WELCOME TO PRESCOTT, AZ
Prescott has been deemed one of the top 10 places to live in the US and for a multitude of reasons. With idyllic temperatures year-round (a perfect 73 degrees) and nature scenes that are second to none, Prescott has earned every bit of it's renowned reputation. Beyond it's wild landscapes, Prescott offers a variety of social amenities including great schools, car shows, brew fests and is notable home to the World's Oldest Rodeo!
A BIT OF HISTORY
Founded in 1864, Prescott derived it's name from author, William Hickling Prescott. Interestingly, Prescott was deemed as the Territorial Capital of Arizona until it was changed to Phoenix in 1889. Through the years, Prescott saw great fluctuations in economic growth between the deterioration of mining and the rise of the cattle industry. Once the Arizona Central Railway opened, Prescott continued to experience growth, tourism and a flourishing economy.
Rated as one of the top 10 places to live in the US, Prescott has a long-standing reputation with many highlights. This area is noted for having the cleanest air by the American Lung Association, making it idyllic for retirees. And contrary to the belief, the average temperature in Prescott is 73 degrees. Ranked highly on the academic meter, Prescott offers exceptional school districts for growing families. With a population of over 40,000 you won't have to endure the congestion of more urban areas.
THINGS TO DO
Residing in a rich landscape of Arizona's best, Prescott offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The Sedona is only 60 miles away and just nearby Prescott is brimming with hiking trails, lakes, stunning pine forest and wildlife galore. This is every nature lover's dream. Nearby there are plenty of local shops and a charming downtown with annual events such as the New Year's Eve Boot Drop and the allure of Courthouse Square which becomes a festive haven every Christmas!
Nestled in the heart of the Quad Cities Prescott's unique landscape offers a plentiful selection of amenities and local attractions. With the Grand Canyon just 125 miles away and the famous Sedona Dessert only 60 miles beyond, Prescott is high on the map!