Prescott Area January 11, 2024

Experience Golfing Excellence in Prescott, Arizona

Prescott, Arizona, may be known as the “home of the world’s oldest rodeo,” but it is also a hidden gem for golf enthusiasts. Nestled in central Arizona’s lush pine forests and rolling hills, Prescott boasts numerous award-winning golf courses that offer unparalleled scenic views and challenging fairways. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner, there’s a course in Prescott for you. So, grab your clubs, and let’s look at why this charming town should be your next golfing destination.

Prescott’s golf courses are known for their stunning backdrops, from the majestic mountains to the peaceful lakes and ponds. The courses are located conveniently near Prescott, making it easy for residents and visitors to golf as often as they want!

If you’re planning a golfing trip to Prescott, I’ve included information on some of the popular courses below.

The Club at Prescott Lakes, Prescott Lakes

18 holes over 7,216 yards with a par of 72 (Private)
315 E Smoke Tree Ln
Prescott, AZ 86301-4419
(877) 643-3501

Capital Canyon Club

18 holes over 6,660 yards with a par of 71 (Private)
2060 Golf Club Ln
Prescott, AZ 86303-4957
(928) 350-3150

Antelope Hills Golf Courses, North Course 

18 holes over 6,539 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal)
1 Perkins Dr
Prescott, AZ 86301-8458
(800) 972-6818

Antelope Hills Golf Courses, South Course

18 holes over 6,129 yards with a par of 72 (Municipal)
1 Perkins Dr
Prescott, AZ 86301-8458
(800) 972-6818

StoneRidge Golf Course

18 holes over 7,052 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
1601 N Bluff Top Dr
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314-1901
(928) 772-6500

Talking Rock  

18 holes over 7,350 yards with a par of 72 (Private)
15075 N Talking Rock Ranch Rd
Prescott, AZ 86305-5681
(877) 922-4440

Prescott Golf Club, Prescott Country Club 

18 holes over 6,783 yards with a par of 72 (Public)
1030 N Prescott Country Club Blvd
Dewey, AZ 86327-5801
(800) 717-7274

Quailwood Greens Golf Course

18 holes over 5,258 yards with a par of 67 (Public)
12625 E State Route 69
Dewey, AZ 86327-4530
(928) 772-0130

Live Where You Golf

Below are a couple of golf subdivisions in the Prescott area. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, contact BloomTree Realty, there are several other communities to choose from!

Talking Rock

Talking Rock is an upscale master-planned golf community in the Williamson Valley corridor north of Prescott, Arizona. This prestigious community offers private and tranquil living only twenty minutes from shopping, dining, and medical services. At the heart of Talking Rock is the inviting Ranch Compound, a one-of-a-kind high country clubhouse that provides a place to meet for recreation and connect with your neighbors. Architect Jay Morrish designed the highly acclaimed golf course, which lies perfectly in the land’s natural contours, the rolling terrain, and the beautiful vistas.

See Homes for Sale in Talking Rock

Antelope Hills

Antelope Hills is a small golf community located on the 36-Hole Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, Arizona. This quiet community is conveniently located on the crossroads of Highway 89 and Highway 89A, just minutes from downtown Prescott, the Yavapai Regional Medical Center, and the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Residents of Antelope Hills enjoy the nearby hiking trails in Pioneer Park, Watson Lake, and Heritage Park.

See Homes for Sale in Antelope Hills


StoneRidge in Prescott Valley, Arizona, is set in a diverse terrain with Panoramic Mountain, Valley, and Golf Course views. StoneRidge community offers direct access to Highway 69. The community is set back in the hills so residents can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and star gaze at the beautiful night sky. Residents of Stoneridge enjoy a Golf Course, two Clubhouse (Golf and Fitness), Meeting Rooms, a Gym, Parks, a Playground, Hiking, Walking Trails, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sand Volleyball, Horseshoe Pits, Locker Rooms, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, and Indoor Spa.

Families and retirees love to call StoneRidge home!

See Homes for Sale in StoneRidge

Prescott, Arizona, is a golfer’s paradise that offers some of the best courses in the state. Whether a casual player or a serious competitor, you’ll find a golf course that suits your preferences and challenges your skills. Prescott is also an excellent destination for a golf vacation or weekend getaway with its gorgeous scenery, pleasant weather, and friendly atmosphere. So, book your tee time and experience the joy of golfing in Prescott.

