Frequently Asked Questions


How far is Talking Rock from Prescott's Downtown Courthouse Square?

Talking Rock is conveniently close to the downtown action, just over 18 miles from Courthouse Square with an average driving time of 30 minutes.

How long has Talking Rock been around?

2017 marked Talking Rock’s 15th Anniversary, and also the year it was ranked among the “50 Best Master-planned Communities in the U.S.” by Where to Retire magazine. It is an expansive, gated and private community with over 700 members. Quality amenities and infrastructure are fully in place and at 3,600 acres, there’s plenty of room for enjoyment. Talking Rock has earned its long-held reputation as the place for “the good life” within a welcoming, relaxed culture, four mild seasons and Arizona’s best high-desert topography.

What are the sizes and price ranges of homes and home sites offered at Talking Rock?

Currently, Talking Rock Developers are offering Ranch Cottages from 1,960 - 2,555 square feet and priced from the high $400,000s. Additional custom homes can also be found at Talking Rock, please view the View Properties area of the website. In 2018, we will be introducing new home floorplans by Dorn Homes. These homes designed to complement Prescott’s Western living, are anticipated to range from about 1,800 to 2,300 square feet with anticipated pricing starting in the mid $400,000s. Home sites on and off the golf course, range from ½ to just over 2 acres and are available starting at $100,000. This very limited offering will be made available by reservation; to stay informed please register.

Our newest offering; the spectacular home sites of Cooper Hawk Ridge, are generally 2 acre sites and many border Arizona State Land, providing “forever” views. In summer 2018, Talking Rock plans to premiere Sterling Ranch, a much-anticipated private enclave of generously-sized homesites ranging from 2 to 10 acres, many perfect for those wishing to split their lot for a family compound, build equestrian facilities, or accommodate a “Big Toy” set-up.

What makes Sterling Ranch so special and when will Sterling Ranch sites be available for purchase?

It is rare indeed when homesites as large as ten acres are offered in a quality, private community with such a bounty of amenities. More often, those who desire up to ten acres must settle for “wild cat” acreage, requiring the owners to install their own well, or bring in their own water and sewer lines, and other utilities including electricity. Road quality, building envelopes and design standards can often miss the mark. Conversely, those who have desired all the benefits of a well-executed master planned community, including quality infrastructure to their home, great amenities and reasonable building standards had to settle for lot sizes smaller than what they truly wanted. At Sterling Ranch, the newest offering coming to Talking Rock, we have approached things differently. Each owner will have the benefit of a site as large as ten acres, or even the opportunity to purchase multiple adjacent sites at an appealing price. And importantly, owners receive all the benefits of life at Talking Rock including its guard-gated privacy, clubhouse, fitness center, pool, tennis courts, bocce, COOP’s Coffee House, Morgan’s Bar & Grill, the new Silent Moon Park, the 18-hole Jay Morrish award-winning Championship golf course, nine hole putting course, new practice facilities, miles of trails, a dog park, and more. Owners who have limited interest in golf have the opportunity to acquire a membership without the golf option. It’s a new approach, designed to combine the best of both worlds, and we haven’t found anything quite like this anywhere!

Beginning in early 2018, the Talking Rock Sales Team will begin to accept reservations from those wishing to join the Interest List. The Interest List and refundable reservations are designed to “hold your spot” as this is a limited offering. Details about the Sterling Ranch home sites will be released as they become available. Home sites will not be available for viewing or touring until late spring, and will be by invitation only to those who have joined the Interest List. Please contact your Talking Rock Sales Representative for more information and start by adding your name to receive more information here.

Does the Talking Rock community provide an active social scene?

Talking Rock residents live a vibrant social life all year long. From holiday celebrations, tournaments and theme nights, there’s never a shortage of events, gatherings, classes or casual fun to be found behind the gates. On any afternoon, you might find friends at Jake’s Dog Park for Yappy Hour and the completion of Silent Moon Park lends itself to Martini Golf on the nine hole putting course. In addition to the 18-hole Championship Golf Course, other popular gathering spots include COOP’s Coffee House, the Fitness Barn, the tennis, shuffleboard and new bocce courts, the Ranch House and Morgan’s Bar & Grill for drinks and dining.

Really, what’s the social scene like here?

Talking Rock tends to attract people who work hard, play hard and appreciate a touch of rowdy fun in their downtime. Every day is an adventure and residents form the fun-spirited Talking Rock culture that brings them together each week to build friendships while they hike, golf, train, or enjoy wine tastings, happy hours and long evenings by the fire pit. These are your “forever friends” and you wouldn't have it any other way.

What can I expect from my Talking Rock golf experience?

Jay Moorish applied the best of his award-winning signature techniques to the design of this 18-hole Championship course that blends effortlessly into the natural high-country surroundings. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of “Arizona’s Top 25 Golf Courses” four years in a row, and ranked 15th in Arizona in 2016 by the same publication, this Par-72 course is often challenging, always rewarding and constantly breath taking — with epic views of Granite Mountain, protected State Land and natural high chaparral terrain. With multiple tee boxes, a practice facility second to none, and an attentive staff, Talking Rock is welcoming to the accomplished golfer and those just now finding time to take up the game.

What does Talking Rock have to offer its non-golfing residents?

Outside of regularly scheduled community events, you have plenty of opportunities to keep your calendar as full as you’d like! Test out your green thumb in our Community Garden, take an afternoon off fishing at Windmill Pond or meet the group for Yappy Hour at Jake’s Corner dog park. If you’re up for some action, hit the gym for popular weekly classes, challenge your neighbors to a game of horse shoes or tennis or join the hiking or biking clubs for their weekly treks. Book a spot with many community organized field trips to local concerts, festivals or sporting events.

Where are the nearest hiking trails?

Several multi-use trails start on-site at Talking Rock. The community has over 1,000 acres of open space, ideal for many recreational needs and encounters with nature. Enjoy scenic mountain views, rolling terrain, and protected petroglyphs left by ancient Yavapai people who left their marks here many years ago.