Prescott 72 Excellent
Prescott Livability #25 ranked city in Arizona#4,596 ranked city in the USARanks better than 84% of areas

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      Living in Prescott, AZ

      Prescott is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arizona. The city has a population of 41,090 people. According to the most recent Census, 94% of Prescott residents are White, 1% Black and 1% Asian. With an average age of 56 years, Prescott residents appear to be older compared to the national average. For seniors and retirees, this city presents itself as a compelling choice. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Prescott might be a good fit as 86% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 80% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Prescott could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Arizona if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, commute, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Prescott and in the areas around Prescott is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Prescott is 70/100 and the city is ranked in the 77th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Prescott ranks very well for amenities (A) and education (A-). Prescott does not fare well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - those 3 words empasize the significance of the location of any property and are possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Prescott, there are an abundance of amazing local amenities and other interesting things to do. These include grocery stores, coffee shops, places to eat and parks. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Prescott: Prescott Brewing Company, Sharlot Hall Museum, and Watson Lake.

      Assuming that Prescott meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Prescott. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Prescott are simply unattainable. The median home price for Prescott homes is $283,500, which is 60.3% higher than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Prescott, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.9, which is 68.6% higher than the Arizona average.

      Prescott transportation information

      Statistic Prescott Arizona National
      Average one way commute17min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.3%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.9%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.7%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home8.5%5.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Prescott, AZ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).