Welcome to The Shores at Rainbow Lake in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona

The Shores at Rainbow Lake is a quiet, exclusive, gated residential community in Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona.  Situated in the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world, Pinetop-Lakeside offers visitors a cool alpine retreat in the heart of the White Mountains. Incorporated in 1984, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside sits at an elevation ranging from 6,700 to 7,200 feet. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of the White Mountains, the Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest, and the Fort Apache Reservation. Its year-round population of about 5,000 can expand to 35,000 in the summer months, as the mountain opens to seasonal visitors.
 
Hiking, biking, skiing, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing are popular recreational activities; camping and picnic facilities are provided throughout the area, and the White Mountain Trail system provides over 180 miles of developed multi-use trails. There are over 40 lakes and hundreds of miles of streams for boaters and anglers to enjoy.
 
Founded in the early 1880’s by Mormon pioneers, Lakeside derived its name from the area’s lakes, while Pinetop was named for a saloon keeper who served the Fort Apache soldiers.  The two communities of Pinetop and Lakeside incorporated as one town in 1984.
 
Sunny skies and four classic seasons enhance a variety of activities. In winter, visitors can enjoy sledding or tobogganing, snow boarding, ice-fishing, and, of course, world-class downhill and cross-country skiing at the nearby Sunrise Park Resort.   Miles of groomed trails and first-rate facilities draw enthusiasts from around the world.
 
This site is designed to provide homeowners easy access to community information, provide information for renters, and to give those interested in moving to our community a good feel for what life in Arizona's White Mountains can be. 
Announcements
Roadwork update
Posted on Sep 18th, 2020
Roadwork was scheduled to be completed by September 15th, but there have been several delays.  The revised (estimated!) schedule is:
  •  Finish the crack sealing on Rainbow View Drive today, September 18th , possibly Monday
  •  3 days of seal coating Rainbow View Drive and the 3 entry streets the following week
  •  7 to 14 days later they will return to do the crack sealing on all of the streets besides Rainbow View Drive
Thanks for your patience!
New board members elected
Posted on Aug 31st, 2020
Congratulations to Cece Derickson and Adam Boles for winning election to The Shores Board of Directors.  Their terms begin January 1, 2021.
Board of Directors meeting schedule
Posted on Aug 23rd, 2020
The Board of Directors will meet the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM.  The schedule for the rest 2020 is September 19th, October 17th, and November 21st. The board may not meet in December, but check the calendar to verify. A link to an agenda will be posted on the website in the Community Documents for Members page at least 3 days before the meeting. Sign in instructions for the conference call will be included for owners interested in participating.
The Shores Ladies Luncheon
Posted on Aug 2nd, 2020
The Shores Ladies Group has a Ladies Luncheon at 11:30 AM on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the The Bistro at Annie's in Lakeside.  If you would like to attend, please call or text Diane Whipple at 480-329-2700.
Dining, shopping, lodging nearby
Click here to view the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce "What & Where" website page.
What's happening in the White Mountains
Click here for the Pinetop-Lakeside Chamber of Commerce's White Mountain events calendar.
Rules & Regulations
Click here to download The Shores Rules & Regulations
Rental Notification Form
Landlords are required to complete and submit a Rental Notification Form for each time their house is rented. Click here to download the form.
Photo Gallery
Click here to view pictures of the Shores and the White Mountains
Local Resources
Click here to go to the Local Resources page.
Real Estate - properties available and recent sales
Click here for a list of lots and homes for sale in The Shores as of August 21, 2020. PLEASE NOTE:  If you are selling your property here, make sure your realtor knows to say it is in The Shores at Rainbow Lake development and to list it in the local MLS, otherwise it will not appear in our list.  Click here for a list of homes and lots sold in the last 12 months. Thanks to Lon Hoffman, a long-time Shores resident and realtor with Frank M Smith & Associates, for providing access to this information.
Contact Guardian Security
Guardian Security's phone number is 928-532-0090. Click here to go to their website.
View or download public community documents
Click here go to the Shores community documents page
Suggestion box
If you have any suggestions for new content or functionality of The Shores new website, please send Rick Whipple an e-mail by clicking here.