Prescott Chamber of Commerce
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The Prescott Chamber of Commerce strives to enhance the overall business environment of Prescott as well as share what makes Prescott the place to be for visitors, residents, educational institutions, businesses and government! Conveniently located on the Courthouse Square, the Prescott Chamber has a Visitor Information Center which assists hundreds of visitors a day and is open seven days a week. Community Introduction The city of Prescott is located in the middle of the natural beauty of north central Arizona. Rock and mountain formations such as Thumb Butte, the Granite Dells and Granite Mountain are nearby, and the towering San Francisco Peaks of Flagstaff are easily seen from Prescott. Nearby lakes such as Watson, Willow, Lynx and Goldwater, coupled with many forested trails, provide ample outdoor recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiasts - mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, birding, camping and more. Prescott also offers the modern features that you would expect to find in a growing community, such as a variety of shopping and dining establishments, quality housing, award-winning educational institutions and outstanding medical facilities. Still, its western roots are deep, and one only needs to be here each July at rodeo time to see just how deep they are! Prescott Frontier Days has the distinction of being the World’s Oldest Rodeo. Its week-long schedule includes rodeo performances, a parade, arts & crafts show, block dancing and more. Prescott’s friendly people make visiting or living here a true experience, providing unsurpassed hospitality to all. With more than 40,000 already calling Prescott their home, it’s no wonder that this area is thriving. At a Glance Prescott’s Cost of Living - According to the Council for Community and Economic Research, Prescott’s cost of living was 96.3 percent versus a national average of 100.0 percent. (Source: ACCRA Survey, Third Quarter, 2012) Prescott’s Weather - Prescott is a destination that transcends the Arizona archetype. No sweltering summers or miles of cactus covered moonscape. The town's mile-high location (elevation 5,347) in the northern Arizona’s central highlands brings four mild seasons and over 300 days of sunshine. Summer daytime highs average in the 80s and nighttime lows ranging in the 50s. Prescott’s winters are just as moderate with daytime temperatures generally in the 50s and with occasional snowfall. While the area’s spring season may be a bit breezy at times, its autumns are beautiful. Location and Transportation – Prescott is the largest city within Yavapai County. Neighboring towns include Chino Valley, Prescott Valley and Dewey-Humboldt, making up what is more and more commonly referred to as the “Quad-Cities” of western Yavapai County. Its ideal location places it nearly 95 miles north of Phoenix and 95 miles south of Flagstaff. Prescott’s municipal airport, Ernest A. Love Field, offers general aviation services and daily commercial flights. Currently, Great Lakes Airlines has daily flights to Los Angeles (LAX), and Denver, CO. The airport, one of the busiest in Arizona for general aviation uses, is also utilized as the flight-training center for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Domestic and international flights can be found less than two hours away at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Local shuttle bus services provide several trips daily to and from Sky Harbor. Things to Do and Places to Stay – The Prescott Chamber maintains an extensive online Calendar of Events for visitors and residents alike. Check out our diverse and challenging golf courses and the prized museums where you could learn much about Prescott’s history. Prescott’s art community is thriving with art galleries throughout the town. Plan to stay awhile - there are some 1,800 guest rooms available at local hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts. "Everybody's Hometown" – With Prescott’s mix of unbeatable weather, out