Welcome to Pine-Strawberry, Arizona
Native Americans once inhabited this beautiful area. Over time it was eventually resettled by Mormon settlers beginning in about 1875. They named the area "Strawberry" due to the abundance of wild strawberries that grow in the region. This quaint little town has an awesome vibe with surrounding beauty. Pine is a charming and relaxed Arts and Crafts community that’s part of the Rim Country, and just 98 miles from Phoenix. It’s located right in the middle of the Tonto National Forest, the nation’s 5th largest national forest and the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines. Four Seasons and Recreational Opportunities abound.
Living in Pine you will be able to explore the wilderness of Arizona’s “Rim Country” and enjoy a bustling art community. From the ponderosa pine forests that give the city its name, to deep mountain lakes and the expansive Arizonan desert, Pine provides easy access to all your family’s favorite outdoor activities. When you’re not hitting the trails, spend some time soaking up the area’s history. Be sure to take a walk by the 1884 Pine post office to show your kids an authentic piece of the past.
Pine is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Gila County, Arizona. The population was 1,963 at the 2010 census. Pine was established by four Mormon families in 1879.
Pine and the adjacent community of Strawberry are rapidly growing vacation and retirement centers in north-central Arizona, below the Mogollon Rim. Pine's elevation is 5,448 feet (1,661 m), and the Pine post office was established in 1884.
Pine has always been a great relaxing getaway, but recently its social life has been on the rise. Several new restaurants and pubs have popped up in the area, giving it a great atmosphere for family and couples.
Strawberry is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Gila County, Arizona. The population was 961 at the 2010 census.
Arizona State Route 87 passes through Strawberry. It is a two-hour drive—108 miles (174 km)—northeast from Phoenix. The town of Payson is 18 miles (29 km) southeast via Route 87, and Winslow is 71 miles (114 km) to the northeast.
Strawberry, Arizona is a popular weekend getaway place for the desert-dwellers that escape the summer heat from the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Strawberry sets at an elevation of about 6,000 feet which means meadows of springtime wildflowers, cool refreshing summer temperatures, brilliant autumn colors, an abundance of wildlife and tranquility. Strawberry AZ shares the pristine scenic beauty of the Mogollon Rim Country with its sister towns of Payson and Pine, Arizona. The Rim Country boasts the largest stand of Ponderosa Pine forests in the world.
Strawberry is really a community built around an outdoor lifestyle. Enjoy attractions like the Tonto Natural Bridge, hiking trails and access to many lakes and streams. It offers several hikes that lead to picturesque settings such as waterfalls covered in greenery and gorgeous rock formations. The atmosphere is relaxing and you will enjoy the beauty of nature.