Love sunshine? Then Prescott is the place for you. On average, Prescott enjoys about 277 sunny days per year, receiving approximately 16 inches of rain and 13 inches of snow each year. July is typically the hottest month in Prescott, but it’s also when you can expect to see the monsoon season roll in with afternoon thunderstorms making the landscape lush and green throughout the summer.
One of the reasons that Prescott’s popularity has endured since the 1800s, has to do with the clean air and temperate weather. Sitting at a mile high in the central Arizona mountain desert, Prescott has some of the cleanest air in the entire nation, and over the years, many have migrated here to breathe easy.
Prescott was founded in 1864 as the Territorial Capital before Arizona even became a state. When gold was discovered, the town drew miners and adventurers seeking their fortune.