Search for any place in the USA:





Prescott, Arizona SperlingViews



"Why I Love Living in Prescott Arizona"


Why I Love Living in Prescott Arizona - 2/15/2010
6 2
Bp
Prescott, AZ

There are so many reasons why I love living in Prescott Arizona. One of the main reasons is the climate. Prescott Arizona offers four mild seasons. Winters bring some snow...just enough to get excited when it does snow. Springtime blooms with flowers and apple blossoms. Summer temps are perfect, about 20 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area on average and you might even need to grab a sweater after the sun goes down. Fall is probably my favorate season of all. Growing up in the Phoenix area, I never really experienced the "changing of the leaves". Prescott bursts with color between October and November. The colors blended with the backdrop of Thumb Butte or Granite Mountain is enough to take your breath away!

back to Prescott, Arizona Add a New SperlingView Report Abuse
Reply to this SperlingView

Login to reply to SperlingViews. (Membership is Free)


More Prescott, Arizona SperlingViews

Lorinda
Prescott, AZ

Hidden Gem - 4/27/2015

Prescott is truly a hidden gem. You won't find a town that is more welcoming and friendly. There are always activities going on at the downtown Courthouse square. The climate here allows for outdoor activities year round and the trail system is extensive. The town hosts a huge mountain biking event each April, as well as the Whiskey Row Half Marathon. Hiking, running, mountain biking galore. People that move here, tell me that this is the best town they have ever lived in and that the residents are so kind. The small town atmosphere is evident. Prescott was the territorial capital in Arizona and has some wonderful architecture and a very rich history. Once you stop by this small town gem, you will want to call it home!

[Comment on this Posting]


Andrea

WHERE IS MY REVIEW I WROTE THIS MONTH TO YOU??? An - 3/6/2015

Please tell me what happened to the long review I gave you recently, it should be first. AB

[Comment on this Posting]


Andrea

LOVE PRESCOTT 15 yrs. now! - 2/26/2015

Best little town to live in and RELAX! I bought a home with gorgeous views of the gorgeous mountains near the Courthouse and it's non stop activities and all the great restaurants and shops. Super Organic Food Grocery stores, Yoga, I played tennis at Yavapai College where I also take classes. Made new friends at the bank invited me into their Bunco group, such fun....Weekends I love going to the Prescott Valley Flea Market, well known all over the Southwest for some amazing finds, take the dog everywhere, so dog friendly....Parks, hiking trails, great location 1 1/2hrs. to Phoenix, 4 to Las Vegas. NO big Airport to smog up the town. Art Galleries, friendly people, I met wonderful others from Ca. and Washington, Boston and New York, all delighted to find the quiet Bliss of Prescott. The History of this area with photos of Wyatt Earp on Whiskey Row, great upstairs saloons for Seniors like me to dance the night away. Plays, movies, good doctors, no traffic, freedom at last. I felt it was the place to settle out all my stresses, but I bought a great Commercial place in Prescott Valley anyway it was so perfect. Driving to Chino Valley, to Skull Valley and it's famous grocery store, there are still great parcels of beautiful empty land in this gorgeous state. The Weather in Prescott is divine, with all four seasons, but only light snow...clean air and sunshine. Prices are very good for Real Estate, food, etc. and the relaxed life style was only on my Bucket List before I found Prescott. My dog can't wait to get out and play and walk the Courthouse park with all the other canines and friendly owners. Tourists show up in the summer adding a nice mix of new happy faces, and helps the local economy. Great place to live if you work in Computers or other work from home businesses. Prescott is a slice of heaven to me. There's a great Adult Center with exercise classes, the Sunday Buffet on top of the mountain overlooking all of Prescott is a must. Being grateful for all I am and all I have here makes me want to greet the day every day with a big smile.

