425± sf, 3-car garage, ±1.45 acres bordering golf course. Golf membership & cart included! Upscale throughout. Chef's kitchen, Subzero / Viking appliances, breakfast nook w/ deck access. Greatroom w/ views of Monument Peak & the Granite Dells. Formal dining, large master suite & study. $2,495,000 (87603)


62 E MARS LANE, STAR VALLEY: ±2.74 acres of horse property! 4BRs, 4 baths, 2364± sf, carport. Wood floors, new appliances, granite counters, new paint inside & out, new upper and lower decking on the south side of the home. Large loft can be used as an office, game area, craft room, etc. Will not last at this price, so call today! $599,000 (87154)

17 SUZY TUBBS, REALTOR® 928.978.3256 • Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net ERA Young Realty & Investment 424 S Beeline Hwy • PO Box 1600 - Payson, AZ 85547 Unlock your dreams... the KEY is working with the right REALTOR® www.SuzyTubbs.com EACH ERA OFFICE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com


Cerro Vista: A classic mountain home bordering the Nat’l Forest. 2BRs, 2 baths, 2-car garage. Greatroom with open floor plan, vaulted wood ceilings, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Features include water softener, RO system, ceiling fans in every room. Forced air heat & A/C. Single level, security blinds. Views and privacy! Priced right at $569,000 (88064)

Road: This is a very comfortable 2BR, 2 bath, 1750 sf home with covered deck and a 1-car garage on a 0.44acre lot! High knotty pine ceilings, and the flooring is maple, oak and laminate. Family room off kitchen has a wood burning fireplace. Master BR and large hobby room are upstairs. $500,000 (87732)

51 Foxtail View: Amazing 0.88-acre view lot that borders the National Forest. This parcel is in one of Pine’s most desirable subdivisions with its own sewer and water district. Existing level building pad that’s ready for your dream home. Call today for more information. Priced to sell at $192,000 (87899)

Road: Your cabin in the woods with 2BRs and a full bath. Inside offers the comfort of a gas fireplace and real wood finishes throughout. Nice open floor plan, and an amazing screened porch –you won’t want to leave! The porch opens to a wonderful deck where you can relax and enjoy the tall pines and wildlife. Priced right at $350,000 (88038)



Spring Trail: A great cabin in the woods surrounded by beautiful trees. 4BRs, 3 baths. Front door opens to large living room with cathedral ceilings and fireplace. Awesome wrap-around deck lets you enjoy great Rim views. Master bedroom is on the main level, along with 2 additional bedrooms and a bath. Nicely appointed kitchen and dining. Lower level has bedroom, sitting room and ½-bath. Must see! $485,000 (87427)

6282 W Randall Drive: Beautiful 3BR, 2 bath, 1568 sf modular home! This one comes turn-key... completely furnished! Living room has gas fireplace and views of the Mogollon Rim, and the kitchen is amazing! It’s a cook’s delight, offering a large island, a breakfast bar, eat-in dining and a fireplace! Master bedroom is very spacious with en-suite bath, a soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. Lots of upgrades – a great opportunity! Priced at $450,000 (87621)

3617 Highway 87 • Pine, Arizona Post Office Box 189 • 85544 ©2023 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. 18 See This Entire Magazine On-Line at RimCountryReview.Com Jill Alberts REALTOR® Cell (928) 978-0222 Jill@BishopRealty.com Ofc (928) 476-3282 x123
Mary Lou Myers Associate Broker, REALTOR® Cell (928) 978-0209 MaryLou@BishopRealty.com Ofc (928) 476-3282 x124 Sally Randall CRS, GRI, Associate Broker, REALTOR® Cell (928) 978-0298 Sally@BishopRealty.com Ofc (928) 476-3282 4890
N Pine 4804 N Pine Creek Canyon W
PINE New Listing! PINE PINE PINE New Listing!
Call Now! See Your Home Listed Here! SOLD! Another one All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com "If you can dream it, we can find it!" Robyn Bossert GRI, REALTOR® Cell (928) 978-3853 Robyn.Bossert@gmail.com MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE 19 Horse Property 715 S. Beeline Hwy | Payson, Arizona ©2023 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. Call me. 213 W MAIN ST: 0.75-acre commercial parcel on Main Street, across from Chamber of Commerce and new County offices, immediately adjacent to Sawmill shopping mall and theater. C-3 zoning, high-profile corner. $235,000 (86458) C PAYSON 117 S LION SPRINGS RD: Contemporary ranch 10 minutes from town with 2 carports on 2 acres. Remodeled with addition in ‘15! Single-level, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, wood floors in the living room and kitchen, woodstove, covered patio, vintage barn / storage shed, borders Nat’l Forest, and horses are welcome! 3BRs, 2 baths, 1548 sf. $655,000 (86078) STAR VALLEY SOLD! PAYSON 925 W MADERA LANE: Townhome near Green Valley Lake and park! Most recent sale of mirror image unit was $290,000. To satisfy today's buyer, Seller is offering this three bedroom, two bath end unit for $255,000 in one of Payson's most popular townhome complexes across from Green Valley Lake and park. 4th of July fireworks and summer festivals await a lucky buyer! All on one floor, and special assessment is paid. May consider buyer incentive with the right offer! $255,000 (87025) SOLD!

