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A+ Prescott Valley Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Prescott Valley Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Arizona
Prescott Valley
955% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Prescott Valley cost of living
B+ Prescott Valley Crime Total crime is 32% lower than Arizona
Total crime
2,34015% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4315% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Prescott Valley crime
D Prescott Valley Employment Household income is 15% lower than Arizona
Median household income
$43,80121% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,07226% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Prescott Valley employment
C- Prescott Valley Housing Home value is equal to Arizona
Median home value
$176,4004% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8916% lower than the US average
Home ownership
63%equal to the US average
Prescott Valley real estate or Prescott Valley rentals
F Prescott Valley Schools HS graduation rate is 1% higher than Arizona
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
34%32% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:150% higher than the US average
Prescott Valley K-12 schools

Living in Prescott Valley, AZ

Prescott Valley is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 41,070 people. At 93%, the majority of the Prescott Valley population is White; this is followed by 1% Black and 1% Asian. 76% of the people in Prescott Valley (over the age of 15) are married and 69% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Finding the best places to live in Prescott Valley and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, housing and other important metrics.

Prescott Valley has a livability score of 73 out of 100 and is ranked #65 in Arizona and #7,300 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Prescott Valley has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and crime (B+). There are some categories that Prescott Valley ranks poorly for, including: education (F) and employment (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Prescott Valley, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: StoneRidge Golf Course, Harkins Theatre, and Tim's Toyota Center.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Prescott Valley has a violent crime rate of 196 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Prescott Valley. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Prescott Valley are affordable. The median home price for Prescott Valley homes is $176,400, which is 0.3% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Prescott Valley, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 14.3% higher than the Arizona average. Real estate appreciation rates in Prescott Valley are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Prescott Valley homes comes in at 8.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 10.3%.

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Retirees Only !!!

Let me start by saying I moved here the day I turned 18 back in 1998. Prescott Valley should be Chicago's sister city, its windy almost every day. As for entertainment, if you like hiking this is the place to be, if you like anything else there is nothing here for you. Phoenix is about 1.5 hours away for any entertainment. Dining out you have plenty of choices, that's all people do here is eat. Nightlife is another joke, there are some run down bars you can go to. The biggest problem Prescott Valley has is the fact almost every single person retiring from California is coming here, they are ruining this town, its not really their fault, however with the huge demand for housing it has made it good for the construction industry but its driving the rents through the roof and I personally feel it is going to collapse the employed people here as everybody from Cali wants everything for dirt cheap and wages here don't meet the demand, not to mention the illegals that will work for free. I don't rent but I have a lot of friends that do, in the last 6 months 2 friends I know had their rents increased by more than $400 a month. One of them moved to save $150 from the 400 increase and now is in a 1200 sq. ft. house with missing windows and no ac or swamp cooler. He pays $1500 a month. Bottom line, if your not coming here to retire don't come here.
  • 0 -1
I Love Arizona

I love this town Prescott Valley & Prescott, there's something always going on whether be all of the Holidays we celebrate or the fact that we have all 4 seasons in full form. And did ya know Prescott use to be the capital of Arizona twice once in 1864 and again in 1867 until Phoenix became the capital in 1889...well that's something right!! As far as things to do here we have lots of hiking trails and not to mention the beautiful scenery in the Fain park area. Casinos, lots Antique & vintage shops, we have parades, outdoor swap meets, we make a big deal out of Christmas around here as well as the Forth of July...rodeos too and a lot of really nice people. Like all towns we have some crime I think as any community grows this is bound to happen but for the most part I personally feel safe...of course one has to use common sense and be aware of ones surrounding of course and just be as safe as one can in any town or community. I do think the rent here has gone up way to high..the average rent now is $1288 or higher a month for 2 bedroom which is a 33.07% increase from last year when the average rent was $862, and a 11.96% when the average rent was $1134.00 a month. I know people who pay $1500 to $1700 a month for an apartment..I think this is outrageous. We are all just trying get buy here. Well over all I love the small town feel of Prescott Valley & Prescott..I also think they need to slow down on the growth I moved here in 1993 from Ventura, Ca a large city, don't get me wrong I was born & raised & loved it & still due..but it just got so big & busy and bumper bumper had to get out...would hate to see that happen here this little town
  • 2 0
college, retiree, homes

The place is cool if you stay to yourself. Most people seem to stay to themselves. there is a huge retiree population here with the VA hospital and another good hospital in town. There is no bus system, the sales tax is pretty high, healthcare is pretty high
  • 0 0

This is a most predjudice city of Arizona. That same black man we spoke about, he was also accused wrongly of stealing at Walmart in Prescott Valley Arizona. He and his friend had paid for the item in electronics. While they stood in checkout to pay for batteries for the item, a manager comes up to them and told them they wasn't supposed to open the item, in which the item was already paid for in the electronics department. No, that predjudice white manager saw color BLACK and embarrassed the black man and his friend. Again, we told him to get a Civil Rights Attorney. That was a bad stop made, if he felt there was thef involved he was supposed to get security. The CCTV is viewed in the back of Walmart and if thef was involved surely Security would have stopped the man and his friend at the Exit Door.
  • 0 -17

We are Anonymous. Prescott Valley Arizona don't deserve one star! We heard rumors that a black man reported it to the City Police of Prescott Valley Arizona, that his car had been vandalized by some white men that lived in an apartment next to him. And police did nothing about it. We have encouraged the man to get him a Civil Rights Attorney.
  • 0 -12
Old folks home

This is a place for retired people. Not much here besides a mall that is known as a ghost town. Its slowly growing but it needs to have something for the kids and teens before it can be considered "Livable". I will not raise my kids here as they seem to be very sheltered. The education system is poor. I have heard teens say that the exit exam is super hard when its only at the 10th grade level with 8th grade reading level. Oh and people drive so slow because they seem to not have a clue how to drive.
But there may be some upside. Its a quiet town with little crime (Besides the rednecks in certain areas.) So I guess thats good. Its fairly cheap to live. But still hard to do when you don't have high paying jobs.

But this is just my opinion.
  • 4 -8
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