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.
Prescott AZ Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Prescott AZ
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Prescott Lakes is a massive 1,150-acre private golf and master-planned community near Prescott’s famous Watson Lake and Willow Creek Reservoir.
It’s one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. Located less than 10 minutes northeast of downtown, Prescott Lakes is an incredible master-planned residential and private golf community that offers amenities, spectacular views, and some of the most beautiful homes in town.
It’s alsohome to an incredible 18-hole Hale Irwin Signature Championship golf course. Filled with a wide range of amazing indoor and outdoor amenities, it offers an incredible place for families to live, work, and play in.
With a choice of upto 10 distinct gated and non-gated neighborhoods, Prescott Lakes offers properties with varying levels of peace, privacy, and types of features.
The community is comprised of upto 13 distinct neighborhoods and one big development offering buyers a range of beautiful single-family homes, townhouses, and scenic custom home lots.
Architectural styles, features, and amenities differ by community.
High-end single-family homes feature first-class amenities and furnishings, as well as more space and higher quality finishes. Townhouses in this community are also replete with features and are ideal as secondary/vacation homes.
With custom home lots, buyers have the luxury of building theirdream home. Prescott Lakes offers plenty of vantage points – especially as the community is surrounded by Thumb Butte, Granite Mountain, hills and other mountain ranges.
Look for lots that offer a panoramic view of the peaks in the distance. There are also available home sites with views of the Granite Dells, Willow Lake, the snow-capped San Francisco Hills, and the golf course.
For inquiries on prices and other property features, contact Richard E. Kerr at (928) 227-2437 or send an email to richard(at)richardekerr(dotted)com.
Lifestyle and amenities
With a choice of 14 different developments and neighborhoods, Prescott Lakes offers a wealth of choices for a wide range of buyers.
There’s a place here for families looking for a lot of space and a peaceful private environment surrounded by nature. There are affordable properties for young professionals who want to live close to where they work. Retirees will also appreciate the amenities and services that encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.
At the heart of Prescott Lakes sits a beautiful 210-acre, 18-hole Hale Irwin Signature Championship golf course complete with manmade lakes and a grand 360-degree mountain range view.
At 14,000squarefeet, theAthletic CLUB features indoor/outdoor swimming pools, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, state-of-the-art spa and fitness centers, indoor/outdoor dining, and more. It also offers classes in tai chi and Zumba.
Those lucky enough to already live here describe Prescott Lakes as living in a city within a city. The community is also surrounded by nature trails and hiking adventures.
Downtown offers a wide array of fine dining restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment and nightlife options. Look for them along Iron Springs Road, Montezuma, and Sheldon Street.
Other nearby attractions include:
- Fort Whipple Museum
- Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary
- Prescott National Forest
- Whiskey Row
- Downtown Historic Area
For expert health care, the Yavapai Regional Medical Center – West and Arizona Grand Medical Center are nearby.
For those raising children, choose from among the following top-ranking schools:
- BASIS Prescott
- Abia Judd Elementary School
- Tri-City College Prep High School
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Prescott College