Skip to comments.Prescott Arizona
Posted on 11/15/2012 1:42:07 PM PST by chrisinoc
I have become tired of living in the People's Republic of Kalifornia and am looking to move when I retire in three years. I visited Prescott AZ this summer and was impressed by the life style.
Any opinions by people who live or have lived in the Prescott area?
I am planning to check out Prescott in the winter and spring.
Thanks in advance.
Prescott, AZ’s former terretorial capital (pronounced press-cut) is sort of a center of gun culture. Ruger has a factory there. Gunsite, a world famous training facility, is also located there. It’s a deep-red area, but if you need a dose of hippie, for some reason, the B&Bs and galleries of Jerome are just outside of time, and if you want a double-dose of hippie silliness, Sedona’s not too much farther. Grand Canyon is 1.5hrs away via Williams.
The landscape is pinyons and junipers rather than pine trees and hardwoods - it looks sort of like New Mexico above 5,000 ft.
I think you should look at SHTF scenarios when choosing a retirement location.
Will the weather and water supply support growing your own food?
Are you far enough from major urban dystopias so to be out of reach of the “zombie” hordes that will stream out to the countryside when the food and water supply dries up?
Do you have like minded and armed neighbors that will help form a militia to protect local food growth and repel the hordes?
Thanks for posting this link. Amazing information site. Now I know why our freeway into the city is so crowded - 90% of the population in our burb, which has doubled in population in the last ten years, drives alone to work!
My uncle, grandmother, and ex-husband all live in Prescott. They love it.
Hardly any rain, and it gets windy. Much cooler than Phoenix.
And, no, I don't work for them...Lol!
Hey, you got an opinion?
City-data is a decent site, but the forums can be a PC nightmare...
It’s got an In n Out and a Cracker Barrel.
A couple of years ago I bought a home in Prescott Valley and will be finally moving there in about four more months.
I found a lot to like about the place - lower prices on many products (but not all) and very friendly conservatives are the majority. There are a few drawbacks - you have to drive to Phoenix to buy a few things that just aren't available there - but that's just a tad over an hour away.
I don't like the ridiculously low speed limits, and hordes of little unmanned robo-cars parked in random spots that automatically hand out speeding tickets for driving four miles an hour over those excessively low limits.
And there are a few other nit-picky things that rub me the wrong way, but on the plus side I find far more to be happy with than I find objectionable. I think you'll likely find that too.
It's 'off the beaten path' - far enough that there is quite a bit of protection 'built in' to shield the place from the undesirables that wander from place to place (committing crime) along the main thoroughfares that cross the country. That alone helps make the Prescott area one of the safest to live in.
The Daily Courier
Just keep an eye on the AZ Dept.of Revenue. They behave stupidly and attempt to get away with illegal actions.
Hi Chris, I grew up in Prescott, AZ...graduated from high school and college (Yavapai College) in Prescott. Also kids were born there. Please send me a PM if you would like more details. I would be glad to share with you my thoughts.
Is there any water out there?
I miss it if I think about it and if things got bad, it would be an easier place to be, assuming you understand what it takes to live in the desert.
Sounds of THE HOSPICE
“I don’t like the ridiculously low speed limits, and hordes of little unmanned robo-cars parked in random spots that automatically hand out speeding tickets for driving four miles an hour over those excessively low limits.”
Keep your Kalistan self over there....we don’t have room for yourself.