Introduction to Prescott Valley, Arizona
Prescott Valley, Arizona, in Yavapai county, is 55 miles SW of Flagstaff, Arizona and 81 miles N of Phoenix, Arizona. The town is part of the Flagstaff metropolitan statistical area. About 23,535 people live in Prescott Valley.
Prescott Valley History
Glassford Hill, which was an active volcano about 10 to 14 million years ago, is located in Prescott Valley. The community was named in honor of William Hickling Prescott, an American historian. Gold was discovered in the nearby Bradshaw Mountains in the early 1860s. Prescott Valley was officially incorporated in the mid 1960s. It has since grown into one of the most progressive and attractive communities in the state of Arizona.
Prescott Valley and nearby Attractions
- Fitzmaurice Indian Ruins
- The Castle
- Prescott Valley Plaza Shopping Center
- Yavapai Lake
- Prescott National Forest
- Mountain Valley Park
Things To Do In Prescott Valley
The Fitzmaurice Indian Ruins and The Castle are among the notable attractions near Prescott Valley. One can also visit Yavapai Lake, the Mesa Reservoir and Coyote Wash. The Prescott Valley Community Center Park and the Prescott Valley Recreation Area provide a host of entertainment opportunities for the enjoyment of adults and children in Prescott Valley. The town also hosts annual celebrations like the World Arts Festival and the Yavapai County Fair every September.
Prescott Valley Transportation
Ernest A. Love Field Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Prescott Valley Higher Education
Yavapai College is the nearest institute of higher education. Residents can also enroll at Paradise Valley Community College, Northern Arizona University or Phoenix College.