Prescott draws visitors from all over the world to enjoy our 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 visit, you'll get a chance to experience the many faces of Prescott and find out for yourself why Prescott is considered one of the top emerging metropolitan cities. It is home to the World’s Oldest Rodeo each July.
Downtown is clean, quiet and is a mix of old West and Midwest with a number of historic structures. Older homes, mostly of Victorian vintage, are nicely kept and restored, due in part to preservation incentives. There are more than 700 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Prescott is considered part of North Central Arizona. It offers Watson and Willow Lake, which are two small (man-made) reservoirs located in the granite dells. Other lakes include Lynx, Granite Basin and Goldwater Lakes surrounding different areas of our beautiful community, all include numerous hiking trails.
Prescott is located in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona, at an elevation of 5,400 feet the city has what is classified as a Mediterranean climate owing to its relatively high rainfall and dry early summer period, with mild to cool winters and warm to hot summers.