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