Pine Crest is a neighborhood in the town of Pine, Arizona, about 10 miles north of Payson. Pine is at approximately 5500 feet and is a popular spot for vacation homes for Phoenix residents because of its towering pines, mild climate, fresh mountain air, proximity to Phoenix, and abundant recreational opportunities. The population nearly doubles in size during the summer.
Pine Crest is in town and conveniently located near the many restaurants of Pine, including a brewery, and the local shops and businesses. Nearby Bear Canyon Lake and Knoll Lake offer plenty of outdoor fun. Mountain biking and hiking are also a big attraction here due to the region’s top-notch trails, picturesque scenery, and great weather.
The area was settled in the mid-1800s and has a lot of old buildings and history. Many of these old buildings have been transformed into businesses. Summer festivals among the rural ambiance add to the areas appeal. The festivals kick off in May and continue through the fall.