November Calendar Events 2018

Courtesy of our friends at Lawyer’s Title, here is a list of the many events going on this month in Prescott, Arizona. The events include, but are not limited to, Prescott Farmers Market, Courthouse Christmas Lighting Fundraiser Kick-Off Party, Day of the Dead, The Great Pumpkin Harvest, The Veterans Day Parade, Prescott’s 23rd Annual Holiday Light Parade, and the 26th annual Gingerbread Village display – and that is just to name a few! The countless monthly events that go on in our amazing town are just one of the reasons we love it here so much and what make our town so special.

Fall is here with Thanksgiving just around the corner. And soon, it’ll be Christmas! Enjoy the Holiday season. Eat and drink with friends and family, remembering the reason for the season – to give thanks for all we have and cherish our loved ones.

Read through the events below going on in November and you’re sure to find something that peaks your interest to enjoy this autumn/winter season. Happy Holidays!



Prescott’s Top Rated Restaurants on Yelp

As we get into full swing of the Fall and Holiday season here in Prescott, Arizona, inevitability we will be doing a lot more eating out. With the many festivities going on this time of year such as the Courthouse lighting, Aker Night, parades, and many others, restaurants will be packed with locals and travelers alike looking to warm their bellies with a good meal during their eventful day or evening. This time is also a season where friends and family may be coming to visit from all over. When you decide to go out for a meal, you’ll want to take them to one of the best places in town!

That had us thinking… what is the best place to eat in Prescott? We know what our and friends favorites are as locals – whether it’s because the type of food we like, or the food is just downright tasty – but when it comes to reviews from people’s experiences, which restaurants come out on top? To be sure, Prescott has a plethora of options to satisfy your cravings, from Mexican to Italian, to Thai and American, but here is a list of the twenty best rated restaurants in Prescott according to that are guaranteed to enhance your holiday celebrations and have your loved ones raving about the great food. (Keep in mind that these are ordered “Highest Rated” according to Yelp).

1.   The Local – American Traditional, Breakfast and Brunch. 4 ½ stars.

2.   Papa’s Italian Restaurant – Italian and Pizza. 4 ½ stars.

3.   Superstition Meadery – Wineries, Performing Arts, Tapas/Small Plates. 4 ½ stars.

4.   Rosa’s Pizzeria – Italian and Pizza. 4 ½ stars.

5.   Biga By Senses – American Traditional, Sandwiches and Comfort Food. 4 ½ stars.

6.   Fresca Café – Deli and Italian. 4 ½ stars.

7.   Farm Provisions – New American, Beer/Wine Bar with Appetizers/Entrees of all kinds. 4 ½ stars.

8.   Atmesfir – New American, Seafood, and Coffee and Tea. 4 ½ stars.

9.   This Dudes Food – Food Truck: Burgers and Tacos. 5 stars.

10. Park Plaza Liquor and Deli – Pizza, Burgers, Beer, Wine and Spirits. 4 stars.

11. Marino’s Mob Burgers and Ice Cream – Burgers, Ice Cream, and Frozen Yogurt. 4 ½ stars.

12. Chais Thai – Thai, Seafood, Soup. 4 ½ stars.

13. Rustic Pie – Bakeries, Coffee and Tea, Soup. 4 ½ stars.

14. El Gato Azul – Spanish, Tapas Bar, Mediterranean. 4 stars.

15. Bill’s Grill – American Traditional, Burgers, Seafood. 4 stars.

16. The Lone Spur Café – New American, Cafes, Breakfast and Brunch. 4 stars.

17. Bill’s Pizza – Pizza. 4 stars.

18. Iron Springs Café – New American, Cajun/Creole, Wine Bar. 4 stars.

19. Two Mama’s Gourmet Pizza – Pizza, Italian. 4 stars.

20. Shannon’s Gourmet Cheesecakes – Desserts, Sandwiches, Coffee and Tea. 4 stars.

There you have it! Prescott’s twenty top rated restaurants on Yelp.

A few eateries that didn’t make the cut, but we feel deserve to be mentioned are:

21. The Barley Hound, a dog friendly restaurant that serves food such as hamburgers. 4 stars.

22. Prescott Brewing Company, Prescott’s brewery that serves Traditional American food. 4 stars.

23. Casa Alvarez, Mexican food to satisfy those looking for that authentic Mexican food. 4 stars.

24. The Raven Café, serving food, craft beer and wine, live music, and a superb happy hour. 4 stars.

25. Limoncello Pizzeria Napoletana – Wine bar with Italian food and pizza. 4 stars.

26. Prescott Station, a restaurant that serves Traditional American food, pizza, and a bar. 3 ½ stars.

As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from. Pizza, Italian, hamburgers, Thai food, Mexican food, and more not even mentioned here!

We hope you’re able to try out one of these great eateries in Prescott with your friends and family this season, and support one of Prescott’s local businesses.

Home Feature – 7870 E Impala Drive

You’ll be amazed at this better than new home set in Pronghorn Ranch. Built in 2015, this home is absolutely amazing and it’s hard to list all the indoor and outdoor features.


Starting with the paver driveway and custom made front door, the home is full of tailor-made touches that really make it stand out among the rest. All single level living, this home has an open floor concept that shows off all of the home features of the great room, dining room and the kitchen. A spacious 2,307 square feet, there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a 3-car garage.


