Area Info

The Prescott area including the towns of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Chino Valley are growing, thriving communities located in Yavapai County in Central AZ. They are approximately 85 miles north of Phoenix and 90 miles south of Flagstaff with convenient access to US Hwy 89, State Highways 69 & 89A and Interstates 17 & 40.


While being one of the fastest growing small metro areas in the country, it still maintains its beautiful natural environment and small town atmosphere. These towns attract people who want the best of both worlds, small town living with metropolitan amenities. People are drawn by the natural beauty of Arizona, near perfect four-season climate and a unique blend of modern and traditional recreational choices. Small town character, sense of community, excellent schools, quality healthcare, very low crime rates and easy commuting all combined to create a peaceful, relaxed, low stress lifestyle for its residents.


The economic diversity of the area provides many opportunities for new businesses and continued growth. We are the center for medical services, transportation options and education & employment opportunities. Community commerce is comprised of industry, manufacturing, retail and service business all located in convenient, accessible enterprise zones. With a steady growth of 4% per year for the past decade and expectations to continue at that rate (according to, there is a large skilled work force to draw from to fulfill a variety of employment requirements. With easy access and minimal distances to I 17 (15 miles) and I 40 (40 miles) transportation and travel are effortless.


These factors make the Prescott area truly one of the best places in the country to live, work and play!


Yavapai County Info

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Unemployment Rate:

8.2% (2013)


Major Industries:

Retail Trade, Services, Public Admin


Best Paying Industries:

Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Public Admin, Manufacturing


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