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Overview of Globe

Globe, Ariz., touts itself as the "City of Hospitality." It is located in Southern Arizona and has a population of approximately 7,400. The city is situated on the historic Old West Highway, which offers residents easy access to other cities. People looking for Globe apartments for rent will find a city with a close ties to its history and all the amenities of modern day.

Living in Globe, AZ

Globe is famous on a national level because of a large nugget of silver that was found in the city's foothills in the late 1860s. The silver was round and resembled a globe, providing "Globe" with its name. (The nugget is now on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.) Globe was founded in 1876 and incorporated in 1907. It is the seat of Gila County.

Residents find jobs in Globe's main industries, which include mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction. The city's employers draw in more than 1,000 commuters and more than 1,500 people work and live in the city. The historical downtown buildings make Globe residents feel as if they've stepped back in time, but they still enjoy modern-day features such as a hospital in town and the San Carlos Apache Airport. Residents choose to get involved with many community organizations, including 4-H, Boy and Girl Scouts, Gila Humane Society and Bustle & Boots Square Dance Club.

Globe Attractions and Special Events

Residents with apartments in Globe get to take part in many festivals, including Copper Dust Stampede Days and Apache Days, which offers residents a chance to admire local art and enjoy Native American cuisine. Nature lovers enjoy several parks and reservations that offer a peek into Native history and beautiful nature walks. When residents want to experience a cultural attraction, they go to the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts.

Residents have the opportunity to easily take short trips to large cities such as Scottsdale and Phoenix. Globe is 83 miles from Scottsdale and 87 miles from Phoenix.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Globe, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

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