Give BloomTree Realty a call, we would love to help show you all that Prescott has to offer!

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(928) 443-8800

Recipes December 28, 2023

New Year’s Eve Recipes to Ring in the New Year

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration and reflection, and what better way to do that than with delicious food? Whether you’re hosting a party or having a cozy night in, we have some tasty recipes to help you ring in the New Year with a bang.


Kick off your New Year’s Eve party with some tasty appetizers!

  • Broccoli-Cheese Dip with Potato Dippers: “The only prep that goes into making this decadent broccoli-cheese dip is adding all the ingredients to your slow cooker. Once that’s done, you can relax and let it work its magic, melting the cheese into a gooey, delicious appetizer. It’s the ultimate easy party dip—just give it a stir before serving and leave it in the slow cooker to stay warm throughout the celebration.”
  • Garlicky White Bean Dip: “No spread could ever completely replace creamy hummus in our hearts, but this party dip recipe sure comes close. Put your food processor to work to quickly blend white beans with garlic and olive oil. Once it’s smooth and creamy, spoon it into a serving dish and sprinkle on crushed red pepper to serve.”
  • Million Dollar Dip: “This is the holiday appetizer recipe you’ve been waiting for. Our recipe testers devoured this recipe and loved the balance between creamy cheese and crunchy bacon. Round out this easy appetizer recipe with fresh green onions, garlic powder, and slivered almonds. It’s guaranteed to be a hit.”

Celebration Cocktails

No New Year’s Eve party is complete without some festive cocktails to toast the night away!

  • Prosecco-Peach Champagne Punch: Pureed peaches put a surprising spin on the traditional mimosa recipe. Our version makes a big batch of champagne cocktails, so it’s a perfect drink recipe to serve at summer cookouts or gatherings.
  • Mixed-Berry Limoncello Sangria: “Looking for a sweet alcoholic drink? Lemonade and champagne are a hit (there are 100+ positive reviews to prove it!) when combined in this unique sparkling sangria recipe. Simply infuse lemonade and limoncello with fruit, add Prosecco or another sparkling wine, and serve.”
  • Orange-Ginger Pomegranate Punch: “Because orange, ginger, and pomegranate echo the warm flavors of the winter season, this champagne punch is a perfect drink recipe to serve during the holidays. Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and orange slices for a fabulous finishing touch.”


Of course, no celebration is complete without something sweet to satisfy your dessert cravings!

  • Warm Skillet Cookie: “Loaded with bittersweet chocolate chips and chopped walnuts, this truly decadent cookie is served up straight from the oven to table in a cast-iron skillet. The result is a warm, gooey dessert that’s even better when topped with a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.”
  • Dessert Fruit Pizza: “Pizza on a sugar cookie crust? We’ll take two slices, please! Making dessert pizza is also a great way to pass the time while counting down until midnight.”
  • New Year’s Almond Log Cake: “This rich dessert sweetly celebrates the French custom of burning a Yule log, which prevents bad spirits from flowing down the chimney into the New Year. Plus, it’s delicious.”

There are endless possibilities for delicious food and drinks to enjoy on New Year’s Eve. Try out these recipes or get creative and come up with your own festive dishes. Just remember to savor every bite and cherish the time spent with loved ones as you ring in the new year. Happy cooking and cheers to a fantastic year ahead!

Prescott Area December 13, 2023

Creative Ways to Celebrate the New Year

The New Year is a time to reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. It’s a time to be thankful for the memories and look forward to the future. And what better way to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another than by throwing a party? But let’s be honest, champagne and a countdown can only go so far. It’s time to get creative! Here are some ideas to make your New Year’s celebration unforgettable!

Time Capsule

Gather your friends and family together and create a time capsule. Have everyone write down their predictions for what will happen in the upcoming year, what they hope to accomplish, and any goals. Then, seal the capsule and store it away. This way, when New Year’s rolls around again, you can all get excited to see what came true and what didn’t.

Progressive Dinner

Instead of having one big meal, why not make a night of it and have a progressive dinner? Start at one friend’s house for appetizers, move to another for the main course, and end at another for dessert. A progressive dinner is a great way to keep the party moving and try different foods, all while spending time with your loved ones.

