Rim Country REVIEW – Real Estate & More – May/June ‘23

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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

COVER HOME PRESENTED BY Suzy Tubbs, REALTOR® ERA Young Realty & Investment Payson Office ~ See Page 3 ~
Real Estate & More 29 YEARS SCAN THIS VOL. XXXIX, NO. 5 VOL. XXXIX, NO. 6
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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, and there's central forced air propane heat and evaporative cooling for yearround 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, perfect for extra guests 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)

All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com CRS, GRI, REALTOR ® www.PaysonAZProperties.com Call (928) 478-2000 2BR, 2 BATH, 1364 SF RANCH-STYLE CABIN on a level, nicelytreed and fully-fenced 0.64-acre parcel. Features include a spacious living room w/ woodstove, breakfast nook, and a separate dining room with large windows that
out into the forest.
4820 N. Rim View Loop Strawberry 4820 N. Rim View Loop Strawberry
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3 View On-Line at RimCountryReview.Com Tour on the Web at www.SuzyTubbs.Com Suzy Tubbs, REALTOR® Young Realty & Investment, Payson Office (928) 978-3256 • (928) 474-4554 On The Cover The Rim Golf Club | Payson ERA REAL ESTATE SM EACH ERA® OFFICE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED © 19932023 The Onyx Group • V (928) 476-4333 • M (928) 951-2602 • POB 2262 • Payson AZ 85547-2262 • eMail: RimCountryReview@gmail.com • Web: www.RimCountryReview.com News • Weather • Sports • Local Events Real Estate • Shopping • Lodging • Fun by TOG (The Onyx Group) • 928-476-4333 • admin@rimcountry.com SEE WHAT YOU'RE MISSING! The Regional Website for Central Arizona’s Mountain Resort Communities RimCountry.Com Time Lapse Videos Every Day The Last 15 Minutes or the Last 24 Hours STRAWBERRY WEATHERCAM See More Inside on Page 20 2800 E RIM CLUB DRIVE: Truly magnificent! 4BRs, 6 baths, 6400+sf, 3-car garage, all on 1.45 acres in a gated golf community. Custom home w/ only the finest fixtures & finishes. Chef's kitchen w/ Subzero & Viking appliances, breakfast nook, deck with outdoor kitchen. Vaulted greatroom w/ breathtaking mountain views. Lower-level family room w/ kitchenette and outdoor access to fire pit & spa. Golf membership & cart included! Lease / Purchase option considered. $2,295,000 (87603) (928) 978-1003 Kim@KimRoss1.com ARIZONA TERRITORY Let us help you. 25 years' experience in the Rim Country. Kim Ross Team See more on S Page 5 P BEST OF THE RIM NOMINEE for 2022 Cindy nanty realtor® deborah miller realtor®
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Valley Five Acres on Lion Springs Road



295 S LION SPRINGS RD: 2BR, 1 bath ranch-style home w/ greatroom, woodburning F/P, breakfast bar, and a covered patio. 2-car garage w/ workshop plus

RV garage, 2 high-producing wells, 3 large fields and 2 corrals, horse barn, chicken coop, all completely fenced. Property borders the Tonto National Forest on two sides, and offers


It's SUMMER and it's COOL in the Rim Country!

411 S McLane Rd: 3BRs, 3 baths, 1657 sf, stack-stone F/P, 2-car detached garage plus room for RV, covered front porch, back deck with ramp, views of the Mogollon Rim. $375,000 (88225)

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)



membership to Chaparral Pines Golf Club available for $7,500 (call for details) $380,000 (88018)

Custom 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 Pt: Payson and the Pines! Single-level mountain getaway, 3BRs, 2 baths, river rock F/P, breakfast bar. 2-car garage, new roof, borders Nat'l Forest! $495,000 (88002)

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 (80916)

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BEST OF THE RIM NOMINEE for 2022 VOTED Best REALTOR® - Best Broker Best Business Woman by The Payson Roundup
Star Valley Payson Payson Manzanita Hills 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,
978-1003 Kim@KimRoss1.com
Next to Sawmill Theater Payson, Arizona
Foothills East
views of Diamond Point Mountain. $1,175,000 4843 N Mountain Sunrise: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1212 sf, stone F/P, lots of windows, granite kitchen w/ island and ample cabinetry, expansive decking, and it's all surrounded by towering pine trees in The Portals! This is the perfect place for full-time living or your secluded weekend getaway. $412,000 (87818)

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)

TWO HOUSES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! The main house has spruce log siding, one bedroom, two baths and a loft. The kitchen is gorgeous, has double ovens and a huge kitchen island, plenty of room for baking and your spread-out cooking hobbies. Stay warm by the fireplace in the spacious yet

cozy living room, or spend some leisurely time on the porch swing enjoying the views of Potato Butte in the setting sun. This 10-acre property also has a guest house with two bedrooms, one full bath, kitchen, a laundry room, and a free-standing woodstove. Property backs up against the National Forest on two sides. Ten acres of rolling hills, a private well, septic, guest house, privacy and views! $512,000 (88229)

CTRICKED OUT MECHANIC SHOP seeking a master mechanic who's willing to share his talent! 2190 sq ft shop with two separate auto bays. One bay has a nearly new German-made "TwinBusch" lift that can support a three-quarter ton pick-up truck. Building has 3-phase, 400-amp electrical 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)

FINISH 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 (88127)

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SPECIAL PRICE! New, 1/1, 396 sf Champion RV Park Model w/ composite front decking, 30-year roof, hardboard siding, vented vinyl skirting, 2-ton central heat & A/C, waterproof plank flooring, nickel finish hardware, SS sink, tile backsplash, SS fridge, range, walk-in shower, Queen master. $64,999


New 1/1, 396 sf RV Park Model, 12x39, with composite front decking, 30-year roof, hardboard siding, vented vinyl skirting, central heat & A/C, awning and steps. Waterproof plank flooring, nickel finish hardware, tile backsplash, SS double sink, fridge, and range. Walk-in shower, Queen master. $77,500

