Arizona May 21, 2016
12 Slow Paced Small Towns In Arizona Where Life Is Still Simple
Arizona has a large number of small towns scattered across the state. A stop here, whether for an hour or overnight, is a great way to get a taste of what the slow life feels like especially if you’re used to city life. So, let’s take a look at a few small towns in Arizona where you can experience that slow-paced feel.
Located in Apache County a short distance from New Mexico, Alpine has both a tiny town feel with some pretty views. It has a population of about 145 but tends to get a bit busier in the summer months.
There’s not a whole lot going on in Concho, so if you’re looking for a quiet little place to escape to, this may be it. The town has a population of 38 and what you see above is one of the few buildings you’ll see.
By Navajo standards, this little town is a little more bustling than some of the other communities on the reservation but it’s still small and quiet. The Hubbell Trading Post and Ganado High School bring more people in but the town and the surrounding area remains at a population of 1,210.
5. Gila Bend
With a sign like that, you can bet the town is small and relaxed! The sign needs to be updated though because the current population is about 1,900. Do you think think the number of old crabs has increased or decreased?
This town is both small and idyllic; it sits between the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains. It is known for its ranches, wildlife, and small art community.
7. Peach Springs
One of the many small towns found along Route 66, Peach Springs is one that is a quiet little spot on the Hualapai Reservation. The town was also one of the primary models for the Pixar film
Cars and is the nearest town to Supai in the Grand Canyon.
Doesn’t that look picturesque? Sonoita has a population of 818, making it a small spot that is ideal for living and leisure.
One of the many small towns sitting outside of Payson, Strawberry’s small town atmosphere is made even better by all the pine trees. The area has a population of 1,028.
This town with a strange name only has a population of 110, making it small and quiet.
Winkleman has a population of 353. It’s definitely a slow paced town with a spectacular view of the surrounding environment.
This little town on the western side of the state doesn’t have a lot going on these days but it once had a more lively atmosphere when Route 66 travelers moved through town. One of the most eye-catching places in town is the strange, golf ball shaped building you see above.
Have you lived in or visited any of these small towns? What are some other small towns that you think should have made this list?