Located in Yavapai County, Prescott is a distinctly refreshing city where history, outdoor adventure, relaxation, and a true sense of community come together to give residents and visitors a uniquely exhilarating experience. Popular among retirees and people looking for secondary and investment homes, Prescott continues to convey a warm hometown feel despite the fact of its being a growing metropolis.
Imagine spending your days in comfortable warm weather, with four distinct seasons that range from mild to cool winters to warm to hot summers. Located 96 miles from Phoenix, it only takes an hour and a half drive to get to Prescott. Visitors flock here to enjoy the relatively cooler climate allowed by its higher altitude (the city has an elevation of over 5,300 ft.).
Blessed with 300 days of sunshine, Prescott is an adventure lover’s paradise. Just ten minutes away from the city proper is Prescott National Forest, one of the largest natural parks in the United States. It’s a great outdoor recreational hotspot that mountain bikers, hikers, rock climbers and horseback riders of any experience or skill level can explore while enjoying beautiful views. There are also three lakes within the city itself as well as 16 lush parks and an extensive network of trails.
A Rich Heritage
At the city center, you’ll find the iconic Whiskey Row. A popular destination among tourists and locks alike, this vibrant commercial district is steeped in the rich history of the Old West and also has a markedly Victorian sensibility that helps differentiate Prescott from other communities in the region. Restaurants and bars in the district feature a variety of cuisine, delicious locally crafted beer and a plethora of other local delights. You’ll also find hotels and boutiques here and the area plays host to various cultural events all year round.
Established in 1864, Prescott was once the Territorial Capital of Arizona. The city has a total area of over 41 square miles and is home to a diversity of neighborhoods and planned communities such as Prescott Lakes and The Ranch.
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