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Some History of Yavapai Hills

In what is now Yavapai Hills was Bar Circle A Ranch.  Tom Mix owned Bar Circle A Ranch from 1913 to 1917.  Between 1913 and 1928,  over one hundred westerns were filmed in and around the area.  Prescott became known as the Hollywood for western silent movies.  Tom Mix (the king of cowboy actors) once said “the spirit of the action picture man is at home here”.  The movie The Texan(1920), was filmed in Prescott and has many images of Prescott’s Frontier Days.  It is one of the only remaining movies from the Tom Mix movies that has survived due to nitrate decomposition and a fire.

Slaughter House Gulch was one of the main areas used for filming.  The “hanging tree,” a large maple tree was in some of the old westerns and the tree still stands today.

Yavapai Hills Today

Prescott has a rich history in cattle ranching, cowboys and rodeos.  Some of Prescott’s past lives on today in the Prescott Rodeo.  But for the most part, Prescott is more city than it is ranches.  Today there are almost 1200 homes in the Yavapai Hills area.  What used to be a ranch just outside of town is now close to everything.  Some of the best shopping in the area is located in this area between Prescott and Prescott Valley.   Downtown Prescott to the west and downtown Prescott Valley are both about 15 minutes away.  The clubhouse and other amenities here are more cozy than you would find in Prescott Lakes or other large developments.  You’e got to check out the clubhouse area for yourself, it’s hard to explain how nice it is by words.  The clubhouse, pool, basketball courts, tennis courts,  spa, bbque area, and grassy area are all in the center of the neighborhood.

Shopping and Restaurants

The area between Prescott and Prescott Valley, where Yavapai Hills is located, has become a shopping mecca.  The Prescott Gateway Mall, Walmart Supercenter, Trader Joes, Costco, and Petco are all within a couple of miles.  Home Depot, Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods,  Spouts and Ross are all withing 5 miles.  Looking for great restaurants?  Olive Garden, Applebess, Red Lobster, Native Wings, Cracker Barrel, Wildflower Bread Company and Red Robin are within 4 miles.


Neighborhood Stats

  • Location: 3 miles east of downtown Prescott
  • Neighborhood size: 1155 homes
  • Home sizes: 1600-5000 square feet
  • Lot sizes: .3-.9 acre
  • Home price range: $320,000-$750,000
  • Home age range: 1975– present
  • Home style: contemporary. stucco, real and artificial wood
  • HOA: Yes
  • Topography: hilly
  • Amenities: indoor pool, outdoor pool, spa, community center, 2 championship tennis, hiking trails, volley and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, playground and picnic Area

FAQ’s about Yavapai Hills

  • Question:  Yavapai Hills is 4 miles away from the edge of Prescott.  Is Yavapai hills still considered in the city of Prescott?
  • Answer: Yavapai Hills is the easternmost development in the city of Prescott.  It has city water, city sewer, and city trash service.
  • Question:  Are there pine trees there?
  • Answer:  The area is not as heavily forested as western Prescott with tall pine trees.  The are does have some Ponderosa pine but mostly juniper.
  • Question:  I heard all the driveways there are really steep.
  • Answer:  Yavapai Hills is very hilly.  Some of the driveways can be steep.  There are some flat areas in Yavapai Hills that don’t have steep driveways.
  • Question:  How far away is Lynx Lake and hiking trails from Yavapia Hills?
  • Answer:  Lynx Lake and many hiking trails are 4 miles southwest.

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