Rim Country REVIEW – Real Estate & More – August ‘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

Rim Country REVIEW Real Estate & More

6495 W Ruin Hill Loop

Beautiful & spacious chalet-style cabin w/ a wall of windows to showcase the gorgeous views! Vaulted T&G ceilings, tile floors, a gas F/P & open kitchen all make this an entertainer’s dream. The primary suite features a walk-in closet, spa-like ensuite, & doors to the deck to enjoy the views & the cool mountain air. Downstairs is a warm & inviting den / studio w/ woodstove, and a family / media room with ½-bath. $899,000 (88496)



W Sumac Lane

5320 Canyon View

surrounding Nat’l Forest. On the 1st level is a spacious family / game room with a ½-bath & laundry. $825,000 (88213)

Visit the Rim Country on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 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. Arizona's Rim Country... Real Mountain Living. Come take a Tour of these Featured Properties! Barbara Weeks-Newton REALTOR® (928) 951-5003 Barbara@BishopRealty.com Sabrina Middleton REALTOR® (928) 241-1397 Sabrina@BishopRealty.com See Page 12 for More! "We'll help make your Mountain Home Dreams a Reality!" Spectacular mountain views are calling... Will you answer...? Come see this 3BR, 3 bath, 2400 sf mountain cabin w/ breathtaking panoramic views! Features two decks w/ stacked gazebos, an open floor plan, and high end finishes throughout the cabin. Chalet-style windows provide stunning views of the Mogollon Rim from the greatroom, and multiple skylights bring in natural light. The main level also features sizeable rooms and a bonus space w/ sauna & safe. Office / study and loft offer additional sleeping areas for large gatherings. The primary suite has built-ins & bright windows to showcase the
Charming cabin, a delightful blend of comfort & rustic charm. Trex decking, spacious single-level chalet-style layout. 3BRs, 2½ baths, each elegantly renovated. Tastefully updated kitchen with high-end finishes & new flooring. Separate in-law suite w/ BR, bath, kitchenette, cozy living room. 2-car garage has a small loft. Dedicated dog run, circular drive for ample parking. $820,000 (88867) Listing!

remodeled! 3BRs, 2 baths, open floor plan and a 3-car garage. This home boasts a huge greatroom with vaulted ceilings and a corner fireplace! Open kitchen with pantry, lots of cabinets, engineered stone counters and a breakfast bar! All appliances are included! New carpet! New doors and Milgard windows! Fresh interior and exterior paint! Huge porch and a new side deck with lots of room for entertaining! Better hurry on this one… it wont last at just

3 View On-Line at RimCountryReview.Com Tour on the Web at www.RimCountry.Com See More Inside on Page 27 www.PaysonAZProperties.com Deborah Rose ABR, GRI, REALTOR® Realty ONE Group Direct: (928) 478-2000 730 E See Canyon Drive, Christopher Creek: 2BRs, 3 baths, 2085 sf, backs to National Forest! Glass-wrapped family room, greatroom with tiled floor, real F/P, vaulted ceiling, access to covered deck. Island kitchen, separate dining area, space for home office. Incredible outdoor living w/ fire pit overlooking the forest. Central heat & A/C, storage shed w/ power, metal roof. Some furnishings convey. $850,000 (88549) On The Cover CHRISTOPHER CREEK , ARIZONA : Matt Davis Photography JUSTREDUCED © 19932023 The Onyx Group • V (928) 476-4333 • M (928) 951-2602 • POB 2262 • Payson AZ 85547-2262 • eMail: (928) 978-1003 Kim@KimRoss1.com Kim Ross Team see more on Page 5 P BEST OF THE RIM NOMINEE for 2022 295 S. Lion Springs Rd: Five beautiful acres, fenced, usable and unobstructed, bordering the Nat'l Forest on two sides with endless trails to ride on. Four meadows, two corrals, a 2-stall horse barn, and a chicken coop. 2BR, 1 bath, 1183 sf cabin with greatroom, woodburning fireplace, breakfast bar, and a covered patio, plus 2-car & RV garages. $1,175,000 (88199) STAR VALLEY www.KimRoss.com ARIZONA TERRITORY 5 aCres! AWESOME VIEWS! New Listing! West USA Realty, Inc - Payson 600 E Highway 260, Suite #7 Payson, Arizona 85541 Tad & Bonnie Neal (928) 978-3999 or (928) 978-1415 tadandbonnie@gmail.com 303 S Ryan Drive Payson, Arizona (MLS# 88759)

Duane Tomlinson,

MLS# 244687 – $839,000 – 3326 Fall Court: 3BRs, 2.5 baths, 2500+ sf, plenty of room for friends and family! Sleeps 12. Updated last year, looks brand new. Oversized 3+car garage with lift. Front and back covered Trex decks. Landscaped, heavily treed. Furnished and move-in ready. A must see!

MLS# 244414 – 3381 Stone Bridge Trail: 3BR, 2 bath Commercial / Residential. Great for office space or rental. Additional 3.47-acre parcel 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.

MLS# 238722 – $875,000 – 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!

MLS# 246528 –2965 Windmill Lane: 4BRs, 3.5 baths, well 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 generator!

MLS# 245862 –$315,000 - 2927 Wildcat Trail: A cozy home in the cool pines. 2BRs, 2 baths, 800+ sf. Oversized 1+car garage w/ utility room with electric. Fenced, tall pines, juniper and cool mountain air. No HOA, horses allowed, as well as VRBO. Furnished! Call today to schedule your showing.

MLS# 245559 –2870 Constellation Lane: Beautiful 0.85-acre Mogollon Air Park corner parcel with tall pines, water, electric and septic. Ready for you to start building your summer retreat or full-time mountain home! Paved streets, underground utilities, and an active HOA help protect your investment.

MLS# 247001 - $154,900 - 2272 Old Crooks

Trail: Pinecrest Lakes! 1BR, 1.5 bath park model, the perfect mountain getaway! Over 640 sf and an open floor plan, plenty of room to relax. Being sold furnished, this place is move-in ready. Call today before it’s gone!

MLS# 245350 - $249,500 - 2073 Gilbert Lane: 3 acres, heavily treed, no HOA! Walk the property and pick the spot to build your dream home! Electric and water to lot line. Survey complete, recorded 2023. Purchase price includes 206-35-025L, 025N, and 025K, total of three 1-acre parcels. Call Jennie Turley @ 928-240-0929.

