Nestled in the  northeastern portion of the  Tonto  National Forest,  halfway between the  Mogollon Rim and  Roosevelt Lake. The town is situated between Sierra Anchas and Hell’s Gate wilderness areas, and there are many archaeological and historic sites in the area.Several small businesses exist in Young. There is one restaurant, the Antlers (which burned to the ground in 2009 but was rebuilt/reopened in 2011. There is one gas station, one convenience store, an auto parts store, a motel, a small medical center, a thrift shop, a public library, a refuse service, Valley Bar, and Braswell’s Chuckwagon, a gift/fabric shop. Young also has a resident deputy and a volunteer fire department, and community center.

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