The city of Prescott has been named the top place to retire in the United States by EscapeHere.com.
The publication cited the city’s great economy, outdoor recreation, culture, old mining town history, summer weather and home prices as the main reasons.
“Once again we are proud to be recognized for our many unique qualities,” Prescott Mayor Harry Oberg, a lifelong resident of the area, said in a news release. “It's no secret to us in Prescott that the quality of life here is world-class. Our cultural and heritage amenities, variety of businesses, scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, and even air quality make Prescott a top destination to live, learn, work and play.”
EscapeHere.com’s article places Prescott ahead of Venice, Florida, which came in at No. 2; St. Augustine, Florida, at No. 3, Austin, Texas; at No. 7; Palm Springs, California, at No. 9; and Salt Lake City at No. 10.
Prescott was also named the Top 13 Happiest and Healthiest City in the Country by Time Magazine and the No. 1 Place to Live in the Southwest by Sunset Magazine, the release said.