Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Retiring to Prescott, Arizona

The city draws visitors from all over the world to enjoy the unique setting, old-west history and enjoyable climate. Throughout the year Prescott offers a variety of events and activities so that no matter when you are here, you'll get chance to experience the many faces of Prescott and find out for yourself why Prescott is considered one of the top emerging metropolitan cities.

Population: According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 41,528.

Weather: Prescott is located in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona, at an altitude of 5400 feet. The town has a four-season climate with relatively mild winters. Historical average annual precipitation is 19.32 inches; average snowfall is 25.4 inches.

Colleges and Universities: Prescott College is "an independent, liberal arts college. This colleges educational programs reflect the College's commitment to the environment and social justice. Prescott College is also one of the few colleges in the United States that offers adventure education as a majorNorthern Arizona University and Old Dominion University also have specialty campuses here as well as the online university, Northcentral University.

Population: As of the census of 2000, there were 33,938 people.

Things To See and Do: Prescott has many Victorian homes and has been remarked to be the most Midwestern-appearing city in the Southwest, and it has 525 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. There are six golf courses within the city limits: Antelope Hills Golf Course, City of Prescott South Course, City of Prescott North Course, Hassayampa Golf Club, Prescott Lakes Golf Club, Talking Rock Golf Club. More courses are located nearby in surrounding towns.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $227,000 (it was $162,700 in 2000)

Retirement Communities: (not inclusive) Prescott Samaritan Village, 928-778-2450, Peridot Retirement and Assisted Living Community, 928-777-5511

Health Care: Northern Arizona VA Health Care System,
View the Web Site
500 N. Hwy 89Prescott, AZ 86313Phone: (928) 445-4860 or (800) 949-1005


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