Fabulous is what describes the kitchen with its Alder cabinetry, stone back splash, granite counter tops, stainless-steel Kitchen-Aid appliances (including an induction cook top, wall oven, and built in microwave), and a large center island with an over-sized sink and room to seat up to six bar-stools.


In the great room, you will be astonished by the rough-hewn beamed ceiling and rock hearth gas-log fireplace complete with a gorgeous wood mantel. These details are focal points in this stunning room, accomplishing both that rustic and homey feel effortlessly.


Other features that really make this home shine include the Hickory-engineered hardwood floors and tile over the entire home, and the plantation shutters that give the windows plenty of charm and privacy. More features include granite counters throughout the home (including double vanities in not only the master bathroom, but the guest bathroom as well), and a spacious and luxurious master suite complete with a separate home entrance and the giant walk-in closet of your dreams. The home also has a smart thermostat, sizable laundry room with plenty of storage, and an office/potential extra bedroom.


Set at the end of a cul-de-sac and adjacent to a green belt, you won’t have to deal with new construction near you or being surrounded by homes. Being next to the green belt also helps the home feel spacious and open, with great distant views of Granite Mountain and Mingus Mountain.


Going into the backyard, you get your own fully landscaped mini paradise! Saying this home has good outdoor living is an understatement. Oriented to the Northeast so you don’t get direct sun on the back of the home, this yard accomplishes both minimal upkeep and beauty, and it is truly a place you can go and relax. With a gas-log fireplace, turf grass, gazebo, plenty of porch space for patio furniture, and a pergola covered hot tub, the outside is just as appealing as the inside.


Are you interested in learning more about this home and possibly setting up a showing appointment? You can call us today at 928-771-1111. We would love to help you in seeing this home, or in finding the home of your dreams!


Breast Cancer Awareness Month


This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What this month is, is an international health campaign that happens every year in October. It is organized by major breast cancer charities annually to increase awareness about the disease of breast cancer, help raise funds for research of breast cancer, to help those affected by it, and for many more educational and support services.


Here in Prescott, we have our very own Breast Care Center to help in finding breast cancer early and aid in treatment. “Health, healing, and hope – The Breast Care Center at YRMC strives to offer these to everyone who passes through our doors” (YRMC Breast Care Center). Services here include screenings, consultations, MRI, ultrasound, mammography, and so much more. For more information, you can visit Yavapai Regional Medical Center’s Breast Care Center website at the link given above.


Here at the Kathleen Yamauchi Group, Breast Cancer Awareness month now hits very close to home. Earlier this year in March, our beloved broker Kathleen Yamauchi passed away when she lost her ten year battle with breast cancer. We miss her immensely, however, we know she is in a better place and is no longer in pain, or suffering.


With the years of remission she was gifted in that ten year battle, Kathleen got to be present for the birth of three grandchildren from her daughter and son-in-law, the marriage of her son Daniel, to encourage countless of those around her with her joyful spirit and kind heart, and to establish herself as one of the best realtors Prescott had ever seen.  Our lives are forever changed and touched just by knowing her, and even more so in having her love and invest in us, her team. We will never forget her and we strive every day to continue on her legacy as being one of the top real estate agencies in Prescott – one known for its class, knowledge, and determination to serve our clients with the utmost respect and integrity.


Our thoughts go out to everyone out there going through the same emotional, draining, and terrible battle that we witnessed Kathleen go through over these past years. You are loved and you are prayed for – stay strong!

It’s time to winterize your home in Prescott, AZ

Winter is just around the corner and winterizing your home not only helps you and your family stay warm and snug during the upcoming months, and help you save on your energy bills, but more importantly it helps you protect your home from damage that can lead to costly repairs. So, here is a list of things below you can do to help further winterize your home.

How to winterize your home in Prescott:

  • Inspect your Gutters – Did you know that clogged gutters can cause water that is blocked to freeze and seep into your home? Take the time to clean them out and make sure that your downspouts are carrying the water away and not toward your house.
  • Locate and repair drafts – From electrical outlets to door frames, windows, and recessed lighting, these areas typically tend to be drafty. Sealing up these areas can save on your energy bill. Simply use a wet hand, or incense, to move over the areas to spot potential leaks.
  • Don’t forget to check you insulation – Attic’s require twelve inches of insulation and moisture problems can occur if your insulation has backing paper, so take the time to do an inspection.While you’re checking your attic’s insulation, don’t forget to check for any exposed pipes outside as they must be insulated from the cold too. Not only does it keep the pipes from freezing, it will prevent condensation from freezing on them, which will help save on energy bills.
  • Change Furnace Filters – Temperatures will be dropping soon so turn on your furnace and make sure that it’s working properly. Also, don’t forget to change the filter in your furnace. When you put the first furnace filter of the season in, don’t forget to set your digital calendar to remind you to replace it at monthly intervals throughout the cold season.
  • Check your smoke alarm – While you are inspecting so many other aspects of your home, don’t forget to make sure that your smoke alarms are all functioning, and replace the batteries as needed. Also, make sure that you have a functioning fire extinguisher as well.

Forecast for a Warmer-than-usual Winter!

With the forecast for a warmer winter than normal, this is the perfect time to sell your home in Prescott, and the Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate can assist you in selling your home and buying the home of your dreams.

Established in 1991 we provide our clients with services and results that you will not get from a single real estate agent, or simple real estate partnership. Our full-service, boutique real estate service includes all of our exclusive services at the same price as hiring a single agent and another brokerage.

Contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate or call (928)771-1111 and start exploring all the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer in Prescott today!