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New, 1/1, 396 sf RV Park Model, 12x39 w/ composite front decking, 30-year roof, hardboard siding, vented vinyl skirting, central heat & A/C, awning, plank flooring, nickel finish hardware, oak kitchen cabinets, SS sink, tile backsplash, SS fridge. Queen master w/ walk-in shower, oak vanity. $76,000


1999, 1/1, 396 sf RV Park Model w/ deck, awning, vinyl siding, shingle roof, vinyl skirting, central heat & A/C, matching back yard shed. New paint, blinds. Plank flooring, oak cabinets, tile backsplash, double sink, new appliances, Large LR w/ dining area, lots of cabinets. Queen BR with extra cabinets and drawers. $48,999

Pineview 55+ RV Resort - 88 space community with activities, parties, game room, clubhouse and laundry. Monthly lot rent $425 + tax, includes water, sewer, trash and basic cable. Metered electric is extra. Pets are welcome, but some restrictions apply.


New, 1/1, 391 sf RV Park

Model, 14x35, w/ composite front decking, 30-year shingle roof, hardboard siding, vented vinyl skirting, central heat & A/C, waterproof plank flooring, nickel finish hardware, SS double sink, white tile backsplash, SS fridge, range. Walk-in shower, white vanity, Queen master. $77,500


New, 2/1, 704 sf ground-set Clayton. 30-year shingles, hard board siding, central heat & A/C, new awning, plank lino floor, tile backsplash, Ozark Gray kitchen cabinets with island, all black appliances plus W/D hook ups. Large living room w/ dining area, nice 2nd BR w/ closet, huge master w/ patio access. $122,999

Lamplighter - Our premier 55+ community with activities, library, fitness center, game room / billiards, pet area, laundry, massive Rec Lodge w/ performance stage. $475 / month includes water, sewer, trash, basic cable + tax + metered electric. Pets welcome, but some restrictions apply.

Houston Creek 55+ RV Resort78 space community with activities, parties, game room, clubhouse and laundry. Monthly lot rent $425 + tax, includes water, sewer, trash and basic cable. Metered electric is extra. Pets welcome, but some restrictions apply.

See This Entire Magazine at RimCountryReview.Com 7 Park Models & Mobile Homes for sale, new and pre-owned mobile homes on-site, and custom orders are available, as well. Call today! STARVALLEY KEITH MANAGEMENT • 1775 e. queen Creek rd. Ste. 3 • Chandler, az 85286 • az dl – 8554 • Ph: 480-963-2584 • fax: 480-963-2712 • info@azrvreSortS.net • homeSaleS@keithmanagement.Com
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LAMPLIGHTER VIRTUAL RESORT TOUR 3933 E Hwy 260, Star Valley, AZ 85541 VIRTUAL RESORT TOUR 3680 E. Hwy 260, Star Valley, AZ, 85541 PINEVIEW (928) 478-2035 (928) 474-5048 VIRTUAL RESORT TOUR 480 S Rainbow Dr, Star Valley, AZ, 85541 HOUSTON CREEK (928) 474-4405

710 N Elk Run Circle: Single-level, 2BR, 2 bath, 1723 sf cottage-style home in Chaparral Pines with an attached 2-car garage. Light, bright open floor plan, all new flooring and paint throughout. All SS appliances, granite counters. Primary BR w/ jetted tub, separate shower, dual vanities, walk-in closet. Guest BR / bath. Bonus room can be den, office or a 3rd BR. Large front deck offers a great place to gather and enjoy the wonderful days and evenings of our awesome weather. Back patio lends itself to a dog run. $598,000 (88129)


602 N

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)

1702 E Snap Dragon Court: Single-level, 3BRs, 2 baths, 2346 sf, open floor plan, reclaimed wood flooring, vaulted T&G ceiling, skylights, fans. Kitchen with pull-outs, granite counters and breakfast bar. Floor-to-ceiling stone F/P (gas). Primary BR w/ jetted tub, separate shower, dual vanities, walk-in closet, and French doors to a covered Trex deck. All doors are 8' solid wood. 2+car garage w/ room for golf cart has epoxy flooring, built-in cabinets and high ceilings. All appliances convey! $789,000 (87853)

1804 E Desert Mimosa Dr: At just under an acre, gently sloped and backing to a pond, this parcel lends itself to an easy build. Fantastic views of the Mogollon Rim and Granite Dell Mountains. Tranquility and peacefulness here is exceptional. Great community amenities, and golf reciprocity with the Rim Club is also offered. Don't miss out on this one! $149,000 (88153)

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 It's Summer, and it's COOL in The Rim Country! 404 S. Beeline Highway • Payson, AZ 85541
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2516 E. Scarlet Bugler, Chaparral Pines

Unwind with ultimate golf resort living... in this stunning custom-built home in the heart of the Rim Country. Enjoy peace and quiet, nestled in a tranquil cul-de-sac home within walking distance of the prestigious Chaparral Pines Golf Course and Clubhouse Restaurant - the perfect combination of convenience and privacy.

The main house has 3 large bedrooms, each with en suite baths and walk-in closets. There is also a separate luxury powder room for guests, and a private office space. The stand-alone guest house offers a living room and kitchenette with a separate bed and bath. Both spaces boast luxurious upgrades and finishes, including custom-painted oak cabinets and doors, white oak hardwood flooring, doublehung wood-clad windows, with marble and quartzite counters.

You’ll enjoy access to two of the finest private golf courses in the state - Chaparral Pines and The Rim Club. After a long day of navigating the greens, retire to the living room with soaring T&G ceiling and a view of the surrounding trees. With the touch of a button, automatic roller shades will open and close your arbor view. Enjoy a wood fire or showcase your culinary skills in the chef’s dream kitchen with all Thermador® appliances, including a 48” range with both gas and induction burners, plus a steam oven. The kitchen also has a 60” built-in Thermador® refrigerator/ freezer finished with cabinetry paneling. A beverage refrigerator and ice maker make entertaining a breeze.