[Comment on this Posting]


MJ
Prescott, AZ

DREADFUL PLACE - 12/12/2014

Worst drivers in the world. Accidents and deaths almost every day in the quad-city area! High % of elderly who can't even drive or park between the lines - - get in the fast lane and drive 5-30 MPH UNDER the speed limit. Very high % of alcohol drinkers and smokers. Dogs and their poop everywhere. You need to know that there are more than 160 "recovery" (from alcohol/drug addiction) and half-way houses in the town. One of 30 beds occupied in Prescott is in one of these places. Only 2-3 of these people will make it to 3 years without relapsing! Many homeless people and people begging for money all over town. One of the "treatment" places charges #30,000 per month. Old people vote against any legislation to help schools. Two elementary schools are closing very soon. Can't imagine why anyone would want to raise their children here! Many people who have lived here all their lives and have had the same job are in total denial about this town. Rental rates and deposits are unbelievably high here and decent jobs are impossible to fine. I've met more bosses and business owners who lie, drink or use drugs at work, pay minimum wages, or no wages at all than I have run into in Phoenix and Tucson together! The police can't keep up with all the crimes committed, because their aren't enough of them. The turnover of City employees is above 17%. Yes, I'm leaving as soon as a good job is located elsewhere. P.S. Don't move here especially during Holiday Season, because that's when all the druggies will relapse and in Jan. this town will be filled with just tons more of them!

[Comment on this Posting]


Cami
Prescott, AZ

Thinking of moving to Prescott Arizona? - 9/7/2014

I was in that boat a lil' over 5 years ago & moving here was one of the best decisions of my life! Coming from California, I immediately felt Prescott's down-home, hey y'all feeling. From the courthouse in the heart of town to the historic Victorians, out into the mountain pine communities & down through the frontier with horse properties & small farms there's a vibe of community, a 'common-unity'. I see our nation's Golden Rule in effect. I have kids who are still kids; they get to be their age. The weather's always good....Monsoon's are awesome this time of year! Blue skies year round and stars that touch the earth & stretch to forever. Prescott has a 'Night Sky Ordinance' so our slice of heaven will never outshine the night sky & suck up our solar system. I just think Prescott & the surrounding towns are the bee's knee's :) Come on over & check it out! I'll personally give you the tour & introduce y'all to the neighborhood :)

[Comment on this Posting]


Carol
Prescott, AZ

The weather - 2/22/2014

Everybody tries to tell you that Arizona has great weather. Not true! While it is true that it doesn't have the devastating winters of the Northeast or Midwest it is still cold in much of the state and it is DRY! I mean DRY, DRY, DRY! Winters are cold and dry unless you are in Phoenix. Summers are HOT and dry everywhere in the state. Spring is windy and cold for the most part. Fall is the only really nice weather and it is stunning! Mild days, cool nights and a little moisture. It is just too short. Only about 8 weeks and then it is cold and DRY, DRY, DRY again.

[Comment on this Posting]


Brittney
Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix to Prescott? - 7/22/2012

My fiance and I moved from California to Phoenix, AZ last year. WE can not stand it and surprise, surprise we are now expecting to have our first child at the end of the summer and our lease goes up shortly after that. We have learned we are not desert people at all, we miss the deep greens we saw in Cali and the nice weather and high elevation. We can not afford to move back with the crazy cost of living and found out that there is mountain like town here in AZ!!! We took a drive up there just yesterday and thought it was really cute and loved the weather and the look of everything. I am now skeptical reading the angry NY's post, As far as intelligence I don't think it could currently get any worse. But the drugs worry me, I just want to be able to move somewhere that is cheap because we do not have a huge budget at the morning but is also a great place to raise a child. When we took a look I saw kids playing everywhere outside, which I do not see here in the metro areas of Phoenix so I assumed it was a safe family oriented town. Is this place an upgrade from Phoenix? I just don't want to spend another year in a place I hate.

[Comment on this Posting]


Brad
Prescott, AZ

Prescott Is a great Place to live - 6/27/2011

My Hometown Prescott is a great place to live and play. With great weather and schools. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

[Comment on this Posting]


Alicia
Prescott, AZ

prescott's climate - 4/13/2011

lots of spring winds and some of the higher pollen counts come with it...summer is great, with some monsoons - tho' w/ the global warming, we're having less rain and more drought. fall is great and winter will bring wonderful storms that leave snow behind in the higher elevations of town...which melts away in a matter of days. LOTS of sun! bring your sunglasses!

