Why Choose Arizona for Your Forever Home?

April 22, 2021

Making a decision on building a custom home is one thing. Deciding where you want to build it is another entirely.

We’re kinda partial to Arizona.  (And we’re grateful to one of Prescott’s own marketing companies, Ablaze Media, for coming up with 65 fun facts about AZ.)

Here are a few we particularly like:

  • Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks, more than Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming – and 26 of them are more than 10,000 feet in elevation.
  • All of New England, plus Pennsylvania, would fit inside Arizona.
  • Arizona’s climate has something for everyone. It can yield both the nation’s highest and lowest temperatures – in the same day!
  • There are more wilderness areas in Arizona than in the entire Midwest. Arizona alone has 90 wilderness areas, while the Midwest has 50.
  • The longest remaining intact section of Route 66 can be found in Arizona and runs from Seligman to Topock, a total of 157 unbroken miles.
  • Arizona became the 48th state, the last before Alaska and Hawaii, on February 14, 1912. Some folks still call it the Valentine State for that reason.
  • More copper is mined in Arizona than all the other states combined.
  • Arizona grows enough cotton each year to make more than one pair of jeans for every person in the United States.
  • The world’s largest solar telescope is located at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Sells, Arizona.
  • When England’s London Bridge was replaced in the 1960s, the original was purchased, dismantled, shipped stone by stone and reconstructed in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
  • Oraibi, a Hopi village located in Navajo County, Arizona, dates back to before A.D. 1200 and is reputed to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in America.
  • The saguaro cactus can grow as high as a five-story building and is native to the Sonoran Desert, which stretches across southern Arizona. One can store up to nine tons of water.
  • The only place in the country where mail is delivered by mule is the village of Supai, located at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
  • Starting on the floor of the Grand Canyon, you could pile four 1,300-foot skyscrapers on top of each other and still not reach the rim.
  • Arizona has one of the lowest crime rates in the U.S.A.


We’re always happy to talk about Arizona – especially Prescott – and why we call it home. We’re ready when you are!

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