Once ready to relax to the primary suite, stretch out in the roomy bedroom with gas fireplace and a private deck. The spa bath includes heated floors, a large steam shower, a clawfoot tub and bidet.

This home is being sold with a paid initiation fee for an Aspen reciprocal golf membership, allowing golf at both clubs any day of the week. This is truly a golfer’s paradise, designed to entertain family and friends in a private and luxurious setting. Welcome to your dream home!

$1,595,000 (88220)

404 S. Beeline Highway • Payson, AZ 85541 See This Entire Magazine at RimCountryReview.Com 9 Ron Acosta REALTOR® Associate Txt/Mob (239) 223-5758 Ron@SellPayson.com www.SellPayson.com

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,

Arizona's Rim Country...


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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 SOLD! SOLD!
(87646) JUST REDUCED! floor-to-ceiling, 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... wildlife roam the property! All this can be yours for just $767,500 (87919)

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Forty Acres in Antelope Valley

Your Valley to Mountain Connection See This Entire Magazine On-Line at RimCountryReview.Com 11 HEBER-OVERGAARD Lee Larson (602) 284-9138 LeeLarson@frontiernet.net • www.heberovergaardlandandhomes.com POB 483 • 1824 Highway 260 • Overgaard, Arizona • 85933 Scan This!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.Buy land... they're not making it anymore. MARK TWAIN ••• RESIDENTIAL LAND • Concho 242163 - 21&23 County Rd 8001 - $19,900 - 2.52 ac • Heber 241204 - Sec 12 - $17,500 - 10 ac PENDING 76552 - Lot 321 Chev Cyn Rnch - $28,000 - 38.07 ac 245108 - Lot 315 Chev Cyn Rnch - $29,500 - 41.71 ac 88626 - Lot 302 Chev Cyn Rnch - $29,900 - 38.12 ac 242301 - Lot 507 Chev Cyn Rnch 3 - 29,900 - 37 ac 245329 - 5883 Mesa Dr - $31,600 - 40 ac 245345 - Sec 7 - $34,900 - 40 ac 242102 - Sec 18 - $34,900 - 40 ac 245307 - Lot 457 - $34,900 - 39.25 ac 245333 - 5828 Watermelon Dr. - $36,900 - 44.47 ac 244307 - 6103 River Run Lot 396 - $42,000 - 41 ac 244406 - 5873 Cyn View, #101 - $46,000 - 36.5 ac 236321 - 546 Flat Bush - 64,900 - 36.5 ac 242857 - 5985 Cow Bell, #63 - $250,000 - 37.05 ac • Snowflake 241852 - Sec 22 Tract 179 - $32,000 - 21.22 ac SOME OF THE BEST LAND BUYS IN THE STATE! VACANT LAND IN HEBER, OVERGAARD & THE SURROUNDING AREA Looking to Build? more ParCelS available Call for liSt Seller finanCing / no qualifying aSSumable loanS aS loW aS 4.99% With 4 & 8 year termS *An additional 40 acres to the north can be purchased for $15,000.
SALE PENDING! 5344 DOE DRIVE: Off-grid, 2BR, full bath, 832 sf cabin, fully furnished! Solar, septic, propane tank, 500-gallon water tank. Buyer can drill a well. Front deck w/ San Francisco Peak views. Bordered by state trust land and undeveloped properties. 60' round pen included! $285,000* (244475)
320 S. WHITE MOUNTAIN, SHOW LOW: Vinnedge Signworks is a growing sign company offering vehicle wraps, including design, printing & installation; illuminated sign cabinets & pan channel letters, design & installation; billboard wraps, design & installation; sandblasted stone, redwood & HDU; road & highway signs; banners, A-frames, magnetic signs. Also provide printing for business cards, brochures, letterheads & envelopes. Excellent quality signs & graphics! $595,000 (243346) C

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this amazing plan. Being built by JA Mountain View Custom Homes

Stylish 3BR, 3 bath in one of Payson's most popular neighborhoods. Greatroom F/P (gas) flanked by patio doors leading to landscaped back yard w/ she-shed and he-shed, and a large covered terrace for entertaining. New roof, new paint, split floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and a large master bedroom w/ garden-style tub under the skylight in the master bath for well-deserved relaxation!

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.

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)



4BRs,5 baths, 4563 sf, 3+car garage, 0.68-acre parcel! New roof, paint, upgraded appliances, granite counters, and on-demand hot water! New Trex decking w/ built-in grill and breathtaking views. Stone F/P, spacious master suite w/ walk in closet, dual vanity, jetted tub, walk-in shower. Walk-out basement w/ living area and 2 more master suits! Call Bob or Harrison for more information!

Harrison DeHaan Associate Broker Cell: (928) 595-0100


Marcia Pearson Open House Coordinator Cell: (928) 595-2218

All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 13 Call Us... We'll Get You A Better Deal... GUARANTEED! Payson Homes & Land REAL ESTATE (928) 474-4417 Why Use Payson Homes & Land? • Family-owned business for 20 years! • Not a franchise... $$$ stay in Payson! • Full-time REALTORS® • Centrally-located office • Full disclosure... always! • We list on CAAR, Zillow, Trulia, etc. * We like Open Houses • Weekly Market Updates • National Referral Network • We Advertise! CALL TODAY for a FREE Home Evaluation Alex Dominguez REALTOR® Cell: (928) 978-3780 AlexDominguez852@gmail.com HABLO ESPAÑOL Bob Pearson Broker / Owner Cell: (928) 595-2218 N144AE@gmail.com CABINS! CABINS! CABINS FOR SALE! There are numerous cabins for sale in the Payson area, with prices to fit most budgets. Stop in or call Harrison for more details! YOUR HOME CAN BE FEATURED HERE! LIST WITH US TODAY! 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. Call today to see this amazing plan. To be built by JA Mountain View Custom Homes. Would make a great AirBnB. $449,900 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. Call today to see
Backs Nat'l Forest
Under Construction
405 South Beeline Highway, Suite F • Payson, Arizona 85541

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. $67,500 (87884) Ask for Pennie!