New Listing!

paver patio that has several seating areas. $520,000 (88121)

402 S CANPAR WAY: Mountain views, possible guest quarters, & NO HOA! Greatroom has vaulted ceilings & a F/P. The dining room, kitchen & den have mountain views, & just outside there's a patio & covered deck. Kitchen cabinets have been updated & the appliances are newer. The walk-in pantry has an extra-deep utility sink. The primary suite has a walk-in closet, another closet & an en-suite with a dual vanity & an updated step-in shower. The laundry room has additional storage, & the washer / dryer convey. There are 2 additional BRs, & a guest bath with a full-size tub. ±9' ceilings in the potential guest quarters with its own entrance, & is partially plumbed for bath #3. $535,000 (87966)


1507 W MESA DRIVE: Country Club Estates home built in 2016. Golf course, pond & mountain views, covered RV parking, No HOA! Single-level living, vaulted ceilings, & a fireplace in the greatroom. The kitchen has a pantry, granite countertops & a breakfast bar. The 2 primary suites have bay windows & access to the covered back patio. Primary en-suite #1 has a dual vanity, a jetted tub & step-in shower. The 3rd BR has a hidden Murphy bed. Watch wildlife or the fireworks from Green Valley Park on the 4th from the rear covered patio. The 2-car garage has 10' ceilings & lots of storage. Just outside there's extra parking. The 0.50-acre lot is fully fenced. $650.000 (88071)

MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE Julie Coleman REALTOR®, GRI, CRMS, SRES Cell (928) 951-4884 JulieColeman_14@q.com www.JulieColemanSellsRimCountry.com 715 S. Beeline Hwy | Payson, Arizona www.RimCountryHomesByJulie.com ©2023 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. 20 All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 1000 S BUTTE CREST CIR: Golden Frontier home has 0.25 acres, 3 patios & an oversized garage! Step inside to single-level living, vaulted ceilings, solar tubes in the greatroom, & large windows that bring in the light. The primary BR en-suite has been updated & has a step-in shower. The updated kitchen has granite counters, an island, & lots of pantry space. The main hallway has 2 additional storage closets, gives you access to the laundry room, the primary suite, BR #2 & the guest bath. The 2-car garage has 2 workshop / storage areas & extra storage. The back yard is fenced for privacy, has a storage shed & a fire pit. Watch sunsets from the rear
New Listing!

2913 Pine Rim Road Heber, AZ 85928

MLS# 238722 - $1,150,000 – 2283 Lindbergh Rd, Mogollon Airpark - 4BRs, 2.5 baths, 2900+sf plus a log cabin guest house. There’s also a 3000sf hanger with RV door and access to the taxiway, plus a detached 2-car garage with attached storage. Fly in, fly out! Call today!

MLS# 244687 - $949,000 - 3326 Fall Court - 3BRs, 2.5 baths, 2500+sf. Sleeps 12, plenty of room for friends and family! Updated last year, this home looks brand new. Oversized 3+car garage with lift. Front and back covered Trex decks. Landscaped, heavily treed. Furnished and move-in ready. A must see!

or use as a rental. 3.47 acres included in the sale. Paved road, u/g utilities, NO HOA. Currently being used as an office, so BR doors have been removed. Seller will consider a 1031x.

MLS# 244703 - $139,900 – 2178 Wildlife Trail - This 2BR, 1 bath has a large living room and is fully fenced. Recently remodeled, new roof, new flooring, much more. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, a hunting cabin, or just an escape from the heat, this home will suit your needs. Call today!

MLS# 244072 - $674,900 – 2965 Windmill Lane - 4BRs, 3.5 baths, 2500+sf, large kitchen, huge loft, heated basement (not included in sq. ft.) and much more. Outside you will find a large covered deck, an enclosed sitting area, and a gazebo. Cabin also has a Generac generator!


MLS# 243557 – $498,900 – 2206 Camperland Rd – On acreage! 2018 3BR, 2 bath mnf’d home on 10+acres. Great condition, laminate flooring, vaulted ceilings, luxurious master bath w/ walkin shower and garden tub. Plenty of privacy, borders Nat’l Forest. Utility building, private well.

See This Entire Magazine On-Line at RimCountryReview.Com 21 Lori Coleman ABR, CRS, GRI, Associate Broker Cell (928) 978-5295 LoriC@BishopRealty.com Laurie Brunson REALTOR® Cell (928) 951-2342 Laurie@BishopRealty.com 715 S. Beeline Hwy • Payson, Arizona • 85541 Borders the National Forest! This is a gorgeous 5BR, 4 bath, custom home with mountain views from almost every room. There's a large covered, composite deck for you to enjoy yearround. Split floor plan, open concept greatroom, dining room and kitchen with granite counters, SS appliances, and a large breakfast bar. Master has ensuite bath with radiant floor heat, separate 310 WEST LATIGO LANE STAR VALLEY New Listing! (480) 434-2076 or (928) 535-3500 Heber-overgaarD / WHIte mountaIns MLS# 243905 - $349,900 – 3332 Rim Lakes Dr2BR, 2 bath summer getaway or full-time home. Open floor plan. 2BRs, full bath downstairs. Extra rooms and bath upstairs for guests. Double lot, gated drive for security, NO HOA! Storage under the house, plus a laundry area. MLS# 244414 - $449,900 – 3381 Stone Bridge Trail - 3BR, 2 bath Commercial / Residential. Great for office space,
Duane Tomlinson, Broker-Owner
SkylineCanyonRealty@gmail.com NEW LISTING!

