Bullhead City : Arizona

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What it's Like to Retire in Bullhead City

Bullhead City, Arizona, is located in the shadow of the Black Mountain Range along the Colorado River. Each year more than 6 million people visit the resort area, which includes plenty of casinos. The 2011 population was just under 40,000. Gambling is the heart of this community, and this helps provide a good mix of restaurants and retailers.
Photo of Bullhead City courtesy of Stan Shebs and Wikipedia.

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Where to Retire in Bullhead City and Home Prices

There are 21 RV parks in or around Bullhead City.
City-Data.com reported the late 2014 median sale price to be a little under $120,000.

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What is special about Bullhead City

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is just a few miles north of Bullhead City.
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What is not special about Bullhead City

Bullhead City is one of the hottest places in North America.
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Who will like retirement in Bullhead City

Those who like a lively gambling and shopping scene, plenty of entertainment, heat, and water recreation retire here. The average age at 48 is above average for Arizona and the U.S.

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Local economy is driven by

Gambling, tourism, and retirement drive the local economy.
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Climate and Physical Environment

Bullhead City is on the southern border of Lake Mohave in western Arizona. Winters are mild, but summer temps often exceed 120 degrees.
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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many festivals, including a River Regatta and Chile Cook-off; There are 2 libraries and 3 college campuses including Mohave Community College and a branch of Northern Arizona University;  the Mohave Crossing Event Center  hosts many events, as do the many resorts and casinos in the area.

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Crime

Crime is lower than the national average.
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Medical facilities

The Western Arizona Regional Medical Center is the primary health care facility, but it ranks below national averages in a few areas.
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Transportation

Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport; Amtrak station is 3 miles away in Laughlin; Bullhead city is below average in walkability when compared to other communities.

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Valuable Links

Bullhead City on Wikipedia

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What people are saying about Bullhead City

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Facts about BULLHEAD CITY
  • State: AZ
  • Environment: Mountain,Small-mid Sized City,Boating Community,Resort Community,
  • City Population: 25,001-50,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): Less than $100,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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