Prescott serves as the hub of the Quad City Area which encompasses the towns of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey Humboldt and other surrounding communities all within one of the largest geographic counties in the U.S – Yavapai County, pronounced YAV-UH-PIE. There is a great variety and diversity in our housing stock from early 20th century cottages near downtown and cabins in the forest, to contemporary gated and golf communities, suburban subdivisions, small ranches and horse properties, condos and manufactured homes, and everything in between. Nestled at an elevation of 5,200′ feet above sea level the mile high city of Prescott is surrounded on the south and west by the Prescott National Forest so you’re never more than a few minutes’ drive from the solitude of the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the U.S. and more than 450 miles of groomed trails. In the center of downtown lies the Courthouse Plaza named as one of the top ten public spaces in the U.S. featuring performances, music, arts, and craft festivals. Prescott is home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo held annually and is also Arizona’s Official Christmas City hosting holiday festivals.
Prescott’s perfect weather provides an average temperature of 70 degrees, and is pollution free with four beautifully mild and distinct seasons, breathtaking landscapes including, lakes, streams, and rolling meadows filled with wildlife. Prescott is a transition zone and has many diverse landscapes like the Granite Mountain Wilderness Area, Granite Dells, as well as Pinon-Juniper Woodlands, Ponderosa Forests, Grasslands and more. Here you’ll find many things to do including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, birding, hiking, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, local breweries, restaurants, shopping, museums, colleges, parks and a hometown feel that has gained Prescott the notoriety of being named consistently as one of the best places to live and retire in the U.S.
Prescott serves as a launching point for some of the greatest destinations in the southwest including the Grand Canyon only 2.5 hours’ drive away, Phoenix and the Sonoran Desert only 1.5 hours away, Sedona, AZ and some of the most stunning red rock scenery in the world only 1 hour away, and Flagstaff with winter skiing only 1.75 hours away. Beyond to the north lie the incredible canyons and National Parks of Southern Utah like Bryce, Zion, Arches, and Canyonlands and the 4-Corners areas including the Hopi and Navajo Nation’s.
Once the capital of the state, Prescott is rich with history embodied in its world famous Whiskey Row and abundant historical landmarks and multiple museums. Whether you’re seeking to relax in a natural environment filled with beauty and wildlife, the history of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and cowboy forays in the most famous saloons of the Old West, or a family friendly environment, Prescott has it all.
The only thing Prescott does not have is traffic, crime, pollution, humidity, bugs and an ocean.
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