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Our Community

Our community is an outstanding location to live, work and play – that’s why 53,000 of us call Lake Havasu City home. Many came for the lake, for the desert, for employment and growth opportunities or to retire. Whatever the reason, Lake Havasu City is our place in the sun.

Lake Havasu City is a great place for business – commercial property abounds and prices are reasonable. With a business climate based mainly in the service industry, retail, restaurants, hotels and motels, campgrounds stay busy serving summer visitors from Southern California, Nevada and the Phoenix area. In the winter months, when the temperatures rarely dip below 65, our businesses look forward to serving our winter visitors, loving known as our snowbirds – retirees who flock to Lake Havasu City to flee snow and cold in their home communities.

There are a variety of cultural opportunities including live music and community theater, and an outstanding Museum of History with displays from the days when Native Americans settled on the Colorado River up to the time when Robert McCulloch founded Lake Havasu City and moved the London Bridge to Arizona.

Schools, shopping, medical facilities, parks, trails, and the senior center – all are lovingly maintained and available for the community to use. Churches of all denominations are located here.

Additionally, our community is serviced by utility companies who provide state of the art equipment and amenities for electricity, natural gas, water, sewage treatment, cable television, telecommunications and wireless services.

Social service organizations are also plentiful and available for those who need a little help. Most are staffed with professionals but almost all rely on the work of Lake Havasu City’s hundreds of volunteers.

The wonderful world of Lake Havasu City is located on Arizona Highway 95, 19 miles south of Interstate 40. The city borders on the Eastern Shore of 45-mile long Lake Havasu, which is formed by Parker Dam on the Colorado River. Our elevation is 575 feet above sea level.

Lake Havasu City is located in the midst of a triangle whose three points are Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix. Las Vegas is 160 miles to the north. Greater Los Angeles is 310 miles to the west and Phoenix is 200 miles to the southeast. Lake Havasu City is accessible via Interstate 40 and Interstate 10. State Highway 95 connects theses two east/west interstates.

The 2010 Census reports a population of 52,527 making us a major population center of southern Mohave County. Statistics show the average age of residents to be 35-40 years.

Approximately 6,300 children attend the City’s six elementary, two middle schools, and one senior high, as well as private and charter schools. Mohave Community College offers a wide range of classes at a two-year college level plus a four-year NAU program. MCC also partners with several other universities to offer advanced degree programs.

There are approximately 4,700 businesses and/or professional offices active in Lake Havasu City. More than 35 churches of various denominations hold religious services. Lake Havasu City is proud of its clubs and organizations, which number over 150.

Our city is fortunate to have excellent medical and dental specialists. Two nursing homes, several assisted living places and over thirteen homecare facilities are available.

City Police provide Law enforcement. The Police Department is located at 2360 McCulloch Blvd, (928) 855-1171. The Fire Department provides protection from its four stations, giving the city an insurance rating of three, far superior to most Arizona communities. The Fire Department’s main firehouse is located at 96 S Acoma Blvd, (928) 855-1141. A Justice, Superior and Municipal Court are located at 2001 College Dr, (928) 453-0711.

The local newspaper is, Today’s News Herald, 2225 W Acoma, (928) 453-4237. There are also several advertising publications.

UniSource Energy Co provides electric utility service and natural gas, 1760 McCulloch Blvd, (877) 837-4968. Telephone service is provided by Frontier Communications, 1760 McCulloch Blvd, (928) 453-1122. Cellular telephone service is available through several independent providers in addition to Frontier Communications. Water is supplied by the City; contact the City offices at (928) 855-2116.

News and music can be heard on Lake Havasu City’s many local radio stations. Eight television channels are available through local UHF relay, plus two local channels. Cable television is provided by Cablevision, 730 W Acoma Blvd, (866) 674-1800. Satellite television is also available through several different companies.

There are more than 1,900 hotel/motel and condos available for guests; it is strongly urged that reservations be made in advance. The convention hotels provide over 15,600 square feet of professionally managed meeting facilities, accommodating groups of up to 450 each or combined up to 1,000 people.

We enjoy the benefits of a branch of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Job Service. You will find their representatives fully familiar with the requirements of the community. They are located at 232 London Bridge Road or call (928) 680-6005.

It is our recommendation to anyone considering relocating to our city to arrange a preliminary visit and personally investigate our city’s potential. Please explore this website hosting information about our member businesses, calendar of events and job opportunities.