Quality of Life in Rim CountryHere in the shadows of the Mogollon Rim, residents of the Arizona Rim Country enjoy a quality of life that ranks among the best in Arizona. Payson has been listed as one of the most popular places in the country for second homes as well as ranked as one of the fastest-growing retirement communities in the nation. Arizona Rim Country offers what many are looking for when they relocate: a moderate climate, a rural setting with south access to metropolitan areas, quality housing, great school systems, recreational amenities, accessible health care, low crime rates, and employment opportunities.
A four season climate, temperatures in the Payson average about 20 degrees cooler than the desert, and the area receives an average of about 21 inches of precipitation a year.
Most of the property in Arizona Rim Country is owned by the US National Forest Service or the Tonto Apache Tribe, therefore, there will never be unbridled growth, the average annual population growth has historically been 3.5%.