Lake Havasu City’s geography is best-described as "lowland desert,” as the area is part of both the northern and western limits of the Sonoran Desert. For residents, this means an average of over 360 days of sunshine per year, a mild to warm climate with temperatures remaining in the 89-degree range for the better part of the year, and hot, arid summers—perfect for a day at the beach, which is really what Lake Havasu City is best known for! When you purchase a home in Lake Havasu City, you’re not just buying real estate, you’re investing in the your future, enjoying the natural beauty of deep blue Lake Havasu, the meticulously maintained stretch of beach banking its 45-mile stretch of inlets and coves, the endless miles of pristine desert and stunning vistas of the Mohave Mountains.
Live—Work—Play—All About Lake Havasu City
To be “close to everything, and away from it all,” you really need look no further than Lake Havasu City, where there’s never a dull moment. The city itself is located on the eastern shore of Lake Havasu’s Colorado River border between California and Arizona, conveniently located just off Arizona Highway 95, where a short 18-mile drive north connects commuters to Interstate 40; or take the south fork of Highway 95, where an easy 65-mile drive shuttles drivers to Interstate 10. To put these distances in perspective—from Lake Havasu City, you’re only an hour away from Laughlin, Nevada or Kingman, Arizona, and about a half-hour away from Parker, Arizona. The city’s national and international traffic is additionally served by Lake Havasu City’s Municipal Airport, nearby Kingman Airport, and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, all of which are located within a convenient distance, making anywhere in the world just a flight away from Lake Havasu City!
Lake Havasu is itself a reservoir, created by the circa-1930s construction of the Parker Dam on the Colorado River, which was followed by a community of sorts springing up around the lake, by way of the World War II Army Air Corps rest camp on the shores of Lake Havasu, which are to this day a consistent draw of the area. For more information on the recreational lifestyle offered to our residents, visit Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation.
Lake Havasu City—Yesterday & Today
In 1958, developer Robert McCulloch purchased the peninsular acreage on the east side of Lake Havasu along Pittsburgh Point that eventually would be transformed into what it today known as "the Island". Lake Havasu City was established in 1963, as a self-sufficient, planned community, and incorporated in 1978. A major population center of southern Mohave County, Lake Havasu City is numbered among the fastest growing counties in the United States, offering prospective home buyers a number of enticing features: clean air, state-of-the-art medical facilities, top-notch education in both the public and private sectors, a variety of jobs in several industry categories that make the economic climate of the city stable throughout nationwide shifts and market trends, a booming tourism industry that keeps the city bustling with traffic day in and day out, and all the modern amenities buyers search for, when considering real estate.
Lake Havasu City offers residents well-maintained parks with modern conveniences, municipal facilities available for public use, and a variety of available jobs that keep the wheels of the city economy rolling—varying from entry-level positions in the service industry or light manufacturing, to specialized professions, such as government, education, and healthcare. In 2007, RelocateAmerica named Lake Havasu City one of the “Top 100 Places to Live in America,” and in recent years, our city has consistently charted on CNN’s list of top-ranked retirement cities nationwide. Lake Havasu City is the best of both worlds—on average, the median household income for Lake Havasu City is ranges between $50,000 and $100,000, with over 20% of the city’s population earning significantly higher incomes than the national average for their profession, when evaluated with respect to comparable positions in other cities throughout the country. Though Lake Havasu City’s cost of living index is slightly higher than that of the Arizona state average, that same cost of living is significantly lower than most other cities that fall within a metropolitan area of Southern California.
Real Estate for Sale in Lake Havasu City
For prospective buyers, looking for a home in Lake Havasu City allows you a wide diversity of real estate options to meet your lifestyle and budgetary needs. Single family homes, townhomes, new constructions and resale properties are always available, but our area is perhaps best known for the unique luxury homes on the market, and endless number of lake view properties, making homeowners feel as though they’re always on vacation!
Lake Havasu City is ideal for professionals, families, students and retirees alike—the year-round, sunny weather, low crime rates, big-city amenities and an abundance of recreational opportunities make the Lake Havasu City region the perfect place to get an education, start a business or a career, raise a family or enjoy a retirement in the “playground of the Southwest!”
Properties in Lake Havasu City, AZ range from single-family “starter” homes, condos and townhouses to custom golf course homes, vacation properties, lifestyle communities, and one-of-a-kind luxury estates. There are also ample opportunities for buyers to invest in residential lots and land, where they can custom build their dream home from the foundation up. Condominiums for sale in Lake Havasu, AZ are mostly located in quiet neighborhoods and defined by their generous, modern two-and three-room floor plans and the modern styling of their construction, which offer residents a peaceful, stress-free lifestyle by taking all the upkeep chores out of day-to-day life. Or for the more upscale budget, the condo resort communities Isleside and Queen's Bay offer buyers spectacular waterfront views, secure gated access, and unlimited use of the generous resort amenities, which include both professional golf courses and well-lit tennis courts.
To learn more about what Lake Havasu has to offer you, download one of the Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau’s free guides! Here, you can choose from guides on dining, nightlife, recreation & rentals, city guides, or events calendars—and discover the fun and excitement that’s waiting for you in Lake Havasu City! To find your
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