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With Warmer Weather Comes More Fun in May

Warmer weather means longer days and more fun things to do as summer finally draws near. Prescott is full of fun things to do all year round for both residents and tourists alike, no matter what your interests may be. Here are some events coming up in May that everyone in your family is sure to love.

Reveille 3’s Canteen Club – May 1st

This act is a musical tribute to LaVerne, Patty and Maxene Andrews, the trio known as the Andrews Sisters, whose music swept the nation in the 1930s. Performances include some of the group’s most iconic hits, including “Oh Johnny Oh,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”

37th Annual Whiskey Row Marathon – May 2nd

This marathon is known as one of the toughest in the country, with a 10k marathon, 2 mile fun run and walk, half marathon and full marathon all at the same event. Registration is open even on the day of the event and all marathon proceeds benefit the YMCA.

9th Annual Grow Native Plant Sale and Outdoor Art Festival – May 2nd and 3rd

This event offers free admission and aims to educate attendees about the importance of conserving local plant species. Alongside local plant species, this festival will also be selling locally-made garden artwork, including yard sculptures and wind chimes.

11th Annual Prescott Highland Games – May 9th and 10th

Celebrate your Scottish heritage and have fun doing it at the Prescott Highland Games. This event features athletic, dance and bagpipe competitions, as well as live musical entertainment, great Celtic and American food, sheep herding dogs, and so much more.

The Phoenix Symphony – May 10th

If you enjoy classical music, come and see the Phoenix Symphony perform works by many famous composers, including Brahms, Williams and Koday. Joined by the Phoenix Boys’ Choir and the Phoenix Symphony Chorus, this will be a memorable night of beautiful music.

Prescott Opry – May 14th

If you are a country music fan, the Prescott Opry is difficult to beat, featuring legendary talent including Prescott native Ed Gary, Arizona artist J. David Sloan, rising star Sarah Peacock and one of the Opry audience’s favorites, Brush Arbor Revival.

House of Mammoths – May 15th

Craig Childs has journeyed all over the Americas to discover where the first human beings came from and what their lives were like. After two years of research, Childs shares his experiences in a multimedia adventure into the Ice Age.

Mile High Comedy Theater – May 16th

Treat yourself and your family to a night of stand-up, improvisational and sketch comedians that will leave you howling with laughter. At the Mile High Comedy Theater, you may find yourself watching the show and then becoming a part of it the next moment, so be prepared.

41st Annual Phippen Museum Western Show and Sale – May 23rd to May 25th

This long-standing Prescott tradition is free to the public and has helped launch many successful Western artists’ careers. Over 100 artists gather from across North America to display and sell their oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and pastel artwork.

Prescott Premier All-Breed Horse Show – May 30th

Bring the family to see many breeds of beautiful horses, including Draft horses, Driving, English, Gaited horses, Halter, Leadline, Miniature horses, Paints, Quarter Horses, Show Breeds, Showmanship, Trail, Western horses, and many more.

Lights Out Golf Classic – May 30th

Enjoy 9 holes of golf, a live DJ, a silent auction, a barbecue dinner, a cash bar and fantastic raffle prizes in a golf tournament unlike any other. This golf tournament is perfect for guests of all ages and benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arizona.

Alongside these unique events, Prescott also offers free walking tours, naturalist field walks and a wealth of musical and artistic festivals and live performances regularly throughout the year, so there’s always something for you and your family to do together. If you would like to purchase property in Prescott, feel free to contact us.

Spring Has Come to Sunny Prescott, Arizona

While all the seasons are great to experience in Prescott, Arizona, Spring is one of the most beautiful. Unlike the majority of the world that experiences rainfall in the Spring, Prescott looks forward to Spring as the beginning of the dry season. Prescott, located in Yavapai County, is home to Prescott National Forest and endless outdoor activities. So many people have begun to call this lesser known town home over the last few years and for good reason.

During the Spring in Prescott tourists and residents alike have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape around them. Prescott is home to several great golf courses, four of which are directly within the city limits. The dry air and warm temperatures make for a perfect golf day any day of the week in the Springtime. Coupled with this, hiking, and horseback riding are also options residents and tourists may consider.

Prescott National Forest offers over 68 miles of hiking trails. These trails are made up of the Santa Fe Railroad, Greenways Trail System, and the Prescott Circle Trail System. This network of three trail systems connects forming a circle around the Prescott area. The Greenway Trails give hikers the opportunity to walk through urban Prescott, running straight through downtown. Elevations of all the trails vary, thereby offering the right type of hike for anyone. Hikers may choose from easy to difficult trails and in the Spring they can rest assured that the weather for their hike will be perfect!