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Broker-Owner 2913 Pine Rim Road Heber, AZ 85928 SkylineCanyonRealty@gmail.com JUST REDUCED! SALE PENDING! JUST REDUCED! SALE PENDING! JUST REDUCED! SALE PENDING! SALE PENDING! ACREAGE! 1515 W H BAR RANCH ROAD, RYE/GISELA: One-of-a-kind on 10± acres, less than 30 minutes south of Payson, bordering Nat’l Forest. Courtyard with infinity pool, outdoor kitchen w/ pizza oven. Misting system on covered patios. 3+car garage w/ storage, attached guest house w/ 2-car garage. 360° panoramic views! Commercial backup generator, new solar panel system with no payments or lease. Call for private showing. 4BRs, 6 baths, 6222± sf. $2,400,000 (88825) Ten Acres, 4BRs, 6 Baths, 6000+ sf of Southwestern Style 424 S Beeline Hwy • PO Box 1600 - Payson, AZ 85547 michael@mdhughesre.com ERA SM Michael Hughes (928) 978-4485 ERA Young Realty & Investment REALTOR® www.PaysonAZProperties.com Deborah Rose ABR, GRI, REALTOR® Realty ONE Group Direct: (928) 478-2000 CABIN IN THE WOODS: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1364 sf, 2-car garage and a bunk house, all on a level, nicely-treed 0.64-acre parcel on the south slope of the Strawberry Valley. Fully fenced, double gated, new paint inside and out, new carpet, new septic, perfect for full-time, weekends, or income property. Seller financing! $425,000 (87658) 4820 N. Rim View Loop Strawberry 4820 N. Rim View Loop Strawberry Sale Pending! OWC
5 All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com Kim Ross Team ARIZONA TERRITORY BEST OF THE RIM NOMINEE for 2022 VOTED Best REALTOR® - Best Broker Best Business Woman by The Payson Roundup Endless mountain views, close to Green Valley Park, Main Street, and the Nat’l Forest. 3BRs, 3 baths, a double carport plus RV parking, all on 1.57 private acres. 2BRs and 2 baths are on the main level. Lower level has craft room / office and remodeled in-law suite with full kitchen. Come see this one! $745,000 (88545 ) Payson 1112 S Gold Nugget Lane 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 + room for RV, covered porch, back deck with ramp, Mogollon Rim views. $375,000 (88225) 1.53-acre commercial parcel zoned C-3. Located on Main Street in Payson, this lot is level and offers so much potential. $475,000 (80916) Payson Commercial 1509 W Mesa Dr: On the 9th hole at Payson Golf Course. Views, privacy, completely remodeled, covered patio w/ hot tub, 2-car garage is EV-ready, 80' RV carport. $677,500 (88571) 203 W Bonita Sreet: Zoned R3-MH, a successful 7 station beauty salon with nail station, massage room, esthetician room. Can be sold AS IS, or could be a home business. $320,000 (88475) Payson Payson Payson C SOLD! (928) 978-1003 Kim@KimRoss1.com 201 W MAIN STREET Next to Sawmill Theater Payson, Arizona Cindy nanty realtor® deborah Miller realtor® REDUCED NEW LISTING TBD N McLane Rd: Level 31.42-acre parcel zoned R-175. Borders Nat'l Forest on two sides, Payson Airport on the south. Horses and RVs permitted. Can be split. Potential for subdivision! $3,100,000 (88547) 717 N Foothills East Circle: 4-acre parcel in a gated community. Ponderosas, views, utilities to the lot. HOA, horses OK, Chaparral Pines Golf membership available for $7,500 (call for details) $365,000 (88018) Foothills East REDUCED Payson 31+ ACRES!

2902 E Rim Club Drive

Introducing a stunning contemporary home nestled in the award-winning Rim Golf Club, offering luxury and elegance in a picturesque setting. This 2935 square foot home features 3 bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bathroom, and an additional guest bathroom. The open concept floor plan seamlessly connects the living room, dining area, and gourmet kitchen,

making it perfect for entertaining. The living room boasts a sleek vertical fireplace and large windows that allow natural light to flood the space, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The primary bedroom suite is a serene retreat, with a spa-like bathroom featuring a soaking tub, separate shower, and its own private patio. Located in the exclusive Rim Golf Club community, this home offers the perfect combination of luxury and natural beauty. Enjoy breathtaking serenity from the large patio, or spend your days exploring nearby outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and world class golf. Don't miss your chance to own this exquisite home in one of the most sought-after communities in Arizona. Schedule your private tour today and experience the beauty and luxury that this home has to offer. $1,145,000 (88534)


(480) 296-9549

Gorgeous single-level w/ guest casita and incredible golf course views on a 0.93-acre parcel overlooking the 7th fairway at Chaparral Pines. The island kitchen is beautifully appointed with granite counters, handsome cabinetry, new propane cooktop and Bosch dishwasher, plus SS fridge and double ovens, all paired with a walk-in butler's pantry and a grand formal dining room with built-ins. Spacious primary suite has unique his/her bathrooms, plus an office or craft room. Three additional ensuite BRs and baths, plus a BR, 3/4 bath, a kitchenette and wonderful living space in the comfortable guest casita with its own private patio. Pella windows throughout, meticulously remodeled. All new vinyl plank flooring, gorgeous greatroom F/P accented by a full wall of stone. Designer window shades throughout, new paint, exterior and interior, in the main house, and the casita interior. Extensive landscaping includes new drip system, lighting, additional plants and handmade wrought iron railing across the rear patio. New tankless water heater and softener. 3-car garage w/ new built-in cabinets, sink and garage floor surfacing. All baths updated with Toto toilets, glass shower doors and new flooring. Your furry friends will be safe and sound in a completely enclosed dog run (even the top!) so you will have peace of mind when they're enjoying the outdoors. You won't want to miss seeing this very special home. Some furnishings available by separate agreement. $1,789,000 (88696)


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504-a nOrtH Club drive 2101 east riM Club drive 600 east state HigHWay 260, suite 11
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(319) 290-4752 DAVE PITZ REALTOR®, Branch Manager
504-a nOrtH Club drive 2101 east riM Club drive 600 east state HigHWay 260, suite 11
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N Indian Paintbrush Circle

2812 Coyote Mint

Priced to sell, this third of an acre corner lot in the private golf community of Chaparral Pines is gently sloped and allows for a single-level home. Views of the surrounding trees and vegetation. Gated community with 24-hour security. A choice of Trailhead or Golf membership gives you access to the 8-acre Trailhead Park which includes a large pool, playground, fitness center with classes, and the dog park. Enjoy dining at both Chaparral Pines & The Rim Golf Club. $43,300 (88707)


2316 E Bluebell Circle

Beautiful cul-de-sac setting in Chaparral Pines for your dream home, featuring filtered mountain views. Gently sloping 0.61-acre homesite with flexibility for either a single-level or walkout basement opportunity. Owner has recently firewised the property. Gated community with 24-hour security. A choice of Trailhead or Golf membership gives you access to the 8-acre Trailhead Park which includes a large pool, playground, fitness center with classes, and the dog park. Enjoy dining at both Chaparral Pines & The Rim Golf Club. $125,000 (87095)


301 S Genius Loci

This 1-acre lot is one of the few view lots left at The Rim Club. This estate homesite is located on a private cul-de-sac overlooking the first fairway with extended panoramic views to the north of the Mogollon Rim. Very buildable lot with a gentle slope. The terrain lends itself to a spacious home with a walkout basement. A Sports or Golf membership provides access to all amenities at The Rim Golf Club & Chaparral Pines. This rare find should be on your list to see soon! $195,000 (87334)

3102 E Monument Peak

One of the best view lots at The Rim Club with unobstructed views of The Granite Dells and Monument Peak just out front. The lot is positioned to have no houses in the way of those uniquely stellar views. Towards the back, this beautiful custom acre homesite is nestled in with a private grove of some of the tallest Ponderosa Pines in The Rim Club, along with the views of massive boulder outcroppings. This is a very quiet, peaceful area tucked away privately on a cul-de-sac street, yet just a short distance to all club amenities. Included with an acceptable offer is a full set of Precision Craft mountain modern design home plans for a two-level, 3488 sq ft home with 3-car garage, already approved by the ARC. This is an easy-build lot as you will see when you walk it, and is conducive to a good, stable build as the geotechnical report shows, which is also included. This gorgeous lot has it all. Don't miss out on what is one of the best lots available! $174,500 (87579)

1003 S Dells Point

Looking for a lot with incredible Mountain Views?

