We call Prescott “Everybody’s Hometown”, because most people find something here that reminds them of where they grew up.
To many, it’s the historic County Courthouse and tree-lined plaza,
and surrounding shops in the downtown area.
To others, it’s the overall small-town charm and hospitality. People are friendly here, and you’ll notice it no matter where you are in our community.
And Prescott is also “Arizona’s Christmas City”. If your soul longs for the essence of the old-fashioned Christmas that you enjoyed as a child, then you need to come to Prescott.
Prescott is nestled in a mountainous section of west central Arizona surrounded by the 1.2 million acres of Prescott National Forest and the largest stand on Ponderosa Pines in the world.
If you’re thinking of moving here, Prescott’s mile high elevation offers clean, clear air, and an ideal year round moderate climate. The average daytime temperature is 70 degrees, with the summer daytime average reaching 89 degrees, and the winter daytime average reaching 52 degrees. And with its scenic vistas, parks, trails and so much more, you can’t help to have a wonderful feeling about the community.
Prescott also combines the charm of Arizona’s historic past with modern schools, shopping, medical facilities and community programs. For a city of 43,000, there is a lot happening here! Regular big-city style entertainment is offered through such venues as Yavapai College and city cultural facilities. The variety of local restaurants is incredible, with a growing mix of recognizable national chains, too.
Shopping experiences are easily satisfied as well. Many love to poke through the myriad of antique shops, art galleries, and other specialty stores downtown, while finding larger department and retail stores in the area, too. Prescott is the hub of shopping for much of central Arizona.
The hub of many cultural activities, Prescott is home to five museums, four art galleries and the dramatic offerings of Yavapai College and Prescott Fine Art Association. In addition, the city offers acres of parks, providing such activities as tennis, softball and golf.
With numerous outdoor events and street faires held throughout the year, to the Prescott Frontier Days, World’s Oldest Rodeo, and the beloved Cowboy Poets Society held here annually, Prescott continues to maintain its small town charm and warmly celebrates its colorful and fascinating history which dates back over 135 years!
Prescott’s nightlife is centered around historic Whiskey Row (Montezuma Street) which is bristling with bars, galleries, and specialty shops.
Come see for yourself why Fiorello La Guardia, one-time mayor of New York City, called Prescott “the most comfortable and most wonderful city in the world.”
AND PRESCOTT IS WITHIN A FEW HOURS DRIVE FROM MANY POPULAR PLACES!
Distance to Phoenix: 100 miles
Distance to Tucson: 215 miles
Distance to Flagstaff: 90 miles
Distance to Grand Canyon: 120 miles
Distance to Las Vegas: 250 miles
Distance to Los Angeles: 390 miles
Distance to San Diego: 395 Miles
Prescott’s lifestyle has been repeatedly recognized by national publications and websites. For example, Prescott was named one of the “Seven Great Places to Live” by Bottom Line, as well as rated one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise—among several other significant accolades.
And, Prescott has been recognized as “One of the Top Five Places to Retire” by Money magazine and “One of the Top 10 Most Popular Retirement Towns” by www.topretirements.com. Active retirees find the city’s master planned communities on one of the beautiful golf courses, to be ideal for living the laid-back retirement years. Prescott is also home to numerous retirement communities, independent and assisted living facilities, and skilled nursing homes.
So come check out beautiful Prescott AZ for yourself, and you too will discover why 9 out of 10 people that visit Prescott in their relocation search decide to make it their new “Hometown”! My family and I are a perfect example…having moved here 20+ years ago from Southern California, and we still love it! And I assure you that you will find folks who feel exactly the same way we do, everywhere you go around here!
Prescott Rankings (and these are just a few of many):
- One of the Top 5 Places to Retire – Money Magazine
- 3rd in the country (all metro areas) for job growth and economic vitality – INC. Magazine
- 3rd Best Metro in the Country for Job Creation – Milken Institute
- An Emerging Art Town – American Southwest Magazine
- One of 100 Best Communities for Young People – American Promise
- Top “Green” Arizona City – Sperling’s Best Places
- One of Top 10 Most Popular Retirement Towns – www.topretirements.com
- One of a dozen “Distinctive Destinations” – National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Top 10 True Western Towns – True West Magazine
- Top 20 Medium County Hospitals – Solucient
- 1 of 7 Greatest Places to Live – Bottom Line
- Among Top 100 Cities to Live and Launch a Business – Fortune SmallBusiness
- 3rd Skinniest City by AARP (lowest average body mass index)
- In Top 10 “Dream Cities” – Sunset Magazine
- #47 among Best Small Places for Business and Careers – Forbes.com
- #5 among Fastest-Growing Small Metro Areas – Forbes.com
- One of 50 Best Places to Live: The Next Great Adventure Towns – National Geographic Adventure Magazine (2008)
- Top Ten Public Spaces: #3 Courthouse Plaza – American Planning Association
- A Top Adventure Town – National Geographic Adventure Magazine (2009)
- One of 7 Top Trail Towns – Trail Runner Magazine (2009)
- 4th Best City for Retirement – Money Magazine (2010)
- 76th of Best 100 Small Places for Business and Careers – Forbes (2010)
- 2nd Best Place to Retire in U. S. – Smart Money/Wall St. Journal (2010)
- 8 Cities for Golf (and much more)! – Where to Retire Magazine (2014)
- #1 in List of Top 12 U.S. Cities with the Cleanest Air – Report published by The American Lung Association (2015)