Themed Party

Pick a theme for your New Year’s party and go all out! Whether it’s a 1920s speakeasy, a disco inferno, or a casino night, dressing up and getting into character will make the night unforgettable.

Photo Booth

Set up a DIY photo booth with props and a backdrop. This is a great way to capture memories and add fun to the night. You could even create a hashtag or photo album for your guests to share photos.

Family Game Night

If partying isn’t your style, have a family game night instead. Pull out all the board games, cards, and trivia games, and let the friendly competition begin. It’s a great way to bring everyone together and have fun before midnight strikes.

The New Year is a time to celebrate with those we love. Whether you’re throwing a big bash or having a cozy night with your family, make it unforgettable by getting creative with your celebration. There are endless ways to ring in the New Year, from creating a time capsule to having a themed party and everything in between. Cheers to a happy and healthy 365 days!

New Year’s in Prescott

If you are in the Prescott, Arizona, area, you should check out the annual Boot Drop on New Year’s Eve.

Boot Drop Information

For more information on Prescott, stop by the Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty in downtown Prescott; they would love to help you! (928) 443-8800

Sedona Area November 30, 2023

Christmas in Sedona 2023

Here is the ‘Save the Date’ information you need to enjoy Christmas in Sedona!

The Magical Christmas Journey

Verde Canyon Railroad | View Dates Here

“The Magical Christmas Journey™ is Verde Canyon Railroad’s all-original storybook holiday journey to the North Pole and back, featuring an elaborate miniature Christmas village, festive lights, holiday treats, a Christmas princess, animal characters and a live Bald Eagle. Santa boards the train for the return trip to Clarkdale. This one-hour round-trip journey is perfect for even the tiniest tot.” LEARN MORE.

Breakfast with Santa

The Hub at Posse Grounds Park | December 2 | 8-10 a.m. 

“Join Sedona Parks & Recreation and the Sedona Elks for the 13th annual Breakfast with Santa. This free event includes pancakes, holiday caroling, Santa’s Stable of reindeer and a visit with St. Nick at the Hub, 525-B Posse Ground Rd. Breakfast will be served until 9:45 a.m. Some activities will be conducted outdoors, please dress accordingly.” LEARN MORE.

The Festival of Lights

336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ  | December 9 | 3-8 p.m

“A full schedule of lively musical entertainment, a visit from Santa, and free cider await, making it the perfect outing for families and friends. At the tolling of the bell tower at 5:00 p.m., the lighting of 6,000 luminarias gets underway in Tlaquepaque’s courtyards and walkways. Specially designated luminarias to honor cancer survivors can be purchased in Patio del Norte as well.” LEARN MORE.

Sedona Railroaders Annual Holiday Train Show

Sedona Vista Village – Suite D7 | View Dates Here

“No Christmas would be complete without memories of the old-fashioned department store’s displays of miniature toy trains. “Get on Board!” and enjoy the re-creation of some of these memories through stunning visual images of operating model railroad equipment. This year’s exhibit will include an American Flyer S gauge layout. O, N, and HO gauges will also be on display.” LEARN MORE.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Tlaquepaque Patio de las Campanas  | December 16 | 3-5 p.m

“Santa is coming to Tlaquepaque!!! Snap a wonderful keepsake photo with Santa. Spend the afternoon enjoying the live musical entertainment, free face painting and our special holiday guests who will entertain you while waiting. Tlaquepaque Toy Town will be hosting craft time and cookie decorating. YUM! Live Music performed by Red RockApella and Divom.” LEARN MORE.

Selling Tips November 15, 2023

Open House Food To Impress Buyers

If you’re hosting an open house, you’ll want to ensure you have some food available. Here are ten open-house food ideas that will make your open-house a success:

1. Finger foods. Finger foods are always a hit at any party, and an open house is no exception. Consider offering some bite-sized appetizers that your guests can quickly grab and go.

2. Fresh fruit. Fresh fruit is a great way to ensure your guests have something healthy to nibble on.

3. Veggies and dip. Veggies and dip are another healthy option that your guests will love. Offer a variety of chopped veggies, along with a variety of dips.

4. Cheese and crackers. Cheese and crackers is another classic open-house food option your guests will love. Be sure to offer a variety of cheeses, as well as some gluten-free crackers for those with dietary restrictions.

