Economic Development is the creation of wealth from which community benefits are realized. It is more than a jobs program, it's an investment in growing your economy and enhancing quality of life for all residents. We are a rural community that depends on visiter's to stimulate local economy.
The Heber-Overgaard Community is located just two and a half hours from the Phoenix area in the cool Ponderosa Pines of the Mogollon Rim and completely surrounded by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. We are home to spectacular Hiking, Fishing, Hunting, ATV Trails, and an Abundant Wildlife. The Heber-Overgaard Community is a great place to visit, shop, dine, play or even call home. So come up to Heber-Overgaard where we have more trees than buildings, more wildlife than people, more trails than roads and it's "Perfect In All Seasons"..
Heber-Overgaard has an atypical version of a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa) with a dry period in early summer followed by heavy monsoonal thunderstorms and rain from frontal cloudbands in the cooler months. Like more typical Mediterranean climates, however, forest fires tend to be extremely prevalent during dry summer periods.
Heber-Overgaard offers multiple community facilities including a public library, 40-acre park, astronomical observatory, aviation airpark and a number of athletic facilities: baseball, football and Little League fields; basketball, volleyball, tennis and racquet ball courts.
Immediately south of Heber-Overgaard is the Mogollon Rim, a steep escarpment ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 feet from the base to the highest plateau. The Rim divides the northern plateau region from the lower central and southern areas. The Rim offers scenic views and numerous man-made lakes ideal for fishing.
Hunting for elk, deer, turkey, antelope and bear is permitted. Fishing, in nearby trout streams, is popular. There are also picnic and camping facilities available within the area. Other scenic attractions in the area include Black Canyon Lake, Willow Springs Lake, Woods Canyon Lake, Chevelon Canyon Lake, the Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery, Chevelon Butte, and the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
Heber-Overgaard Unified School District serves Heber-Overgaard. Mountain Meadows Primary School (grades Pre K–3), Capps Middle School (grades 4–6), Mogollon Junior High School (grades 7–8), and Mogollon High School (grades 9–12) serve the community. Student enrollment is approximately 471.
Northland Pioneer College, a state-accredited community college, serves Navajo County remotely via satellite. The college has centers located in Holbrook, Show Low, Snowflake/Taylor, and Winslow.
The minimum combined 2021 sales tax rate for Overgaard, Arizona is 6.43%. This is the total of state, county and city sales tax rates. The Arizona sales tax rate is currently 5.6%. The County sales tax rate is 0.83%. The Overgaard sales tax rate is 0%.