PAYSON: 1902 W Fairway Lane. 3BRs, 2 baths, 1667 sf, 2-car attached garage, all on a 0.26-acre, cul-de-sac lot that borders the Nat'l Forest. Totally renovated in '21, and it's just across from Payson Golf Course! Better hurry! $550,000 (88256) 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!

VERNON: 68 N County Road N3321. 2BR, 2 bath, 560 sf mnf’d home on 1.04 acres of horse property. Partially developed, new septic installed, gate at end of the road. Better hurry... this one won't last long at this price! $55,000 (87874) 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!

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! $135,000 (87629) Ask for Pennie!

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!

14 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
Join us in welcoming Cheri West Associate Broker, REALTOR® to our Team here at Triple Creek Realty
brings her unparalleled experience in Real Estate to the Rim Country! The View! SALEPENDING NEWLISTING 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 SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!



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1534 Mainline Dr, Heber: 4BR, 3 bath true mountain log cabin! Private, beautiful and resealed! New windows, metal roof, skylights, granite, large closets, new walk-in shower. Incredible 2-story vaulted greatroom with open beams and real log stairs. Circular drive, new Trex decks, large gas fire pit, paved roads, and the Firewise Certified property backs to a greenbelt! Great for full-time living or rental investment. $745,000 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!



2706 Gilbert Lane, Overgaard: Five beautifully treed acres in Section 31, fully improved and ready to build. Two driveways w/ culverts, electrical panel in, septic in and installed, private well and 6 water spigots located throughout the property, plus two RV hookups. House and well house plans available. $500,000 (245146) Call Chris or Steven!


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!

2033 Jones Pass Rd, Overgaard: 3BRs, 2 baths, 2011 sf, attached and detached garages and carports, all on 1.17 acres. Separate dining room, granite kitchen, hickory cabinets, pantry, separate laundry. Covered front and rear decks, fullyfenced back yard and garden. Better hurry! $539,500 (245218) 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. $459,999 (243925) Call Steven or Chris!


2239 Page Drive, Overgaard: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1530 sf, vaulted ceilings, detached garage, gazebo and two sheds, all on a 0.28-acre lot with plenty of room (and hookups) for an RV. Fenced back yard. New, owned solar system. $345,000 (244280) Call Deana!


106 S Park Plaza Dr, Show Low: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1764 sf, attached 2-car garage, fenced back yard. Short walk to golf course! Open floor plan, pellet stove plus central heat & A/C, Corian counters, SS farm sink, pantry, room for office/den, formal LR or extra BR. $339,500 (244793) Call Maggie!


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!

2760 High Ridge Rd, Overgaard: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1297 sf, 2-car garage, all on 3 acres of horse property! Perfect for full-time or summer retreat! Formal dining, F/P, central heat & A/C, front & rear decks. Mare motel, corral and hay barn. Metal roof! $439,900 (245344) Call Maggie!

2890 Big Pine, Overgaard: Cute 2BR cabin with a full bath on a nicely treed lot. Metal roof & gutters. Laminate flooring, electric F/P, A/C, spacious covered front deck with ceiling fans. Storage shed on property. Fenced back yard. Outside has been recently painted. $235,000 (245144) Call Steven or Chris!


2888 Big Pine, Overgaard: Super clean, partially furnished 2BR, 1 bath mnf’d home on a nicely treed, fenced lot. Covered deck for enjoying the 4 seasons. Storage shed, metal roof & gutters. Freshly painted inside & out. $189,999 (245145) Call Steven or Chris!

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Your Guide to Central Arizona's Rim Country


1 - Starlight Pines 2 - Blue Ridge 6 - Strawberry Mountain Shadows 7 - The Portals 10 - East Verde Park 11 - Alpine Heights 12 - Payson North 14 - Woodhill 15 - Trailwood 16 - Manzanita Hills 20 - Elk Ridge 21 - Rim View Heights 22 - The Rim Golf Club 23 - The Knolls 3 - Blue Ridge Reservoir 4 - Fossil Creek Trailhead 5 - Strawberry Schoolhouse 8 - Pine Trailhead 9 - Tonto Natural Bridge S.P. 13 - Payson Airport 17 - Rim Country Chamber of Commerce 18 - Green Valley Lake Park 19 - Payson Golf Course 22 - The Rim Golf Club 24 - Golf Club at Chaparral Pines 26 - Shoofly Indian Ruins 29 - Hunter Creek Trailhead 30 - Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery 32 - Tonto Basin Chamber of Commerce 24 - Chaparral Pines 25 - Whispering Pines 27 - Kohls Ranch 28 - Hunter Creek Ranch 31 - Punkin Center 33 - Walnut Springs 34 - East Bay Estates 41 - Gruell Canyon 43 - Cherry Creek 47 - High Country Pines 48 - Buckskin Artist Community 49 - Pine Meadows 50 - Mogollon Airpark Communities 35 - Roosevelt Lake Marina 36 - Apache Trail 37 - Tonto National Monument Indian Ruins 38 - Woods Canyon Lake 39 - Willow Springs Lake 40 - Black Canyon Lake 42 - Pleasant Valley Airstrip 44 - Knoll Lake 45 - Bear Canyon Lake 46 - Chevelon Canyon Lake 49 - Pine Meadows Country Club 51 - Bison Ranch 52 - Mazatzal Hotel & Casino 53 - Rodeo Grounds
REALTORS® Advertisers in Alphabetical Order A - AZ RV Resorts B - Berkshire Hathaway C - Coldwell Banker Bishop D - Dahlin's Pine Rim Realty E - DeLex Realty F - ERA Young Realty G - First United Realty H - Keller Willams Arizona, At The Rim Team I - Keller Williams Sonoran Living, Kim Ross Team J - Payson Homes & Land K - Payson Realty L - Triple Creek Realty M - Rambo Realty & Investment N - Realty Executives O - Realty ONE Group P - SRJ Real Estate Q - Integra Homes & Land R - West USA S - Young Realty Partners T - Skyline Canyon Realty U - Waite's Country Realty V - Pinnacle Realty PAYSON STAR VALLEY CHRISTOPHER CREEK RYE / GISELA STRAWBERRY PINE FOREST LAKES HEBER OVERGAARD Show Low SNOWFLAKE TAYLOR YOUNG JAKES CORNER TONTO BASIN ROOSEVELT HAPPY JACK Sedona Fountain Hills Holbrook Winslow Flagstaff Prescott Camp Verde Phoenix Scottsdale Glendale Mesa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 12 14 15 16 17 20 21 18 19 22 23 24 25 27 28 26 29 30 31 33 34 36 35 37 32 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 B C C C D G H I 52 J K L M N N O P Q R S
53 N F F F R Roosevelt Lake NOT TO SCALE Mogollon Rim Hellsgate Wilderness Area Fossil Springs Wilderness Area West Clear Creek Wilderness Area Four Peaks Wilderness Area Mogollon Rim Mazatzal Wilderness Area Globe T U A E V
16 N STAR VALLE DR, #133B: This is a "tiny house" for a "tiny price" 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) 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 17 All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com Come on up and cool down... 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) 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) SALE PENDING! 16 N STAR VALE DRIVE #17: 2BR, 2 bath mnf'd home w/ double carport in an active 55+ community. Fully furnished. Front deck w/ ramp. Star Valley. $150,000 (88234) NEW LISTING! 1705 W DAVIDSON CIRCLE: 3BR, 2 bath, 1652 sf, all-electric home with a 30' x 44' hangar in Mazatzal Airpark. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac with a wide circular drive for both vehicles and aircraft. Single-level, built in 2020, lightly lived-in. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, large master bedroom with large master closet to match. Nice back deck with dog run, and your own little forest! Hanger has barely been used. Easy-maintenance yard. Better hurry on this one! $750,000 (88253) NEW LISTING! 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 (88140) SALE PENDING!

