Dewey-Humboldt is the kind of place where homes are surrounded by picturesque backdrops of rugged hillsides, lush shrubs and long-range views across the valley floor. If you’re looking to escape to a place with plenty of breathing room, this town is for you.
This rural community in Yavapai County is located in the high desert 12 miles east of Prescott and 85 miles north of Phoenix. Dubbed “Arizona’s Country Town,” it has a low-density residential population and the residential lot sizes available here are typically large. The vast majority of lots available for sale have land areas that are no less than half an acre. Like the other communities in the Tri-Cities area, Dewey-Humboldt has a mild four-season climate, with only the occasional snowfall during the winter months.
The way of life in Dewey-Humboldt is influenced by the surroundings. The area has a very strong country feel – and residents here like to keep it that way. The town’s laidback atmosphere coupled with its abundance of scenic views has attracted a lot of retirees to settle here. With many wide open spaces, Dewey-Humboldt is the ideal place for people looking to experience authentic country living.
Mining and Ranching History
Dewey-Humboldt, as its name implies, used to be two separate communities called Dewey and Humboldt. The two neighboring communities, situated in the Agua Fria River valley, had thrived due to the area’s abundant natural resources that allowed for long years of successful farming, ranching and mining. The majority vote that determined the joining of these two towns was made fairly recently – in December 2004 – and was driven by the intention of maximizing tax dollars to improve the community.
Attractions, Educational Options and More
Residents can enjoy attractions like Butte Street Park and The Dewey-Humboldt’s Historical Society’s museum on Main Street, which offers walking tours that explore the area’s mining and ranching history. There is also an extensive community library and activity center near Main Street that locals and visitors can enjoy.
The public school system in Dewey-Humboldt is managed by the Humboldt Unified School District, which provides quality K-12 education to the town’s younger residents and is also one of the top employers in the area.