Prescott Valley, Arizona

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Prescott Valley Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Prescott Valley?

  • The weather. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • The weather. (Julio, 9 months)
  • Nature. (Erin, 1.5 years)
  • The wildlife for sure. (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • Close to shopping and restaurants, and it’s not a far drive to Phoenix, Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon. (Victoria, 3 years)
  • Proximity to the mountains. (Amanda, 4.5 years)
  • I like the things they have. (Beth, 5 years)
  • Friendly people. Everyone waves and says hello. (Shannon, 5 years)
  • The open surroundings, the small town feel and the weather. We get all four seasons here in the Prescott, Prescott Valley area. (Kenneth, 5 years)
  • Small town feel. Less traffic. (Sharon, 11 years)
  • All if the wonderful parks and the great weather! (Desirae, 13 years)
  • The growth and climate. (Amy, 16 years)
  • Friends, climate, it’s not California, not too far from Phoenix metro, Mesa, Flagstaff and it has a little rural feel in places with plenty of “civilization”, love the Church here, Yavapai College. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • I love my house and the view. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Close to everything with a small town feel. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • The weather. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • Surrounding mountains. (Melissa, 37 years)
  • Used to be Castle Golf, but now our natural beauty like Fains. (Sabrina)

Prescott Valley Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Prescott Valley?

  • Distance between things and unfriendliness towards those without transportation. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • OVER PRICED rental prices. (Julio, 9 months)
  • Ignorant people. (Erin, 1.5 years)
  • The self-centered people and terrible drivers! (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • Traffic. (Victoria, 3 years)
  • Traffic. Poor city planning. (Amanda, 4.5 years)
  • Not enough handicap parking spots. (Shannon, 5 years)
  • The traffic. Since this town is growing so quickly and the streets weren’t designed for the rate of growth we’re experiencing. (Kenneth, 5 years)
  • Too little grocer stores. (Sharon, 11 years)
  • There isn’t enough attractions for the teenage kids to keep them out if trouble. (Desirae, 13 years)
  • Not a lot to do. (Amy, 16 years)
  • Brown, some of the roads, hard to make a good living, barking dogs. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • The traffic and subdivisions. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Not enough trees. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • Not the friendliness of places. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • Traffic and bad roads. (Melissa, 37 years)
  • Granville. (Sabrina)

Prescott Valley Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Prescott Valley?

  • Go to the library and thrift shop. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • Visit the forest. (Julio, 9 months)
  • Hiking. (Erin, 1.5 years)
  • Fishing, movies, and trying all the different kinds of food. (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • Mini golf at freedom station. (Victoria, 3 years)
  • Fain Lake. Lonesome Valley Brewery. Bonfires in the backyard. Leave it and go to the mountains. (Amanda, 4.5 years)
  • Groups and classes. (Shannon, 5 years)
  • There are several hiking trails that are maintained and vary in difficulty.  (Kenneth, 5 years)
  • Hiking. (Sharon, 11 years)
  • Ice skating is a fun one! (Desirae, 13 years)
  • Movies, shop, eat out. (Amy, 16 years)
  • Hike, bike, play in the snow (rarely), go on walks, shop, go to movies, parties, visit neighbors, enjoy time at home. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • Yoga, parks. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Theater, entertainment, bowling, parks, lakes. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • Definitely going exploring the woods. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • Parks. (Melissa, 37 years)
  • Movies, Freedom Station, tons of parks, and the cute little hole in the wall places like Black Box Gaming. (Sabrina)

Prescott Valley’s Reputation

What’s Prescott Valley known for?

  • The homeliness. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • Drugs and Rehab. (Erin, 1.5 years)
  • 55 plus people. Oh and the millions of rehabs. Junkies galore. (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • Being a pit stop on the way to Prescott. Retiree community for rich Californians. (Amanda, 4.5 years)
  • Senior Community. (Shannon, 5 years)
  • Being a safe and relatively quiet community. (Kenneth, 5 years)
  • Small town. (Sharon, 11 years)
  • Event center!!! (Desirae, 13 years)
  • Jackass Flats. (Amy, 16 years)
  • Our super weird library. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • The water tastes great. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Not being the Valley of Prescott. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • Higher prices. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • Odd public buildings. (Melissa, 37 years)
  • Our holiday Valley of Lights and us coming together every year for Prescott Valley days. (Sabrina)

