Prescott is known as everybody home town. With a pleasant climate, a prosperous business district. This historic mountain city is located about 60 miles south of Sedona, a popular arts and retirement community. Downtown is clean, quiet and is a mix of old West and Midwest with a number of historic structures. Older homes, mostly of Victorian vintage, are nicely kept and restored, due in part to preservation incentives.
Prescott was Arizona’s first territorial capital before it received statehood. There are numerous newer homes and developments outside of Prescott and in neighboring areas, including Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. Many are upscale and targeted to wealthy retirees. There are many arts and cultural assets, and recreation is plentiful in nearby mountains, small lakes and in the area’s many nice golf courses. Home prices have grown as the area attracts retirees and other migrants from the West Coast.