Heber Overgaard is located about 38 miles from Show Low and 55 miles from Payson, Arizona. Some people think it's part of the White Mountains regions and others consider it Mogollon Rim Country. It is situated with the Sitgreaves National Forest. Since it's elevation is about 6,500 feet with summer temperatures that rarely exceed 85 degree F, it can be considered as part of both regions in northeastern Arizona. The population of Heber-Overgaard is about 2,700 (2007) very lucky residents.
Heber and Overgaard are technically two different unincorporated communities but are so close, most consider them almost one and the same which is why combined they are referred to as "Heber Overgaard". Mormon pioneers first settled Heber in the late 1880s. Overgaard was originally called "Oklahoma Flat" but was renamed after the first owner of it sawmill.
Today, Heber Overgaard is an all season vacation and getaway destination of Arizonans, particularly those that live in the desert communities of the Phoenix and Scottsdale that seek a cooler climate during the summer months.
Directions To Heber-Overgaard
From Phoenix. Take State Highway 87 North to Payson and continuing east via State Highway 260 to Heber-Overgaard. The trip is about 109 miles depending upon exact departure point in the Greater Phoenix area.