Prescott Arizona is a lovely city to consider when you are contemplating where to live when you retire. Prescott is located in north central Arizona in the scenic Bradshaw Mountains at an altitude of 5,400 feet. Due to the areas high rainfall and early, dry summer period, Prescott has mild winters and warm summers.
The scenic city of Prescott is a great place to live if you enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle. You can choose to ride your bike, go for a walk, or take a hike as there are over 68 miles of trails that you can choose from. The extensive trail system will allow you to explore many different areas including the beautiful outdoor region along the former Santa Fe Railroad or the Greenway Trails which run alongside the Granite and Miller creeks leading to the downtown Prescott area.
There are always plenty of year-round outdoor events in which to participate like the annual November Cranksgiving Prescott event, which includes a bike ride and a food drive along with a fun scavenger hunt. If you are an experienced bicyclist and are looking for a challenging bike trail to ride, you can take advantage of the Skull Valley loop, a 60 mile bike trail that descends into the desert and then ascends into the mountains around Prescott.
Prescott offers a small town quality of life while also offering the benefits of a large metropolitan area with museums, art galleries, wineries, shopping, and a casino. Prescott is the largest urban area within Yavapai County which is the fastest growing county in Arizona, offering a full range of different styles of housing in various price ranges. Prescott’s lovely historical downtown area, also known as Whiskey Row, has access to four golf courses within the city limits. The city hosts many annual events such as Frontier Days, the World’s Oldest Rodeo, the Bluegrass Festival, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, the Folk Arts Fair, the Prescott Film Festival and the Navajo Rug Auction.
Prescott is the location of Arizona’s historical first Elk Lodge. On the other end of the spectrum, Prescott is the home of several well-known punk bands including Bueno and Hour of the Wolf. There is something for everyone in Prescott! In fact, in 2008 the Yavapai Courthouse Plaza was recognized as one of the ten Great Public Places in America by the American Planning Association, a designation shared by such well-known places as New York city’s Central Park and Santa Monica Beach in California. With great real estate Prescott AZ has attracted many retirees. Prescott is included on the list of best places to retire in the US, based on subjective and statistical elements including various attributes such as climate, low taxes, cultural amenities and a low crime rate.
To see some of the great homes Prescott Real Estate has to offer take a look at our site: prescottazhomesearch.com or if you’d like to talk to someone to find out more about Prescott and available homes, contact Tim Eastman.