I’ve tried to put together a list of pros and cons about living in Prescott, but it’s incomplete.
If you live here, please add your comments.
Things some people love, other people hate. Everyone is different.
Here’s some of what I’ve found.
Living in Prescott – Pros
It’s in the middle of the state, so everything is within driving distance.
Or maybe it’s in the middle of nowhere and it’s too far to drive for anything.
It’s not too high, and it’s not too low, so the Summers are mild compared to Phoenix, and the Winters are mild compared to Flagstaff.
Cost of living is low, or maybe it’s higher. I came from California, so it’s MUCH lower for me.
Taxes are lower here, state income tax, sales tax, property tax.
Is it better here for you? What are you comparing it to?
Prescott National Forest
The forest with all of it’s recreational possibilities is surrounding us. Hiking, bike riding, dirt bikes, 4X4 off road, it’s all right there.
If you love getting out into nature, we got the nature for you right here.
The courthouse Square is a great place to hang out. Whiskey Row is fun. There are a ton of historic buildings downtown.
There’s no real night life. If you’re a hipster, it’s not a great place to be.
Prescott was founded in 1886 as a gold mining town. It’s soaked in the old west. Famous names walked our streets. Some of that nature that you’ll be out driving or hiking around in, also contains gold mines and historical artifacts.
There are a bunch of golf courses and country clubs. It’s a great place to retire and a lot of people do.
There are colleges in Prescott that are great. Embry-Riddle is one of the best engineering schools specializing in aviation and aerospace. Yavapai Community College and Prescott College are also good places to learn.
Other People’s Comments
I did a search around the Interwebs and found these comments, among others. As always, there will be toxic people who are never happy with anything, as well as true believers, who see no flaws at all.
I copied and pasted, so the spelling errors are not mine, but original so you can get the true flavor of the comments.
What Do You Think?
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Do you love it or want to leave it?
Most importantly, why?
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