Prescott is located high in the Bradshaw Mountains in central Arizona.
Prescott began as a gold mining town and for a short time was capital city of the Arizona Territory. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation is partially within Prescott city limits.
Nearby mountains, Willow Lake and a national forest provide ample outdoor beauty and recreation opportunities. Prescott is home to Prescott College, a small, private, liberal arts college.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Prescott ranks high in population density, water quality, climate and taxes. Prescott ranks low in age of population and demographic diversity.
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