Pinetop–Lakeside is a small town in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. According to 2010 census, the population of the town is 4,282. It was founded in 1984 when the neighboring towns of Pinetop and Lakeside merged.
Pinetop–Lakeside is a popular summer resort and second-home area for Arizona desert residents. In 2002, a large forest fire, the Rodeo–Chediski Fire, threatened the town and forced an evacuation. The town is near extensive forests, and in normal times is a popular recreational area.
Pinetop-Lakeside is located at 34°8′31″N 109°57′51″W (34.141913, -109.964047).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.3 square miles (29 km2), of which 11.3 square miles (29 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.71%) is water.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Pinetop-Lakeside has a Mediterranean dry-summer subtropical climate abbreviated with Csa. The average temperature year round is 51.9 °F.
At the 2000 census there were 3,582 people, 1,436 households, and 1,020 families in the town. The population density was 318.1 people per square mile (122.8/km²).