Retire in Prescott

Best Retirement City - Prescott

See why many believe that Prescott is the best city to retire

Residents of Prescott, Arizona often feel like they've taken a step back in time. The city's old Western feel is both inviting and historical, and local residents boast a great sense of community. The city hosts events such as Frontier Days, and the World's Oldest Rodeo, both of which provide visitors and residents alike with a unique glimpse into the past. Prescott's location within Arizona provides for dry weather without the scorching heat of other parts of the state. The city's combination of temperate weather, low cost of living, and historic ambiance make it a must to check out if you're interested in retiring out West. Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Prescott.

City Highlights

  1. Variety of unique cultural events
  2. Low cost of living
  3. Excellent access to outdoor activities
  4. Low humidity, seasonal temperatures
  5. High number of military vets

Potential Drawbacks

  1. Wildfire risk
  2. Below average economic growth

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 44,224

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Glendale, AZ

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Prescott Municipal Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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