5. Sandwiches. Sandwiches are always a good option if you want to offer something a little more substantial. You can make them beforehand or set everything up so your guests can build their own.

6. Soup. Soup is another excellent option for an open house, especially if it’s chilly outside. Set up a crockpot with your favorite soup and let your guests help themselves.

7. Chili. Chili is another great option for an open house, especially if you’re expecting many people. Set up a crockpot with your chili and let your guests help themselves.

8. Dessert. No open house is complete without some dessert! Offer your guests a variety of cookies, brownies, or other sweets.

9. Coffee and tea. Make sure you have coffee and tea and some sugar and milk available for your guests if they want it.

10. Water. Remember the most important beverage of all: water! Be sure to have plenty of water for your guests to stay hydrated.

By following these open-house food ideas, you’re sure to make your open-house a success!

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Better Homes and Gardens is a fantastic resource for recipes. Use these articles to inspire you for creative food for you next open-house.


Sugared Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

BHG Recipe

These bacon-wrapped smokies will disappear from your party spread in a flash. A coating of brown sugar before baking ensures that each of these little smokies has the perfect sweet and savory flavor combo.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 16 ounce package small cooked smoked sausage links
  • 15 slices bacon, each cut crosswise into thirds
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; lightly coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Wrap each sausage link with a bacon piece, overlapping the bacon piece at the end. Press the end of the bacon piece to seal or secure it with a wooden toothpick.
  3. Place brown sugar in a large plastic storage bag. Add several bacon-wrapped sausages to bag and seal. Shake bag gently to coat sausages with brown sugar; place sausages in prepared pan. Repeat with remaining bacon-wrapped sausages and brown sugar.
  4. Bake about 30 minutes or until the bacon is browned. Serve immediately. Makes about 45 appetizers.


Prepare as directed through step 3. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. To serve, uncover and bake as directed in step 4.

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Recipes October 31, 2023

Soups to Warm Your Stomach this Fall Season!

Fall weather is here! Bring on cozy blankets, apple cider, fuzzy socks, and . . . . soup! Here are a few of our favorite soup recipes that will make your mouth water this fall and winter season. Enjoy!

Recipe Source:

Chicken Pot Pie Soup


  • ½ cup each chopped carrot and celery
  • ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cup dried medium egg noodles
  • ½ teaspoon each seasoned salt, dry mustard, chili powder, and ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
  • ⅓ cup frozen peas
  • 1 recipe Quick Biscuits

Quick Biscuits

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup milk


  1. In a large saucepan cook carrot, celery, onion, and garlic in hot butter about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in broth, chicken, noodles, and seasonings. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together half-and-half and flour; add to pot. Add broccoli and peas. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon into bowls; top with Quick Biscuits.

Quick Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and cream of tartar. Cut in butter to make coarse crumbs. Make a well in center; add milk. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. On a lightly floured surface gently knead dough until it holds together. Pat into an 8-inch square. Cut into 12 rectangles; place 1-inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.

Beef and Barley Stew with Roasted Winter Vegetables


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 – 2 ½ pound boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 14.5 ounce can beef broth
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 4 medium red or yellow potatoes and/or sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 medium carrots and/or parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • ½ cup regular barley
  • Beef broth (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. In a large bowl combine flour, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Add meat; toss to coat. In a Dutch oven heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add half of the meat; cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove meat from Dutch oven; set aside. Repeat with another 1 tablespoon of the oil and the remaining meat.

  2. Add onion, garlic, and thyme to Dutch oven. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add the one can broth, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from bottom of the Dutch oven. Add the water and wine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. In a shallow roasting pan combine potatoes and carrots and/or parsnips. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat. Roast, uncovered, for 35 to 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender and lightly browned, stirring once or twice.

  4. Stir barley into beef mixture. Cook about 35 minutes more or until barley is tender. Stir in roasted vegetables. (To serve today, omit Steps 5 and 6 and continue as directed in Step 7.)

  5. Cool stew slightly and transfer to an airtight container. Cover and chill for up to 3 days. (Or transfer to freezer containers. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months.)

  6. To serve, if frozen, thaw mixture in refrigerator for 1 to 2 days. Place thawed or chilled mixture in a Dutch oven and heat over medium heat until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Stir in additional beef broth, if necessary, to reach desired consistency.

