Located in a peaceful, rural setting, just minutes from Prescott, Talking Rock is a 3,600-acre private, luxury home community with a casual western lifestyle and the amenities of an exclusive country club.
Here, under an Arizona sky that seems to go on forever, gracious western living meets superb amenities. Relaxed and authentic, Talking Rock was designed in harmony with the land and inspired by generations of ranch living. Casual yet sophisticated, Talking Rock features classic year-round gold, a Ranch Compound with dining, a coffee shop, fitness, tennis and more, plus miles of scenic hiking and biking trails. Talking Rock's Jay Morrish-designed championship golf course winds through more than 1,000 acres of preserved open space and has been named one of "Arizona's Top 25 Golf Courses" by Golf Digest for four consecutive years, this year the golf course was ranked 15th in Arizona by Golf Digest.
With a choice of golf, valley or mountain views, real estate options at Talking Rock include spacious homesites, Ranch Cottages, and Cooper Ranch Homes - each designed in an authentic ranch style and built by the area's finest craftsmen.
Nestled in the largest stand of Ponderosa pines in the world, Prescott -- the former capitol of Arizona -- sits in the heart of Yavapai County. Prescott's appeal -- situated somewhere between Wild West adventure and rustic charm -- permeates the town on every corner. Anchored by the historic Yavapai County Courthouse, Prescott Courthouse Plaza's shops and restaurants form the cornerstone of all the "do-in's" town. With the average high temperature coming in at just under 70 degrees, Prescott's lush landscape and rich history make it a very inviting place to live and/or explore.
Prescott's allure entices those seeking a small-town appeal with all the intricacies of the West and the Midwest. Although over 700 of the town's buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Prescott also enjoys contemporary stylish homes with woodland vistas. When it comes to "things to do," Prescott and surrounding areas are home to several wineries as well as a casino, plenty of nightlife, museums, art galleries, historic ruins and more.
Public school students in Prescott are served by the Prescott Unified School District. The district operates one preschool, five K-5 schools, two middle schools and one high school. Prescott High School also has an online program, PHS Online. In addition, Prescott is also home to several private and charter schools including Tri-City College Prep High School and Skyview School.
Prescott's two main shopping opportunities are downtown Prescott and Prescott Gateway Mall. Downtown Prescott, shaded by more than 170 trees, allows shoppers to enjoy antique stores, boutiques, gift shops, art galleries and more. Whiskey Row, in addition to its notorious watering holes, features several different shops and galleries. Prescott Gateway Mall hosts over 50 shops, including regional and national chains in both a traditional indoor mall as well as an exterior plaza.
Prescott Transit Authority offers residents and visitors several ways to get around town. The Prescott Citibus makes daily stops in various locations for a very reasonable fare, plus they operate an on-demand car service. If you're traveling outside of town, State Route 69 leads to Interstate 17, which can take you either north to Flagstaff or south to Phoenix.
Prescott's population is listed at 40,590. Since 2000, the population of Prescott has grown 19.6 percent. The median resident age is 54.1 years, as opposed to Arizona's median of 33.8 years. The estimated median household income is $43,772, as opposed to the state's median of $47,826. The median house or condo value is $243,630, compared to Arizona's average of $151,500.
Due to Prescott's enticing weather and great location, tourism is the largest contributor to Prescott's economy. In addition to tourism-related jobs, other Prescott/Prescott-area employers include Ace Hardware, Lockheed Martin, Pure Wager, Printpack and more. The Prescott Chamber of Commerce, which is made up of 855 members, works to support all types of businesses throughout the community.
Embraced by the Bradshaw and Sierra Prieta Mountains, Prescott is home to year-round outdoor recreation. In fact, Business Week named Prescott one of its top five recreation havens in the nation. With more than 450 miles of exceptionally scenic groomed trails for hiking and biking, the Old Santa Fe Railroad route is one of the most expansive and stunning paths in Northern Arizona. Prescott is also home to several public golf courses and five large mountain lakes.
Prescott and its surrounding communities are primarily served by Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). Founded in 1942, YRMC is a state-of-the-art healthcare system boasting an array of physicians and specialists. Prescott is also home to the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System and only an hour and a half away from Flagstaff Medical Center.