Welcome to Prescott, Arizona!
Located in the mountains of north central Arizona (5,347 Feet above sea level) the City borders the Prescott National Forest to the south and west and is nestled amid the largest stand of ponderosa pines in the world. Prescott and the nearby towns of Chino Valley and Prescott Valley form what is known locally as the Tri-City area. Prescott's climate is mild, with average temperatures ranging from 50° - 90° F and almost 20 inches of precipitation a year, most of which comes from rain.
Prescott has been dubbed "Everybody's Hometown", because most people find something here that reminds them of where they grew up. Prescott is home to the downtown Courthouse Plaza, famous Whiskey Row, World's Oldest Rodeo, Prescott Fine Arts Association, Sharlot Hall Museum, Phippen Art Museum, Folk Arts Fair, Frontier Days, and Territorial Days. It has been officially designated as "Arizona's Christmas City" by the State of Arizona.
Whether you are just visiting or planning to stay in our beautiful town, we know you will love the surroundings and the small-town atmosphere. Prescott will provide you with outstanding recreational opportunities backpacking, mountain and street biking, golfing, hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, shooting and swimming. If arts and crafts are what bring you to Prescott you will find museums, theaters, art boutiques, and jewelry stores. Perhaps you just like shopping in a quiet small-town atmosphere; then Prescott is the place. We are sure that you will find something that will entice you to come back again and again because Prescott really is "Everybody's Hometown".