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-Pleasant climate
-Historic interest
-Attractive downtown


-Home prices
-Water shortages

What Bert Has To Say About Prescott Metro Area

Prescott is a pleasant, prosperous, and historic desert mountain city 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. There are more than 700 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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 some minor arts and cultural assets, and recreation is plentiful in nearby mountains, small lakes and in the area’s many nice golf courses. The area does not get a lot of rainfall nor does it have an extensive water infrastructure, so water availability and conservation are an ongoing concern. Home prices have grown rapidly as the area attracts retirees and other migrants from the West Coast.

The valley location is characterized by low rolling desert studded with rocks, scrub pine and intermittent green, becoming more densely forested with Ponderosa pine as you move into higher mountains both west and east of Prescott. The year-round, high-desert climate is pleasant and dry, although given to frequent below-freezing nights. Many like the area because it has four seasons, low humidity, and lots of sunshine.


  • Profile: Small city
  • Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (no daylight savings time)
  • Elevation: 5354
  • Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
  • Schools: See Local Schools
  • City: Cottonwood
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Quick Facts About Cottonwood

    The unemployment rate in Cottonwood is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cottonwood jobs have Increased by 3.42 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Cottonwood's cost of living is 5.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Cottonwood's population is 11,297 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.13 percent.
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Cottonwood is $146,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 10.50 percent.
    Cottonwood public schools spend $8,145 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Cottonwood.

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weather's great
The weather is great here. The sun shines for most of the year. OF course by having this there isnt often a lot of rain. Which in turn means that the only trees that... (read more)
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