Prescott is a town in Arizona with a population of 41,468. 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.
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We've lived here for 3 years now. The altitude (5400 ft) took a few months to adjust to, took daily naps...LOL. Weather is a LOT cooler then Phoenix valley, gets snow in winter and averages around 90 in Summer. People are friendly. Senior healthcare costs us $86 a month (couple) more then Phoenix as Yavapai county is considered rural. Wish that would change so seniors could save on cost. Other then that, it's relaxing place to live, can do or not do pretty much anything you like. Sedona is 1.5 hr away which makes a great day outing.
Prescott is Arizona's "big-little" town: the size can feel big, but everyone is friendly which makes it feel little. Weather is fantastic because all four seasons appear in some capacity throughout the year. Prescott is not the best place to live for young people because the population is roughly 65% elderly and retired folks. However, Prescott has been rated among the top cities to live in the United States for retirees to live. I have lived in Prescott for 20 years and enjoy the festivities downtown and endless outdoor activities throughout the incredible landscape.
Love it! Could use some more choices for lunch for quick bites. Otherwise, good variety of restaurants, stores, nightlife, outdoor activities-walking trails, hiking. Overall, healthy environment. Love the weather!