Why Move to Prescott, Arizona in 2017?
Often referred to as “everybody’s hometown” Prescott, Arizona has a lot to offer for walks of life. Here are a few of the reasons why you may want to consider Prescott, Arizona if you are planning a move in 2017:
Small Town Vibe: with just under 40,000 in population, Prescott, Arizona is quaint and charming with an active downtown entertainment scene. The famous Whiskey Row offers a variety of great food, bars, living music and plenty of shopping. The historic Courthouse is host to dozens of annual events including the New Year’s Eve Boot Drop and festivals sponsored by the Prescott Fine Arts Association.
World’s Oldest Rodeo: since 1888 Prescott Frontier Days has been celebrated over the Fourth of July weekend, and today this event draws close to 30,000 spectators annually. This year will be the 130th annual World’s Oldest Rodeo with eight breathtaking performances.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: one of the top aviation colleges is located in Prescott, Arizona which attracts people from around the world to “everybody’s hometown.” The 539-acre campus is home to nearly 2,000 flight students annually.
Northern Arizona VA Hospital: the Prescott, Arizona VA Hospital was originally named Fort Whipple and served as a tactical base for the United States cavalry during the Indian Wars of 1864 to 1882. Today the hospital continues to serve our veterans and active duty military personnel who live in Northern Arizona.
Historic Interests: downtown Prescott and the surrounding areas are steeped in Arizona history. Originally the capitol of Arizona, Prescott has over 700 structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Arizona.
Amazing Weather: sitting at 5,400 feet in attitude, Prescott, Arizona is surrounded by gorgeous mountain views, plenty of pine trees and amazing weather. The cooler summers are perfect for outdoor living, and the mild winters provide just the right amount of snow. The average summer temperature is 88 degrees while the low in the winter may dip to 23 as an average.
Ernest A. Love Field Airport: the closets major International Airport is located about 90 miles away in Phoenix, however the Love Field Airport is an option for residences. Currently the Ernest A. Love Field Airport offers flights to Denver, Colorado twice a week, and round trip flights to LAX four times per day.
Outdoor Lifestyle: within minutes of downtown Prescott, Arizona are options for almost every outdoor lifestyle. There are several lakes for kayaking, such as Watson Lake or Willow Lake. Camping or fishing is a popular choice at Lynx Lake, and some of the best hiking at Thumb Butte. There are golf courses, both private and public in Prescott and Prescott Valley.
If you are considering a move to Prescott, Arizona in 2017 please contact us today. We are proud to be Prescott’s Hometown Builder for more than twenty-five years.
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