[Comment on this Posting]


Bp
Prescott, AZ

Why I Love Living in Prescott Arizona - 2/15/2010

There are so many reasons why I love living in Prescott Arizona. One of the main reasons is the climate. Prescott Arizona offers four mild seasons. Winters bring some snow...just enough to get excited when it does snow. Springtime blooms with flowers and apple blossoms. Summer temps are perfect, about 20 degrees cooler than the Phoenix area on average and you might even need to grab a sweater after the sun goes down. Fall is probably my favorate season of all. Growing up in the Phoenix area, I never really experienced the "changing of the leaves". Prescott bursts with color between October and November. The colors blended with the backdrop of Thumb Butte or Granite Mountain is enough to take your breath away!

[Comment on this Posting]


Holly
Prescott, AZ

Prescott climate is great. - 1/27/2010

Great place to live for my asthma. Not crazy about the snow, but it is infrequent generally. Love the air and the location.

[Comment on this Posting]


Bill
Prescott, AZ

Prescott,AZ - 1/25/2010

Not a bad place to live, but getting too large.

[Comment on this Posting]


Max
Prescott, AZ

We have found the Jewel of the Southwest - 10/30/2009

After a three year exploration of where we wanted to live across seven states from Colorado to California, we found a place that we just keep loving more and more. Although far from overlooked with a solid population of about 70K, it is not as widely known as I am sure it will be in the coming years. We found several homes for under 600K with acres, views and access to all the amenities we could have ever asked for. I may sound a bit exuberant, but let me tell you, we have lived in Sonoma to SF, Golden Springs to Sante Fe-- from NY to CA in and around 12 cities, and this is head and shoulders above any of the others. Between the weather, with 70 degree year round average with cool nights for sleeping and beautiful sunny days over 320 days a year and the second best air quality in the US, and 4 very mild seasons, low cost of living, almost no taxes and diversity in both housing and people, my wife and I who are Jewish have found none of the racial intolerance too prevalent in the South from AK to CA. Great local fishing and hiking and almost 100 miles of waterways within about 1 hour with even more boating and fishing opportunities. Also, we like to travel, and this is probably the most centrally located place in the southwest with several states, national treasures and top destinations within 3-4 hours. Like most places, the housing prices were a bit higher last year in 2007-2008, but even at double the current price we are getting more here in terms of home and lifestyle than any place we have lived at from CA to NY. We feel so fortunate that we found Prescott, and the fact that we got what would have been a multimillion dollar home of over 5000 Sq feet on 3 acres for 595K, just 10 minutes from down town in one of the finest cities in the nation makes us feel truly blessed.

[Comment on this Posting]


Tk
Scottsdale, AZ

Would you move to Prescott if you've lived in Phx/ - 10/26/2009

We're considering this. Guy from NY scared me though. Water - how bad is it? Intelligence - how bad is it? In Scottsdale we own a small business, we have children, we love Prescott. Visiting for events, going fishing or just a day trip & having lunch. Prescott is my favorite place to be. But WOULD it if I lived there?? Scottsdale has great dining - it seems Prescott does too. Beautiful homes too. We eat & live naturally and organically - it seems Prescott could support this. I'm still researching schools & I'm not sure I've found the gym of my dreams but so far...everything is comparable. And the temps?? Ahhhhh....you got me. If I could leave 110 degree summers behind I'd be in heaven!! This site doesn't seem like it's too busy lately but I'm truly hoping someone has some answers.

[Comment on this Posting]


Austin
Prescott, AZ

The cowboy, recovery, hippie, entertainment town. - 5/9/2009

Here are my pro, cons about Prescott. Pros: Very diverse, good balance between libral and conservative, very beautiful, Decent entertainment and culture, prently of outdoor activities, very friendly. Cons: Meth, Rundown neiborhoods and trailor parks, not many young singles(if thats what your looking for), no jobs, homeless.

[Comment on this Posting]


Austin
Prescott, AZ

Prescott - Middletown - 5/9/2009

Prescott is a nice town. For any type of person looking to settle down, Learn horticulture at Prescott College, get a nursing degree at Yavapai College, or start your artistic, or musical career. Prescott is a diverse town, a good balance of conservative and librals. Prescott has alot of culture, recreation, entertainment,festivles, music, open mic's, and art. However lately the entertainment buisness hasn't been at its best since the recession has got worse.

[Comment on this Posting]


Shanna
Prescott, AZ

Prescott, AZ - 8/19/2008

I great all around place to raise your family. The climate is wonderful, opportunities for employment is growing.

