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Welcome New Residents of Apache Junction!
Welcome to Apache Junction! We're excited to have you join our community. You will find that Apache Junction retains the Spirit of the Old West and of rural America all while having the amenities of a larger city. There are great trails nearby to help you escape the hustle and bustle of a busy City life, both on the east and north side of the City’s limits and in the iconic Superstition Mountains, which dominate the skyline to the east. The City is also home to Apache Creek Golf Club and close to Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club and Gold Canyon Golf Resort and is a short drive to stunning Canyon Lake where you can boat, fish, and explore the gorgeous red rock canyon. The City is right next door to Goldfield Ghost Town and Superstition Mountain - Lost Dutchman Museum where you can step back in time to frontier life in Central Arizona. In terms of businesses, the City has numerous, high-quality restaurants, several supermarkets, and countless small business retailers to meet your every need.
We welcome you to the community and hope you’ll enjoy all that Apache Junction has to offer!
The Superstition Mountains tower over Apache Junction. The tallest mountain you see here is Ironview Peak. The Flatiron, a notoriously difficult hike in, is just below it.
Salt River Project: (602) 236-8888 or https://www.srpnet.com/
Apache Junction Sewer District: (480) 941-6754 or https://www.smcfd.org/
TRASH & RECYCLE
Republic Services: (602) 237-2078 or https://www.republicservices.com/residents
Two water companies service Apache Junction. Your address determines which company services your area.
Apache Junction Water District: (480) 982-6030 or https://www.ajwaterdistrict.org/
Arizona Water: (480) 982-2201 or http://www.azwater.com/communities/apache-junction/
Central Arizona College
Superstition Mountain Campus
805 S. Idaho Road
Apache Junction Unified School District - www.ajusd.org
APACHE JUNCTION HIGH SCHOOL
Principal, Lisa Ginn
2525 S IRONWOOD DR
CACTUS CANYON JR HIGH
Principal, Phyllis Bellemare
801 W SOUTHERN AVE
FOUR PEAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Principal, Sunni Braaksma
1785 N. Idaho Road
DESERT VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Principal, Heather Preston
3701 E. Broadway
PERALTA TRAIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Principal, Kenneth DeLoera
10965 E. Peralta Road Gold Canyon, AZ
CHARTER / PRIVATE SCHOOLS
APACHE TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL (Leona Group)
945 W APACHE TRAIL
Principal, Virma Chavez
AVALON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Excalibur Schools)
Principal, Tammie Simpson
1045 S SAN MARCOS DR
IMAGINE PREP SUPERSTITION
1843 W 16 AVE
Principal, Laila Valencia
1150 W SUPERSTITION BLVD
Principal, Michelle Edwards
Southwest Gas: (877) 860-6020 or https://www.swgas.com/
Apache Junction Police Department: Phone: (480) 982-8260 (non-emergency) | Emergency Phone: 911 or https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/112/Police-Department
Superstition Fire & Medical District: Phone: Phone: (480) 982-4440 | Emergency Phone: 911
Sign up for the City's newsletter here: https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/1060/Newsletter-Sign-Up
Follow City of Apache Junction Social Media to see even more: https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/621/Social-Media
A business license is a license issued to a person conducting business activity within the city or any person or business having a privilege tax or use tax license listing Apache Junction per city code §8-2-3(A). The fee for a Business License is $50. An application must be approved along with the fee paid before a business may lawfully engage in business in the City of Apache Junction.
For questions regarding business licenses, please call the City Clerk's office at (480) 474-5050 or email the business license coordinator.
The Apache Junction Animal Control shelter provides many services to the residents of Apache Junction including adoptions and licensing. All dogs within the city of AJ are required to have a current rabies vaccine and owners must obtain a city license for their dog. The shelter also provides housing to dogs and cats that are owner surrendered as well as strays. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9-3 PM for all services and welcomes visitors anytime during business hours!
People can also view adoptable dogs and cats on 24petconnect.com
Visit the Apache Junction Animal Control website for more details: https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/162/Apache-Junction-Animal-Control
City Code related to Animals: https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/apachejunction/latest/apache_az/0-0-0-1695
Parks & Recreation
The City's Parks and Recreation Department oversees 9 parks and 2 recreational facilities.
- The Multi-Generation Center is an indoor fitness and senior center with an indoor track, basketball courts, workout equipment, a climbing wall, and more!
- Prospector Park has baseball and soccer fields and basketball, sand volleyball, tennis, and pickleball courts.
- Flatiron Park has a large green space, picnic areas, and a splashpad.
- Superstition Shadows Park has the City's skatepark and Aquatic Center, which has a lap pool with a diving area, and a second pool with slides, a beach entry, and spray equipment for kids.
- Miles of multi-purpose trails suitable for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and horseback riding wind through the east and north sides of Apache Junction in the City's open space.
- Silly Mountain Park has 3.3 miles of additional desert trails of varying degrees of difficulty.
Visit their website for more details: https://www.apachejunctionaz.gov/111/Parks-Recreation
With its breathtaking view of the Superstition Mountains, the Apache Junction Public Library is a welcoming destination providing education, technology, information, and entertainment, enriching the lives of individuals and families in our diverse county. Besides offering books, movies, DVD’s and video games, the library offers services including a maker space, digitization services, Cricut, 3Dprinter, reservable study rooms, seed library, access to the Greater Phoenix Digital Library and other downloadables like movies, music, eBooks and audiobooks.
The library offers engaging events for adults and families, including age-appropriate programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children. Fun Van by First Things First, based at AJPL, is a grant-funded program that provides parents around Pinal County with the tools they need to be their child's first and best teacher.
The Library also participates in the Culture Pass program, giving cardholders access to museums, cultural institutions, and artistic performances.