In the heart of Arizona's spectacular mountain scenery lies the mile high, charming community of Prescott. With a near perfect four-season climate, excellent quality of life and small town atmosphere, Prescott continues to be one of America's most desireable cities in which to work and live. A strong Sense of community has developed overthe city's 137- year history, and as a result people are being drawn to Prescott by its hometown feeling, earning Prescott the title “Everybody's Hometown.“ Also recognized as an ideal place to retire, “Money Magazine“ rated Prescott as the number one town in the list of “The 20 Best Places to Retire.“ The magazine stressed friendliness, lifestyle, climate, recreation and services.
A mecca for theater, music and art lovers, some have been drawn to Prescott for this reason alone. Prescott's creative energy and talent enhances the quality of life in the community through entertainment, education and participation in various culgtural and artistic activities.
Known as “Home of the World's Oldest Rodeo” and “Arizona's Christmas City”, Prescott is a major tourist destination boasting numerous museums, art galleries, and annual events, along with an abundance of recreational activities. Prescott residents enjoy four golf courses within a ten-mile radius along with several lakes providing fishing, camping and picnicking. There are ample opportunities for wildlife watching and hiking in the surrounding National Forest as well as world renowned attractions such as the Grand Canyon, ancient cliff dwellings and Sedona within a short drive. We invite you to share with us all the delights that our hometown of Prescott has to offer.
History Highlights of Prescott, Arizona:
GOLD - its discovery in 1838 brought national attention to Prescott, and further discoveries in 1861 drew the attention of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was looking for possible sources of funding for the North during the Civil War and created the Arizona Territory in 1864. John Goodwin, as first territorial governor, established Prescott as the first territorial capital. The new governor began the work of laying out the current downtown streets.
Prescott developed rapidly and in 1865 was described as being built exclusively of wood and inhabited almost entirely by Americans. Both of these facts made it unique among early communities in Arizona. Prescott lost its title as the Capital of Arizona to Tucson and finally to Phoenix in 1889. In 1900, a devastating fire burned Prescott to the ground; but it was rebuilt, and many of the buildings you see today are reminders of its past. Today, the older residential streets are lined with tall trees and pitched-roof frame houses, including turreted Victorians. Prescott has many homes and businesses on the National Register of Historic Places and its white granite courthouse, set among green lawns and spreading trees, reflects the Midwestern and New England background of Prescott’s pioneers.
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