Article about the Top 12 Places to Eat in Prescott

This is an Article from AZCentral about some of the best dining places in Prescott, AZ. I have personally eaten at most of these restaurants and can vouch for their unique flavor and am a regular customer at Taj Mahal, Rosa’s Pizzeria, and Lone Spur Cafe. Below is a compiled list of these awesome restaurants:

Peacock Room: 928-777-9563, 122 E Gurley St., Prescott,

Bistro St. Michael: 100 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, 928-778-2500,

El Gato Azul: 316 W. Goodwin St., Prescott, 928-445-1070,

Raven Café: 142 N Cortez St., Prescott, 928-717-0009,

Cuppers Coffee House: 226 S Cortez St., Prescott, 928-445-1636,

Iron Springs Café: 1501 Iron Springs Road, Prescott, 928-443-8848,

Taj Mahal: 928-445-5752, 124 N. Montezuma St., Prescott,

Prescott Brewing Co.: 928-771-2795, 130 W. Gurley St., Prescott,

Murphy’s: 928-445-4044, 201 N. Cortez St., Prescott,

Bill’s Pizza: 928-443-0800, 107 S. Cortez St., Prescott,

Bill’s Grill: 928-237-9138, 333 S. Montezuma St., Prescott,

Rosa’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant: 928-445-7400, 330 W. Gurley St., Prescott

Lone Spur: 928-445-8202, 106 W. Gurley St., Prescott

Bin 239: 928-445-3855, 239 N Marina St., Prescott

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Article in Daily Courier Brings hope to Prescott Area Market

Home prices are continuing to rise, moderately but consistently in Yavapai County. Single-family home price sales through September had a median price of $238,000, up 7 percent from the $222,000 in 2013, according to county assessor, Pamela Pearsall . The year-to-date median price through September was $225,000, up 5 percent from 2013 for Yavapai County home sales.

According to Pete Weaver, president of Prescott Area Association of Realtor (PAAR), the average sales price for local homes from January through early October went  from $207,000 to $234,000 from the same time last year. “Sellers are getting on the average  97 percent of their list price – that’s identical to last year,” Weaver said. “Time on the market is down 20 percent from the same period last year.”

The average home sales price In Prescott this year through early October was $299,000, up 9 percent from $273,000 last year. Thanks to larger developments (Granville, StoneRidge,  etc.), Prescott Valley’s year-to-date average through early October was up 15 percent from last year.

Chino Valley’s 2014 average is up 19 percent from the $144,000 last year to $171,000 .

This is indeed encouraging news to the community and brings a hopeful outlook to the future of  Prescott area real estate. It has been many years since we have had this kind of growth in the housing market. Now is a great time to sell your home if you have been waiting for the market to “come back”.

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Sprouts Farmers Market is now open in Prescott Valley

Today marked the grand opening for farmers market and natural food store in Prescott Valley. Sprouts is a great addition to the Prescott area and is poised to prosper. Sprouts can be found on the south west side of Prescott Valley on Highway 69 next to Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sam’s Club in Prescott Valley Crossroads. This area continues to grow with retail, restaurants and banking centers and I am pleased that Sprouts has been added to the growing area.

For those not familiar with Sprouts, they offer natural and organic groceries, including fresh fruits and veggies, wholesome grains, nuts and sweets, a full-service deli, meat and seafood counters—complete with homemade burgers and sausages. They also feature an extensive beer and wine department and thousands of gluten-free products.

Sprouts is a wonderful addition to the Prescott Valley, AZ area and is sure to provide the area with a healthier lifestyle. I am looking forward to shopping there myself…after the initial grand opening crowd dies down. 😉

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Prescott Area Real Estate Market is Roaring Back

According to an article in the local Prescott area newspaper, the Prescott Valley Tribune the housing market is roaring back in the Prescott Quad City Area! With construction happening all over quad-cities, it could only mean one thing… the market for new homes is finally making a comeback in the Prescott, AZ area.

In the Prescott Valley Granville development, construction equipment is working hard to complete construction on 300 homes by late October.

“We’re running out of (completed) lots,” said Universal Sales Associate Shannon De La Sierra, gesturing to a site map full of “sold” markers. “Pretty soon, we’re not going to have anything left to sell.” It’s a not a moment too soon for the economy to turn around, she said. “Last year, we sold 125 homes. The year before that was 68. The year before that was 35. And the year before that was 15.

Richard Parker, Prescott Valley’s Community Development Director, agreed, “We’re up several hundred percent over last year. We’ve projected we’re going to do somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 residential (housing) starts this year.” That’s as opposed to 27 new starts in 2010. He called the current trend “healthy, if not robust.”

“We were wondering if (the market) would ever come back,” De La Sierra said.

It has, Parker said. “We’re going to see an increased number of building permits unless something happens nationally.” As for fears that this is yet another bubble, he said, “I don’t see it. Prescott Valley has, I think, a lot of potential into the near- and mid-future,” which he defined as five to 10 years.

Parker noted other major developments which are currently in the works: Glassford Hill Heights, which is going before the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission in April, and Quailwood, which is “clicking along.”

Joe Contadino, president of Universal Homes, said, “The dirt’s flying around. The market’s been really good.”

He called the Granville project “the largest earthmoving project in Yavapai County,” and said they would end up moving “in excess of 500,000 cubic yard of earth.”

He said they have about 1,400 homeowners and still have 2,000 homes to build.

Contadino added “When the market tanked, everybody left or got into something else other than construction,” he said. “So rebuilding those trade skills has been difficult to meet market demand.”

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Prescott Dog Park Wins $500,000 Renovation from Beneful Dog Food Company

Prescott area dog owners have something else to celebrate this week besides the upcoming Christmas holiday. The Beneful dog food company has announced that Prescott was the winner of a $500,000 prize for a major dog park renovation.
“It’s a woof-worthy day for dogs and dog owners in Prescott, Ariz., as local resident, Linda Nichols and her four-legged best buddy Callie have been named the grand prize winner of the 2013 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest,” stated a news release from Beneful.

Nichols was one of than 1,000 dog owners to enter the contest nationwide. She proposed a firefighter theme including a bronze Dalmatian at the entry to the dog park, along with a red fire truck playground and a bright hydrant water feature for dogs to cool off after running around the hot Arizona sun.

“It’s a good thing for Prescott, because we’re such an animal-friendly community,” said Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall. “This is a perfect example of what one citizen can do on their own.”

Beneful will announce which park will receive the renovation in early 2014 and expects renovation construction to begin in the spring, according to the news release.

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