Young Realty & Investment

$755,000 - 3BD/2BA – 2,016 Sq Ft±

MLS# 87951 – 602-320-6181


1449 Green Top Dr, Happy Jack

$320,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,515 Sq Ft±

MLS# 88073

LAND – 0.97± acre lot.

MLS# 85835 – 928-978-1971

Steve.Cantrill@erayoung.net 2505/2507 E Feather Plume Ct, Chaparral Pines

18 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 $360,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,215 Sq Ft± MLS# 88238 – 928-978-1236 Judi.Holgate@erayoung.net 509 S Green Valley Parkway $285,000 - 1BD/1BA - 846 Sq Ft±/ 0.19 acre lot. MLS# 88240 – 928-978-1853 Glori.Surman@erayoung.net 266 S Running Elk Rd, Christopher Creek $849,500 - 4BD/3BA - 4,035 Sq Ft± MLS# 88085 – 928-595-0136 Rory.Huff@erayoung.net 513 S Fort McDonald Drive $899,000 - 2BD/2BA – 2,143 Sq Ft± MLS# 87692 – 928-978-3256 Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net 816 E Dealers Choice Lane, Star Valley $449,900 – 2BD/3BA – 1,430 Sq Ft±. MLS# 88065 – 928-978-8653 Marty.Carpenter@erayoung.net 605 W St Moritz Drive $110,000 – VACANT
– 928-978-3256 Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net 905 N Beeline Hwy # 14 $874,500 - 5BD/3BA – 3,857 Sq Ft± MLS# 86801 – 928-970-0634 Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 3098 Hopi Dr, Happy Jack $1,600,000 – 11,070 Sq Ft± - 1.37± acre lot. MLS# 88192 – 928-595-0136 Rory.Huff@erayoung.net 4305 E AZ Hwy 260, Star Valley $969,000 - 5BD/2BA - 2,690 Sq Ft± MLS# 86961 – 928-978-3256 Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net 140 W Thompson Rd, Tonto Village $1,200,000 - 5BD/3BA – 3,730 Sq Ft± MLS# 88255 – 928-978-1853 Glori.Surman@erayoung.net 598 S Cienega Rd, Christopher Creek NEWLISTING SALEPENDING SALEPENDING SALEPENDING SALEPENDING NEWLISTING SALEPENDING COMMERCIAL C We are Dedicated, Knowledgeable, Experienced and SOLD on Rim Country! Begin your next real estate adventure with us! $REDUCED$ SALEPENDING

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MLS# 87689 – 928-978-8653


MLS# 87889 – 928-978-3256


19 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 $175,000 – VACANT LAND – 2.16± acre lot. MLS# 88001 – Suzi Wild / 928-476-2042 MyPaysonRimSales@gmail.com 400 N Maranatha Road $1,358,000 - 6BD/4BA – 4,886 Sq Ft± MLS# 88186 – 928-970-0634 Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 1101 N Heather Circle $825,000 - 4BD/3BA – 2,374 Sq Ft± MLS# 87916 – 602-320-6181 Brenda.Altfeltis@erayoung.net 1568 Pine Canyon Dr, Happy Jack $540,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,596 Sq Ft± MLS# 88243 – 928-595-0136 Rory.Huff@erayoung.net 106 N Forest Park Drive $2,100,000 - 3BD/5BA – 5,369
Sq Ft±
703 S Shady Glade, Rim
- 3BD/4BA – 2,596 Sq Ft±
- 1BD/1BA – 560 Sq Ft± - 1.09± acre lot.
Glori.Surman@erayoung.net 344 S Cienega Rd, Christopher Creek $995,000 - 5BD/5BA – 2,990 Sq Ft± MLS# 87570 – 928-595-0136 Rory.Huff@erayoung.net 400 E Tyler Parkway $2,295,000 - 4BD/6BA – 6,425 Sq Ft± MLS# 87603 – 928-978-3256 Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net 2800 E Rim Club Dr, Rim Club $2,499,000 - 4BD/4BA – 4,856 Sq Ft± MLS# 88110 – 928-970-0634 Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 403 S Decision Pine, Rim Club $175,000 – VACANT LAND – 1.01± acre lot. MLS# 85785 – 928-951-2962 Nancy.Guyon@erayoung.net 304 N Antelope Point SALEPENDING $REDUCED$ SALEPENDING SALEPENDING SALEPENDING We are Dedicated, Knowledgeable, Experienced and SOLD on Rim Country! Begin your next real estate adventure with us! NEWLISTING OnTheCover! TOUR THIS HOME ON THE INTERNET AT RimCountry.Com
1203 N Horizon Way $350,000
MLS# 86659 – 928-978-1853