One of the finest, premier lots in The Rim Club just became available. This home site borders the National Forest on two sides and has mountain views in every direction. Your new home will have views of the Granite Dells and immediate views of Monument Peak. This homesite has unique rock outcroppings that could be incorporated in your landscaping or home design. Don't wait on coming to see this fantastic property. Spectacular Designed Home Plans are under the documents tab. 279,000 (87455)

2806 Coyote Mint

Recently firewised! Beautiful and quiet setting on a cul-de-sac in Chaparral Pines. This 0.34 acre lot has views of the mountains to the east and to the southeast. Gated community with 24-hour security. A choice of Trailhead or Golf membership gives you access to the 8-acre Trailhead Park which includes a large pool, playground, fitness center with classes, and the dog park. Enjoy dining at both Chaparral Pines & The Rim Golf Club. $50,000 (88144)

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1105 S Sequoia Circle

VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS! Amazing views from this 0.21-acre cul-desac lot with a gentle slope for an easy build. Great for any single-level home. Close to the hospital, park and shopping. Already Firewised! This is a great value in Pinion Ridge, a very quiet neighborhood.

$52,500 (88745) Call Jeff Dreyer (916) 947-2344

Holly Sanders

702 N Rock Sage Circle

Stunning 180° view of the Mazatzal Mountains, gently sloping to the water's edge. Cul-de-sac living on almost an acre of south-facing land. One of the best and largest available build sites in the gated golf community of Chaparral Pines, suitable for anything from a single-story to a multi-level home. Don't miss your opportunity for this premier waterfront lot! $149,000 (88685) Call Randy or Rayce Mathews (765) 206-0164 or (928) 970-0977

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3742 N ELK RUB CIRCLE: In Solitude Trails, 1439 (±) sf, 2BR + loft, 2 bath cabin, is on a 0.34-acre lot with tall pines & mountain views! Step inside to the greatroom that has vaulted ceilings, a newer soapstone woodstove & tall windows that take in the views & natural light. The kitchen has updated appliances, a pantry, & breakfast bar. Enjoy cool mountain evenings & watch local wildlife as they wander by your covered front deck. There's an unfinished basement that could be used as a workshop / hobby room or storage area. The community utilities are underground, including community sewer system & piped propane. Updates include: Roof updated 2021, kitchen appliances & the woodstove in 2019, & both bathrooms have been updated, also. $499,000 (88815)


lighting & appliances. Enjoy cool mountain evenings & local wildlife around the fire pit on the large, paver patio. Sold fully furnished, including decor & kitchen tools. Close to Nat’l Forest & Pine amenities! $660,000 (88447)

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. All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 9 402 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) PAYSON 6361 BRADSHAW DRIVE: Tall pines, mountain views, RV parking, a seasonal wash, & No HOA! 1737 sf±, recently updated living space, vaulted ceilings, a F/P in the greatroom, 3BRs, 3 baths & a loft. There’s a spacious front covered deck that gives you plenty of room to sit & relax. The kitchen was remodeled in 2020 with cabinets, countertops, backsplash,

W Ralls Drive: 3BR, 3 bath, 2477 sf cabin on 1.26 acres in the woods w/ a 2-car garage and amazing 360° views! Wood accents, large view windows, wood burning F/P. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. Large main level master suite, plus 2 additional BRs and 2nd bath. Lower level has large family room, spacious bath with walk-in shower. Front deck, covered deck w/ room for entertaining, screened porch off patio. Forced air heat & A/C, workshop, new roof! $650,000 (88646)

6282 W Randall Dr: Beautiful 3BR, 2 bath, 1568 sf home, and it’s turnkey – completely furnished! Living room has a gas F/P and views of the Mogollon Rim. The amazing kitchen has a large island, a breakfast bar, and eat-in dining with F/P. Master is very spacious with ensuite, soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. Lots of upgrades – great opportunities! Would make a wonderful short-term vacation rental! $445,000 (87621)

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450 N Juniper Lane: This one's a charmer! Nestled in the tall Ponderosas adjacent to a common area, this is a real log home, and its quaint covered front deck welcomes you! 2BRs and 1½ baths – master has ensuite. Wood burning fireplace in greatroom, and the kitchen cabinets are an eye catcher. Well-maintained - one owner - all appliances are original. Beautiful vaulted wood ceiling. This is truly a cabin in the woods! New roof in 2020, deck in back replaced in 2016. Must see! $435,000 (88824)

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Mary Lou Myers Associate Broker, REALTOR® Cell (928) 978-0209 MaryLou@BishopRealty.com Ofc (928) 476-3282 x124 6100 W Skyview: These views will take your breath away! 3BRs, 3 baths, 2629 sf, 2-car garage, 0.27-acre lot. Craftsman-style with main level hardwood flooring and a grand fireplace. Upgraded kitchen, top-of-the-line SS appliances, granite counters, and a huge island. Split floor plan with 2 guest rooms and full bath on main level. Spacious master suite with deck access, jetted tub, dual vanities. Lower level media room, den / office, family room. Amazing outdoor kitchen with built-in BBQ, paver patio & F/P! $998,500 (88623) 7816

F/P with thermostat, an open floor plan, and central heating and cooling. The kitchen has a Bosch dishwasher and LG refrigerator, approximately three years old. Hot Spring Envoy spa, new in 2020. $735,000 (88622)

Monte Vista: Delightful 3BR, 2bath house, perfectly tucked away amidst the pines and junipers. You’ll be greeted by the warm ambiance of wood accents - front deck, cathedral ceiling, wood flooring, an accent wall and wood window frames. The main level boasts a master BR with ensuite bath, and a guest BR and bath. Upstairs is a wonderful open loft BR. One of the highlights of this home is the beautiful stone F/P, the main focal point in the living area. $490,000 (88832)

A great getaway, this home is on two lots in Portal II. It’s a beautiful and private setting among the tall pines. There’s one BR and a bath on the main level, and a second BR and bath on the second level with loft. You will enjoy the views from the large windows in the greatroom, as well as from the covered porch and the open deck. New split unit A/C & heat. $545,000 (88703)

Visit the Rim Country on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 11 PINE-STRAWBERRY 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. Sally Randall CRS, GRI, Associate Broker, REALTOR® Cell (928) 978-0298 Sally@BishopRealty.com Ofc (928) 476-3282 x121 MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE 4548 N Dream Catcher: Unsurpassed Views! 3BRs, 3 baths, 2788 sf, 2-car garage. Stunning greatroom w/ stone wall, huge F/P, and views from every angle. Kitchen has upgraded appliances and cabinetry. Dining area with views! Master and bath are luxurious, w/ gas F/P, stone wall accent, and glass doors to deck. Updated with style! New 40+ year roof. $998,500 (88461) 5155 N Juniper Loop: Charming, full-log cabin in Portal III that borders the Nat’l Forest! 3BRs, 2 baths, 2225 sf. Rustic and beautifully appointed w/ hardwood floors, a new gas
5099 N 6193 W Pinon Loop: PINE PINE PINE
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6401 Randall Drive



4654 N Juniper Lane



3193 N Pinewood Drive


4666 Juniper Lane

$440,000 (88432)

the Nat’l Forest.

