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Prescott and the Prescott Area
At an elevation of approximately 5300 feet, Prescott is known as the mile-high city. Prescott sits at the northern edge of the Bradshaw Mountains, among the world's largest stand of Ponderosa Pine trees. On a map Prescott is nearly the center of Arizona. This is not your usual southwest town however, Prescott has older residential areas with tree lined streets and Victorian style houses. The town square features a giant granite courthouse in the center of acres of lawns and old elm shade trees. 

There are 4 seasons here. Average temperatures range from highs in the low 90's to lows in the low 20's. We usually enjoy 2-3 snowfalls per year in the winter, and monsoon rains in the latter half of the summer, with spring and fall being mild and very pleasant.

Things to Do
There are many things to occupy your time here. Art galleries, museums, concerts, theatrical productions, the Yavapai County Fair, the Yavapai Downs horse racing facility, and for the 4th of July we have "Frontier Days." The Frontier Days celebration features parades, arts and craft shows, food booths, and entertainment on the courthouse square. The tri-cities each offer their own fireworks display as well. The centerpiece of Frontier Days however is "The World's Oldest Rodeo" that started in Prescott in 1888. Prescott is surrounded by National Forest that offers a multitude of available activities.

The shopping experience in the Prescott area is as diverse as the landscape. In downtown Prescott, there are scores of local merchants offering something for everyone, from antiques and art to jewelry and sporting goods. In the Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley area, there are also all the big name retailers and grocery stores. The tri-city area also has a 77 acre indoor mall with Sears, JCPenney, and Dillards as it's anchors, as well as 80 other stores and restaurants. It is called The Prescott Gateway Mall.