Community Information
Globe-Miami is in the heart of Arizona.  The Globe-Miami community is located just a short drive east of Phoenix and north of Tucson.  It rests in the foothills of the Pinal Mountains at an elevation of 3,500 feet.  Therefore, we have wonderful weather, never too hot (like our metropolitan neighbors) or too cold.

The history in our area gives it its charm.  Mining began here in the late 1860s when silver was first discovered. A large nugget of silver, vaguely round and suggesting a globe, was found in the foothills of the present day city, and that's how Globe got its name. That large silver nugget is now on display in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Globe was founded in 1876 and incorporated in 1907, and Miami was incorporated in 1918 after huge (for that day and age) deposits of low-grade porphyry copper were discovered.

The historic downtowns, copper mining, our neighbors on the San Carlos Apache Reservation, and abundant outdoor recreation throughout the Tonto National Forest combine to make Globe-Miami much more than the sleepy community many expect to find.  The culture runs throughout our area and we are often accused of being very friendly people.

The copper industry is a large employer of our community.  The town of Miami, six miles west of Globe, is currently the site of three copper mining operations – Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold, BHP Billiton and Carlota Copper. They are the latest names in a litany of historic mines and mining companies that have done business here in the last century.

Roosevelt Lake is less than a 30 minute drive from town.  It is one of the largest lakes in Arizona known for its vastness, which is perfect for water skiing, jet skiing, boating, etc.  It is also prevalent for its great fishing (large and small-mouth bass and crappie are generous).  The Pinal Mountains make a great escape to pines in a 30 minute drive.  Whether you are cooling down in the summer or going to play in the snow in the winter - it is a beautiful scenic drive and part of life in this area.  Because we are surrounded by mountainous terrain, this is also a great place to go hiking.  There is definitely options of enjoying different scenery on your hikes - everything between desert terrain with ocotillo cactus, boulders sitting amongst mesquite trees or along a creek lined with pine trees.  There is also some mountain biking trails that bikers from all over Arizona come to ride.  If you love adventure: the Salt River is close by for some heart-pounding rafting or the rocky terrain makes for great ATV-ing.

Two other famous features our area is known for are the great Mexican food and antiquing.  No matter where you are at in town, close by there is a delicious plate of burros, tacos, enchiladas, beans and rice waiting for you to consume.  The vast array of antique shops and second-hand stores can fill your day with collectibles and history.  Many of the historic buildings in downtown Globe and Miami are still intact.  The feeling of early mining days and cowboys romance you with so much Territorial history.

Interesting facts:
  •     Globe is the county seat of Gila County.
  •     2010 Census shows Globe's population at 7,532 and Miami's population at 1,837.
  •     Surrounded by Native American ruins: Besh-ba-Gowa Archeological Park and Tonto National Monument.
  •     Globe and Miami High Schools are rivals that battle for the Copper Kettle each football season.
  •     Nearby Apache Gold Casino includes high-rated Stronghold Golf Course.