Quality of Life

Show Low is The Gateway to Arizona's White Mountains and the quality of life
here is unequaled anywhere.  The area is famous for its world class hunting and fishing opportunities.

Wildlife common to the area includes deer, elk, bear, antelope, mountain lion and turkey.  There are over 2,000,000 acres of National Forest land adjacent to Show Low and over 40 lakes and streams in the immediate area.  Camping and hiking are popular activities. The Show Low and White Mountains Trail Systems are the pride of the community and provide over 120 miles of trails for hiking and biking.  ATV riding is quickly becoming a very popular activity in the surrounding forests.  The White Mountain Open Trails Association and the Apache County Roughriders Club maintain many miles of trails for ATV's in the White Mountains.  Skiing buffs can take advantage of Arizona’s premier skiing destination, Sunrise Park Resort.  Sunrise Park Resort is located a short 36 miles from Show Low and offers 65 runs and 10 chair lifts.  The resort also offers separate snowboarding and cross country ski areas.

Show Low is a summertime golf Mecca.  Visitors and residents alike enjoy golfing in cool 75 degree weather on seven area courses.  The master-planned communities of Torreon and Bison Golf and Country Club both offer homes that open up to the golf greens.  The Torreon Golf Club features a 27 hole championship course designed by world-renowned architects Von Hagge, Smelek and Baril.  The Bison Golf Club features a Billy Mayfair designed 18 hole championship course. 

Tennis, basketball, baseball and volleyball are readily available in over 85 acres of City owned parks throughout the community.  These parks are surrounded by an abundance of U.S. Forest Service land and the largest stand of ponderosa pine in the U.S. The Show Low Family Aquatic Center is an indoor facility that offers a 6-lane 25-yard pool, an adjoining zero-depth pool with water slide and spray fountain, and an indoor spa.

Show Low offers access to a variety of arts & entertainment groups and venues.  The Silver Creek Performing Arts Association sponsors and hosts local theaters and choirs, as well as a number of special events.  The Silver Creek Little Theatre and the Silver Creek Community Choir are part of the association and offer diverse performances of classic and modern works.  The White Mountain Symphony performs a varied array of productions.  A local favorite is the sounds of the White Mountain Big Band.

A popular site for entertainment in the area is the Hon Dah Resort Casino and Conference Center.  The award-winning casino houses slot machines, Blackjack tables and a Poker room.  The center also offers live entertainment six nights a week.

Show Low hosts a number of community events throughout the year.  Perhaps the biggest event is the annual Show Low Days which features an Outdoor Recreation Show, the Mountain Festival of Arts & Crafts, a beer garden, a Kids Zone, live entertainment and thousands of attendees each day.  FreedomFest is held each year over the 4th of July weekend and features a parade, games, entertainment and a fireworks show.  The Show Low Main Street Farmer's Market & Art Walk is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Memorial Day Weekend through September in downtown Show Low and features local produce, food products, arts, crafts and entertainment.

Show Low also offers a wealth of dining and shopping opportunities from the national chains to more regional fare.  It is truly a city that blends the charm of a small town with all the comforts of a larger city.

 

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