REFURBISHED, 2BR, 2 BATH, 1364 SF RANCH-STYLE CABIN on a level, nicely-treed and fully-fenced 0.64-acre parcel features a spacious living room w/ woodstove, breakfast nook, and a separate dining room with large windows that look out into the forest. Master BR has a full bath, double vanity, and a walk-in closet. The second BR is perfect for family or friends, and there's a guest bath with step-in shower. Plus, there's a huge laundry room with washer, dryer and cabinets. Kitchen and laundry appliances are just three years old, central forced air propane heat and evaporative cooling for year-round comfort. Recently

painted inside and out, new carpet in 10/22. Detached 2-car garage has workbench, woodshed, and attic storage. Separate "bunk house" with electric could be workshop or home office. Double-gated circular drive, new septic system installed 09/22. Covered front porch for casual country relaxation. Property's extensive and consistent rental history is available to serious buyers upon request. Partially furnished or unfurnished, this is truly the perfect cabin in the foothills of Strawberry! Owner will carry below market rate with 20% down for qualified buyer. $449,000 (87658)

www.PaysonAZProperties.com Call (928) 478-2000 601 West Main Street, Payson AZ 85541 GRI, REALTOR® Deborah Rose Branch Manager (928) 478-2000 4820 N. Rim View Loop Strawberry
Sanders 22 Visit the Rim Country on the Internet at RimCountry.Com

Rustic mountain cabin on 0.58-acre! 5BRs, 2 baths, 2160 sf, 3-car garage. Greatroom w/ wood flooring & woodburning F/P. Spacious loft, downstairs family room. Central heating & cooling, 1024 sf garage with EV charging port. Oneof-a-kind property. No HOA! $670,000 (87797)

210 N Longhorn Rd, #102: Affordable commercial space, 959 sf, zoned M1 (Industrial). Office and ADA-compliant bathroom. Currently utilized for meat processing. Commercial grade refrigerator, freezer, and stainless steel tables convey. CAM is $3185/yr. $150,000 (87995)

multiple family housing. $550,000


Drive: Rustic mountain elegance! 3BRs, 3 baths, soaring vaulted ceiling, finished basement, fully-fenced yard, and a covered deck. RV parking and workshop. Zoned C2. $790,000 (87073)


7925 W Sumac Dr: Singlelevel, 2BR, 2 bath, 1360 sf custom home. Detached garage, rock F/P in greatroom, fenced back yard, metal roof, paver driveway and expansive decking! Zoned C2. Call today for more details. $545,000 (87415)

23 SOLD! LISTINGS NEEDED! Call today for a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS of your home! All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com www.PaysonAZProperties.com (928) 478-2000 GRI, REALTOR® Deborah Rose Branch Manager 602 West Main Street | Payson, Arizona 85541
W Sumac
(87816) PAYSON C COMMERCIAL PAYSON Million Dollar Views! 1.60 acres! 5BRs, 3 baths, 3228 sf, 3-car garage. 2BR in-law quarters w/ living room, kitchen, F/P, laundry room, W&D. Home has 2 F/Ps and a bonus room with views. This is truly a remarkable property! $775,000 (87986) PAYSON SOLD! 402 W Christopher Pt: Beautiful 2BR, 2 bath, 1211 sf home with 2-car garage. Backs to the National Forest! Single level with open concept. Alder wood cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen. Electric fireplace, and there’s a covered patio to enjoy forest views. $375,000 (87929) PAYSON SOLD! 174 W Patriot: 3BR, 2 bath, 1848 sf, 2-story home on 1.34 acres! Fenced yard, small barn, single carport and plenty of parking! Massive wrap-around covered porch and views to match! $550,000 (87886 ) PAYSON SOLD!
Lot 4 E Miller Rd: Rare, 4.88-acre parcel with a private well. Lot is level, fenced on three sides, and nicely treed. Centrally located and zoned R-1-10MH in a mnf’d home overlay district. May be a great candidate for rezoning to allow for



This is a 5BR, 3 bath, 3857 sf custom-built home on 1.17± acres backing the Coconino National Forest. The greatroom opens to the dining room and kitchen, and features a soaring 25' open-beam, T&G cathedral ceiling and a wall of windows for natural light, plus a floorto-ceiling stacked-stone gas fireplace.

The kitchen is the heart of the home with a large granite island and solid alder cabinetry. You'll find custom rustic finishes and matching details throughout the home, including the dark wood-lined floors.

A private master suite with a gorgeous tiled bath, a jetted soaker tub and separate shower, walk-in closet and convenient linen storage is on the main level and has access to expansive covered and open decking.

A grand loft / gameroom overlooks the greatroom and has access to a private deck. The fenced back yard with private gate to the National Forest provides plenty of room for entertaining friends and family. The 3-car garage can easily accomodate all of your toys. So, hop on up to the Rim Country and tour this exceptional home today! $874,500 (86801)

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Your Guide to Central Arizona's Rim Country

The Rim Country Above it all... The Rim Country

Above it all...

