Prescott is located in Yavapai County, in central Arizona. According to the 2020 Census, the city’s population is 45,827. It’s the county seat of Yavapai County and features the county courthouse in the town square.
Gold was discovered here in 1863, during the civil war, which led to a gold rush. Prescott has a rich history as a frontier gold and silver mining town.
Prescott was a typical “wild west” town in the 1880s. Famous residents included Doc Holliday, Wyatt and Virgil Earp of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
The makeshift wooden town burned to the ground several times in the first decade of the 20th century, which finally resulted in the town being rebuilt in brick.
The modern city is known for it’s tourism, especially around its storied past. It is host to the “World’s Oldest Rodeo”, running continuously since 1888. The rodeo, one of the most famous in the United States, draws some 35,000 tourists a year.
Today, Prescott is a comfortable, modern, growing city, with many people moving here from out of state. Subdivisions are expanding. Real estate of all kinds can be found here, from rustic cabins, to restored Victorians, to horse property, to comfortable modern suburbs, to luxury estates.
Phoenix is the the 5th largest city in the United States and is located only 90 minutes away. The Bradshaw mountains surround the city, where you can go hiking, biking, off road driving, or enjoy many other kinds of outdoor activities.