Prescott, AZ - Everybody's Hometown
Prescott, located in Yavapai County, is a breathtaking town filled with history. Prescott is Yavapai’s county seat, but it was previously the state’s capitol in 1864. You will see this deep history in numerous Victorian style homes in town and at the famous downtown Courthouse Square and Whiskey Row. In fact, 809 buildings in Prescott are in the Register of Historic Places.
Prescott is located in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona, at an altitude of 5,400 feet. Prescott is an equal distance from Phoenix and Flagstaff, approximately 95 miles southwest of Flagstaff and 95 miles north of Phoenix. Temperatures in Prescott are around 52 degrees in winter and 89 degrees in summer.
There are approximately 40,000 people in Prescott, but the surrounding “Quad-City” area of Dewey-Humboldt, Chino Valley, and Prescott Valley and the smaller towns of Mayer, Paulden, and Wilhoit, comprise around 130,000 people.
The mountains, lakes, biking/horse/hiking trails, and pines combine to make Prescott, Arizona one of a kind. Prescott is home to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College and Prescott College. The community
has been referred to as “Everybody’s Hometown” because it's a wonderful place to retire or raise a family.
A look at why Prescott is a great destination for visitors (and locals too!). A small town feel with plenty of big town amenities. Throughout the year Prescott offers a variety of events and activities so that no matter when you visit, you’ll get a chance to experience the many faces of Prescott. It's no wonder people always say “There’s always something to do in Prescott”.