If you’ve never seen Central Arizona, if you’ve only traveled the “Interstate Corridors” of I-10 and I-40, or if you think Arizona is simply the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon and the Great Sonoran Desert, then prepare yourself for what we believe may prove to be one of the most pleasant surprises of your life.

If you were to drive north from Shea Boulevard for just over an hour on the Beeline Highway (State Hwy 87), you’d find you’re 4000 feet higher in elevation than Phoenix in the Valley of the Sun, and fifteen to twenty degrees cooler, no matter what time of year.

You’re in Central Arizona’s “Rim Country,” a four-season vacation getaway that’s well off the beaten path, yet so much closer than Prescott or Flagstaff, and much more majestic than the two combined. Before you is a spectacular geological formation known as The Mogollon Rim (pronounced Muggy’-own). Referred to by locals simply as “the Rim,” this gargantuan 2000 foot escarpment bisects the state from east to west for almost two hundred miles, and towers above the communities of Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Kohl’s Ranch and Christopher Creek

Completely surrounded by National Forest, these picturesque mountain towns and villages exist in a unique temperate zone, one in which the weather evolves through all four seasons, ranging from mediterranean to alpine, and providing a climate hospitable to flora and fauna in an environment found nowhere else in the entire Southwest.

On the drive up from the glitter of metropolitan Phoenix, the traveler marvels as the Sonoran Cottonwood, mesquite, Palo Verde and Saguaro stubbornly give way to grasslands dotted with oak, pinyon and juniper. As the altitude increases and the temperature drops, the edges of a vast, sprawling pine forest come into view. Few know that Central Arizona’s National Forests contain the world’s largest stand of Ponderosa Pine, the source of what environmentalists worldwide describe as “some of the purest air to be found anywhere on the planet.”

The trip up the Beeline Highway to Payson, the vibrant hub of the Rim Country communities, is a scenic and gradual climb to just over 5000 feet. Highway 87 continues north to Pine, and eventually reaches 6000' in the rarefied air of Strawberry Village.

Traveling east from Payson, State Highway 260 winds through the pine-clad foothills along the base of the Rim for about 30 miles, through Kohl’s Ranch, again reaching 6000' in Christopher Creek. Then, climbing the face of the Rim itself, the highway tops out at 7800 feet near Forest Lakes, where even midsummer nights require a jacket. Here atop the Rim are seven separate lakes, each with its own unique atmosphere, and each worth a trip to explore.

Scattered throughout the Rim Country’s countless forested acres are numerous lakes, streams, campgrounds, trails, cabins, homes, ranches, lodges, and myriad business opportunities for those of an entrepreneurial spirit. There is truly something here for everyone, whether that “something” is a remote cabin in the tall pines, a sprawling ranch, or a magnificent contemporary on a mountain top, the Rim Country has it all.

So, just pick a season... here in the Rim Country, we have a spectacular one for any time of the year. Then, come on up and discover one of the last of Arizona’s best kept secrets!

Payson, Arizona • 85541 • Area Code 928 • Arizona Time Zone
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Early morning sky - Strawberry, Arizona

About Payson... About Payson...

Located at the geographic "heart" of the state of Arizona and a pleasant 90-minute drive from the Phoenix metropolitan area, Payson is renowned for its beauty, recreational opportunities and, more recently, its dynamic business and investment environment.

At an elevation of 4,890 feet, the area enjoys a mild fourseason climate that attracts visitors from all over the world throughout the year. Rich in its western heritage, Payson - with an average trade area population of some 30,000 - offers the atmosphere of rural America, with the amenities of a metropolis.


Nestled in the gently rolling foothills of the majestic Mogollon Rim - a 7,000 foot, 200 mile long escarpment - Payson is just a short drive away from the seven Rim Lakes and countless trout streams. Popular outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, camping, cross-country skiing and hunting. One of only three pure air ozone belts in the world, Payson sits on the edge of the world's largest stand of Ponderosa pine.

Local attractions include the Tonto Natural Bridge, Shoo-Fly Indian Archaeological Site, the Zane Grey Museum, Tonto Fish Hatchery, the Llama Ranch, the town-wide Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, and the 45-acre Green Valley Lake and Recreation Area.

Payson hosts the "World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo" in August in its new Multi-Event Center. The "Festival Capitol of Arizona" season begins with a May Classic Auto Show & Swap Meet, an "Old Timers Rodeo" and a Country Music Festival in June, and the Rim Country Western Heritage Festival in July, Rodeo and Parade in August, and State Championship Fiddlers Contest in September.


Payson offers a broad range of community facilities including a library, museum, multi-plex theater, golf course, four lighted tennis courts, an auditorium, swimming pool, three parks, a bowling alley, two health clubs and rodeo grounds.

Communication. In addition to communication resources from the rest of the state, Payson has a local twice-weekly

newspaper, two local radio stations (AM & FM) and cable TV service with local government access. Satellite TV and cellular phone service is available, as is high-speed broadband internet service, from a number of local providers.

Education. Payson has three public and three private elementary schools, one middle school, three charter schools, one high school and a new community college with five degree and three certificate programs.

Medical. Banner Payson Medical Center has a 44-bed facility which provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, imaging, medical, surgical and emergency care to the greater Payson area. Additionally, there are three assisted living facilities, and over 30 Primary Care Physicians in the area, in addition to a number of osteopaths, orthodontists, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, opticians and ophthalmologists.