Prescott Valley Crime

What’s the crime like in Prescott Valley? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • I do not know. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • Theft and auto break ins at an all time high. (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • A lot of reported crime in Granville and off of Robert Rd. (Victoria, 3 years)
  • Drugs at the parks, especially Mountain Valley. Vehicle break-ins no matter where you’re parked. (Amanda, 4.5 years)
  • There are areas to stay away from such as the East side of town around Robert Rd and beyond. (Kenneth, 5 years)
  • More people, more crime. (Sharon, 11 years)
  • It’s pretty bad for drugs like in what they call “dog town” by the skatepark. (Desirae, 13 years)
  • Moderate crime, generally safe, police keep tabs on things, I feel safe here. (Amy, 16 years)
  • Too close to me, but the cops are usually on top of it, I think. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • Very safe, drug areas centered in Castle Canyon and the area across from Mt. View Elementary. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Not bad especially in the outlying areas. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • Same more or less then most places. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • It has gotten worse and hot spots is by the Mountain Valley Park. (Sabrina)

Prescott Valley Advice

Any advice for people moving to Prescott Valley?

  • Have a car. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • DON’T RENT. (Julio, 9 months)
  • It’s hard finding rentals. (Erin, 1.5 years)
  • It’s terrible as far as good paying jobs. Be a millionaire or be retired. (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • Go away. Roads are congested enough. (Amanda, 4.5 years)
  • Be prepared to be smiled and waved at. (Shannon, 5 years)
  • Follow traffic flow. (Sharon, 11 years)
  • Get out and do public events!! You’ll meet nice people and learn of things to do! (Desirae, 13 years)
  • Don’t speed on Robert Road, use a map because sometimes you can’t trust GPS. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • Discourage the subdivisions. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Good choice. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • Go elsewhere getting too crowded. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • Get used to a lot of police. (Melissa, 37 years)
  • Be nice to the locals! Be accepting of all our customs. Take the time to shop our local stores. (Sabrina)

Prescott Valley Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Prescott Valley (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • I love walking store to store with my s/o. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • LONG WAITS AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS. (Julio, 9 months)
  • Great parades, motocross, and events. Just bring a lot of cash. (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • We had some awesome fireworks for new years! (Victoria, 3 years)
  • I like it when they put the flags along the roadways and at the civic center. (Amanda, 4.5 years)
  • Will continue to grow. (Shannon, 5 years)
  • When the president came here in 2016! (Desirae, 13 years)
  • Trump coming to campaign at the Event Center. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • I remember walking down the street and a herd of antelope came up behind me. I love the caring field. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Met and married my husband. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • Had good times at the parades. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • Dirt roads. (Melissa, 37 years)
  • My favorite memories is my friends and I hitting Castle Golf for TGIF and just racing go carts all night. (Sabrina)

Prescott Valley’s Future

How do you think Prescott Valley will change over the next 10 years?

  • More residential property and stores. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • Get too expensive to live in. (Julio, 9 months)
  • Influx in population. (Erin, 1.5 years)
  • With all the enablers raising terrible young people. Going south for sure! (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • I think it will grow substantially…some people call it little Phoenix. (Victoria, 3 years)
  • Too many houses and not enough infrastructure means the town will implode. We need to build our economy and think outside of big box companies. (Amanda, 4.5 years)
  • Just the little time I have been here it seems like the people have doubled. (Beth, 5 years)
  • Will still be the same just bigger and busier. (Shannon, 5 years)
  • Prescott Valley will undoubtedly grow and I predict will triple in size with all of the new homes going up. (Kenneth, 5 years)
  • More people, more crime. (Sharon, 11 years)
  • I think we will grow and grow! (Desirae, 13 years)
  • Less rural and more city. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • I think it is going to be way too crowded!! And too many subdivisions with houses on top of each other. I don’t think I will continue to live here. I will find someplace that wants to keep the home town appeal. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • Stayed the same so far. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • Becoming over crowded now will get worse. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • Less water, more crowded houses, less open space, more traffic. (Melissa, 37 years)
  • Sadly grow to much, I miss Prescott Valley back when we had Harkins. (Sabrina)

Prescott Valley Facts

Any other interesting facts about Prescott Valley?

  • It’s like a completely different state. (Ethan, 6 months)
  • Cost of living is higher than the average wages. (Julio, 9 months)
  • Not really. If you’re not willing to fall back in time about 10 years, DO NOT STAY! (Richard, 2.5 years)
  • It used to be called Jackass Flats! Learned that at Jackass bar and grill, lol. (Victoria, 3 years)
  • The Dells rocks. (Shannon, 5 years)
  • There is a bike trail that goes clear through the town! (Desirae, 13 years)
  • I love the Pronghorns, the skunks not so much, and you want to be careful about Javelina. (LaRee, 22 years)
  • I remember when they tried to form a chain of people and move the antelope out of the area. (Anonymous, 25 years)
  • People from EVERYWHERE. (Crystal, 30 years)
  • Indian ruins they don’t advertise. (Brenda, 31 years)
  • The different names it has had. (Sabrina)