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Prescott, AZ voted one of the best downtowns in North America

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Rainbow over Watson Lake in Prescott, AZExpedia’s Viewfinder compiled a list of the best downtowns in North America, and downtown Prescott made the list! The criteria was based on local arts venues, captivating historical sites, unique shopping experiences, one of a kind dining opportunities and access to urban greens space.

Long known as “Everybody’s Hometown” because most who come to Prescott find something here that reminds them of where they grew up.

Downtown Whiskey Row

The downtown area has a large number of Saloons, art galleries and candy shops. Known as Whiskey Row dating back to 1864 it was visited by many well-known figures of that time, including Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers.


Virgil Earp, Wyatt Earp's older brother, lived in Prescott in 1879 and told him of the boom town in Tombstone, Arizona. Tombstone prospered from about 1877-1890 through the mining of silver bullion. It has also been rumored that Doc Holliday spent some time in Prescott just before heading to Tombstone.

Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt conscripted the original Roughriders from Prescott?

Destroyed in the fire, Whiskey Row was restored, and today it stands as a monument to the past. From mining to the Indian wars of the late 1800’s, Prescott AZ was the very center of activity and commerce in the region.

Eclectic shops

From the Galloping Goose to the Prescott Trading Company and Puttin’ On The Hats and Kickapoo Express you can experience old west collectibles and antiques as well as Native American jewelry. You can also find a showcase of Local Artisans and artists in downtown as well.

Wine tasting at its best

The Wall Street Journal has applauded the surrounding Prescott area as a hotspot as an emerging area for Napa-like status1. Home to 40 wineries and vineyards both locals and visitors can taste some of the country’s best wines in Arizona wine country.

Ready to call Prescott home?

While visiting make sure to stop by our office to learn about calling Prescott home. From homes and Land for sale bordering Prescott National Forest to big sky views in gated communities, our boutique real estate company continues to lead the way in quality, personal real estate service in the greater Prescott area.

Contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate or call (928)771-1111 to start the adventure of a lifetime experiencing beautiful Prescott, Arizona.
 

¹Karp, H. (May 25, 2007), United States of Wine, Wall Street Journal