Finance. There are three full-service banks and two mortgage banking offices in Payson. Further, Payson businesses are eligible for assistance in financing fixed assets through the Business Finance Division of the Arizona Department of Commerce. Information on industrial development bonds within the town may be obtained from the same source or from the Industrial Development Authority of Payson, Payson Economic Development Corporation, c/o Director for Economic Development, Payson Town Hall, 303 North Beeline Highway, Payson, Arizona 85541.

Government. Payson is governed by a mayor, six council members and a town manager. The town has a local police department and a county sheriffs substation. The fire department has both full and part-time personnel.

Airport. Payson Municipal Airport (CTAF 122.8 MHz) supports some 30,000 operations per year on its lighted 5,500' x 75' runway at 5,157' ASL, and offers FBO, fueling, maintenance and restaurant facilities.

Industrial Properties. There are two industrial parks available, one located at the junction of State Highway 87 (Beeline Hwy) and State Highway 260, and the other adjacent to the Payson Municipal Airport.

Lodging and Meeting Facilities. Payson is home to a number of hotels, motels and other lodging facilities with a total in excess of 600 rooms. Meeting facilities are available, with the largest seating 200 people. Additionally, the area offers several bed & breakfast and cabin-type facilities, as well as nine RV parks and six local campgrounds.

Information provided by: The Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce (928) 474-4515, and the Arizona Department of Commerce (602) 280-1321.

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Pine & Strawberry Under the Rim Pine & Strawberry Under the Rim

So, you’d like a little cabin in the mountains, a quiet, secluded place where you can get away from it all, but Payson seems a little too “suburban”, too much like a real town, with traffic lights and everything? Well, hop back up on that buckboard, partner, and head north for about another sixteen miles to the quaint alpine villages of Pine and Strawberry. Here you’ll find exactly what you’ve been looking for, and not a bit more!

Founded back in the 1870’s and 80’s, Pine and Strawberry are two of the prettiest little “bedroom communities” you could ever imagine, each tucked snugly in its own lush, pine-covered valley, nestled against the magnificent backdrop of the towering Mogollon Rim. Here the residents enjoy all four of the seasons, each distinct from the others, and all of them pleasantly mild by comparison.

Signs of an early Mormon heritage are everywhere to be seen, particularly in the architecture of the many fascinating buildings that still remain from the days of the pioneers. One such structure, The Old Strawberry Schoolhouse, built in 1885, is a State Historical

Landmark, Arizona’s oldest standing schoolhouse. Refurbished and operated as a museum, it’s not unusual on any weekend to see visitors sitting quietly at the old, cramped desks, their fingertips tracing century-old initials carved in the weathered wood, recalling their own earliest memories.

Other reminders of days gone by can be found in abundance in the many antique and curio shops that line both sides of the main drag in Pine. Each of these shops has an ambience all its own, and could very well be the hiding place for that elusive whatsit you’ve been seeking. These shops also showcase the exciting works of local artisans and craftspeople.

Another attraction that’s threatening to put the area on the map is Arizona’s newest State Park, the Tonto Natural Bridge. One billion, seven hundred million years in the making, this amazing 183-foot high geological marvel spans the crystal clear waters of Pine Creek. It is believed to be the world’s largest natural travertine bridge, and as such, is generating much interest among naturalists the world over. The park offers lodging accommodations, camping, hiking and picnicking, in addition to its spectacular scenery.

But wait, antiques, old buildings and bridges are not all you’ll find. These twin communities have more southfacing hillsides and gentle mountain slopes than you’ll find anywhere else in Arizona. There are countless perfect locations for that hideaway cabin or that cedarand-glass, passive solar palace you want to build. And, the views are forever. Once you visit, you’ll want to stay, and you’ll wonder why you waited so long!

Pine & Strawberry, Arizona • 85544 • Area Code 928 • Arizona Time Zone
The Onyx Group The Onyx Group Southward view across Pine Valley

Christopher Creek Christopher Creek

THIS PICTURESQUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE, at an elevation of 5900 feet just 22 miles east of Payson, is nestled on the banks of spring fed Christopher Creek, which runs just beneath the majestic Mogollon Rim. This towering escarpment of Red Rock known locally as “The Rim” heaves its zigzag cliffs and ledges gloriously upward for over 200 miles, reaching elevations near 8,000 feet.

The Christopher Creek area was once traveled by the ancient Anasazi, and was more recently made famous by Zane Grey, many of whose classic Western novels were set in this mystical, wild land he called “Tonto Country”. Located within one of the world’s largest stand of Ponderosa Pines, the pure air carries aloft the sweet fragrance of pine and juniper, day in and day out.

Within minutes of Christopher Creek, avid anglers can be found knee deep in rushing streams that tumble beneath a canopy of oak and sycamore; or you may find them casting into one of the Seven Rim Lakes on top of the Mogollon Rim.

Wildlife of all kinds and descriptions inhabits this beautifully rugged and sometimes primitive area. Elk, deer, eagle, turkey, squirrel and rabbit are among the many species that can be seen almost at will. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians can enjoy the Highline Trail, over fifty-one miles of maintained recreational area, winding through the foothills beneath The Rim, with occasional trails that break away and ascend through the pines to the very top.

