last 4 years have ushered in many wonderful changes to
Prescott Valley including a new entertainment center,
new and exciting housing communities, new restaurants,
and transportation improvements along Highway 89A. This
year and next promise a continuation of these changes
with a new medical center, more restaurants, and new
businesses on the east end of town.|
Prescott Valley has just completed a state-of-the-art
sewage treatment plant, sewer system, roads project and
natural gas lines that will take the community well into
the 21st century. A third long range plan has been
completed for this 27-year old community and a new
police and court facility has been constructed, as well
as the new Civic Center which includes the Town hall and
The town was founded in 1966, incorporated in 1978, and
residents expect it to become a major city in the near
future. However, town leaders say Prescott Valley will
never lose its small town, friendly approach to people
- The Town of Prescott Valley Mission Statement "To
inspire and sustain a dynamic, innovative, and
prosperous community through the combined talents of our
City of Prescott Valley 2020 The City of Prescott Valley
is a recognized modern and vibrant regional urban hub in
the center for medical services, transportation options,
and educational and employment opportunities, and
comprise a diverse cultural and ethic base. Our small
town character and a sense of community has been valued
and retained as a part of our emergence as a regional
leader. New residential developments have contributed to
the unique character brought about by the individuality
of our neighborhoods within our community.
remain a safe, attractive, and affordable place for
families to live, work, and play. Community commerce has
evolved to a mix of densities, intensities, and uses.
Established business areas have flourished while new
business and employment gateways have been developed.
We, as a community, have capitalized upon and continue
to protect our clean and beautiful natural environment
and our financial and human resources to ensure a
sustainable future. The diversity of our population is
viewed as an asset by our community leaders and
continues to shape our vision.
This special community lies between the Bradshaw and
Mingus mountains 5,100 feet above the desert plains.
Pronghorn antelope still travel throughout the town in
spite of its tremendous growth. Located
just 80 miles north of Phoenix, Prescott Valley is in
the center of many of Arizona's beautiful natural and
cultural attractions and is a short drive to nearby
cities such as, Prescott, Jerome, Sedona, Verde Valley,
You can even make a day trip to the
Prescott Valley has a balance of four mild seasons with
pleasant temperatures and low humidity. We are a very
unique area between the Mingus and Bradshaw Mountains.
At 5,100 feet elevation, Prescott Valley has gently
rolling hills above the extreme heat of the desert
valley and below the heavy snowfall and cold of the
plateaus and mountains.
- Since 1990, Prescott Valley, one of Arizona's fastest
growing communities, has gone from a population of 8,858
to more than 20,000. Nearby developments outside the
town limits increase the population to 66,000, according
to Prescott Valley Officials. Commercial businesses
are popping up in every direction with a heavy
concentration along Highway 69. A planned new downtown,
regional shopping center and cross-town highway will
offer a variety of new opportunities over the next few
- The average sales price for a single family residence
in 2004 was $169,000 in Prescott Valley. The market
remains strong with an average market time of 30 days.
The addition of several new master planned communities in
Prescott Valley has driven new home sales up, with the
average cost of new construction starting at $125.00
dollars per sq ft in Prescott Valley including lot.
The area's largest industrial employer, Better-Bilt,
Inc. employs 300 people in Prescott Valley. In addition,
ACE Home Distribution Center has a 663,000-square-foot
building with 250 employees; Printpack, a modern
fast-food packaging company with 107 employees, and AAE,
a sheet metal manufacturer with 45 employees help
provide employment to the community.
School and Colleges
-There are five public elementary schools, two public
middle schools and one public high school. The Yavapai
College extension facility in partnership with Northern
Arizona University, offers undergraduate programs; for
information, call (520) 445-5231. Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University nearby offers bachelor of
science degrees, contact (520) 708-6600. Prescott
College offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees,
contact (520) 778-2090.
- The medical community provides primary care
physicians, specialty health care providers, dentists,
optometrists and chiropractors. Family care and
occupational medical services are available at Prescott
Valley Community Urgent Care Facility. Yavapai Regional
Medical Center (www.yrmc.org)
in Prescott, located within 15 minutes of Prescott
Valley, provides 24-hour Emergency Room and Intensive
and Cardiac Care Units.
On Aug. 23, 1997, Yavapai Regional Medical Center opened the
YRMC Del E. Webb Outpatient Center in Prescott Valley.
The outpatient center, which is located on a 10-acre
site at 3262 Windsong Drive, is a two-story,
30,000-square-foot facility that features preventive
medicine programs (Pendleton Center East), a Physical
Rehabilitation Services Department, imaging services,
state-of-the-art laboratory services and office space
for physicians. It also serves as the home base for
YRMC’s home health and hospice programs. The
outpatient center is located adjacent to the 27 acres
that have been purchased by YRMC as the site for a new
50-bed hospital—YRMC East.