  7. If desired, stir in fresh parsley.

Tortellini Florentine Soup


  • 1 9 ounce package refrigerated 3-cheese tortellini
  • 2 14 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 10 ounce container refrigerated light Alfredo pasta sauce
  • 2 cup shredded deli-roasted chicken
  • ½ cup oil-packed dried tomato strips, drained
  • 3 cup lightly packed packaged fresh baby spinach
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved or shredded (optional)


  1. In 4-quart Dutch oven cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. In the same Dutch oven combine broth and Alfredo sauce. Stir in chicken and tomato strips. Heat just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

  3. Add cooked tortellini and spinach to chicken mixture. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes to heat through and wilt spinach. To serve, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 6 servings.

Butternut Squash Bisque


  • 1 2.5-3 pound butternut squash or 3, 12-oz. pkgs. frozen cooked winter squash, thawed
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large Braeburn or Gala apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 48 ounce box reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 3 ounce smoked Gouda or smoked cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • Crumbled cooked bacon, celery leaves, and/or shaved Gouda cheese (optional)


  1. Peel, seed, and cube butternut squash. In 6-qt. Dutch oven melt butter over medium-high heat. Add fresh squash (if using frozen squash add with apples and broth), onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add apples, broth, cider, and peppers. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 25 minutes or until vegetables and apples are tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

  2. When slightly cooled, puree in pot using an immersion blender. (Or puree in batches in a blender; return soup to saucepan.) Blend in sour cream. Heat through. Remove from heat; stir in shredded Gouda until melted. Top with bacon, celery leaves, and/or Gouda cheese. Makes 8 servings.

Prescott Area October 9, 2023

Christmas in Prescott 2023

Here is the ‘Save the Date’ information you need to enjoy Christmas in Prescott. You can see by this impressive list of events why Prescott is the official “Arizona’s Christmas City.”

Festival of Trees

Wednesday, November 15, 6 – 9 PM
Thursday, November 16 – 18 10 AM – 8 PM
Sam Hill Warehouse, 232 N Granite Street, Prescott

The Festival of Trees Prescott is an annual holiday community event where local businesses celebrate Prescott’s heritage as Arizona’s Christmas City, by creating a beautifully decorated forest of Christmas trees and wreaths. You can shop the designer trees and wreaths, vote for your favorites, visit with Santa, and enjoy live entertainment, raffles, and craft ornaments.

Valley of Lights, Drive-Thru Holiday Display

Friday, November 24, 6 PM – Sunday, December 31, 9 PM
Fain Park, 2200 N. 5th Street, Prescott Valley

One mile drive through the beautiful lighted and animated displays.
Suggested Donation of $5.00 per car.

Walk through Valley of Lights on Tuesday, November 28th 6-9 PM. More information at 928-772-8857 or

Holiday Light Parade and Bonfire Festival

Saturday, November 25th, 6 PM

The Holiday Light Parade in downtown Prescott will be led by Santa and feature music from area school marching bands. The parade ends on the field at Mile High Middle School, where there will be a Bonfire 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 2, 1 – 3 PM
The 41st Annual Christmas parade fills downtown Precott with floats, bands, and music.

Courthouse Lighting

Saturday, December 2, 6:00 – 6:30 PM
The 69th Annual Courthouse Lighting begins with live music at 5 PM. Between 6 PM – 6:30 PM more than 80 trees and the Courthouse come to life with brilliant lights.

Acker Night

Friday, December 8, 5 PM
The 35th Annual Acker Night fills downtown Prescott with live music. Over 500 performers fill over 100 businesses with music. A free shuttle service is provided from Frontier Village Shopping Center off of Highway 69.

New Year’s Eve Boot Drop

Sunday, December 31, 7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
13th Annual celebration starts at 7:30 PM with the boot drop at two times, 10 PM and mid-night. The crowd counts down as the 6-foot tall, lighted cowboy boot is lowered from the Palace Building.

If you are in the downtown area, would love to visit with you! Stop by the BloomTree Real Estate office on the northwest corner of Gurley and Cortez – we would love to visit with you!  (928) 443-8800

Arizona EventsPrescott Area September 28, 2023

Fall Fun in Prescott, AZ!

The first day of fall has arrived in Prescott, AZ, and with it comes changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and plenty of fall fun. Whether you’re a nature lover looking to explore the great outdoors or someone who enjoys cozy indoor activities, Prescott has something for everyone to enjoy this season.


