Welcome to Dewey-Humboldt
The Town of Dewey-Humboldt was incorporated on December 20, 2004. The Town has a population of 3,962 (2015 estimate) and encompasses over 18 square miles of land. Dewey-Humboldt adopted its motto: “Arizona’s Country Town.” It is conveniently located off SR 69 and SR 169 with only an hour’s easy drive from the Phoenix metro area.
Before incorporation, Dewey and Humboldt represented two distinct communities during the last 100 plus years with Dewey having an agricultural and ranching economy while the Humboldt area had an economy based on mining. The historical backgrounds of Dewey and Humboldt afford Dewey-Humboldt the opportunity of a variety of lifestyles co-existing in the same community. In addition to smaller lots in some areas of the town, residential lot sizes are typically larger than 1/2 acre with most lots being 1.6 acres or greater.
Dewey-Humboldt offers abundant open spaces and outdoor recreational opportunities. The Town borders Prescott National Forest and Arizona state land to the east, west, and south. The Bureau of Management also has vacant properties located within the town boundary. Many know Dewey-Humboldt because of Young’s Farm which is now Mortimer’s Farm. The Farm continues to offer many special events and agricultural themed opportunities all year round. Not only is Dewey-Humboldt’s land beautiful, but its people are also unique. The president for Lions Club International resides in the town. The Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society, run by wonderful volunteers, operates a very quaint museum on Main Street to showcase the rich history of the community. The hundred-year-old Agua Fria Festival originated here and recently celebrated its 110th event in October 2014.
Regarding educational opportunities, Humboldt Elementary School (HES) is a nationally acclaimed blue-ribbon school and the top rated elementary school in Arizona. In addition to HES, the Humboldt Unified School District also has five other elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school serving the area. Along with the public school district, there are numerous charter schools located throughout the area. Higher education is conveniently available to Dewey-Humboldt residents as well. Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University both offer accelerated degree programs at their campuses within an easy drive from Dewey-Humboldt. Nearby Prescott College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University also provide excellent higher education opportunities.
Dewey-Humboldt residents have easy access to healthcare facilities located in the Prescott and Prescott Valley. Along with abundant medical offices, Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, and the United States Veterans Affairs Medical Center also operate campuses in nearby communities.
Dewey-Humboldt prides itself on maintaining its rural flavor and providing low-density development amidst the hustle and bustle of surrounding communities. With plenty of open space, low crime rate, mild seasons all year round, a variety of housing options and lifestyles, its close vicinity to the Phoenix metropolitan area, and its great people, Dewey-Humboldt is truly a great place to live, work, recreate, and even locate a business. We look forward to seeing you.
Things to Do
Arizona’s Oldest and Longest running Festival, The Dewey-Humboldt Agua Fria Festival, now in its 111th year is sponsored by the Dewey-Humboldt Historical Society. Please check their website for more information.
Each October, Mortimer Farms hosts a Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze in Dewey, Arizona. In addition to the 15-acre corn maze, the event features the farm’s 10-acre Pumpkin Patch where families can wander and search for the perfect pumpkins to take home. Additional activities for families include “A-MAZE-ing” attractions, games, farm activities, live entertainment, and “boot scootin” barn dances every Saturday evening during October. Younger guests can enjoy the straw maze, plus the farm animal petting zoo, the Buckaroo Pony Corner, inflatable slides, a corn box, roping dummies, an obstacle course, Mutton’ Bustin, calf riding, a bounce house, and a barrel train ride. Families have the opportunity to meet Farmer Buzz on a hay-ride tour of the farm, who will share stories about agriculture and the history of Dewey-Humboldt. There is live music & entertainment, craft vendors, and farm-fresh food. The Mile High Tractor Club members display their antique tractors, and a tractor pull is part of their show. Also, there is a Blacksmith at the festival who creates amazing works of art out of iron!
Visit the Dewey-Humboldt Museum for more information on town lore and interesting events, attractions, and natural features of the community and area.
Doing Business in Dewey
The Town of Dewey-Humboldt is conveniently located on State Route 69, adjacent to the Town of Prescott Valley, 15 miles east of the City of Prescott, and 20 miles from Interstate 17. Its location, low cost of living, abundance of land, make this an ideal location for new business development. Town officials are eager to work with individuals interested in locating a smaller to medium-sized business within the community. There are several sites designated for commercial and industrial development with direct or easy access to State Route 69. Dewey-Humboldt would be an ideal site for warehousing and distribution, light manufacturing, and commercial development. The town lacks public water and sewer capacity, but there is ample gas, electric, and broadband services to support a number of companies that would see the area as a perfect fit for their operations. Please contact GPREP or the Town of Dewey-Humboldt for more information.