Prescott Veterans Administration Hospital is located
approximately 10 minutes from Prescott Valley.
– Ace Hardware, K-Mart, Safeway, Albertson's and a
variety of retail and service establishments, along with
restaurants and motels are available to meet consumer
- Glassford Hill overlooking the width and breadth of
Prescott Valley, has seen civilizations come and go.
Archeological evidence of early man goes back as far as
800 A.D. Ancient Indian villages were settled around
Glassford Hill in 1400. In 1582, Spanish explorers were
in this vicinity as evidenced by the signs of Spanish
mining efforts in nearby Badger Springs.
1864, gold was discovered in nearby Bradshaw Mountains
and the U.S. Cavalry established Fort Whipple 5 miles
away. The cavalry used Glassford Hill as a heliograph
site using signal mirrors to communicate with other army
units in the war against the Apaches.
the early 1900's the area was homesteaded by the Fain
family. In 1963, a new generation of Fains entered in an
agreement with a land developer, and Glassford Hill
looked down on the beginnings of Prescott Valley. In
1966 the town was founded. It was incorporated in 1978
with a population of 1,520.
Prescott Valley's major niche is in recreation, with 10
public parks, Olympic-style soccer fields, softball
fields, a new public swimming pool with a 100-foot slide
and a new 3,000 seat outdoor amphitheater in Mountain
Valley Park. Castle Golf offers a modern miniature golf
course, high-tech video and participation games, mini
race cars and track, batting cages, driving ranges, and
a planned theater complex. Fishing, backpacking,
horseback riding, boating, gold panning, camping, and
outdoor trails are available within minutes of the
scenic drives allow you to enjoy the beauty of Granite
Dells, Granite Mountain and Granite Basin, Lynx Lake,
Senator Highway and Skyline Drive await you. The
main recreation season generally runs from May to
October; however, winter daytime temperatures are
moderate and the Prescott National Forest can be enjoyed
Prescott National Forest maps are available at the
Forest Service office in nearby Prescott. You'll find
scores of recommended hikes varying in length and
difficulty. The Prescott National Forest covers some 1.2
million acres. For hiking enthusiasts, nearly 450 miles of scenic
trails are available.
- The Arizona Campground Directory, available at the
Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, lists twelve
campgrounds within twenty miles of Prescott Valley, at
elevations ranging up to 7,600 feet. Seven campsites are
open all year.
the campgrounds and picnic areas, you will find one or
more of the following items: tables, benches, drinking
water, fire grates, and toilets. All sites allow
recreational vehicles and tents.
Established in 1971, Prescott Golf & Country Club is
nestled in the golden panoramic valley between the
Mingus and Bradshaw Mountain ranges. This course has
the perfect ingredients for you to enjoy your best round
of golf ever. Prescott Golf & Country Club is a
semi-private, regulation 18-hole, par 72, golf course
designed for all skill levels allowing play from 5,700
yards to 6,800 yards. If you like to practice, the Club
also offers a double-sided practice facility with
driving tees, chipping and putting greens. The Club has
an outside Pavilion, Cocktail Lounge, Dining and Banquet
18-hole Quailwood Greens Golf Course located adjacent to
The Villages at Lynx Creek at
11750 E Hwy 69 in Dewey features a regulation par-70
golf course that is also open to the public.
challenging 5,535 yard course is accentuated by the
panoramic views of the Bradshaw and Mingus Mountains.
The cost to play is one of the most affordable in the
industry. Also available on site is a chipping and
pitching area, putting green and driving range.
Professional golf lessons, as well as adult and junior
clinics are offered. The re-modeled Pro Shop combined
with the new addition to the on-site restaurant makes
Quailwood a perfect location for golf tournaments,
parties or wedding receptions.
StoneRidge Golf Course, which
opened in 2002, offers players scenic views and more
than 350 feet of dramatic elevation changes from lowest
green to highest tee. At 5,200-feet elevation, the
7,052-yard, par-72 daily-fee golf club is carved in the
stone ridges and boulder outcroppings of Prescott Valley
and is landscaped with ponderosa and pinon pine, scrub
oak, native grasses and wild flowers and highlighted
with granite rock formations and deep desert washes.
Designed by golf course architect Randy Heckenkemper,
StoneRidge offers both beauty and challenge through its
unique desert/mountain course design. When planning the
course, Heckenkemper examined the layout of each hole to
make StoneRidge player-friendly, while preserving the
natural washes and boulder formations that give the area
its character and challenge. The StoneRidge clubhouse
was designed by Les Partch and is scheduled to open to
the public at the same time as the golf course, offering
guests a comfortable grille, golf shop and banquet