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 a layout that maximizes style, functionality, and incredible mountain and golf course views. Towering greatroom, chef’s kitchen inside, plus an outdoor kitchen and F/P for over-the-top entertainment. $2,100,000 (87889)


534 W FRONTIER STREET, PAYSON: ±1.24 acres zoned R3-MH, just one block off historical Main Street. Great potential! Close to Green Valley Park and schools. From the top of the property you can see the views and the potential! Flexibility on development, vacation rentals, multifamily units or family compound, or just build your dream home! With acceptable offer, seller will provide completed set of home plans. Rare opportunity... don't let this one get away! $152,000 (87961)

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 & putting green. $320,000 (88073)


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. $2,295,000 (87603)


62 E

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)

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 20 All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com

3BRs, 2 baths, 1296 sf, 2-car attached garage, tall double carport with electric

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)


1232 sf, double carport, 0.23acre lot on a blacktop street. Front porch, rear patio, fenced back yard, concrete drive and mountain views. $219,000 (88258)

covered patio and lush landscaping. $395,000 (87773)

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)

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 garage. $349,900 (87545)

298 E Hubbard Ln: 3BR, 2 bath, 1500 sf site-built on 5 fenced, double-gated acres! Privacy, views, 9' ceilings, hay & livestock cover, large turnout area, RV parking w/hookup. $473,000 (88137)

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 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)

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)

221 Elmer Lane: 3BR, 3 bath, 2976 sf, 2-story 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)


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)


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)

• 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)

• 44247 N SR188: 5.89 acres w/ updated well and septic. Zoned GU. $329,000 (88185)

DIRECT (928) 978-0260 FAX 928.268.3511
AZ 85553
Serving Tonto Basin,
Center & Roosevelt Lake Margaret@RamboRealty.com • www.RamboRealty.com TONTOBASINROOSEVELTLAKE All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 21
Margaret Rambo, Broker
RAMBO Realty & Investment
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 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)
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, N Parkview Lane: 364 E Greenback Circle: 298 N Old Mill Road: and 595 N Walnut Springs: 3BRs, baths,

Log-sided cabin in the pines! 2BRs, 1 bath, 744 sf, 1-car garage + carport. Vaulted wood ceiling, lots of windows, stone-clad F/P w/ gas insert, and a woodstove. Engineered wood floors, covered porch, paver patio. Woodshed, tool room, storage shed. Metal roofing, fresh paint inside and out. $342,900 (88182)

Cozy 2BR, 2 bath cabin w/ new woodstove, tile and laminate floors, vaulted ceiling, large windows, an office nook, and lots of storage. Covered composite front porch, paver patio, and a composite deck with mountain views out back. Fenced yard and garden area with shed / workshop. Great vacation rental! Most furniture conveys. $420,000 (88103)

Great, rustic, 2BR, 1 bath cabin on 2 lots with over 1000 sf of covered, screened, outdoor living space, plus a large open deck overlooking the fenced second lot, with an access gate from Peach Lane. There is also an oversize 2-car garage. Just needs a little TLC. $385,000 (88196)


244687 - $949,000 - 3326 Fall Court - 3BRs, 2.5 baths, +2500 sf, plenty of room for family and friends. Sleeps 12! Updated last year, this home looks brand new. Oversized 3+car garage with lift.

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

245349 - $159,900 - 2395 Quarter Horse, Unit 129A - Bison Ranch condo! 2BR, full bath, 727 sf condominium on the lower lever, facing the courtyard. Furnished! Pool tables, tennis, volleyball, basketball, fishing, dining, shopping, and much more. Call today to schedule your showing.

900+sf, room for family and friends. Enjoy our cool summers on the sun porch. Extra storage in the garage, plus two sheds. New roof installed last year. Sold As-Is. Call today!

22 Visit the Rim Country on the Internet at RimCountry.Com (480) 434-2076 or (928) 535-3500 Heber-Overgaard / WHite MOuntains 244414 - $449,900 - 3381 Stone Bridge Trail – 3BR, 2 bath Commercial / Residential. Great for office space or use as a rental. Additional 3.47 acres is included in the sale. Paved road, underground utilities and NO HOA. Currently being used as an office, so bedroom doors have been removed. Seller will consider a 1031x 238722 - $1,150,000 - 2283 Lindbergh Road, Mogollon Airpark - 4BR, 2.5 bath, +2900 sf home with a log cabin guest house. There’s also a 3000 sf hanger with RV door and access to the taxiway, plus a detached 2-car garage with attached storage. Fly in, fly out! Call today! 244703 - $139,900 - 2178 Wildlife Trail - This 2BR, 1 bath has a large living room and is completely fenced for privacy. Recently remodeled with new roof, flooring, and much more. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, a hunting cabin, or just an escape from the heat, this will suit your needs. Call Today! 245395 - 159,900 - 3411 Top View Rd – 2BR, 1 bath singlewide w/ add-on. Great summer getaway or full-time residence.
Covered front and back Trex decks. Landscaped, heavily treed. Furnished and move-in ready. A must see!
SkylineCanyonRealty@gmail.com NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING!
Duane Tomlinson, Broker-Owner 2913 Pine Rim Heber, AZ 85928
(928) 978-2307 DaleInPine@TheRiver.com www.DaleInPine.com Dale Oestmann ABR, CRS, GRI, Associate Broker BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices Advantage Realty A member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates, LLC 3640 Highway 87 • Pine, AZ 85544 Office: (928) 476-3279 It's summer in The Rim Country Take a break... you deserve it! New Listing PINE PINE STRAWBERRY

