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.
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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.