We moved from Maryland to the Prescott area 19 years ago. We love it here and haven't been back east since our move. Everything is so different - Dr's offices, hospitals, stores, people are genuinely nice! 89A is a beautiful highway, I agree. It runs parallel to our home which abuts a ranch. There have been a few wildfires over the years but they are well controlled. So glad you like it here, enjoy your visit.