New Listing!

This fully renovated 2-bedroom gem is a dream come true! Indulge in the spa-like bathroom, sleek stainless-steel appliances, and elegant granite countertops. The new fireplace adds warmth and charm to the open floor plan, while the covered decks offer a serene outdoor retreat. A must-see! $385,000



N Nash Drive

In the trees, borders Nat’l Forest, mountain views, paved street. New roof, siding, decking, A/C & FAU. Laminate, carpet, windows, French doors. Updated kitchen, granite counters. Baths w/ granite counters & tiled, walk-in showers. Oh, and let’s not forget the T&G ceilings and the stone F/P for you to enjoy on those cool, summer evenings. $629,900 (88371)

Escape to the serene beauty of Strawberry w/ this charming 2BR, 1 bath cabin nestled on a well-treed lot. Situated in a picturesque mountain town, this cabin offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle & bustle of everyday life, featuring a cozy living space w/ ample natural light, perfect for relaxing after a day of outdoor adventures! $370,000 (88765)

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. Arizona's Rim Country... Real Mountain Living. Come take a Tour of these Featured Properties! Barbara Weeks-Newton REALTOR® (928) 951-5003 Barbara@BishopRealty.com Sabrina Middleton REALTOR® (928) 241-1397 Sabrina@BishopRealty.com 12 Visit the Rim Country at RimCountry.Com Turn-key cabin! Lots of room for family & friends, or as a short-term vacation rental. Separate 1BR, 1 bath living space in the basement with sitting area. Detached recreation room has a pool table, could be set up as additional sleeping area. It's all ready to rent out, and records of past rental income are available upon request. (87754) $525,000 Chalet-style cabin. Wood interior, T&G walls & ceilings, granite counters & newer kitchen appliances. Central heat & air, gas F/P in living room. New windows & slider, natural light, gorgeous views. Wrap-around deck & new patio furniture, plus there’s an additional sitting area in the back that overlooks

1978 W MUNSEE DRIVE: Large parcel, 1.21 acres, with great views, privacy and peace! This property is ready for you. Building pad leveled, alternative septic system installed, electric meter in, and there's a shared well. Rockwood 5th wheel included in the sale. $120,000 (88330)



Three bedrooms, 4 baths, 3024 sf, 2-car attached garage with floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets, plus there's RV parking. Mountain views, a wrap-around covered porch, walk-in pantry, 3 ensuite masters, and a large basement for storage. $649,000 (88834)

203 W CHATEAU CIRCLE: Waiting for you... just bring your personal necessities! This is a pretty home right in the heart of Payson with two bedrooms and two full baths. The screened in porch and the large back deck beckon you come on up and enjoy the cool, fresh air in Central Arizona's mountain country. $325,000 (88562)


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)

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)

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Beautiful single-family home, all one level, on 1.06 acres. Spacious and inviting home boasts three bedrooms and 2½ baths. The primary bedroom has a beautiful, custom shower, an entrance to the back deck, and a cedar-lined closet. The kitchen is spacious with an island, lots of cupboards, and a walk-in pantry, perfect for entertaining families and friends. Additional features include a large living room with a cozy rock inlay fireplace and lots of natural lighting. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable with ample closet space. You will be amazed at the back yard with its wood shop, several storage sheds, a greenhouse, and a beautiful back deck. You will feel like you are away from it all but yet still conveniently located in the middle of town, just across from Rumsey Park. Variety of trees on the property. Please call for appointment to see. $785,000 (88613)

Beautiful views of the Granite Dell landscape on 1.06 acres, ready to build. Small living quarters with kitchenette on the property, along with a private well and electric hookups. Secluded and quiet neighborhood with unobstructed views! $349,900 (88343)

1304 N BEELINE HIGHWAY, #44: 2BR, 708 sf mobile home with full bath in North Payson's Oak Park. Beautifully remodeled inside, move-in ready. 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. Recently reduced to $55,900. All offers are subject to park management approval. Call for further details. (87968)

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Western Cedar Logs!

PIONEER LOG HOME on 1+acre, private gated community. Year-round creek at the rear of the property! 3480 sf, 2-way wood burning F/P in greatroom, floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious master, island kitchen with gas cook top, breakfast bar, laundry area / mud room, fire suppression system. Second living area upstairs, two more BRs, giant Jacuzzi tub, dual vanities and walk in shower! Outdoor water feature, oversized 2+car garage, RV / boat parking! Call today for more details!

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LOCATED IN CHAPARRAL PINES, a gated golf community. 3BRs, 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

Just Reduced to $439,900

UNDER CONSTRUCTION! 3BR, 2 bath home with oversized 3+car garage, good views, split floor plan! Will feature vaulted ceilings, quartz counters, breakfast bar, pantry, fenced back yard. Buyer may pick finishes, so the sooner the better!


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!

BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED and fully updated 3BR, 2 bath home on a 0.18-acre corner lot in the heart of Payson! Come and enjoy our amazing climate with a little luxury and easy living. New flooring, new fixtures, new kitchen with new appliances. Large master suite, new paint, and all new bathrooms. Priced at just $339,900 this is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss! Call today for a private showing!

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 short-term vacation rental.


One of the last best views in all of Payson! This 0.49-acre property will accommodate either a single-level home with no interior steps, or a beautiful multi-level home with walk-out basement! Shown by appointment only, so call today to see the possibilities!

Harrison DeHaan

Associate Broker Cell: (928) 595-0100


TO BE BUILT! Stunning single-level 3BR, 2 bath custom home with a spacious split floor plan, easy to relax and entertain. Extra-large sliding glass doors lead to the covered patio and fenced back yard. Master has a large walk-in closet, and exquisite tile work in the bath. Vaulted ceilings, ample space in the garage to park just about anything! No HOA... would be great for as a short-term vacation rental! To be built by JA Mountain View Custom Homes

Marcia Pearson

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Young - Pleasant Valley

“In the Heart of the Sierra Ancha Mountains”

Young Realty Partners, Inc


Entirely fenced 3.9± acres with double gate at entrance, security cameras, fully functional bath, on-demand water heater, plumbed & wired-in washer / dryer hook-ups, plumbed for kitchen, equipped private well, 3BR-size septic system, 400-amp electric service, RV electric receptacle. $349,000 (88127)

Enjoy sunrises from this covered east-facing porch! 2BRs, 1 bath, walk-in pantry, wood burning stove; covered firewood storage, window A/C and back-up generator. Privately with views of distant mountains! Nearly level 2.33 acres, well-suited for gardening, animals are allowed. Detached carport, workshop. (88704)


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

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

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

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

• 9.98± acres; terrain sloping to the south and west. Reduced to $199,000! (86324)


UNIQUE! 5 hidden acres! Dead end road backing to Tonto Nat’l Forest! Custom cabinetry, woodworking & hand-crafted armoires from local distressed pine. Cook's delight kitchen features New Zealand-made gas range / double electric ovens,

Italian white marble insets in granite counters. Detached 560 sf “fun house” w/ covered patio and rock fire pit for guests and recreational activities. Both fully furnished! Built-in BBQ connected to smoke house. 24 x 16 site-built storage shed w/ 18’ ceiling. Irrigated landscape, underground utilities, solar array linked to APS grid. (88789)

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1973 Red Deer Run (across Hwy 260 from Chevron) Overgaard, Arizona • 85933

2746 Columbia Ln, #9 & #10: Two units, each 2BR, 1 bath Cavco Park Models. Both fully furnished & upgraded, stack W&Ds, covered front Trex decks, BBQs & firepits. One of the units has a hot tub on the front deck. Perfect for short-term rental. #10 offered at $122,900 and #9 for $126,900. Park land lease is $495 / mo. Call Steven or Chris!

