“Wild West”

If you have landed at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix and checked into your hotel, how would you like to visit a true experience of the “wild west” from centuries gone by? Good! Take a trip north up Interstate 17 then exit Dewey/Camp Verde. Next you’ll be heading west for oh, about 18 miles where you’ll see the sign that says: Entering Prescott, Arizona located smack dab in the middle of a National Forest. It’s less than a 2 hour drive, depending on your driving habits, but Prescott is a nice little town for vacationers. It has a unique, pretty little courthouse square in the “downtown” area and if you visit during Christmas the decorations are breathtaking.

As mentioned, Prescott is nestled in the conifer forests of Bradshaw Mountains and is a Historic city boasting much in the way of adventure and culture. If you brought your golf clubs you’ll have your choice of six pristine courses, while outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of challenging hiking trails, scheduled picnicking spots plus the adventure of the waters of its five lakes. Oh, one place you don’t want to miss is the history of the Old West in the city’s museums, historic railways and the Pioneer Home Cemetery, where the wife of the notorious “Doc Holiday” found her final resting place.

When you visit Prescott on your vacation, another thing worth considering is how many active men and women age 55 plus you’ll see in the area. The reasoning is simple. Prescott is well known for its warm, comfortable climate and unique setting. It’s the pot-of-gold when you consider how hot the Phoenix area can get during the months from May to September. Whether it’s a condo, small cabin in the nearby Bradshaw Mountains, or a manufactured or modular home on the outskirts of the city.

Follow the link http://www.prescottazhomesearch.com/ and you will find the variety of housing choices which has now blossomed like ants at a lakeside picnic in order to meet the demand of baby boomers who have made Prescott their choice. You can live in town or nearby at one of the gated and golf-oriented active communities. And in case you missed the memo, the Prescott metro area median home price in 2015 was about $266,700. Rent or buy lake homes, cabins, ranch homes, or a small piece of subdivision land in a manufactured home community.

Finally, here are a few facts you should know about Prescott, Arizona:

  • Prescott is at an elevation of 5400 feet offering much cooler summers than most every other place in the state
  • If you love the outdoors and majestic scenery, Prescott is for you
  • The average summer temp is 88; in January, it’s around 51 and the wet month is August
  • The local economy is driven by manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, education (Yavapai College and Prescott College) and retail.

Note: Prescott has a vibrant cultural environment with museums, Folk Area Fair, Frontier Day Celebration and Territorial Days. During your Prescott vacation, enjoy yourself, investigate the area, and start packing your bags.