Our community is an outstanding location to live, work and play – that’s why 54,000 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 shows our population at approximately 53,000, making the city a major population center of southern Mohave County. Statistics show the average age of Lake Havasu City residents to be 35-40 years old. Approximately 6,300 children attend the city’s six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, along with a vocational school as well as private and charter schools. The Administrative office of the Lake Havasu City Unified School District #1 is located at 2200 Havasupai Blvd, 928-855-7861. The Western Arizona Vocational Education (WAVE) JTED School District is located at 1540 S Palo Verde Blvd, 928-453-7017. Mohave Community College (MCC) is located at 1977 W Acoma Blvd, 928-855-7812. MCC offers a wide range of classes at a two-year college level and a four-year NAU program. NAU extended campus is located at 1977 W Acoma Blvd, Bldg 200, 928-453-7350. The ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City offers in-person undergraduate degrees for freshman and transfer students. The ASU at Lake Havasu campus is located at 100 University Way, 928-854-9705. 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 and we are proud of the 150+ clubs and organizations here in Lake Havasu City. The local hospital serving the city is Havasu Regional Medical Center which is located at 101 Civic Center Lane. The hospital is a 171-bed acute care facility offering many services including a state-of-the-art Cancer Treatment Center, Level III Certified Trauma center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, Wound Care Center with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Orthopedic Center of Excellence for Joint Replacement and a 19 bed Skilled Nursing Unit. Surgical services at HRMC include open heart, complex spine, orthopedics, neurosurgery and other surgical specialties. HRMC also operates the Havasu Surgery Center, which offers an alternative location for outpatient surgeries and procedures. For more information about Havasu Regional go to havasuregional.com or call 928-453-0139. Other medical services in Lake Havasu include two Urgent Care facilities, two nursing homes, several assisted living residences 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. Justice, Superior and Municipal Courts 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, (877) 837-4968. Telephone service is provided by Frontier Communications, (928) 453-1122. Cellular telephone service is available through several independent providers. 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 Suddenlink, 730 W Acoma Blvd, (866) 674-1800. Satellite television is also available through several different companies. There are more than 1,500 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.
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