2871 Big Pine Rd, Overgaard: Site-built on a low-maintenance lot. New construction, ready for your touches! Choose / do your own flooring and appliance package and take 10K off the price! Large covered front deck, great back deck, gorgeous cabinets throughout, large living room and kitchen, spacious bedroom, bath w/ walk-in shower, + add'l ½-bath. 2 x 6 construction, R30 insulation in the ceilings, R19 in walls, ETS heater and wood stove. Easily add a mini-split or floor A/C unit. $229,000 Call Deana!


2749 Sunflower Dr, Overgaard: 3BRs, 2 baths, heated 2-car garage. River rock F/P in greatroom, vaulted T&G ceilings, island kitchen w/ breakfast bar & SS appliances. Master suite w/ walk-in closet and bath w/ jetted tub. Two outbuildings for storage. Close to hiking, fishing, restaurants. Seller installing new metal roof! $459,999 (243925) Call Steven or Chris!

2031 Lumber Valley Rd, Overgaard: Updated, fully fenced, 3BRs, 3 baths, oversized lot, circle drive, covered decks front & back. Fresh paint, guest suite, 1-car garage and shop. 2 baths are updated with tile walk-in showers. SS appliances, pantry, Arizona room. Separate 3rd BR & bath can be in-law suite or rental. Hardy board siding with snow cap and metal roof. Paved road, no HOA. Great full-time home or short-term rental. Close to trails, forest and amenities. Come see it today! $250,000 (246701) Call Deana!

3557 Black Bear Run, Overgaard: Well-maintained, 2BRs, 2 baths, central forced air heat, wall unit A/C, wood burning stove in living room, dual pane windows, metal roof, fenced back yard, covered back deck. Being sold furnished. Could be full-time or get-away, even a short-term rental. No HOA! County-maintained road for easy year-round access. $186,500 (246876) Call Maggie!

2967 E Lookout Lane, Overgaard: Well-maintained 2BR, 2 bath in Forest Trails II. Single-level, split floorplan, pellet stove, 2-car detached garage + 1-car detached garage for toys. Propane tank is owned. Covered front and back Trex decks. Nicely treed lot, back deck offers views. Furnished with the exception of Ethan Allen coffee table and end table with Tiffany lamp. $489,900 (264478) Call Steven or Chris

2019 Broken Arrow Rd, Overgaard: Affordable 3BR, 2 bath on a corner lot. New flooring in primary bath, carpet in living room and primary BR, painted inside & out, pellet stove, new refrigerator. Split floorplan, circle drive, front deck, metal roof. Partly furnished! Great for short or long term rental, a weekend getaway or full-time living. County-maintained road, no HOA, room for RV. Seller is a licensed REALTOR in California. $189,900 (247083) Call Deana!

1526 Mainline Rd, Heber: 4BRs, 3 baths, 2725 sf, 2-car attached garage, all on a 0.77-acre treed parcel. Stone-clad F/P, wall of windows, high ceilings, walk-in pantry, and central vac, heat & A/C. Covered deck, upper-level balcony, large workshop, storage shed, dog run. Paved roads. $599,900 (245837) Call Maggie!

2005 Sunset Trail, Overgaard: One-of-a-kind mnf’d home on a block stem wall, 0.97-acre parcel. Covered front deck, enclosed side porch with new dual-pane windows. Spacious kitchen, steel slate appliances, gas stove with grill. Office with barn door. One BR used as craft room. New ceiling fans, new roof w/ architectural ice and water shield. Variety of fruit trees. 30 x 40 metal garage, 2 outbuildings for storage, 2 carports. $410,777 (246713) Call Chris or Steven

2714 Senior Center St, Overgaard: 3BR, 2 bath, 1874 sf updated doublewide on a large lot. Circle drive. Add-on can be workshop, man cave or guest quarters. Carport could be enclosed for garage. Metal roof. New flooring / carpet, new water heater, updated kitchen, new mini

C1874 SR 260, Overgaard: Highway frontage, zoned Commercial / Residential. 780 sf building on 0.65 acres, perfect for new or existing business. Currently a real estate office with month-to-month tenant. $279,000 (246150) Call Maggie!


2403 Quarter Horse Trail, #239, Overgaard: 2BR, 790 sf condo with full bath in Bison Ranch. Greatroom layout, covered patio, easy access to clubhouse, laundry, fitness center. Sports courts, catch & release pond, medical center, on-site shopping. $139,500 (246127) Call Maggie!

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splits for A/C & heat, updated baths, fresh paint, living room, dining room, breakfast nook, large woodstove, laundry room. No HOA! With a solid offer, seller is willing to change items to your liking. $234,900 (246755) Call Deana!

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1006 N AUTUMN SAGE COURT: Wonderful singlelevel 3BR, 2 bath, 2½-car garage, energy-efficient home built by WTM Construction in the prestigious

gated golf community of Chaparral Pines! Split and open floor plan with tile flooring in all main living areas and carpeting in all BRs. Kitchen boasts a large breakfast bar, farm sink, solid wood soft close cabinets, all SS appliances including refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, and even a wine cooler. Driveway and patios are pavers, and yard and back yards have pristine landscaping with drip system. Back patio has built-in BBQ and is great for entertaining. Living area has a floor-toceiling stone fireplace (gas) flanked by built-in cabinets. Ceiling fans in every room. Other additions are a water softener, re-circ pump, and a 50-gallon electric water heater. Big bonus is a paid-for solar panel system! Garage has epoxy flooring. This is a must see and a great value at just $675,900! (88684)

609 N REDBUD CIRCLE: Mountain elegance! Custom builder's own home in Chaparral Pines! Just under an acre with water on two sides and

mountain views. 6667 sf, 4BRs, could possibly be 6, 2 offices, 2 family rooms, formal dining, sitting room with F/P, dog room with shower, and 3BR living quarters above the garage. 5-car garage w/ epoxy flooring + heated & cooled workout room. Driveway and patios of Aker 4-piece pavers. Siding is concrete board, 50-year composition shingle roof w/ metal accents. Custom front door, elegant chandeliers, engineered hardwood flooring, Italian marble baths. 14' ceilings w/ faux beams, gas F/Ps clad in Telluride stone to match exterior of the home. Entertainer’s kitchen is a chef’s dream! SS Wolfe Subzero appliances, solid wood, soft close cabinetry, huge island, convenient butler's pantry. All electric except for F/Ps and gas cooktop. Open and covered patio with BBQ and firepit. $3,400,000 (88655)


1107 N SCENIC DR: Fairly level 0.42-acre lot. Quiet cul-de-sac with easy access to the Nat’l Forest. Come enjoy the lifestyle offered here, amenities such as fitness centers, pools, tennis, fitness classes, fine dining restaurants, and miles of hiking, biking and riding trails just a few feet away. There is even a dog park for our 4-legged loved ones! $64,900 (88614)

