Prescott Community


Known as the “jewel” of downtown Prescott, the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza is the heart of the historic district. For more than 140 years, this square has served as a gathering place. Prescott holds almost all the community events— craft fairs, music concerts, art exhibits, antique shows, and seasonal celebrations most notably the Christmas lighting every year— in this lovely old-fashioned Courthouse Plaza.


Along with a variety of art galleries and antique shops, three museums recount the region’s history and culture: Sharlot Hall (history), Phippen (western art) and Smoki (Native American art and culture).


On the live entertainment scene, the area attracts performers to The Elks Opera House, Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, the Prescott Valley Event Center, the Prescott Center for the Arts and similar venues. From boutiques and antique dealers to shopping centers and a regional mall, the avid buyer can find popular merchants and unique products throughout the Quad Cities. How wonderful is it that Prescott can claim an extraordinary number of talented musicians and singers, all of whom participate in live performances of the Prescott Pops Symphony orchestra, the Prescott Classical Chamber Orchestra, a symphonic band – the Central Arizona Concert Band, and a classical choir – The Prescott Chorale! There is ALWAYS something to do and much to enjoy!


The holiday season charms with parades, dazzling lights, Acker Music Night, A Walk Through Bethlehem, Enchanted Christmas and many other activities preserving Prescott as “Arizona’s Christmas City.” A little snow may fall to perfect the scene. Every season offers an abundance of activities and sunny days for living in or visiting the Prescott area.


Tipping its hat to Western origins and cowboy legend, the Prescott area preserves its frontier character with The World’s Oldest Rodeo, Professional Bull Rider (PBR) events, the Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies, the Elks Opera House Guild, parades, historic reenactments, shoot outs on Whiskey Row and walking tours.


Prescott helps make The Dells the right choice for your next home.


Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey-Humboldt nestle comfortably in Central Arizona’s High Desert at elevations of 5,000 to 7,000 feet above sea level. The moderate four-season climate produces about 277 days of sunshine each year. No matter the time of year, temperatures hover approximately 10 degrees cooler than Southern Arizona locations.


Whiskey Row is probably one of the oldest and most famous streets of Prescott, Arizona, with plenty of stories to tell from the days of the Old West. The huge number of saloons, restaurants and other drinking establishments is what gave Whiskey Row its name. Today the street is still home to plenty of saloons and bars as well as many other establishments, and even some of the most famous buildings in the area.


Prescott is home to two significant hospital facilities, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) and The Bob Stump Veteran’s Administration (VA) Medical Center. The YRMC West Campus in Prescott is the largest acute care hospital facility in the region and home to the nationally respected James Family Heart Center. Its East Campus in Prescott Valley houses The BreastCare Center and The Family Birthing Center. The VA hospital provides healthcare to eligible veterans in the north central Arizona Region.


The graceful Courthouse Plaza is home to arts, crafts and other fairs and festivals from Memorial Day through fall. Live entertainment enhances summer evenings downtown and among the pines.


K-12 & Above
• Public schools, private and charter schools
– Prescott Unified School District
– Humboldt Unified School District
• Career and Technical Schools
• Universities and Colleges
– Yavapai College
– Prescott College
– Embry-Riddle Aerotnautical University
– Northern Arizona University