A view of the famous Rodeo-Chediski (2003) fire from Heber-Overgaard
Heber-Overgaard is a "Census Designated Place" that is actually two old settlements that are right against each other among the tall pines at the top of the Mogollon Rim (at about 6,500' elevation). This is inside the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest: lots of trees, lots of lakes, excellent fishing, good hiking trails, and huge views. It's also a lot cooler here about 2,000' above the southern Arizona desert floor.
Heber is named after Heber J. Grant, a prominent Mormon who settled here in the late 1870's. The first post office was established in 1890. Oklahoma Flats was just to the east but had its' name changed to Overgaard (after the owner of the first sawmill established there) in the 1930's.
These two settlements are at the junction of Route 260 and Route 277. This has become a reasonably high-end summer vacation/resort area, although the Rodeo-Chediski wildfire that consumed some 467,066 acres in June/July 2003 was a pretty hard hit on the area.
The population of Heber-Overgaard is up more than 5% since 2000.
High School or Higher: 83.5%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 9.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.1%
Cost of Living Index for Heber-Overgaard: 86.5
Median Household Income: $27,600
Median Home Value: $148,100
Median Resident Age: 53.1 Years
Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Forestry, Real Estate Services, Government, Health Care, Educational Services, Retail Services, Transportation Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 8.8%