Apache Junction

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Apache Junction is a city nestled in the shadows of the Superstition Mountains, 2,070 feet above sea level and 35 miles directly east of Phoenix on Highway 60. It is the eastern most community in the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan area. The city currently encompasses 36.5 square miles with a year-round population estimated at 42,000.

With its mining and transportation roots in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, Apache Junction did not develop a central downtown but spread slowly along the Apache Trail, centering around the old Superstition Inn in the 1950s and 1960s. The city is actively working to develop the area as a 21st-century centerpiece for combined retail, office and downtown residential living – all consistent with Apache Junction’s southwestern, territorial feel. Despite its rapid growth, Apache Junction remains a city of wide-open spaces and a gateway to natural splendor.

The attractions in the area are Superstition Mountain Museum, Goldfield Ghost Town, Lost Dutchman State Park, Canyon Lake, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, and The Dolly Steamboat.

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