Prescott Valley is located 87 miles northwest of
Phoenix. This community lies between the Bradshaw and
Mingus mountains 5,100 feet above the desert plains.
Pronghorn antelope still travel throughout the town in spite of
its tremendous growth. Since 1990, Prescott Valley, one of
Arizona's fastest growing communities, has gone from a population
of 8,858 to 20,000. Nearby developments outside the
town limits increase the population to 66,000, according to
Prescott Valley officials.
Commercial businesses are popping up in every direction
with a heavy concentration along Highway 69. A planned new
downtown, regional shopping center and cross-town highway
will offer a variety of new opportunities over the next few years.
Prescott Valley has a state-of-the-art sewage treatment
plant, sewer system, natural gas and road project that will take
the community well into the 21st century. A third long-range
plan has been completed for this 27-year-old community and a
new police and court facility has been constructed in the
planned new civic center. The new Town Hall and library is now
The town was founded in 1966, incorporated in 1978, and
residents expect it to become a major city in the near future.
However, town leaders say Prescott Valley will never lose its
small town, friendly approach to people and business.
The area's largest industrial employer, Better-Bilt, Inc. employs
300 people in Prescott Valley. In addition, ACE Home
Distribution Center has a 663,000-square-foot building with
250 employees; Printpack, a fast-food packaging company with
107 employees, and AAE, a sheet metal manufacturer with 45
employees help provide employment to the community. K-Mart,
Safeway, Albertson's and a variety of retail and service establishments,
along with restaurants and motels, also stand ready to
meet consumer needs.
Prescott Valley offers many recreational opportunities with 10
public parks, a community recreation center featuring a new
public swimming pool with a 100 ft. slide; Olympic-style soccer
and softball fields and facilities for basketball, tennis and picnics.
Mountain Valley Park's amphitheater is host to a full schedule of
concerts and entertainment during the summer months.
Castle Golf Family Fun Park offers a video arcade, miniature golf,
batting cages, a miniature go-cart raceway and rides. Antelope
Lanes is a family oriented bowling alley with 16 lanes. The area is
proud to boast four fine golf courses nearby.
The beautiful pines of the new Fain Park and Prescott National
Forest offer hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing and camping
just minutes from your front door. Nearby Fain Lake, Lynx Lake
and Goldwater Lake are stocked with fish, and canoe or row-boat
rental is available. Visit Prescott Valley's Massick Family
"Castle on The Creek," and the Fitzmaurice Indian Ruins. Try
your hand at panning for gold, take a day trip to explore beautiful
Arizona, or just enjoy the peace and quiet of a barbecue in
your own backyard.