Did you know that Snowflake and the surrounding area was rated as one of the top three places in Arizona to live off grid? It was not a big surprise to us at the Heritage Inn. It’s a way of life that we see as quite consistent with the fiercely independent spirit of the region. But it’s the combination of sunny days, affordable land, clean air and abundant water that really attract the self-sufficient minded resident. Because of its increasing popularity, homesteading has come a long way in the past decade. It’s a way of life that solar technology is making less and less a comfort compromise. Living rustic or surprisingly posh, ecologically minded or just want to be left alone, we say hats off to our independent and resilient neighbors in this wonderfully diverse part of Arizona.