Greer, Arizona


Greer, Arizona

Greer is an unincorporated community in Apache County, Arizona, United States. It lies at an elevation of approximately 8,600 feet in the White Mountains of Arizona, and is surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. Greer was founded around 1879 by Mormon settlers from Utah. [ http://www.tucson.com/travel2/arizona/northcentral/articles/stories?id=nc-greer] The Greer post office has the ZIP code of 85927; [ [http://www.zipinfo.com/cgi-local/zipsrch.exe?cnty=cnty&zip=85927 Zip Code Lookup] ] the ZCTA for ZIP Code 85927 had a population of 177 at the 2000 census.GR|2

Greer is located near the towns of Springerville and Eagar in Northeast Arizona, near the New Mexico border. Its position in the valley of the Little Colorado River near various lakes means that temperatures are significantly milder than surrounding areas. Sunrise Park Resort, a skiing resort, is located about half an hour's drive west.

While Greer is over a four hour drive from Phoenix and a five hour drive from Tucson, it remains one of the most popular summer vacation destinations in Arizona, as it is consistently 20-30 degrees cooler than the deserts.

Attractions

*Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
*630 miles of trout streams and 22 trout lakes within a 30 mile radius of Greer [http://www.arizona-leisure.com/greer-arizona.html]
*East Fork Trail [http://www.wmonline.com/attract/trails/wbaldy.htm] to Mount Baldy (Arizona), one of Arizona's classic streamside hikes.
*Sunrise Park Resort ski area [http://www.sunriseskipark.com/]
*Hon-dah Casino [http://www.hon-dah.com/casino.html] , also on the White Mountain Apache Reservation

References

External links

* [http://www.greerarizona.com/ Official website]
* [http://www.greeraz.com Another Greer website]
* [http://www.azcommerce.com/doclib/commune/greer.pdf Greer community profile] at Arizona Department of Commerce
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmechtley/sets/72157602338954313/ Greer photo gallery]


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