From Christopher Creek, the more adventurous can explore caves and hidden fossil beds, while others follow clear streams and lakes, becoming part of the wild woodland. Experience the miles and miles of rolling greenery, the peaceful solitude... feel thousands of miles from home.

There is no playground like the forest! The Seven Rim Lakes and many streams are stocked with trout through the summer, and Woods Canyon Lake offers boat rentals. Among the many activities to enjoy are hiking, fishing, camping and horseback riding; driving tours, wildlife and bird watching; cross country skiing and snow mobiling. All activities are seasonal, of course.

The various driving tours of the area are numerous and truly spectacular. On top of the Rim is Forest Service Road 300, or FS 300, a scenic drive with lookouts providing breathtakingly awesome views of the vast Tonto National Forest below.

Along the way, visitors are encouraged stop and fish one of the many lakes and streams, or explore the numerous and wellmarked Historical Sites. Numerous horse rental stables operate daily throughout the area. Most have guides ready to show visitors this diverse country on horseback. The “Tunnel to Nowhere” is a short 3/4 mile ride just below The Rim to the spot where, in 1883, the Arizona Mineral Belt Railroad company, desiring a more direct route for a north-south rail line, tried to bore into and up through the Mogollon Rim!

GETTING THERE... Christopher Creek is approximately 100 miles from Phoenix. Take the Beeline Highway (State Route 87) north to Payson, then Highway 260 east for 22 scenic miles to Christopher Creek.

WEATHER... A delightful 15 to 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix. Possible snow in winter. Elevation 5700’ - 6300’.

TIPS... Bring comfortable shoes, sweater for summer evenings, make room reservations in advance (rates are lower during week).

PHOTO: Old Hwy 260 - Anna Dean Shields
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PHOTO: Christopher Creek Gorge by ToddsHikingGuide.com
Creek, Arizona
85541• Area Code 928
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Forest Lakes, Arizona Forest Lakes, Arizona

WHAT BEGAN BACK IN 1939 as a mining claim, then evolved into a logging colony among the dense Ponderosa Pines high atop the Mogollon Rim in Coconino County, is now the bucolic, unincorporated mountain community of Forest Lakes, home to approximately 200 full-time residents. Due to the region’s high number of vacation and second-home owners who list their primary residence in several of Arizona’s major urban areas, most notably Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson, the local population soars well beyond that number during most summer weekends and on virtually all major holidays. It’s impossible to describe – and essential to experience – the transformative difference that a few miles can make, from the desert to the pines… it’s a completely different world.

of Ponderosa Pines in North America, Forest Lakes is a vacation retreat for campers, hikers, photographers, sightseers, hunters and outdoorsmen of all varieties, just a short 3-hour drive from Phoenix along some of the state’s most beautiful byways. At an elevation of 7570 feet, Forest Lakes enjoys refreshingly cool summers, a spectacularly colorful fall season, snowy but short winters, and a glorious spring full of fragrant flowers and wildlife for photographers, and fishing that draws anglers from miles around. The area is also known for its berry-picking opportunities, particularly raspberries in late summer and early autumn.

SCENIC ATTRACTIONS... Forest Lakes is surrounded by many year-round recreational opportunities and points of scenic interest. Immediately west and south of Forest lakes is the majestic Mogollon Rim, a steep escarpment ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 feet from the base to its highest plateau at about 8,000 feet above sea level. The Rim, as locals call it, extends for 200 miles across Central Arizona, dividing the northern plateau region from the lower central and southern desert areas of the state. The Rim offers many extraordinary views and numerous natural and man-made lakes, many ideal for boating and other water sports.

Hunting for elk, mule deer, turkey, antelope, mountain lion and bear is permitted in the area, while fishing in the nearby lakes and trout streams is popular. And although not typically considered game animals, coyote, javelina, grey fox, bobcat and raccoons make their homes in and around Forest Lakes, among the countless rabbits, tree squirrels, chipmunks, and a few reported skunks. There are also extensive picnic and camping facilities available within the Black Mesa Ranger District, and there are uncounted miles of hiking trails throughout the surrounding

Completely surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and located on SR 260, Arizona’s longest and most-travelled eastwest state highway, Forest Lakes lies approximately midway between Payson and Show Low, and is known for its true four seasons, all of them mild. Because of its location within the largest contiguous stand Rim Lakes Recreation Area.

For bird-watchers, Forest Lakes is known as a year-round home for several species, including owls, woodpeckers, flickers, jays, crows and ravens, to mention just a few. In summer, the trees are teeming with various migratory species, such as robins, swallows, doves, sparrows and several fascinating varieties of hummingbird. Other scenic attractions in the area include Willow Springs Lake, Woods Canyon Lake & Dam, Hidden Lake, the Spillway, Sinkhole and Canyon Point Campgrounds, and the Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery.

Community Facilities... Forest Lakes offers a library, an auxiliary fire department, an owners association and a Neighborhood Watch program, and boasts a locally run insurance agency, a number of lodging accommodations, several RV parks, two dining establishments, a selection of local and nearby grocery, general and convenience stores, and professional real estate services. School-age residents attend class in nearby Heber-Overgaard.

Public utilities are provided by APS (electric), Amerigas Propane, Larson Sanitation, Forest Lakes Domestic Water Improvement District, and Frontier Telephone. White Mountain Online provides internet service for the region.

