Retire to Show Low, and prove to yourself that retiring to Arizona is not all about cactus and temperatures over 115 in the summer.
Located 175 hiway miles northeast of Phoenix at the intersection of Arizona highways 260 and 70 and US 60, Show Low at 10,000 (double this in the summer) people is the largest city in eastern central Arizona.
At an elevation of 6200 feet, Show Low experiences very cold, at least by Arizona standards, temperatures in the winter... One of two ski areas in Arizona is located 40 miles from Show Low.
You would think I am making this up but Show Low got its name over a card game. It seems that in 1876 the biggest property owners in the area decided one of them had to go... After playing cards all night they decided on a hand of lowball would win all the land, cattle, buildings etc.
A Mr Cooley turned over the deuce of clubs and won the whole shooting match.
To commemorate this mega real estate deal the main street in town is called Deuce of Clubs...I told you you can't make up stories like this.
You can tell that Show Low is the largest town around in east central Arizona by the crowds at the Walmart. If you venture in Walmart in the summertime you will find it very crowded... Note the number of pickups in the parking lot and you can see that people plan for their shopping in the big city.
The city of Show Low is in the heart of Ponderosa pine country on the Mogollon Rim (pronounced mug e on) of the White Mountains.
The population of Show Low, and the neighboring areas, doubles in the summertime as residents of the Phoenix area escape the summer heat, it do get hot, in their second homes in the Show Low area...why many retire in Show Low.
There our many real estate opportunities for retirees in the Show Low area... And several planned neighborhoods with their common area amenities...if you just have to have the four seasons, put Show Low on your list of Arizona cities, to consider for your best Arizona retirement living.