Live + Work + Play

Prescott, AZ offers the ideal flight training environment for aspiring aviators.  It’s also a magnificent great place to live while you launch your professional pilot career.  Home to North-Aire Aviation’s premier flight training operations, the city draws people from all over the world to enjoy our unique setting, enjoyable climate, and Wild West heritage.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Prescott is the state’s third largest metropolitan area. Nestled in the high desert terrain of central Arizona, our community is less than two hours from the lure of big city Phoenix/Scottsdale to the south and the snow-capped ski-hills of Flagstaff to the north. Prescott provides an intriguing  starting point for tours to the Grand Canyon and the rest of scenic Arizona.

Outdoor Adventure

Nearly 300 days of yearly sunshine make Prescott, AZ the ideal location for an assortment of outdoor adventures, in addition to its
perfection for flying. Try these on for size.

  • Hiking
  • Off-Roading
  • Camping
  • Kayaking / Canoeing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountain Biking


  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sailboating
  • Picnics

Worlds Oldest Rodeo Bronco Headlock

Old West / New Frontier

Not only is Prescott a hub for outdoor recreation and fun, it is steeped in history and Old West tradition.  Our downtown boasts famous Whiskey Row across from the lawn-covered and tree-lined Courthouse Plaza.  “The Row” tantalizes with restaurants, local breweries, and bars that have hosted the likes of Wild West favorites Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, and Big Nose Kate.  The Plaza tempts visitors and locals alike with outdoor art fairs, summer concerts, parades, boot races, Christmas lights, and the warmth of Arizona’s Christmas City.  Prescott also is known as the antiques capital of Arizona, so if you enjoy bargains, you’ll be in heaven.  Diverse boutiques, art galleries, and gift shops bring out the shopper in nearly everyone.

Prescott’s appeal spans a broad spectrum of interests, both in the city center and around town.  Visit these additional attractions:

(Photo Courtesy of James Fain)

Nick Canuel

Entertainment / Nightlife

Events are held at multiple locations in and around the Prescott area.  Most sporting events, the Yavapai County Fair, and several big name concerts can be experienced at the Prescott Valley Event Center.  Harkins Theaters in the Prescott Valley Entertainment District and Picture Show Entertainment in Prescott’s Frontier Village are enjoyable venues for taking in a movie.  A variety of live performances — from musicals to plays and cover bands — are presented at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, the Elks Theatre, and the Prescott Center for the Arts.  Local musicians share their talents at watering holes such as Whiskey Row’s Jersey Lilly Saloon, The Palace Restaurant and Saloon, and the Hassayampa Inn.

(Photo Courtesy of David Cottle)

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Road Trips for More “True West. Real Adventure.”

If you enjoy road trips, Prescott, AZ is a convenient launch point.  We are  only a three-hour drive from the Grand Canyon, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Additionally, you can take a quick one-hour drive to the famous red-rock beauty of Sedona, AZ, checking out the Verde Valley Wine Country on the way over.  For big city shopping and eats, venture down to Phoenix and Scottsdale!