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ChristopherCreekRealEstate.com Susan Keown Associate Broker | REALTOR® Cell (928) 978-2308 eMail: Susan@ChristopherCreekRealEstate.com Arizona Territory 1389 E Christopher Creek Loop Christopher Creek, Arizona 85541 Office: (928) 478-5016 See This Entire Magazine at RimCountryReview.Com 23 RimCountryHomes.com Robert Linkey REALTOR® Cell (602) 618-6888 eMail: RobertLinkey@RealtyExecutives.com Garth Linkey REALTOR® Cell (602) 920-5325 eMail: Garth@ChristopherCreekRealEstate.com ChristopherCreekRealEstate.com Jennifer Dean Associate Broker | REALTOR® Cell (480) 229-3196 eMail: Jennifer@ChristopherCreekRealEstate.com ChristopherCreekRealEstate.com SCAN THIS! CHRISTOPHERCREEK
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123 W Homestead Ln: Build your ''getaway'' home in Hunter Creek Ranch. 0.42-acre lot, just across the street from a beautiful pond in one of the area’s most desirable gated communities. $97,000 (87737) SOLD! 18 Morris Meadows: 1.18 acres bordering a natural spring & USNF on 2 sides! Well & 3BR, 2 bath septic are already installed, taking much of the guesswork & risk out of buying land! $299,000 (87878) Well & Septic! Lot 4 Wild Oak Dr, Collins Ranch: 1.04-acre parcel in the pines. Water is available through a Water Users Association! Private location, easy access to Nat'l Forest, and horses are OK. $175,000 (88023) Horse Property! 207 W Mary Patricia, Payson: One bedroom, 936 sf cabin with a full bath on a quarter-acre bordering the National Forest on the East Verde River! $300,000 (86409) SOLD!



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819 N. Blue Spruce Circle: Very special, large, view, cul-de-sac homesite. Great southern exposure in quiet Woodhill. Custom homes surround. Perfect for one-level or walkout plan. Superb location! $87,000 (87643) Lynnie Raichert 928-978-9876 107 N. Lookout Point: Private 1.88-acre hilltop homesite with 360° views! Private drive access off quiet cul-de-sac. All utilities, including fiber-optic, at cul-de-sac. No HOA, a truly spectacular location! $299,000 (88095) Lynnie Raichert 928-978-9876 304 N. Park Trail Circle: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1282 sf, 2+car detached garage, single-level, open floor plan, contemporary finishes, partially fenced lot, all on a quiet cul-de-sac. $459,900 (87990) Lynnie Raichert 928-978-9876 1009 N. Scenic Drive: Rare mountain view lot backing to Nat’l Forest in Chaparral Pines Country Club. Gently sloped lot, easy build, gate to the Nat'l Forest right in your own back yard! $89,000 (86577) Dennis Riccio 480-236-5727 2405 E. Golden Aster: Gently sloped, 0.47-acre lot in Chaparral Pines. Easy build, tremendous views of the Granite Dells, Monument Peak and the Stewart Mountains. Better hurry... won't last at $99,000 (87845) Dennis Riccio 480-236-5727 182 N. Helen Drive: 4BRs, 4 baths, 2960 sf, 2-car garage, solar panels, fire pit and a utility shed, all on a 0.41-acre lot in East Verde Estates, just 3 miles north of Payson. Two master suites, two F/Ps, view deck. $749,000 (88139) Mark Lyons 928-978-1955 2615 E. Elk Run Court: 3BRs, 3 baths, 1840 sf, 3-car garage w/ epoxy floor, beautifully landscaped on a quiet cul-de-sac lot. Single-level, private deck, close to Chaparral Pines Country Club amenities. $725,000 (88239) Mark Lyons 928-978-1955 2205 E. Grapevine Drive: Golf course AND mountain views! Just over one-third of an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac on the 12th hole at Chaparral Pines. Perfect for walk-out or single-level home. $150,000 (88075) Jennifer Kiley 480-296-9549

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2250 E. Double Bogey Way: This is a cozy 2BR, 2 bath, 1334 sf, logsided cabin with a huge loft, located on a wonderfully treed 0.30-acre lot up on the Mogollon Rim in Overgaard. Immaculate, well maintained, with vaulted T&G ceilings and a great propane stove in the living room that keeps the cool evenings cozy. The kitchen is adorable and perfectly functional with a unique wood slab island and breakfast bar. Covered front porch, open back deck. It will not last at this price! $350,000 (88261) Jennifer Kiley 480-296-9549

8716 W. Fossil Creek Road: Panoramic views and privacy! Enjoy single-level living in this 1344 sf, 2BR, 2 bath home, complete with a bunkhouse and an attached 2-car garage, all on an elevated and nicely wooded 0.86-acre parcel. This is really a special property with easy access to the main road, but still retains its privacy. Among the many features of this home are its metal roof, an efficient pellet stove in the greatroom, newer energy-efficient windows throughout, an alternative septic system, central heat & A/C, plus there's plenty of storage and room to park an RV! Strawberry. $484,000 (JK08) Jennifer Kiley 480-296-9549

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4890 N Cerro Vista: Mountain home borders

Nat’l Forest. 2BRs, 2 baths, 2-car garage. Greatroom w/ open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, 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)

6282 W Randall Drive: Beautiful 3BR, 2 bath, 1568 sf modular! Completely furnished!

Living room has a gas F/P and Rim views, and the kitchen is a cook’s delight w/ 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)

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. There's an existing, level building pad that’s ready for your dream home. Call today for more information. Priced to sell at $192,000 (87899)


5963 W Spring Trail: 4BR, 3 bath cabin in the trees. Front door opens to large living room w/ cathedral ceilings and F/P. Wrap-around deck w/ great Rim views. Master BR is on the main level, along with 2 additional BRs and a bath. Nicely appointed kitchen and dining. Lower level has bedroom, sitting room and ½-bath. Must see! $485,000 (87427)

