Prescott AZ – Everyone’s Hometown
Prescott, AZ epitomizes retirement living. The city planners work hard to keep the community moving forward, and expanding the opportunities and benefits for the residents. It is small town living with many big city amenities.
Prescott has its roots in the founding of the west. It served as the territorial capital, and has a place in the lore from the time. There are a number of historical houses and Victorian designs that you can choose as your “new to you” home. There are also plenty of gated communities with new construction, if that if your preference. Below, we highlight some of Prescott’s active adult, retirement communities.
The Gardens at Willow Creek
Stay close to town but still have the gated community life at The Gardens. It is one of the only gated communities in Prescott focuses on the 55+ lifestyle. The property was built out by 2005 (by Malouff and Co), so look for resales here. The single family homes have 2 or 3 bedrooms, and a 2-car garage. Prices range from mid $100s to high $200s. Slightly smaller patio-style home are available at the neighboring community, The Courtyards. The Gardens and The Courtyards share amenities. You will have access to the community center, the clubhouse and the heated pool – covered by your Home Owner Association fee (HOA). Two miles from the gated community is Willow Lake where you can enjoy fishing, hiking or picnics. Prescott is only four miles away.
You can find the perfect site and build the home of your dreams in this gated, master planned community. Mature oak and pine trees offer a secluded feel to the 550 acres that make up the Hassayampa Village. The community is still developing and you can choose from single-family homes or condos. The community is not age restricted, but it is popular with seniors and active adults. The clubhouse offers a playground, volleyball and tennis courts, as well as a state-of-the art fitness center. Hike nearby Prescott National Forest.
Plenty of amenities make this master planned community and private golf community an attractive location. The landscaping and views are just bonuses. The club offers everything from aerobics to Mahjong. It also has tennis courts, basketball, playground, and an indoor and outdoor pool. This is all anchored by a Hale Irwin Signature Championship 18 hole golf course. The private, par 72 course challenges golfers of all levels.
You can choose from gated communities within the 1150 acres of Prescott Lakes, or one of the five non-gated communities. Two of the neighborhoods, The Cottages by Del Webb and Willow Parks Estates, have age restrictions. All of the communities offer a wide range of home designs and sizes or home sites.
Pick your view in this master planned community: golf; mountain or valley. You can move right into an existing home or build a custom home on your own lot. Choose from ranch style cottages or a luxury homes around the 3,600-acre community. The private golf course preserves the natural surroundings while creating a challenging course for golfers. The Ranch Campground offers a state-of-the-art exercise facility, coffee bar and lounging area. See more at our Talking Rock Community Profile.
The charm of this community, in Prescott Valley, lies in the architecture. The homes are built to reflect the Victorian flare. Gazebos and a park complete the atmosphere. You can choose homes that start as small as 1000 sq. ft. or go up to 1700 sq. ft. in this 55+ community. The clubhouse offers luncheons and themed parties to help residents in this tight-knit community stay connected. There is also an indoor hot tub and outdoor pool for your convenience.
Why Move to Prescott, Arizona?
The diversity of Prescott makes it an attractive location for your next move. You get the benefits of small town living – with close-knit communities that welcome both long-time residents and those new to the area.
If getting out is important, Prescott has museums and galleries, art festivals, shopping, and world-class performances at Yavapai College Performance Hall. Enjoy Prescott’s frontier history, too. Walk the vibrant (and infamous) downtown district of Whiskey Row, or attend the World’s Oldest Rodeo.
Recreational opportunities abound in Prescott, with hiking, fishing, birding and mountain biking. There are mountains, lakes and the Prescott National Forest. The Prescott Parks and Recreation department offers everything from walking tours of the city to annual music festivals. Then there is golf. Antelope Hills Golf Course offers special rates for Yavapai County residents, plus they offer a Rapid Rewards Card, where play builds points good for greens fees and cart rentals.