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Welcome to Show LowThe city of Show Low has a broad range of community facilities including a library, bowling alley, two 18 hole golf courses, several lighted racquetball and tennis courts, an exercise fitness course, soccer fields, an archery range and movie theaters. Other facilities available include an indoor aquatic center pool, lighted softball and baseball fields, handball and basketball courts and picnic areas.


In addition to communication resources from the rest of the state, Show Low has bi-weekly area newspapers, several radio stations, and numerous television channels from Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff via cable, translator and antenna.


There are five public elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school, and Northland Pioneer College (NPC). Show Low High School has a vocational education program with courses in auto mechanics, general business and graphic arts. Northland Pioneer College, a nationally-accredited, state-supported community college, began serving Navajo County during the 1974-75 academic year. The College is decentralized and now offers classes in over 250 locations. Full-service degree-granting campuses are located in Winslow, Holbrook, Snowflake/Taylor and Show Low. Degree course work may also be completed at centers in Heber, Whiteriver and Keams Canyon. The district office is located in Holbrook. Areas of study include adult basic education, vocational, academic transfer and personal interest. For information call (800) 266-7845. Northern Arizona University, located within 60 miles, in cooperation with NPC, offers upper division and graduate courses at several Navajo County locations. Contact the NAU-Northlands Coordinator at (928) 537-9601.

Show Low also has an accredited cosmetology school in alternating years. The area also supports the first rural vocational district, Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT). Various technical classes are provided in existing high school facilities within Show Low and adjacent school districts.


Navapache Regional Medical Center has 54 beds, there is one nursing home with 100 beds and nine clinics (four chiropractic, five medical.) The medical staff includes 41 physicians, five dentists, two opthomologists, two orthodontists, four optometrists, four chiropractors, and two veterinarians. Action Medical provides ambulance service. Air ambulance service at NRMC and Show Low Regional Airport connects to Flagstaff, Tucson and Phoenix medical facilities.


There are six financial institutions with local offices in Show Low. Also, several company-sponsored credit unions are available. The Northern Arizona Council of Governments (NACOG) located in Flagstaff services this area with a Revolving Loan Program for new and existing businesses. Inquiries can be made through WMRDC, P.O. Box 3440, Show Low, AZ 85901. The Industrial Development Authority of the City of Show Low handles information related to industrial development bonds. Inquiries can be made through the office of the Deputy City Manager/City Treasurer. Additionally, Navajo County businesses are eligible for assistance in financing fixed assets through the Finance Division of the Arizona Department of Commerce.


The community is governed by a mayor, six council members, and a city manager. Show Low is a full-service city with police, park and recreation, water and waste management, and planning and zoning departments. Fire and emergency medical services (EMS) are also available.


Show Low Regional Airport has two paved runways, (7,200-foot lighted and one 4,000-foot unlighted) with paved taxi-ways and new terminal. Commuter air service is available daily for local businesses; air freight service is also available daily.

Industrial Properties

There are currently three industrial park locations providing utilities, road and airport service. For information, contact the White Mountain Regional Development Corporation.



Natural Gas:





Navopache Electric

Citizen's Utility

Graves Propane

Citizens Telecom

(and three private companies)


Waste Management
(928) 537-2802
(928) 368-5118

(928) 537-2913

(928) 537-4944
(928) 537-2971
(928) 537-2214

(800) 921-8101

(928) 537-5724

(928) 537-5724

(928) 367-0707

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Community Facilities 

This profile was prepared by the Arizona Department of Commerce Communications Division in cooperation with the City of Show Low. Report was prepared on June 1999.

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