Forest Lakes, Arizona • 85931 • Area Code 928 • Mountain Time Zone
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Maximillian Daisies - PHOTO: D&J Awerkamp

Young / Pleasant Valley Young / Pleasant Valley

Young, as the crow flies, is approximately 80 miles northeast of the Phoenix metro area. From the East Valley, it’s a pleasant three-hour drive up to Young. The town’s name, originally Pleasant Valley, was changed to Young because of Miss Ola Young, who served fifty years as the town’s first postmaster.

To get there from Payson: Travel east on Hwy 260 approximately 33 miles. Climb up the face of the Mogollon Rim, continuing to the Young Road turnoff (FR 512). Turn right (south), slow down and enjoy the remaining 17 miles of all-weather, county-maintained road until the pavement begins again 4½ miles from the north edge of town.

To get there from Globe: Travel north on Hwy 88 toward Roosevelt Lake for approximately 15 miles to the Hwy 288 turnoff. The first 11 miles of Hwy 288 are paved, and the next 35 have a well-maintained, all-weather driving surface. Slow down and enjoy the scenery.

To get there by air: One can fly into what locals refer to as the “Young International Airport”, an unpaved, unlighted 4752’ runway that can actually accommodate most twin-engine aircraft. It is located on the Chamberlain Trail, about 5 miles from Young. Be sure to arrange for someone to pick you up, as there are no facilities at the airstrip, and taxis are few and far between.

Environment... The town of Young is located in Pleasant Valley, surrounded by the Tonto National Forest which attracts campers, hunters and fishermen. There are miles of trails to explore on horseback or on foot. Most areas in Young offer breath-taking views of the mountains that surround Pleasant Valley.

The valley itself is fertile, with a rich and plentiful water supply. The elevation ranges from 5100 to 5600 feet, which makes for four mild but distinct seasons and a 6-month growing season. Fruit trees, berries, grapes as well as vegetable gardens flourish here. Juniper, oaks and Ponderosa Pines cover the hills and mountains surrounding Young, while the creek beds are lined with sycamores, walnut, willows and cottonwoods.

Winters are short and can be wet, with occasional 3 to 8 inch snow accumulation. A large snow storm here or on the Rim can mean several days without electricity in the town of Young. This adds, we feel, to the “true mountain experience”. The average high in January is 51º F. Low temperatures rarely dip below 10º. Woodstoves are a common source of home heating in Young.

Summer high-low temperatures usually fluctuate about 40º, from daily highs of 80º - 95º to nighttime lows of 40º - 55º. The humidity is low, but not as dry as the desert. Air conditioning is rarely needed in Pleasant Valley.

Rainfall averages about 25 inches annually. In 1992, a very wet year, Young had 33 inches! Monsoon storms in the area begin in late June, while May is generally the driest month. Gardeners begin planting frost-resistant veggies in April or May. It is possible to have frost (or even snow!) as late as early June.

There are major archaeological finds and other fascinating historical sites throughout the entire area. On the 3rd weekend in July, Young celebrates Pleasant Valley Days with a parade and tours of the cabins and battle sites of the “Pleasant Valley War”. The museums

are open every weekend in summer, and gymkhanas are held for young people.

There is a local Mormon congregation, plus the Young Baptist Church, and Grace Bible Fellowship Church. Young also has two grocery stores, a restaurant, an auto parts store, auto mechanic shops, a trap club and a library. There are Boy Scouts, Brownies, and Little League Baseball. The Community Council coordinates various affairs for the town and manages a roping arena and the community center.

The U.S. Mail comes up six days a week from Globe. UPS delivers on weekdays, and picks up at a local business site. Federal Express delivers as needed, but does not do pick-ups... yet.

Young, Arizona • 85554• Area Code 928 • Mountain Time Zone
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Wide open meadows and fresh air PHOTO: Courtesy of Renée Zeising Young / Pleasant Valley from the Naeglin Rim PHOTO: AZCentral

Heber~Overgaard, Arizona Heber~Overgaard, Arizona

HEBER~OVERGAARD is located about 50 east of Payson in northeastern Arizona’s Navajo County. Situated in the Sitgreaves National Forest above the Mogollon Rim, the elevations of these twin communities range from 6,435 feet in Heber to 6,620 feet in Overgaard. Both are unincorporated. The communities are reached from Phoenix by taking state Highway 87 north to Payson, or from Winslow by taking state Highway 87 south to Payson, then continuing east via state Highway 260.

During the Mormon migration in 1876 and 1877, the Little Colorado River settlements were established. James E. Shelley and Sanford Porter, Jr. founded Heber in 1883. Heber was named after Heber J. Grant, a prominent member of the Mormon Church. The post office in Heber was established in 1890 by James E. Shelley. Overgaard, adjoining Heber, was originally called Oklahoma Flat and was later named after the first sawmill owner. The post office in Overgaard was established in 1938.

SCENIC ATTRACTIONS... The Heber~Overgaard area is surrounded by many year-round recreational opportunities and points of scenic interest. Immediately south of Heber~Overgaard is the Mogollon Rim, a steep escarpment ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 feet from the base to the highest plateau. The Rim divides the northern plateau region from the lower central and southern areas. The Rim offers many exceptional views and numerous man-made lakes ideal for boating and other water sports.

