is geographically the second largest county in the state. Most of it is classified as desert, but of its’ 13,470 square miles, 158 square miles are water. The county boasts 1,000 miles of shoreline and is a great water sports area. It also has the longest stretch of historic Route 66. The Colorado River and two man-made lakes, Lake Mohave and Lake Havasu, play an important role in the growth of Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City.
Kingman is the County seat of Mohave County and serves a local population of over 33,000 with a market area of over 125,000. With excellent outdoor resources – including the 7,000-foot Haualapai Mountains, many surrounding wilderness areas, historic mining camps, lakes, fishing, and hiking -- the outdoor buff has choices galore! Kingman's elevation, at 3,336 ft., provides an ideal southwestern climate -- neither too hot nor too cold!
Kingman supports several elementary schools, a high school with two campuses, and a local community college.
City of Kingman Housing Stats:
Average New Home Price in 2005: $139,660
Average Rental for a 3-bedroom home: $750-$1500
Average Rental for one-bedroom apartment: $400-$600
Average Rental for two-bedroom apartment: $575-$700
Lake Havasu City is Mohave County’s largest city. Home of the historic London Bridge, it lies on the east shore of Lake Havasu on the Colorado River border of California and Arizona. McCulloch Properties, Inc. established the town in 1963 as a self-sufficient, planned community.
It is the major population center of Southern Mohave County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States.
Lake Havasu City offers a broad range of community facilities including four parks, one movie theatre complex, a county/city library, tennis courts, several beaches, a bowling alley and four golf courses. Lake Havasu has six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, charter schools and private schools. Mohave Community College, 1977 W. Acoma Blvd (928) 855-7812, operates a full campus.
Other Mohave County communities include Bullhead City, Colorado City, Lake Village, Lakeridge Estates, Horizon Six, Crystal Beach, Parker Dam, Havasu Heights and Waterfront Property.