Prescott Valley, the up and comer, is a relatively new town which arose from the Arizona dust in 1966, incorporated in 1978 with about 1,500 residents, and since has grown to 39,791 people, neck and neck with nearby 150-year-old Prescott.
Very much a family-oriented community, Prescott Valley created a downtown Entertainment District with a multi-plex cinema, restaurants and arcades.
Strong in economic development, the community continues to attract retailers and restaurants such as Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, T.J. Maxx, Sprouts, Culvers, Buffalo Wild Wings and a host of independent food and shopping choices. Nearby, Prescott Gateway Mall sits on the major thoroughfare between Prescott and Prescott Valley, along with Sam’s Club, Costco Wholesale, Wal-Mart and the Prescott-Yavapai Indian Tribe’s Frontier Village Shopping Center and cinema.
The town’s trained workforce and business expansion possibilities are aggressively marketed to private and commercial interests seeking a Northern Arizona presence. Companies such as Lockheed Martin, Ace Hardware Distribution, Superior Industries, Prescott Aerospace and PrintPak, Inc. are among the largest employers of Quad Cities’ workers.
There is no shortage of places to spend your leisure time at Fain Park, Mountain Valley Splash Pool and special events such as Prescott Valley Days, Balloon Glow or the Christmas Valley of Lights twinkling joyfully for kids of all ages. A 5,000-seat special events center near the Entertainment District assembles trade shows, health fairs, community gatherings, bronco riding and musicians such as Heart, REO Speedwagon, Peter Frampton, The Band Perry, Willie Nelson and Alan Jackson.
Many people have chosen to buy homes and relocate here because of its strong work ethic, solid educational system, family values and positive outlook under sunny Arizona skies.