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February 23, 2021

Best Places to Live in Prescott

Best Places to Live in Prescott

So, you’ve heard good things about Prescott, Arizona, and are considering a move or a second home in the area. How do you know where exactly in the Prescott area would be perfect for you? There are many different types of communities near Prescott, from the hometown feel of the downtown area to the stunning vistas of surrounding regions. As longtime builders and residents in the area, we have the inside information you need and we are happy to share it here.

Should You Build In Prescott?

First, why have a home in Prescott? The most often cited reasons are the beauty of the area, the ease of buying and building, the ideal weather, and the charm and livability of the area. In fact, according to the website AreaVibes, it has a very high Livability Score. Most residents believe Prescott has a strong sense of community, feel it is a very safe place to live and report that they enjoy the quiet nature of the region. It has a population of just over 41,000 and a median age of 56. It has a vibrant history; is there anyone who hasn’t heard of the adventures on Whiskey Row? And, perhaps most attractively it combines wonderful recreation opportunities with a real hometown feel. For many, Prescott is an ideal home or even a perfect home away from home. 

Custom Home Communities Near Prescott

Here we will take a look at a few of the wonderful neighborhoods to consider:

  • Prescott Lakes is a master-planned golf community with a Hale Irwin Signature Championship 18 hole private golf course. This special community, with a country club and a variety of dining experiences, is located just a few miles from downtown Prescott. It is made up of a variety of gated communities surrounded by twelve acres of lakes, grasslands, washes, and spectacular views of the intriguing Granite Dells, as well as the San Francisco Peaks. This is the ideal location for those who love to socialize and take advantage of the opportunities to walk, bike, hike, golf, and make use of the athletic center’s pools and its tennis and pickleball courts. Its proximity to town makes sure you feel connected while still able to appreciate the remarkable natural surroundings.
  • Crossroads Ranch is a remarkable equestrian community about 20 miles outside Prescott. If you are looking for a true Western experience you can’t get more “true Arizona” than this. Juniper and Cedar trees dot the ranch-style property and wildlife, including javelina, bobcats, deer, and elk, can all still be seen. This is an ideal location for ranch-style living and you can even maintain livestock in many cases. 
  • Las Vegas Ranch is another Western gem nestled alongside Prescott National Forest and it has been a working cattle ranch for over a century.  Luxury homesites are available for equestrian and ranch-style living. It lies about 25 miles north of Prescott and in the beautiful surrounding area, you can see pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, wild turkeys, elk, and even mountain lions and bears. It is a very special place to live for special people with that unique Western spirit.
  • The aptly named American Ranch is perfectly situated between the base of Granite Mountain, the Prescott National Forest, and downtown Prescott. An equestrian community with a pioneer spirit, American Ranch boasts wonderful horse facilities, amazing views, tennis, fishing, hiking, walking, and riding. These homes averaging 1.5 million are as special as the residents who live there.

Ready To Pick Your Next Home Community?

We wouldn’t want you to think these were the only options for an excellent lifestyle in Prescott when there are so many more to consider. If you are in the market to build a home, we would be honored to speak with you about which type of neighborhood is ideal for you and your Prescott house. We have decades of proud experience working and living here in Prescott so please come take advantage of our expertise. Schedule an appointment to learn more by calling us at 928-776-0301, we are happy to help.