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Prescott

Prescott, Arizona is home to some of the most spectacular scenic beauty to be found in Northern Arizona.

No matter what your interests are, Prescott, Arizona offers something for everyone – museums, art galleries, six golf courses, lodging and accommodations, five lakes, boutiques, fine dining, theatre and 450 miles of hiking and recreational trails.

There is a fun filled calendar of events designed to delight, entertain, educate and amuse. Many of the events are free and the others are extremely reasonable making entertainment in Prescott, Arizona affordable for everyone. The friendly people, wonderful schools, and diverse restaurants and attractions make Prescott a wonderful place to live.

Prescott offers more than special events. Visitors will love browsing through boutiques and strolling through various downtown galleries. There are four area theatres in Prescott presenting an array of music, dance and drama.

Is golf your game? Golfers can test their skills on a different course every day on one of six public courses. That’s right; the Prescott area has 108 holes of challenging and affordable golf within a short driving distance of your home.

Prescott’s central location in Northern Arizona make it a great place to take trips to the Grand Canyon, skiing in Flagstaff, and relaxing in the cool pines.

Prescott is a great place to spend a few days exploring Arizona’s first territorial capital. A historic walking tour of downtown Prescott will take you on a journey through time to the old west. Shopping, dining and entertainment are plentiful along Whiskey Row in downtown Prescott. Three museums, Sharlot Hall Museum, Phippen Museum, and Smoki Museum, boast informative exhibits on Arizona’s territorial history and native cultures. Over 450 miles of recreational trails wind through the Prescott National Forest offering enjoyment for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders.

Prescott is located in central Arizona amid the largest strand of Ponderosa Pine in the world. Since Prescott’s founding as the first territorial Capital of Arizona and the establishment of nearby Fort Whipple, government has been a dominant sector in the city’s economy. Prescott is the headquarters of the Prescott National Forest and is the Yavapai County seat. The city is named in honor of William Hickling Prescott, a noted historian.

FOUNDED: 1864

COUNTY: Yavapai County

ELEVATION: 5,400 Feet

INCORPORATED: Yes, 1883

HIGHWAYS: I-17, SR 89,69

DISTANCE TO PHOENIX: 102 miles

DISTANCE TO TUCSON: 213 miles

DISTANCE TO LAS VEGAS: 251 miles

DISTANCE TO LOS ANGELES: 379 miles

DISTANCE TO FLAGSTAFF: 95 miles

 

Population
1990 1998 1999
Prescott 26,5592 34,610 35,785
Yavapai County 107,714 148,500 155,900
Arizona 3,665,228 4,764025 4,924,350
Sources: Arizona Dept of Economic Security & U.S. Census Bureau

 

Principal Economic Activities
Prescott is the center for trade in the region, with abundant retail establishments, professional services and manufacturing plants. Yavapai Regional Medical Center & Veterans Administration Hospital provide excellent diagnostic emergency and treatment centers. Travel and tourism, cultural institutions and government offices are important to Prescott’s economy. Prescott National Forest, area lakes, and established trail and park systems provide numerous outdoor activities for residents and visitors.
County Employment 1990 1999
Agricultural, Forestry Fishing 169
Construction 2368 4325
FIRE 1375 2125
Manufacturing 2490 3250
Mining 843 925
Retail Trade 7548
Services 8277 14,225
TCPU 1044 1375
Trade 12874
Source: Az. Dept of Economic Security and U.S. Census Bureau
Major Private Employers
1. Wal-Mart
2. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
3. Phelp-Dodge Bagdad Copper
4. Sturm Ruger & Company
5. Yavapai Regional Medical Center

Major Public Employers

1. State of Arizona
2. City of Prescott
3. Prescott Unified School District
4. Veterans Administration Medical Center
5. Yavapai County

 

Labor Force Data
1990 1998 1999
Civilian Labor Force 11,412 16,650 17,121
Unemployment 583 622 647
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 3.7% 3.8%
Sources: Arizona Department of Economic Security
Growth Indicators 1990 1998 1999
New Building Permits 511 948 1068
Taxable Sales ($) $380m $658m $717m
Net Assessed Valuation ($) $139m $244m $278m
Sources: Ariz State Univ, Arizona Dept of Revenue

 

Scenic Attractions

Prescott is rich in historic and scenic attractions. Sharlot Hall Museum and the Smoki Museum contain pioneer and Indian artifacts. Nearby recreational opportunities include: Thumb Butte, Prescott’s outstanding landmark; scenic drives, such as the Senator Highway, and the Prescott National Forest, which contains more than 1.2 million acres of land. A number of lakes are within the vicinity, including Lynx, Granite Basin, Watson, Willow and Goldwater. Major annual events include Territorial Days, Bluegrass Festival, and All-Indian Pow-Wow in June; The Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo and Celebration on the Fourth of July; The Phippen Western Art Show on Memorial Day weekend; The County Fair and the Faire on the Square in September; and the Christmas Parade and Courthouse Lighting in December.

For more information about Prescott, contact one of our skilled Realtors today.