White Mountains Online




  • Acreage available for commercial an industrial development. Suitable for companies with 3 to 50 employees. Paved roads and utilities on site. Variable lot sizes available.
  • One-half mile from downtown St. Johns. Adjacent to St. Johns Municipal Airport--Taxiway access available. Adjacent to St. Johns Equestrian Center.


  • 5,600 foot (14/32) and 3,400 foot (3/21) paved, lighted runways. Runway width--75 feet. Aircraft weight limit--90,000 pounds.
  • UNICOM--"SJN" (122.8). VOR/DME approaches.
  • New 4,000 foot terminal building -- Passenger and crew lounge, flight planning, restrooms, snack bar, staff offices.
  • Six hangars. 40 Tie-downs. Very reasonable fees.
  • General aviation and jet fuels available (favorable pricing). Licensed mechanic on-call 24-hours-per-day. Courtesy transportation provided. Charter air service available. Sports ramada and picnicking area for visitors. Site of annual Experimental Aircraft Association Fly-In in September.

St. Johns:

  • Area....6.5 square miles / approximately 4,000 acres.
  • Population...Approximately 3,200.
  • Elevation...5,730 feet. -Incorporated in 1946. Apache County seat.
  • Location...Eastern Arizona, 18 miles west of New Mexico border, 53 miles south of Interstate 40, 29 miles north of Springerville. Approximately 242 miles west of Albuquerque, 219 miles northeast of Phoenix, 238 miles from Tucson, 599 miles east of Los Angeles, 300 miles north of Mexican border.
  • Shortest route from Phoenix to Albuquerque.
  • History: Named "El Vadito" (Little River Crossing) by Spanish explorers. Originally a thriving Spanish-American agricultural community. Mormon pioneers from Utah settled in 1879. Name changed to St. Johns when town was established in 1880.


  • Moderate with four seasons. Average rainfall less than 12 inches per year. Temperatures range from average daily minimum in winter of 17 degrees (F) to average summer high of 91 degrees (F). Airport stays open when other White Mountains area airports are closed due to weather conditions.


  • Privately owned rail access within eight miles of town.
  • Fifty-three miles south of Interstate 40 on U.S. 180/191 and State Route 61.

Community Attributes:

  • Affordable housing. High quality of life for a small community. Many recreational and cultural amenities. No city property tax. Municipal infrastructure in place for a city cost of living. Low crime rate. Educated, motivated work force.

Medical Facilities:

  • Two community clinics with doctors and registered nurses.
  • Dentists, pharmacists, chiropractor, veterinarians.
  • Emergency medical technicians.
  • Hospital less than 30 minutes away.
  • Major medical centers less than one hour away by air.

Community Recreational Facilities:

  • St. Johns City Park...Six acres. Lighted tennis courts, handball/racquetball courts, basketball and Volleyball courts, soccer/ballfield, picnic ramadas, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, heated pool, restrooms.
  • St. Johns Equestrian Center and Apache County Fairgrounds
  • Apache County Library...20,000 volumes.
  • Apache County Historical Society Museum...Collection of prehistoric artifacts including 24,000 year old camel bones and mammoth tusks. Excellence:

Recognized Educational

  • Achievement test results consistently above national and state averages.
  • Coronado Elementary School...built in 1987.
  • St. Johns Middle School...recently remodeled. Track, football and soccer fields, basketball courts and playground equipment.
  • St. Johns High School (Academic Decathlon Regional Champions)...built in 1981. Accommodates more than 500 students. Baseball field, football stadium, track and field, handball, tennis and basketball courts. 1,100+ seat auditorium with a sunken orchestra pit. 2,700 seat gymnasium.
  • Northland Pioneer College...St. Johns Branch. Academic, Avocational, Occupational and Vocational Programs. Certificate in Management Program through Small Business Development Center teamed with American Management Association.

Nearby Recreational Facilities:

  • Concho Lake/Concho Valley Golf Course...15 miles west on S.R. 61. Available to public on a daily fee basis. 130-acre lake stocked with Rainbow, Brook and Cutthroat Trout. Boat ramp, picnic and barbecue area. 18-hole golf course (One of six in the White Mountains area) with driving range, putting green, pro shop and full-service clubhouse.
  • Lyman Lake State Park

Attractions Within One Hour:

  • White Mountains area offers backpacking, biking, hiking, hunting and fishing. -Sunrise Park Ski Resort with three mountains and 60 trails.
  • Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest -- 2,112,985 acres, three rivers, 24 lakes and reservoirs.
  • Navajo Nation, White Mountain Apache Reservation, Zuni Reservation.
  • Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Parks.
  • Casa Malpais Ruins, Raven Site Ruins.

Assistance For New And Relocating Business

  • Apache County Enterprise Zone
  • "One-Stop Shop" in the City of St. Johns
  • Expedited Permit Process
  • Local Incentives Possible from the City of St. John
  • Job Training Development
  • St. Johns Industrial Development Authority
  • Write-Down and Lease-Back Availability at the Industrial Airpark Site