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3690 N Cemetery Rd: Great opportunity! Great getaway! Great front deck! Great for vacation rental or for your rest and relaxation! No HOA! One bedroom, a three-quarter bath, nice-sized greatroom. Being sold furnished. Priced at $278,000 (88162)

2BRs, 2 baths, 2-car garage. Beautiful home in Portal IV. Expansive deck to enjoy the views. Freshly painted inside, cathedral ceilings in greatroom, massive F/P. Kitchen has been remodeled with new quartz counters. Garage is extra living space, heated & cooled, great for a game room! Priced at $605,000 (JA01)

6526 W Randall Place: Wow! What a view! 3BRs, 2 baths on a 0.39-acre lot, ±1632 sf and completely remodeled in 2020 with new flooring, paint, cabinets, appliances, roof, heating, and cooling. Completely fenced! Must see, move-in ready! Priced at $375,000 (88254)

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. 26 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
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 27 Horse Property 715 S. Beeline Hwy | Payson, Arizona I Need Your Listing! SOLD! All of Mine are Call Me! ©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!


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1003 S CARSON CITY CIRCLE: This ±2435 sf Golden Frontier home has been recently updated throughout! Single-level living with 4BRs, 2 baths, a large kitchen with a walk-in pantry, & an open family room / dining room. The primary en-suite has a step-in shower & there are 2 walk-in closets. The 3rd bedroom has an extra-large closet, & bedroom #4 has its own walk-in closet & direct access to the back yard. The 0.25-acre lot has many mature trees. The rear yard is fenced for privacy, has a large patio & garden area. The 2-car garage has a workbench, ±10-foot ceilings, & has lots of storage. Updates include: HVAC, flooring, roof shingles, paint inside & out, & much more! $535,000 (JC04)

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. Total ±2413 sf under roof. $515,000 (87966)



from the rear paver patio that has several seating areas. $510,000 (88121)

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. 28 All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 1000 S BUTTE CREST CIR: Golden Frontier home on a 0.25-acre lot has 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


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 year-round. 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 tub / shower, and a walk-in closet. Downstairs is a large rec room with stained concrete floors, wet bar, exercise or hobby room, and a massive storage area, all in addition to 2BRs and a full bath. Laundry / mud room has sink and area for coats and shoes. No short-term rentals permitted. $1,400,000 (88052)

1304 N BEELINE HIGHWAY, #44: 2BR, 708 sf mobile home with full bath in North Payson's Oak Park. Beautifully remodeled inside,


ELUSIVE DR: Great quality & seclusion! 4BRs, 3 baths, 1864 sf, and frontage on seasonal Webber Creek. Two lots totaling 1.63 acres. Newer additions include an oversized, insulated, heated and cooled garage with woodstove, plus a large master BR with tiled shower and double vanity. Metal roof, eaves, gutters, furnace, and cement-board siding, all new in 2022. The greatroom features a towering wall of glass and vaulted T&G ceiling, plus a woodstove for those chilly Rim Country nights. Very private, lots of room on the extra lot to park additional vehicles, play horseshoes, have a picnic, etc. Plus, it's a great area to hike or ATV. Horses permitted! $650,000 (88113)

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Laurie@BishopRealty.com 715 S. Beeline Hwy • Payson, Arizona • 85541 ©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.
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and it's movein ready. All new counters, cabinets, flooring, electrical and even the plumbing! Plus, there's new paint, inside and out. Landscaped side yard, and a convenient storage shed. Just reduced to $55,900. All offers are subject to park managemnt approval. Call for further details. (87968) Just Reduced! PAYSON 715 S. Beeline Highway • Payson, Arizona Susie Belcher (928) 595-1461 Susie@bishoprealty.com Lane Belcher (602) 319-2360 Lane@bishoprealty.com 250 N ELIZABETH DRIVE: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1456 sf, all on one level, high on a hill near the end of a quiet culde-sac with amazing views! Located in East Verde Estates not far from the East Verde River. Perfect getaway, vacation rental, or full-time home! Cozy wood burning stove with stack-stone surround in the spacious, open concept living room with vaulted ceiling and fans. Two ensuites and an add'l BR or office. Lots of oak cabinets and a breakfast bar in the bright, open kitchen, and there's additional storage throughout. Covered front porch, terraced landscaping, and a new roof was added in 2021. $430,000 (88013) ©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. EAST VERDE ESTATES
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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)


746 N Mountain View Rd: Elevated country living can be yours in this beautiful 4BR, 3 bath, 2974 sf modified chalet-style home with a 2-car garage, nestled on 1.35 acres on a cul-de-sac road with stellar views of the mountains. Private well. $775,000 (88164)

(87073) 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)



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 multiple family housing. $550,000 (87816)

906 N Blazing Star Circle: Panoramic views of the Granite Dells and the Mogollon Rim from this 0.37acre cul-de-sac lot in Chaparral Pines. Tall pines, and mixed vegetation. Gated golf community w/ clubhouse, outstanding 18-hole course! $75,000 (87608)

88 Kiva Circle: Beautiful 0.23-acre cul-de-sac lot with tall pines. Terrain is level and has east-west facing views. Portal IV is a gated community with magnificent views and custom homes. HOA to protect your investment. Your dream home awaits! $75,000 (86553)

31 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 7911 W Sumac Drive: Rustic mountain elegance! Three bedrooms, three baths, a soaring T&G ceiling, a finished basement, a gated and fully-fenced yard, and a covered deck. Plus there's RV parking and a workshop, all on a 0.27-acre lot
C2. $790,000
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
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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
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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
PHOTO: Christopher Creek Gorge by ToddsHikingGuide.com
Creek, Arizona
85541• Area Code 928
Arizona Time Zone
Christopher Creek information courtesy of Susan Keown eMail: eracrek@cybertrails.com

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
Young/Pleasant Valley information courtesy of Renée Zeising, eMail: ReneeInYoung@RNSMTE.com Visit the Rim Country on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com
Wide open meadows and fresh air PHOTO: Courtesy of Renée Zeising Young / Pleasant Valley from the Naeglin Rim PHOTO: AZCentral

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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