Prescott also offers incredible horseback riding experiences to everyone! Horseback riding is something everyone in the town enjoys in the Springtime. Prescott is home to several wonderful and beautiful ranches. Small and personalized lessons and/or rides are always offered and what better place to enjoy horseback riding than in a true Western town. If hiking isn’t a resident’s favorite way to experience the beautiful landscape of Prescott, they may do so via horseback. The horseback riding options for Prescott take riders on incredible trails and pathways throughout the mountains.

Prescott is also the home to Watson Lake, which is completely breathtaking in the Springtime. It provides great relief from the warm weather as well as an array of other activities individuals may enjoy. For residents and tourists who want to be sure they’ve seen all that the city has to offer during the Spring season, there are sightseeing tours available daily. These tours take sightseers all around the town and allow them to experience the best of the urban sprawl as well as the mountainous landscape.

There’s never a lack of activities in Prescott, Arizona. The springtime brings the city to life every year with its warm Mediterranean climate and endless sunshine.

For more information about Prescott and great property opportunities contact area expert Tim Eastman.

Master Planned Communities in Prescott Valley

The Prescott Valley, Arizona has many master-planned communities that include newer subdivisions and homes. They include custom home sites and vacant lots readied for home development. In fact, new orders come in frequently for home sites in the region’s popular and active Prescott real estate market.

Master Planned Communities in Prescott Valley and Lifestyle Amenities

Some of master planned subdivisions include Granville, with home sales on the uptick, popularity and new home growth increasing. Its prime, available land in Prescott Valley aligns nicely with new home construction. In addition to beautiful contemporary homes and neighborhoods, Granville has two fitness centers. It even includes two clubhouses, two pools and a toddler play area. A park and school also align with the community.

Another community in the master planning, Quailwood appears just east of Prescott Valley. Here new homes are actively being built. They exemplify an exclusive community, tailor-made for gracious living. Growth in the community means plenty of opportunities for new buyers. In fact, spacious floor plans with 3 car garages can be found available.

Master planned communities in Prescott Valley keep springing up with developments like Stoneridge. Located on the West side of Prescott Valley, it includes not only single family homes, but also villas being built beside the golf course. These villas will consist of about 47 units on a nine-acre parcel. More new homes roll out in anticipation of sales in 2014.

In Pronghorn Ranch, lovely homes and neighborhoods have been produced by Mandalay Communities. Here, single family, duplex and single level townhouses make up the versatile mix of property types available and in the planning for Prescott Valley homes for sale.

Finally, Viewpoint continues to grow with new options in spec, semi-custom or custom homes. Located in North Prescott Valley, it is one of the master planned communities in Prescott Valley that features select, home builds. It has a number of new lots on its north side.

If you would like to find out more about master planned communities in the Prescott and Prescott Valley areas, browse www.prescottazhomesearch.comContact area expert, Tim Eastman for more information.

Prescott Lakes Homes For Sale

The master planned community of Prescott Lakes consists of about 150 acres of beautiful, residential development. It appears north of the town center and hosts a wide array of homes, green spaces and water features. Several, neighborhoods in the community come with their own unique profile and real estate. In fact, Prescott Lakes homes for sale can be found in a wide variety of desirable styles, floor plans and price points in these neighborhoods.

Prescott Lakes Homes for Sale and Neighborhood Amenities

Prescott Lakes real estate can be found in homes from about 1,100 to 5,000 sq. ft., depending on where they are located. For example, The Estates presents quite spacious, contemporary homes. They come complete with large lots and gated environs. The Cottages features smaller homes, up to around 2,000 sq. ft. for those interested in Prescott Lakes homes for sale in that size range. Creekside, Brookside, Parkside, The Villages and many others showcase more fine living options in a beautiful blend of single family homes, condos and townhomes, sure to please every age group and family size.

With delightful neighborhoods and desirable homes, the best in golfing adds to livability. Hale Irwin Championship private golf course lets residents enjoy the game on an 18-hole, par 72 course. The accompanying clubhouse comes complete with plenty of social amenities like fine dining, either indoor or outdoor. Panoramic views come as a standard with Prescott Lakes real estate, whether at the clubhouse or at many of the fine homes.

The Athletic Club includes the latest in fitness equipment, mind/body classes, featuring yoga, and aerobics. Indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and more ensure residents have plenty of engaging activities to enjoy without having to leave the community. Although, when venturing out, residents do not have far to go to enjoy an abundance of other sites, activities and attractions. Those interested in Prescott Valley homes for sale should expect to find a exceptional lifestyle, with Prescott National Forest, Willow Lake, Granite Dells and nearly endless outdoor recreational opportunities also awaiting. They should expect, relaxed, countryside living, plenty of curb and price appeal in the offering.

Find out more about Prescott real estate, its exclusive communities, real estate, including homes for sale and more with a unique lifestyle and map-based search on www.PrescottAzhomesearch.com. Contact area expert, Tim Eastman for more information.