[Comment on this Posting]


Abhd
Prescott, AZ

Bring Your Own Date... - 4/26/2008

... and your own job, house, books, non-conformist viewpoints, public radio stations, and community of intelligent creatives. If you can't bring the right balance of these, better bring a good shrink. Seriously, Prescott is truly beautiful and a great place to be with nature. Some local events are excellent: The Hassayampa Institute for Creative Writing, Tsunami on the Square, Bluegrass events and Cowboy Poets Gathering. You can drive from any part to another in 20 minutes or less. The Prescott Brewing Company microbrewery remains cool, though increasing cost is jeopardizing its coolness. Same goes for The Raven Cafe. In general, dining here is consistently unadventurous, and service would offend even the most laid-back diner. There are some good mexican joints. Also, all the national forests are wonderful, in spite of serious decimation by bark beetles and drought. There are genuine gems of people here, you just need a pick-axe, solid local directions, and a strong inner compass to find them. I agree with several of the comments here about how the cost of living increase in the past five years or so has eroded quality of life here. The prices of everything now are plain disgusting. It seems the local merchants have found they can do just fine by serving only the top .05% of the local population, mostly exurbanites building 6,000-square-foot, fifth vacation homes. If you have your own date, a goose that lays golden eggs, and you're into the Old West and/or rodeo, you'll find Prescott a virtual paradise. It's a great place to retire if you have the means, and is a great place to raise a squeaky-clean WASP family. Singles under 50 be warned: this is no place for you if you don't want to be single. I was warned and didn't listen. Big mistake. I'm dating online and looking for a real job in Tempe.

[Comment on this Posting]


Abhd
Prescott, AZ

Bring Your Own Date... - 4/26/2008

... and your own job, house, books, non-conformist viewpoints, public radio stations, and community of intelligent creatives. If you can't bring the right balance of these, better bring a good shrink. Seriously, Prescott is truly beautiful and a great place to be with nature. Some local events are excellent: The Hassayampa Institute for Creative Writing, Tsunami on the Square, Bluegrass events and Cowboy Poets Gathering. You can drive from any part to another in 20 minutes or less. The Prescott Brewing Company microbrewery remains cool, though increasing cost is jeopardizing its coolness. Same goes for The Raven Cafe. In general, dining here is consistently unadventurous, and service would offend even the most laid-back diner. There are some good mexican joints. Also, all the national forests are wonderful, in spite of serious decimation by bark beetles and drought. There are genuine gems of people here, you just need a pick-axe, solid local directions, and a strong inner compass to find them. I agree with several of the comments here about how the cost of living increase in the past five years or so has eroded quality of life here. The prices of everything now are plain disgusting. It seems the local merchants have found they can do just fine by serving only the top .05% of the local population, mostly exurbanites building 6,000-square-foot, fifth vacation homes. If you have your own date, a goose that lays golden eggs, and you're into the Old West and/or rodeo, you'll find Prescott a virtual paradise. It's a great place to retire if you have the means, and is a great place to raise a squeaky-clean WASP family. Singles under 50 be warned: this is no place for you if you don't want to be single. I was warned and didn't listen. Big mistake. I'm dating online and looking for a real job in Tempe.

[Comment on this Posting]


GEORGE
Harlingen, TX

Calizona - 4/24/2008

Prescott might have been a nice, quiet town decades ago, but right now it's a different story. I am trying to be objective here. House prices are outrageous, more expensive than in Phoenix. To find one with a lot, you'd have to go North-West, drive a bunch and you'll need a water well. Which may easily run dry in 10 yrs. Then what? Most of the houses are on the hill-side with steep driveways and minimal/no backyard. At least 50% of people and maybe 90% or retirees are from California - and it shows. I haven't seen so many rude drivers, it's unbelievable. They think they own everything here. The tattoo/teeth ratio here is very high. I don't know why, but I haven't seen so many trashy people in a small, nice town. The number of smokers seem to be way higher than other places, too. There are very few roads due to the mountains and the Indian Reservation, I guess. But for a town of 40,000 the traffic is very bad. There are just not enough roads to get to places. Not for people with cedar=juniper allergies. No Harley dealership despite having so many bikers.(this may not interest too many of you...) The positives: nice downtown, temperatures are OK, although it's still in the 30's at night (end of April). Very dry climate. Clean air. Services are OK. Lakes are nice.

[Comment on this Posting]


Next >>