2301 E BLUE BELL CIR: Beautiful 0.76-acre cul-de-sac parcel w/ raised elevation overlooking the signature 7th green. Site has been fully surveyed and is well suited for a single-level or multi-dimensional home with fantastic views. Come and enjoy the many amenities offered in this prestigious gated golf community. Reciprocity is offered with The Rim Club. $119,000 (88392)

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 four-legged loved ones. Build your dream home here and enjoy the clean, cool fresh air and tranquility that is offered. $149,900 (87636)

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Vale Drive 117A, Star Valley: 1BR, 1 bath, 399 sf, in W Ranch Resort, a 55+ community. Like new, fireplace, privacy screens, carpeted loft, great views from the back deck! $128,000 (88385)

Road, Round Valley: 4BRs, 2 baths, 2284 sf, 2-car garage + carport, 2.02 acres of horse property bordering the Nat'l




3BRs, 2 baths, 1176 sf, attached garage, lot borders Nat'l Forest. Open floor plan, wood floors, wall of windows, fenced back yard. Better hurry! $325,000 (88858)

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Bonnie Dorris Broker, ABR, GRI, SRES, SRS 1705 W Davidson Circle, Payson: 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) 16 N Star Vale 140B, Star Valley: 1BR, 1 bath, 399 sf park model with loft, like new. Open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, back deck w/ gas fire feature! 55+ community, $575/ mo space rent. $123,000 (88841) 16 N Star Vale 119B, Star Valley: 1BR, 1 bath, 400 sf park model, only two years old. Open floor plan, vaulted ceiling, windows galore! Large Tuff Shed! 55+ community, $575/mo space rent. $69,000 (88776) 16 N Star Vale 119A, Star Valley: 1BR, 1 bath, 500 sf park model with loft, only two years old. Nice front porch and back patio with tiny hot tub! 55+ community. $118,000 (88788) 207 W Pecan St, Payson: 2BR, 600 sf manufactured home with full bath, newer carpet, and dual pane windows. Nice fenced yard. Excellent rental history! Seller / Agent. $175,000 (88560) N Star W Saddle Payson:
Forest. Seasonal creek! $745,000 (88606) 603 S Oak Street, Payson: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1056 sf, detached carport plus RV parking. Fully fenced, level quarter-acre near Green Valley Lake. Four apple trees! Will not last at this price! $279,900 (88495) 705 E Miller Rd, Payson: 2BRs, 2 baths, 780 sf, 2-car tandem carport, in Sherwood Forest, a 55+ mobile home park. Tall pines, close to town. New owner to be approved by park manager. $58,000 (88484) Come on up and cool down... eMail: BonnieJo@MyPaysonRealty.com • Website: www.MyPaysonRealty.com SALE PENDING!SOLD! SALE PENDING!SOLD! SALE PENDING!SOLD! TOO LATE! SOLD! TOO LATE! SOLD! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING! NEW LISTING!
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1239 E Greenback Valley Rd: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1456 sf, 2-car attached garage + RV parking, all on two level acres of horse property with panoramic views. Site-built, laminate flooring, eat-in kitchen w/ pantry, covered front and back patios. Call today!

$465,000 (88853)



397 S Ewing Trail: 5BR, 3 bath, 2017 sf upgraded mnf'd home on 3.4 acres of horse property. Already surveyed into 3 parcels. Level, private. Upgraded in 2009. Full length 10x72 covered front and rear patios. Many custom features! $498,000 (88610)

224 W Cooper Ridge, Young: 6 acres! 4 RV hookups w/ 50 amp power, septic & water. Level pad. Solar well, two 3000-gal tanks. Gate to Nat’l Forest. 5BR, 3 bath septic installed. 400 amp stanchion at upper level of parcel, 200 amp service at lower level, plus area for shop / garage. Two animal pens, mountain views. $330,000 (88630) Call Crystal Phillips (928) 970-0973


130 E Crappie Ln: 3BR, 2 bath, 1960 sf ground-set mnf'd home with insulated and drywalled 10' tall 4-car capacity garage with 8' tall doors on a 0.39-acre lot. Just off Hwy 188, a great location for home and business! All electric, skylights, patio. $385,000 (88840)

1172 E Greenback Valley Road: 3BR, 2 bath, 1792 sf mnf'd home with 5-car garage capacity on 4.12 acres overlooking Tonto Creek and distant mountain ranges. Large garage / shop, full hookups for RV. $485,000 (88503)


2 bath, 1680 sf mnf'd home with carport on a 0.31-acre lot in Walnut Springs. Total electric, split floor plan, all appliances, nerw wood blinds, woodburning F/P, dual vanities, two showers. $279,000 (88482)

455 S Hohokam Lane: 2BR, 1 bath, 900 sf mobile home with a 10x18 add-on. New A/C and fresh paint. Fenced 0.28-acre lot just minutes from the lake. Fantastic views! Covered stone patio, mature lanscaping,

211 Burton's Lane: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1232 sf, attached carport plus RV parking. 1.27 partially fenced acres on a cul-sdesac. 360° views, fireplace, new A/C, all appliances, garden tub plus shower, 12 x 16 Tuff Shed, 550 gal water storage tank. $275,000 (88758)

• 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)

221 Elmer Lane: 3BR, 3 bath, 2976 sf, 2-story site-built home with spacious greatroom and bay windows, a loft w/ 2BRs, a full-length covered patio, a 2-car detached garage, plus a triple carport and RV parking, all on a 0.68acre hilltop parcel with unobstructed 180° views. $489,000 (88114)

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

• 3G W Elmer Lane: 4.47 acres of horse property bordering Nat'l Forest on two sides. Water & power to lot line. $269.000 (88403)

• 44247 N SR188: 5.89 ac w/ updated well & septic. Zoned GU. $280,000 (88185)

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


• 53N W Outlaw Lane: Of the 9.55 acres, 6± acres are irrigated. Borders undeveloped land, multi-family OK. Must see! $649,400 (88772)

Margaret Rambo, Broker DIRECT (928) 978-0260 FAX 928.268.3511 P.O. Box 760 Tonto Basin, AZ 85553 RAMBO Realty & Investment Serving Tonto Basin, Punkin Center & Roosevelt Lake Margaret@RamboRealty.com • www.RamboRealty.com TONTOBASINROOSEVELTLAKE All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com 21 Curt Rambo, Jr., Assoc Broker (623) 570-6221 • Kari Rambo, REALTOR® (602) 565-5701 Crystal Phillips, REALTOR® - Young / Pleasant Valley Specialist (928) 970-0973 LOTS, LAND & ACREAGE 157 W Brittlebrush Trail: 2BR, 2 bath, 1352 sf, ground-set mnf'd home with a double carport on a 0.52-acre corner parcel. Island kitchen, den, dual master vanities, luxury shower and claw-foot tub. W&D. Panoramic views and peace of mind! $329,000 (88627) SOLD! SOLD! 159 N Rope Road: 2BR, 2 bath, 1620 sf sitebuilt home on a cul-de-sac acre with direct access to Tonto Creek and the Nat'l Forest. F/P, breakfast bar, tile flooring, screened patio. Attached garage, double carport plus RV parking. $419,000 (88472)
raised garden beds, grape arbor, RV hookup. $130,000 (88453) 57510 SR 188: Jake's Corner Store, established since 1984. Prime highway location - gateway to Roosevelt Lake Recreation Area. Commercial building with unlimited potential - retail area, deli area & equipment, public showers and restrooms, previous laundromat area with plumbing. Private office, several storage areas, workshop, upstairs living quarters, detached steel garage, RV space, two septic systems, and 10,000-gal underground fuel system. $399,000 (88296) 121 Four Peaks Road: 3BR,
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Canyon, Bear Flat: Beautifully treed and gently sloped 0.55-acre lot bordering the Nat'l Forest. Private well, tall pines, horses and mnf'd home OK, near Tonto Creek. Preliminary house plans included. $114,000 (88621)

