Dewey-Humboldt is located in the high desert of Northern Arizona and is 85 miles north of Phoenix and 12 miles east of Prescott. At an elevation of 4556 ft., residents enjoy a mild four-season climate which includes an occasional snowfall during the winter months.
The town's City Council is committed to maintaining the rural flavor of the area (residential lot sizes are typically greater than 1/2 acre with most areas 1.6 acres or greater). A total of 117 miles of roads exist within the Dewey Humboldt town limits. Only 28 miles of the roads are paved and 20 miles are considered "hard surface" and are maintained by the Town. The remainder is considered private and is not maintained by the Town.
Privacy and self-sufficiency is are leading enticements for prospective Dewey-Humboldt residents. Each prospective resident must decide how to balance the seclusion and dramatic views provided by a hillside lot with the access needed for routine travel as well as delivery and emergency vehicles. Given its proximity to both urbanized areas and truly rural areas, the Town of Dewey-Humboldt offers a balance of both. That lifestyle is a compromise between rural privacy and easy access to public services.