Hunting for elk, deer, turkey, antelope and bear is permitted. Fishing, in nearby trout streams, is popular. There are also extensive picnic and camping facilities available within the area. Other scenic attractions in the area include Chevelon Canyon Dam, the Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery, Chevelon Butte, and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The 200-acre Mogollon Lake three miles east of Overgaard is in the planning stages.

COMMUNITY FACILITIES... Heber~Overgaard offers many community facilities including a library, 40-acre park, and many athletic facilities: baseball, football and Little League fields; basketball, volleyball, tennis and racquet ball courts; and a golf course.

COMMUNICATION... In addition to communication resources from the rest of the state, Heber~Overgaard has a weekly newspaper, receives several radio stations from Holbrook, Show Low and Flagstaff, has 12 television channels available on cable, and one from Flagstaff. Local internet services are also available.

EDUCATIONAL... Heber/Overgaard has two elementary school, junior high and high school. Student enrollment is approximately 551.

Northland Pioneer College, a state-accredited community college, serves Navajo County. The college has centers located in Winslow, Snowflake, Heber and Show Low. The main administrative and service campus is in Holbrook. Areas of study include occupational programs, with business, health, home economics and technical trade courses; and, transfer programs including business, fine arts and social sciences. Northern Arizona University, in partnership with Northland Pioneer College, offers undergraduate and graduate programs; for information, call (520) 367-1152.

AIRPORT... Residents of Heber~Overgaard have access to public airports in Show Low 36 miles southeast, or Taylor, 29 miles northeast.

LODGING AND MEETING FACILITIES... There are two motels with 56 units available in the area, and four meeting facilities with the largest seating up to 300, three with seating for 50 or less. Several RV parks and cabin rentals are available. The 42-unit Best Western Sawmill Inn was completed in September 1995. See

• Average annual total snow, sleet and hail: 51.3 inches (based on a 30-year average)

Heber~Overgaard, Arizona • 85933 • Area Code 928 • Mountain Time Zone Excerpted from Community Profile prepared by the Arizona Department of Commerce in cooperation with the Heber~Overgaard Chamber of Commerce.
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Tonto Basin Roosevelt Lake Tonto Basin Roosevelt Lake

THE GREAT TONTO BASIN, a verdant oasis in the Sonoran desert, lies in the Salt River valley beneath the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona, roughly mid-way between Phoenix and Payson. Bounded by Mt. Ord and Four Peaks to the west, the Hellsgate Wilderness Area to the north, and the Sierra Ancha and Aztec Peak to the east, the broad, grassy plain contains Roosevelt Lake, a favorite of avid anglers searching for trophy largemouth and smallmouth bass, channel catfish and crappie, and home to several professional tournaments. Add in water-skiing, jet-skiing, sailing, swimming and general boating recreation and you have one of the most popular water recreation destinations in the region.

At an elevation of 2151’ ASL, air temperatures generally fall 5° to 10° cooler than Phoenix in the summer, and 20° to 30° warmer than Payson in the winter. Although water temperatures can exceed 90°F in July, cooling afternoon thunderstorms are a blessing. With miles and miles of beach area for camping along the lake’s edges, it is the largest man-made reservoir located entirely in the state of Arizona.

Fed from the north by Tonto Creek, and from the south by the Salt River, Roosevelt Lake was completed in 1911. It is 24 miles long with a maximum depth of over 300’, has 128 miles of shoreline, and covers an area of about 22,000 acres when full. The 1080’ long Roosevelt Bridge near the dam on the lake’s western shore is the longest two lane, single-span, steel arch bridge in North America.

Originally settled by cattle ranchers in the mid-1800s, the Great Tonto Basin is now home to approximately 1500 fulltime residents. And although this major center for hunting, fishing, boating, camping, quad-riding and general vacationing is geographically close to Phoenix, the shortest route from the south is through Apache Junction via the unpaved Apache Trail, so the number of visitors on any given day is surprisingly less than many of the other lakes close to the city. This makes Roosevelt Lake a delightfully uncrowded weekend destination, and a place of virtual serenity midweek.

Paved access from the west and north is via the Beeline Highway (SR 87) to SR 188, which then follows the western shoreline of the lake south to Globe. Along the highway you’ll find the communities of Jake’s Corner, Punkin Center, Tonto Basin and Roosevelt, offering two grocery stores, a post office, several home-style restaurants, two establishments providing motel-style accommodations, four gas stations, four nightspots and a private marina on the lake with gas services and a general store open to the public. In addition to ample “at large” locations for RVers and tent campers, there is a wildlife refuge area at the northern end of the lake, and literally hundreds and hundreds of developed camp sites along

the western shoreline. The eastern shore of the lake is extremely rugged and undeveloped, accessible only by boat and jeep trails.

Popular destinations for tourists, hikers and photographers are the guided and self-guided tours at the Tonto National Monument, just a couple miles south of the marina on Hwy 188. These well-preserved cliff dwellings, built high above the basin floor and occupied by the Salado culture between 1150 and 1450 AD, have been both protected and open to the public since 1907, when President Theodore Roosevelt established the monument under the Antiquities Act of 1906.

Immediately adjacent to the marina, Tonto National Forest Visitor Center features a museum with archeological exhibits and a 12-minute orientation slide program, a gift shop, interpretive literature, restrooms and vending machines.

Tonto Basin, Arizona • 85553• Area Code 928 • Arizona Time Zone

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