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Lane, Hunter Creek Ranch: 0.6-acre cul-de-sac lot on the pond in a gated community with paved roads, underground utilities, and community water and sewer services. Gently sloped, borders common area. $135,000 (88656)

Lot 4 Wild Oak Drive, Collins Ranch: 1.04 acres of heavily treed horse property zoned GU. Water available through Water Users Assoc. All acre+ lots, site-built homes only. Horses welcome, close to hunting, fishing, hiking and riding trails. $175,000 (88023)

5175 Bear Flat Road, Bear Flat: 1.09 hillside acres of horse property on Tonto Creek, bordering Nat'l Forest and state land. 130' of creek frontage. Well, septic, and a flat building pad already cut in. $274,000 (88619)


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)

1BR, 1 bath, 1000 sf cabin with F/P and a metal roof on a 0.45-acre lot. Fully fenced, horses OK. New wood-look flooring, new interior paint, back deck, screened-in front deck. $369,000 (88411)

135 N Station Circle, Beaver Valley: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1436 sf, pass-thru garage, RV parking, all on a nicelytreed 0.23-acre cul-de-sac lot. Completely remodeled, fully fenced, electric gate, 50 yards from the East Verde River. $449,000 (88774)

226 W Uphill Drive, Christopher Creek: 2BRs, 2 baths, 1248 sf, double carport, beautifully-treed lot!

Totally remodeled, island kitchen, furnished. Metal roof, Trex decking, captivating views! $459,000 (88734)


1709 sf mnf'd home with a 2-car garage in Woodland Meadows. Split floor plan, vaulted ceiling. New roof, fresh paint, front and back decks. Now only $369,500! (88433)

2 baths, 1890 sf, 2-car attached garage plus RV parking, 0.76-acre cul-de-sac parcel in Strawberry Meadow's Hunt Ranch. Fresh paint, new roof. Adjacent to 16-acre ranch land. $419,000 (88671)

2351 Tall Trees Loop, Forest Lakes: 3BRs, 2 baths, 2089 sf, an acre of horse property! Covered porch, vaulted knotty pine ceilings, antler chandelier, fireplace plus forced air unit. $749,000 (88397)

1272 E Christopher Creek Loop: This is a 0.69-acre residential lot with 350' of creek frontage! Comes complete with a cozy travel trailer, a covered patio and a hot tub! $795,000 (88787)

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Morris Meadows: 5026 N Colter Wy, Strawberry: 3BRs, 203 N Whiting Drive, Payson: 3BR, bath, 159 W Mockingbird Lane, Colcord Mountain: Log-sided, Bear Flat E Green Apple
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24 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 $669,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,604 Sq Ft± MLS# 88724 – 602-541-6666 Patricia.Corcoran@erayoung.net 5111 N Fossil Creek Lane, Strawberry $679,000 - 3BD/2BA – 2,316 Sq Ft± MLS# 87670 – 928-978-1971 Steve.Cantrill@erayoung.net 5760 W Sundance Dr., Pine $1,050,000 - 2,994 Sq Ft± MLS# 88784 – 928-970-0634 Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 2501 E Golden Aster Cir., Chaparral Pines $455,000 - 2BD/2BA – 1,184 Sq Ft± MLS# 88742 – 602-350-4366 Mary.M@erayoung.net 4567 N Juniper Lane, Pine $275,000 - 2BD/2BA – 1,071 Sq Ft± - MLS# 88843 Suzi Wild / 928-476-2042 / MyPaysonRimSales@gmail.com 928-970-1362 / Jim.Hall@erayoung.net 7035 S Meadow St. $370,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,456 Sq Ft± MLS# 88317 – 928-970-0363 Dale.Laycock@erayoung.net 8260 W Strawberry Dr., Strawberry $225,000 - 1BD/1BA – 448 Sq Ft± 0.99± acre lot. MLS# 88375 – 928-978-4485 Michael.Hughes@erayoung.net 1192 W Paint Pony Dr., Geronimo Est $220,000 - 2BD/1BA – 1,135 Sq Ft± MLS# 88550 – 928-978-3256 Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net 406 E McKamey St. $315,000 - 2BD/2BA – 1,344 Sq Ft± MLS# 88708 – 928-978-8653 Marty.Carpenter@erayoung.net 606 E Timber Dr. $630,000 - 4BD/3BA – 1,828 Sq Ft± - MLS# 88657 Suzi Wild / 928-476-2042 / MyPaysonRimSales@gmail.com 928-970-1362 / Jim.Hall@erayoung.net 6339 W Sharyn Rd., Pine $1,325,000 - 3BD/4BA – 4,140 Sq Ft± MLS# 88786 – 928-970-0634 Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 2505 E Golden Aster Cir., Chaparral Pines $599,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,498 Sq Ft± MLS# 88728 – 928-978-1853 Glori.Surman@erayoung.net 117 S A and P Lane, Christopher Creek NEWLISTING NEWLISTING NEWLISTING SALEPENDING SOLD! NEWLISTING We are Dedicated, Knowledgeable, Experienced and SOLD on Rim Country! Begin your next real estate adventure with us! Under Contract Accepting Backups Sale Pending... in 3 Days! SOLD in 15 Days! See Back Cover!

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$1,290,000 - 6BD/4BA – 4,886 Sq Ft± 2.47 ±acre lot.

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Kristin.Croak@erayoung.net 1101 N Heather Cir.

6454 W Bradshaw Dr., Pine

$149,000 – VACANT LAND – 1.24± acre lot.

MLS# 88592 – 928-978-3256

Suzy.Tubbs@erayoung.net 534 W Frontier St.

