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

under construction.


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.