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Retirement Living in Prescott - Arizona

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Area Description

Prescott is a city of 41,000, total metro area of approximately 120,000. Considered rural by some, but has multiple colleges and most aspects of urban living; 90 minutes north of Phoenix.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Outdoor recreational opportunities abound with approximately 500 miles of walking/biking trails. Events almost year-round on the downtown Courthouse plaza. Small, nearby lakes attract kayakers and fishermen. Casinos on tribal land within Prescott city boundaries. A myriad of cultural opportunities--professional to home-grown. Many local restaurants to choose from.

Cultural Activities

Cultural activities of all kinds--professional to home-grown. Live music series, annual film festival, Phoenix Symphony concert series, Prescott Pops concert series, community theater, concerts of all types.

Public transportation

Limited bus routes in Prescott; multiple taxis. Local airport with some passenger service daily to Los Angeles and twice weekly to Denver. Two hours from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix; multiple shuttle buses operate between Phoenix and Prescott.

Medical Facilities

High-quality of medical care including heart and breast centers at Yavapai Regional Medical Center. VA Hospital in Prescott. Many special services in Prescott due to aging population.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  24.0  38.0  52.0  1.6 "
 Feb  27.0  41.0  55.0  1.9 "
 Mar  31.0  45.5  60.0  1.7 "
 Apr  37.0  52.0  67.0  0.8 "
 May  45.0  60.5  76.0  0.5 "
 Jun  53.0  69.5  86.0  0.3 "
 Jul  60.0  74.5  89.0  2.7 "
 Aug  59.0  72.5  86.0  3.1 "
 Sep  51.0  66.0  81.0  2.0 "
 Oct  40.0  56.0  72.0  1.0 "
 Nov  30.0  45.5  61.0  1.1 "
 Dec  23.0  37.5  52.0  1.5 "

4-season environment with some snow in winter, but beautiful summers with high temps in the 80's and overnight lows in the 50's. Low humidity most of the year.

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Cost of Living for Prescott, AZ

Prescott, Arizona cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Almost every housing option can be found in Prescott.

Senior Assistance in Prescott, AZ

Prescott, Arizona offers the following assistance for seniors:

Most senior assistance programs can be found in Prescott due to our aging population and their needs.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities exist almost everywhere in Prescott. From the Chamber of Commerce to the local hospital, library and public schools, you can easily find something to do!

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