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Pros

-Pleasant climate
-Historic interest
-Attractive downtown

Cons

-Home prices
-Entertainment
-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.



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Quick Facts About Prescott


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Prescott is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Prescott jobs have Increased by 2.87 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Prescott's cost of living is 17.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Prescott's population is 41,899 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 58.38 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Prescott is $300,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -7.92 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Prescott public schools spend $6,016 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.7 students per teacher in Prescott.

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Omg!!!! Warning, warning warning!!!!!! DO NOT MOVE
I grew up in Arizona and I will tell you that PRESCOTT "used to be" a wonderful place to live. What happened is a ton of California investors moved in, tore this town to... (read more)
General quality of life in Prescott
I am thinking of relocating back to Arizona after supposedly settling north of Portland OR. Too wet. Way too wet. I invite all comments about Prescott and the... (read more)
Prescott has a small town feel
Prescott has a small town feel, with a courthouse square in the city center. This is unusual in the West. Most Western small towns are strung out along the main road,... (read more)
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