Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesB-
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
Prescott is a town in Arizona with a population of 42,068. Prescott is in Yavapai County. Living in Prescott offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Prescott there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Prescott and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Prescott are above average.
Median Home Value
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Prescott
- $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
- Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.
Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.
Crime & Safety
Crime & Safety
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Working in Prescott
After reading many glowing reviews~ & a few dull ones~ on living in the Prescott area, I felt compelled to make a simple point. Even the positive reviews almost always feel the need to throw in a "but"/"except for" regarding the fact that it's a large retirement population. Here's my point: Is it not acceptable that retired people have an ideal environment in which to live out there lives as well? After spending 40, 50, 60 years working hard, dealing with the stresses of traffic, crime, pollution, crowds etc., isn't it only right & honorable that people have a safe, respectful, peaceful place TO RETIRE IN?!? What has happened to having respect, honor & 'space available' for our older generations?! Of all the towns/cities/areas to live on planet earth, cannot just a few of those be focused on honoring a peaceful existence for the now retired folks who raised you, took care of you & paved the way for you?? *Please keep in mind ~EVERYONE will be a 'retiree' one day~even you. Thank you.
The weather's great with all four seasons notable. It has a small town feel, but the services and possibilities of your average city! The community is pretty tight-knit and friendly, and there are tons of beautiful trails, parks, lakes, mountains and forested areas for outdoor activities. Over all a great place to be!
Prescott is a historians dream town. Built as the center of the Southwest, there is history pouring out of every building. Although, old people are also pouring out of those buildings. If you are looking for a modern, high tech city, Prescott is not your place. But if you are looking for nice hiking trails, a beautiful downtown, and no diversity, you've found your next vacation getaway! Also, it only gets to be about 102 at the hottest point in the summer, which is wonderful weather compared to Phoenix!