$175,000 – VACANT LAND

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ERA REAL ESTATE SM $840,000 – 3BD/3BA – 2,932 Sq Ft± 1.7± acre lot. MLS# 88493 – 928-978-4485 Michael.Hughes@erayoung.net 7675 W Gibson Ranch Rd., Round Valley $795,000 - 5BD/6BA - 4,728 Sq Ft± MLS# 88450 – 928-978-8653 Marty.Carpenter@erayoung.net 800 W St Moritz Dr., Alpine Village $625,000 - 4BD/3BA – 1,806 Sq Ft± MLS# 88313 – 602-350-4366 Mary.M@erayoung.net 4717 N Rim Vista Dr., Pine $695,000 - 3BD/2BA – 1,856 Sq Ft± 1.41± acre lot. MLS# 88424 – 928-978-1853 Glori.Surman@erayoung.net 511 & 515 S Cienega Rd., Christopher Creek $79,900 VACANT LAND – 0.39± acre lot. MLS# 88011 – 602-697-5029 Ron.Prychodnik@erayoung.net
– 1.01± acre lot. MLS# 85785 – 928-951-2962 Nancy.Guyon@erayoung.net 304 Antelope Point, Manzanita Woods $89,900 - 1BD/1BA – 396 Sq Ft± MLS# 88586 – Suzi Wild / 928-476-2042 MyPaysonRimSales@gmail.com 3680 Highway 260 B-31, Star Valley $110,000 – VACANT LAND – 0.97± acre lot. MLS# 85835 – 928-978-1971 Steve.Cantrill@erayoung.net
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816 E Dealers Choice Lane, Diamond Point Shadows, Star Valley: 2BR, 2 bath, 2143± sf home with a 3-car garage and carports for three more, plus a separate park model guest home, all on ±3 acres of horse property with garden area and storage sheds! Home has new paint inside & out, new HVAC, refinished wood floors, and new water heater in '21. $875,000 (87692)

140 W Thompson Rd, Tonto Village: 4BRs, 2 baths, 1970± sf. Open concept, chef's kitchen, home office, high ceilings, generator, wood floors, spacious deck. Just minutes from Payson, ±300' from Tonto Nat'l Forest where wildlife and trails are in abundance, and just three miles from fishing! This home is being offered furnished. $595,000 (88434)


3002 E Hanging Rock, The Rim Club: 3BRs, 4 baths, 5069± sf, 2-car attached garage, 0.83acre± parcel. Breathtaking mountain views! Spacious kitchen, dual-sided F/P, expansive covered and open decking. Dual vanities and closets in the primary suite, walk-in shower and deck access. Home office,


1100 S Sutton Road, Payson: This is a very rare 4.33-acre± parcel in town with unobstructed views of the Granite Dell Mountain Range. This property is an architect's dream with its massive boulders and unparalleled vistas. Newly-installed 200' cased well, a natural spring, and no HOA! 25,000 watt solar plant on site. $1,250,000 (88660)


2800 E Rim Club Dr, The Rim Club: 4BRs, 6 baths, 6425± sf, 3-car garage, ±1.45 acres bordering golf course. Golf membership & cart included! Upscale throughout. Chef's kitchen, Subzero / Viking appliances, breakfast nook w/ deck access. Greatroom w/ views of Monument Peak & the Granite Dells. Formal dining, large master suite & study. $1,899,999 (87603)


• There are probably plenty of REALTORS® who can easily sell the perfect house during a strong market with minimal effort. There are likely far fewer who could bring the level of compassion and patience which Suzy Tubbs showed during the sale of my mother’s home. She continuously went above and beyond by assisting our family with challenges far outside the scope of her regular duties. She remained compassionate and understanding through a number of challenging obstacles our family faced during the sale, often having nothing to do with the property for sale. As some of this sale required regular communication with family on the other side of the country, she always made herself available during off hours. If you are looking for a REALTOR® to take care of you and your family during what can be a stressful process, Suzy is the person you are looking for! Thank you, Suzy, for all that you did for us! ~ JB

• Suzy was so wonderful to work with. She went above and beyond to sell my home. She made every step of the process easy by guiding us through step-by-step, even when things didn’t go according to plan. Would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home and has no idea where to start. She was wonderful! ~ KB

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 26 All Properties on the Internet at www.RimCountry.Com
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2007 N Rogers Circle: 3BRs, 2 baths, 1352 sf, 2-car attached garage, all on a cul-de-sac lot that backs to the Nat'l Forest, and it's move-in ready! Built in 1997 with a split floor plan, vaulted ceiling, skylights, central heat & A/C. Covered front porch, back patio.$429,000 (88418)


903 N Easy St: This is a 6BR, 3 bath, 2832 sf, multi-level chalet in the heart of Payson with a 70's vibe throughout!

Two wood burning F/Ps + heat pump. Fenced back yard and two decks for outdoor enjoyment. Property is being sold AS IS. $375,000 (88582)

3107 N Kysar Way: 3BRs, 2 baths, 2160 sf, 3-car detached garage

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! Now zoned residential. Call today for more details. $545,000 (87415)

Remodeled 2BR, 900 sf cabin in East Verde Park Estates with a full bath and a carport. Open concept with woodstove, 400 sf

screened-in porch, a fenced back yard and views! Plus, it’s within walking distance of the river! $355,000 (88672)

82 N Mayfield Cyn Rd: Immaculate manufactured home on 1.69 acres of horse property in Star Valley. 2BR, 2 baths, bonus family room and a 2-car garage. Shared well, fenced back yard. $415,000 (88617)

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w/ EV charging port + RV parking, 0.58-acre partially fenced parcel. Rustic mountain cabin w/ log siding, wood burning F/P, wood floors, granite counters. Loft, lower-level game room. $675,000 (88828) 1405 W Rim Dr: 5BRs, 5 baths, 3227 sf, 2-car garage, on a 0.44-acre lot with golf course views. Modern elegance with elevator and private guest house. Soaring ceilings, dream kitchen, loft, home office, solar power, garden and fruit trees. $888,000 (88312) PAYSON 730 E See Canyon: 2BR, 3 bath, 2085 sf cabin on an acre in See Canyon, bordering the Nat'l Forest. Vaulted ceiling, wood burning F/P, tiled floor, island kitchen. Primary BR with walk-in shower and access to patio. Covered porch and fire pit for entertaining. $850,000 (88549) 906 N Blazing Star Circle: Panoramic views of the Granite Dells and the Mogollon Rim from this 0.37-acre cul-de-sac lot in Chaparral Pines. Tall pines, mixed vegetation. Gated golf community w/ clubhouse, outstanding 18-hole course! $22,500 (87608) PAYSON PAYSON CHRISTOPHER CREEK PAYSON EAST VERDE ESTATES SalePending! NewZoning! STAR VALLEY $NewPrice$ SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! PINE

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2501 E Golden Aster Circle

Chaparral Pines

STUNNING HOME atop a small knoll in Chaparral Pines, a

community. Main level living, open floor plan. Open greatroom w/ gas insert F/P, floor-to-ceiling glass for lots of natural light. Kitchen offers eat-in dining, island, granite counters, reverse osmosis water purifier, gas cook top, double oven, built-in microwave, and a walk-in pantry / coat closet. South-facing patio & dog run, expansive wrap-around north-facing covered deck w/ panoramic Mogollon Rim & forest views. Large separate laundry counters, sink & cabinets. Central vacuum, fully finished walk-out basement w/ family room. Mature landscaping, tall pine & oak trees, gorgeous manzanitas, drip systems, and an attached oversized 2+car garage. $1,050,000 (88784)

“Kristin is one of the hardest working REALTORS my husband and I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is incredibly professional, knowledgeable and diligent. We felt at all times that Kristin had every detail of our transaction taken care of, and that she truly had our best interest at heart. I would never consider any other REALTOR in the Rim Country than Kristin Croak – she’s that good!”

Kristin Croak

(928) 970-0634

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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
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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
The Onyx Group The Onyx Group Southward view across Pine Valley

Christopher Creek Christopher Creek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PHOTO: Old Hwy 260 - Anna Dean Shields
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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Young / Pleasant Valley Young / Pleasant Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heber~Overgaard, Arizona Heber~Overgaard, Arizona

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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