is located in the scenic White Mountains of Arizona. Founded in the early 1880s
by Mormon pioneers, Lakeside derived its name from the area's lakes, and
Pinetop derived its name from the nickname of a saloon keeper who served the Fort Apache
soldiers. The two communities incorporated as one town in 1984.
Pinetop-Lakeside is known for its extensive tourism and recreational
activities, proximity to the world's largest stand of ponderosa pine, and for
an outstanding quality of life.
Payson, located at the “heart” of Arizona and a pleasant 90- minute drive from the Phoenix metropolitan area,
is renowned for its beauty, recreational opportunities and, more recently, its
dynamic business environment. The area enjoys a mild four season climate that
attracts international visitor’s year around. 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.