The secret is out . . . Prescott is a Great Place to Retire!

Prescott is place to retirePrescott, Arizona, is conveniently located half way between Phoenix and Flagstaff in the mountains of northern Arizona.  At an elevation of 5400, Prescott enjoys cooler summers than most other areas of Arizona.  Combine that with the charming historic downtown, the hometown atmosphere, and the surrounding beauty, you have all of the elements for a great place to retire.

ABC’S CHANNEL 15 placed Prescott in the top 10 places to retire in Arizona.  Prescott Chamber of Commerce CEO David Maurer said he is not surprised that his town is on the list. “Prescott always seems to make these top 10 polls and it’s always for the same reasons – small-town atmosphere, four-season climate and quality of life,” Maurer said. is a valuable source to support why Prescott, Arizona, is a fabulous place to retire.  “Being located in the mountains north of Phoenix, Prescott offers mild summers.  The average temperature in July is 88 and the average high in January is 51.  The wettest month is August averaging 3” of rain.  If you love the outdoors, breathtaking sunsets, and majestic scenery, you will love Prescott.”

Prescott is home to numerous Active Adult 55+ communities.  The Villages at Lynx Creek in nearby Dewey, Victorian Estates in Prescott Valley, and the Courtyard at the Gardens in Prescott are just a few of the retirement communities in the Prescott area. For a complete list of retirement communities in Prescott see the list of Active Adult Communities in the Prescott area.

According to the Huffington Post, one of the “big reason we think you should consider Arizona for retirement is taxes. When living on fixed incomes, it’s important you make sure you are living in a state where your money will last and the taxes are in your favor. Arizona is one of the most tax friendly states and they don’t tax your Social Security check,  that matters. (About half of the states in the US do tax Social Security.)”

Trusting a local source for information on retiring in Prescott is the best way to receive accurate first-hand information. John Gorden with BloomTree Realty is a Prescott Area Real Estate expert.  Give him a call at 928-308-0101 for more information.