The Town of Snowflake is the northernmost community in the White Mountains. At an elevation of 5,600 feet, the town looks across a sweeping plateau to distant mesas and mountain ranges.
The Town of Snowflake has all the charm and trappings of Disneyland's Main Street USA. Lampposts with an antique look line the town's Main Street. Live, blossoming flowers deck every post in the summer and twinkling snowflakes hang from the posts in the winter.
Contrary to its name, the community enjoys a mild year-round climate - less than 10" of annual snowfall. Blue skies and clean air are perfect for golf, horseback riding or RV adventures!
Much of the rich pioneer tradition lives on in Snowflake, and the community hosts a city walking tour featuring the 45 National Register Historic Homes of the original 1880s settlers.
Home to Arizona's only pulp and paper mill, the communities' dominant industries also include pulp mill support industries, ranching, and agricultural products. Snowflake's Industrial Park has recently been expanded to include a new 100-acre hydroponics plant, one of the largest in the Southwest.
Taylor was settled along the banks of Silver Creek by Mormon pioneers James Pearce and John Henry Standiferd, and retains a flavor of the Old West. Cattle ranching, hayfields, sweet corn and horse farms dominate the peaceful landscape. A modern Rodeo Pavilion stages year-round events for local and visiting horsemen and bull-riders. A modern shopping center is surrounded with green fields and semi-rural neighborhoods.
Many are attracted to these remarkable sister-towns: strong family values, a tightly-knit community, rich cultural history, mild climate, exceptional housing and recreational opportunities offer a recaptured American Dream. It is no wonder why Snowflake and Taylor are among the fastest growing communities in northeastern Arizona.
Within a pleasant 3-hour drive from Phoenix, or 2 hour drive from Flagstaff, you'll find the charm, friendliness, heritage and affordable rural lifestyle of your dreams.