One of the best ways to experience fall in Prescott is by exploring its beautiful outdoor spaces. Here are a few moderate to challenging hikes in the Prescott area:

  • Thumb Butte:  At an elevation of over 6,318 feet, Thumb Butte is one of the most popular trails in Prescott. The hike takes roughly 1-2 hours to complete. LEARN MORE.
  • Granite Mountain Trail #261: This moderate to challenging 7+ mile hike will take you through some of Prescott’s most scenic terrain. The hike takes roughly 4-5 hours to complete. LEARN MORE. 
  • Iron King Trail: This 4-mile hike in Prescott Valley, AZ, is considered easy to moderate in difficulty. LEARN MORE.
  • Peavine Trail: Located in Prescott Valley, AZ, the Peavine is a 6-mile hike with breathtaking views of Watson Lake and the Granite Dells. LEARN MORE

Upcoming Area Fall Events

Looking for something to do this fall in Prescott? Here are some upcoming events that you won’t want to miss:

  • FallFest in the Park Arts & Craft Show | October 7-8
    Enjoy FallFest in the Park Arts & Craft Show with the whole family under the fall leaf canopy at Prescott’s Historic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza with over 100 unique vendor booths to enjoy.” LEARN MORE.
  • Prescott Vintage Fall Market |  October 7-8
    “Prescott Vintage Market is a one of a kind vintage and vintage influenced outdoor market in the heart of Prescott, Arizona. This is not your typical antique show, but rather an upscale market featuring vintage collectors, original art, local handmade artisans, jewelry and much more!” LEARN MORE.
  • Prescott Valley Harvest Festival 2023 | October 7
    “Come celebrate the welcome of the Fall season with us at Prescott Valley’s newest special event, The Harvest Festival. Make your way over to the Prescott Valley Civic Center in your best costume to partake in all of the activities being offered. There will be a costume contest, carnival rides, face painting, inflatables, a haunted house, food vendors, plenty of candy, and more! This is a FREE event for all ages! We hope to see you there!” LEARN MORE.
  • Fall ZOOFest | October 28-29
    “Come Celebrate Fall at Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary’s ZOOFest! Bounce House * Maze * Concessions * Animal feedings * NEW-BooZone.” LEARN MORE.
  • Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze | Sept. 29 – Oct. 29
    “Join us this fall for Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze – the grandest, most exciting, and incredibly fun event of the entire year. The Mortimer Farms Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze is a celebration for all ages, offering a delightful array of activities that promise unforgettable memories.” LEARN MORE.
  • Calvary Chapel of Prescott Community Fest | October 31
    “Join us for our 13th Annual Community Fest at the Washington Elementary School on October 31. It is a family-friendly, FREE event, so bring the whole family!” LEARN MORE.

We hope you enjoy all the fall fun that Prescott, AZ offers. Remember to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor spaces and attend some exciting events this season. Happy Fall! 


Prescott Area September 7, 2023

Learn about the Prescott Quad-Cities

The Prescott Area is a diverse area that offers a variety of housing options. You will often hear the Prescott Area referred to as the Quad-Cities. But what are the Prescott Quad-Cities?

Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and Dewey-Humboldt comprise the Quad-Cities. The Quad-Cities in northern Arizona has approximately 105,000 people. Here is a little information on each town in the Prescott Quad City area.

Chino Valley, Arizona

Chino Valley, Arizona, offers a rural lifestyle with shopping, dining, and recreation. Approximately 10,000 people live in the 63-square-mile town of Chino Valley. Chino is conveniently located 35 miles south of Interstate 40 and the town of Ash Fork, and 15 miles from Prescott and Prescott Valley, making commuting a breeze. Families can enjoy ball fields, skate parks, and horseback riding trails. The town has four schools operated by the Town of Chino Valley: Del Rio Elementary, Territorial Elementary, Heritage Middle School, and Chino Valley High School. 

Homes For Sale in Chino Valley

Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona

Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona, is known as “Arizona’s Country Town .”It is a rural area with a spread-out feel. With just under 4,000 people, residents enjoy the small-town feel but have shopping, dining, and entertainment only a few miles away in Prescott Valley. The Prescott Country Club and Golf Course, the 55+ Villages at Lynx Creek, and the Quailwood subdivision are popular housing communities in Dewey-Humboldt. They offer a perfect setting for retirement or a quiet place to raise a family. 

