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Area Description

Lake Havasu City is an oasis in the Mohave Desert and the American home of the London Bridge. The lake itself was formed by the construction of Parker Dam in the mid-1930's. The city was founded by Robert McCulloch who bought the London Bridge from the City of London, shipped it across the ocean block by block and reconstructed the antique, giving Lake Havasu City a lifetime brand. The city lies near the joining of Arizona, California and Nevada. With a beautiful desert climate, temperatures are moderate 9 months of the year and warm in the summer, beckoning winter visitors from colder climes between Oct-March and sun loving, watercraft oriented travelers from Southern
California, Southern Nevada and from throughout the Southwest from Easter through the early fall.

The city's fulltime population of nearly 55,000 enjoy the feel of a small town in a small metropolitan area. There are several resorts on/near Lake Havasu and plenty of water to play on. Off-roading in the desert that surrounds the city's borders is also a popular past time. There are several elementary schools, one middle school and one public high school along with several charter and parochial schools, all offering a higher than average level of education. The city is also fortunate to have The Colleges at Lake Havasu/Arizona State University campus in the center of town, and a local branch of Mohave Community College offering outstanding higher education opportunities in many doctrines. Festivals, including a world class hot air balloon event, power boat racing, a winter street festival that attracts 35,000 each year, occur almost every weekend throughout the year. Lake Havasu City has something for everyone.

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   There are so many choices of things to do in Lake Havasu; for more information visit www.havasuchamber.com or www.golakehavasu.com

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Lake Havasu City has a municipal transportation system with by appointment curb to curb service for seniors. The nearest major airport is McCarran in Las Vegas, only 140 miles to the north. Charter flights are available at the Lake Havasu airport as well. Rental cars are available from 5 different agencies in town and several independent taxi companies are located in Lake Havasu City. There is transportation to VA centers in Prescott and Phoenix from Lake Havasu City on a regularly scheduled basis.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  40.0  53.0  66.0  1.0 "
 Feb  43.0  57.0  71.0  1.0 "
 Mar  49.0  63.0  77.0  0.8 "
 Apr  56.0  70.5  85.0  0.2 "
 May  65.0  80.0  95.0  0.1 "
 Jun  74.0  89.0  104.0  0.0 "
 Jul  80.0  94.0  108.0  0.4 "
 Aug  79.0  93.0  107.0  0.6 "
 Sep  72.0  86.5  101.0  0.6 "
 Oct  60.0  74.0  88.0  0.4 "
 Nov  47.0  61.0  75.0  0.4 "
 Dec  39.0  52.0  65.0  0.7 "


Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Summer temperatures are hot with averages in the low 90's and highs in the mid 100's. Nights are warm with lows in the upper 70's. Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the upper 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the upper 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's.

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For more information visit www.havasuchamber.com

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