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Prescott Tops List of 10 Best Cities to Retire In

14 April 2017  
So, where’s the best place to retire? According to EscapeHere, Prescott tops the best of the best. 
Citing the outdoors and a “vibrant cultural scene," EscapeHere says that Prescott is the place to go. 
Of course, Prescott's weather and historical atmosphere is also noted, as is (spoiler alert!) the booming economy and low housing prices.
Here’s the rest of the list:
2. Venice, Florida
3. St. Augustine, Florida
4. Beaufort, South Carolina
5. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
6. Abilene, Texas
7. Austin, Texas
8. Boise, Idaho
9. Palm Springs, California
10. Salt Lake City, Utah 
Read more: EscapeHere The 10 Best Cities to Retire in the US

Friday, April 14 - The City of Prescott just sent out a press release: 

The City of Prescott has been named the number one city to retire in the US by  The article cites Prescott’s great outdoors, vibrant cultural scene, history, cool summer weather and affordable housing prices as factors.

“Once again we are proud to be recognized for our many unique qualities,” said Prescott Mayor Harry Oberg, a lifelong resident of the area. “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.”

This designation follows Time Magazine naming Prescott as the Top 13 Happiest and Healthiest City in the Country, and  Number One Best Place to Live in the Southwest by Sunset Magazine.  

The article listed Prescott ahead of notable cities like Venice Florida (2), Austin Texas (7), Palm Springs, California (9) and Salt Lake City (10).

Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.