Prescott Facts (From Wikipedia)
Prescott (pronounced by most locals as “press-kit” instead of “press-cot”) is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, USA. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 41,528. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County, AZ, and in 1863 this then remote and lightly populated town was designated as the original capital of the Arizona Territory in order to keep the seat of government far from Confederate sympathizers prevalent in the southern part of the state. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until the capital was changed to Phoenix in 1889.
The towns of Prescott Valley (7 miles east) and Chino Valley (16 miles north), and Prescott, together make up the area known locally as the “Tri-City” area. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation is located next to, and partially within, the borders of Prescott. The weather conditions are favorable owing to the altitude of 5354 ft, being significantly cooler than the lower southern areas of the state and yet without the harsh winters found at higher altitudes.
Prescott has been called “Everybody’s Hometown” and was honored by a song written and produced by Norm Fisk and Wild Bill Stricklin and is used here by permission. The song describes the topography of Prescott as having mountains all around. It also mentions Thumb Butte, (the most prominent landmark in the city), Whisky Row, The World’s Oldest Rodeo, picturesque courthouse, colorful history and even stary skies.
Here lately, the number of foreclosures and short sales is running down. That is great news except that the inventory of properties for sale is also running down. Now is the time to buy in Prescott.