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About living in Prescott, AZ

Thursday, November 16, 2017   /   by Oakley Bechtold

About living in Prescott, AZ



Prescott is a beautiful city nestled in the Bradshaw Mountains located in north central Arizona. With an elevation of 5,448 feet and four gorgeous seasons. The population of Prescott is around 40,000 making Prescott a tight knit community. Prescott was founded in 1864 named for historian William Hickling Prescott. Prescott has many Victorian style homes and has over 800 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The rich history, beautiful climate, small town feel and local events make Prescott an ideal place to live.

Community Events

Almost every weekend you can find an event usually centered around the Courthouse Plaza. The Courthouse is surrounded by grass and trees across the street from local restaurants, boutiques,  antique shops and he historic Whiskey Row. This makes it the ideal place to host such events as the New Years Eve Boot Drop, the Courthouse lighting, and multiple Art and Music events all year long.

Things to do in Prescott

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Prescott is home to 3 public and 2 private golf courses.

 Antelope Hills (Public)

36 holes of championship golfing located in Prescott!

 Prescott Golf and Country Club (Public)

Prescott Golf & Country Club is a semi-private regulation 18-hole par 72, golf course designed for all skill levels allowing play from 5,700 yards to 6,800 yards. Located just outside of Prescott in Dewey.

Stone Ridge Gold and Country Club (Public)

Stone Ridge Golf course is a beautiful 18 home golf course located in Prescott Valley.

The Club at Prescott Lakes (Private)

The Club at Prescott Lakes offers an 18 hole Hale Irwin Signature Golf Course surrounded by the beauty of the Granite Dells, Mingus Mountain and Thumb Butte. Located in Prescott.

Talking Rock Golf Club (Private)

Talking Rock offers a 18 hole private golf course and an 18 hole practice area. Located in Prescott.



Lynx Lake

Surrounded by the beautiful ponderosa pines this serene 55 acre lake is ideal for fishing, hiking, boating, mountain bike riding and bird watching.

Willow and Watson Lake

Located minutes from downtown Prescott, both offer wonderful views of the Granite Dells. There are many hiking trails for all skill levels.

Goldwater Lake

Just a few minutes from downtown Prescott Goldwater Lake offers fishing, boating, a play ground and picnic area. This is a great place to picnic with family and friends.

Other regional attraction

Living in Prescott means that you are located within a few hours of Phoenix, Jerome, Sedona, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. You will never have a lack of places to visit living in Prescott Arizona.

Local Housing

Prescott is a unique housing market. With Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey-Humbolt just minutes away you can find a house for every price range and style. If you are looking for a large house in the trees, horse property or a condo you can lock and leave we have you covered, there is something for everyone. The medium house price is $265,000 and the average home size is 1,826 square feet. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about Prescott and the local housing market. We love our community and want to share it with you.

For more detailed information on the Prescott area please visit the Prescott Chamber of Commerce.