Homes For Sale in Dewey-Humboldt

Prescott, Arizona

Prescott, Arizona, is dubbed as “Everyone’s Hometown.” Prescott has a perfect climate with four distinct but gentle seasons. It is located in the mountains of north-central Arizona in Yavapai County, surrounded by National Forest, and at a mile-high elevation. 

Prescott’s charming downtown centers on an old-fashioned town square with a historic courthouse, but what surrounds it is anything but old-fashioned. Upscale shops and restaurants, art and antiques, and just about everything in between make Prescott’s historic downtown the place to be. 

Prescott is an excellent place for an active lifestyle, too. You can kayak at Watson Lake, hike, bike, ride horses or quads in the National Forest, or play one of our many signature golf courses. Although Prescott consistently ranks as one of the best places to retire, there are plenty of activities for all ages. We’re a very dog-friendly community with a very vibrant downtown nightlife and fabulous shopping with boutiques, antique shops, artisans, and more. 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona

Prescott Valley, Arizona, is a thriving town just a few minutes east of historic Prescott. Prescott Valley was the seventh fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona between 1990 and 2000 and has approximately 45,000 people calling it home. Located at 5,000 feet, many retirees live in Prescott Valley due to the relatively inexpensive housing and the mild climate. Prescott Valley has a large retail center, an indoor Event Center, and Yavapai Regional Medical Center Hospital. The mild climate, convenient location of 85 miles north of Phoenix, and surrounding lakes, fishing, and hiking trails make Prescott Valley attractive for families and retirees. 

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If you would like information on what each of our towns have to offer, the agents at BloomTree Realty in downtown Prescott would love to help you out! 


Explore Arizona August 30, 2023

Prescott Area Farmers Markets

Farm Freshness at the Prescott Area Farmers Markets 

Ready to get immersed in farm-freshness? Look no further than the wonderful Prescott Area Farmers Markets located in Arizona. From fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade jams and jellies, or handcrafted art, the farmers markets are a great way to support local!

Prescott Farmer’s Market 

The Prescott Farmers Market started in 1997 with a few farmers and lots of energy and enthusiasm. Today, we have over 60 vendors at the Prescott summer and winter markets. In 2014, the Prescott market expanded to a year-round schedule. Thousands of customers visit our markets weekly for fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and locally crafted artisan foods grown and prepared here in Yavapai County. We are proud to support local agriculture by bringing you the highest quality locally grown food – sold directly by the growers.

The PFM is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operating year-round markets in Prescott. These markets are producer-only, meaning that vendors must grow or raise everything within Arizona or, in the instance of processed foods and crafts, must make everything they sell at the market using a percentage of AZ-grown ingredients. Preference is given to farmers and ranchers operating within Yavapai County. By maintaining these strict standards, the PFM supports local agriculture by providing a market through which small-scale farmers can sell their goods. LEARN MORE

Prescott Valley Farmer’s Market 

Prescott Valley Community Market is a year-round outdoor Pop -Up ‘Boho Style’ Market, on Sunday, comprised of local independent small business owners, artisans, craft persons, gardeners, & more. 

We have an eclectic blend of vendors each week, featuring unique handmade items and food products. LEARN MORE

  • Location: 7210 E Pav Way, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
  • Hours: April thru October 9 am to 1 pm | November thru March 10 am to 2 pm

Importance of Farmer’s Markets

 Farmer’s Markets are an essential part of a vibrant and healthy community. They help local farmers stay in business while bringing fresh, locally-grown produce to our tables. In addition, they foster relationships between consumers and the people who grow their food, creating a connection that strengthens communities and the local economy. Shopping at Farmers Markets not only supports small businesses but helps to reduce the environmental impacts associated with transporting food over long distances.

So please support your local farmers and crafters at our Prescott Area Farmers Markets! You won’t be disappointed! And you will help keep these markets alive for years to come. Visit their websites to learn more about them, vendors, and special events. Each week, you will find something new and exciting at the farmer’s markets. So come out and explore them! You won’t regret it. From farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade jams and jellies, to handcrafted art, there’s something for everyone at the Prescott Area Farmers Markets! Shop local and support our community today!