Prescott My Hometown
Experience Prescott, Arizona
Prescott, Arizona is one the best places in America to live. Thanks to our mild climate and four distinct seasons we enjoy fresh air, perfect weather, wonderful locations to visit and some of the friendliest people around. We are located in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona, described as the mile high town at an altitude of 5,400 feet (1,600 m). Three other towns located near Prescott consist of Prescott Valley, Chino Valley & Dewey-Humboldt, making us the ‘Quad-City’ area with all towns relatively near each other. Other towns a little further out would be considered Paulden, outside of Chino and Mayer driving out past Dewey toward Phoenix. Prescott is surrounded by three spots by national forest and tall Ponderosa Pines, making it a great spot for recreational hiking, biking, camping and barbequing.
Then there’s the Granite Dells area, or often called ‘The Dells’, is notorious for its large boulder outcroppings of granite that have eroded into a really cool appearance of bumpy rock features. Both Watson Lake and Willow Lake are small man-made reservoirs found within ‘The Dells’. There are a few hiking trails that even connect to the Peavine Trail. Watson and Willow Lake are gorgeous areas to hike, kayak and take amazing pictures. The Peavine National Recreation Trail follows the former rail bed of the Santa Fe Prescott to Phoenix railway through the Dells. The “Peavine” got its name from the winding portion of this railroad that twists and curves resembling that of a ‘pea vine’. The Peavine trail connects to the Iron King Trail which was the route of the old Prescott Railroad through the Granite Dells. Other lakes include Lynx, Granite Basin and Goldwater Lakes surrounding different areas of our beautiful community.
Downtown you’ll find our Courthouse Square which is home to Whiskey Row and some historic saloons that have deep rooted history and had visitors like Wyatt Earp. Near downtown, you can find older Victorian and other historic houses still in our neighborhoods. One of the best and most popular streets would be Mount Vernon, where you can see is full of older Victorian homes. This street is closed off for Halloween and is one of the most visited spots from all the local children who enjoy candy and haunted looking ‘decorated’ homes. The entire street really gets into this tradition. Halloween isn’t the only ‘Prescott’ holiday we enjoy. Prescott is also known for being the destination for the World’s Oldest Rodeo in July while being everyone’s “Christmas Town” in December. However, it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, we are always considered ‘Everyone’s Hometown’ and enjoy year round events.
Goldwater Park is located only four miles from downtown Prescott, AZ. Goldwater Lake is about 15 acres of water surface but features a popular destination for family fun with park recreation and picnic facilities.
Lynx Lake is another lake located just outside of Prescott, Arizona in the tall ponderosa pines that get around 125,000 visitors every year. This 55-acre lake offers visitors recreational activities like boating, camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking and even has a quaint little seasonal restaurant near the lake with a great view.
This 55-acre lake quietly set amidst tall pines in the cool Bradshaw Mountains high country just a few miles southeast of Prescott, Arizona. Lynx Lake is a relatively small lake, yet it draws over 125,000 visitors annually. Located in the cool pines just outside of Prescott, AZ, Lynx Lake Recreation Area offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking.
Donny Karcie, MBA – RE/MAX Mountain Properties
731 W Gurley Street / Prescott, AZ 86305