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Retirement Living In Lake Havasu area - Arizona

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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-April 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 public and private charter and parochial schools, all offering a higher than average level of education. The city is also fortunate to have the ASU @ Lake Havasu 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.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

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

Cultural Activities

Lectures are held on a regular basis at ASU @ Lake Havasu through the university, the Lake Havasu Museum of History and other organizations. Live community theater is available year-around at Grace Arts Live in downtown Lake Havasu City. The Allied Arts Association maintains a diversified schedule of the cultural arts opportunities year-around. Several art galleries are located throughout the city, including the Spresser Gallery at the Visitor Center under London Bridge.

Public transportation

Lake Havasu City has a municipal transportation system with by appointment 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 3 different agencies in town and several independent taxi companies are located in Lake Havasu City. Uber and Lyft also have a presence in the city. There is transportation to VA centers in Prescott and Phoenix from Lake Havasu City on a regularly scheduled basis.

Medical Facilities

Havasu Regional Medical Center is the primary source for the region. It is a full service hospital with 200 beds.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Lake Havasu area, Arizona?

For those of you that retire in Lake Havasu area, you will have hotter temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Expect a few days of rain.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Lake Havasu area such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. 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 upper 50's. Expect a lot of days above 90°.

Summertime in Lake Havasu area is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are hot with averages in the mid 90's and highs in the upper 100's. Nights are warm with lows in the low 80's. Expect a lot of days above 90°.

If you retire in Lake Havasu area, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the upper 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Expect a lot of days above 90°.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  42  54  65
 Feb  46  58  70
 Mar  51  64  78
 Apr  58  72  86
 May  68  82  96
 Jun  76  91  105
 Jul  83  96  109
 Aug  82  95  108
 Sep  74  88  101
 Oct  62  75  89
 Nov  50  62  75
 Dec  41  53  64

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  1  0
 Feb  0  0  0
 Mar  2  0  0
 Apr  10  0  0
 May  24  0  0
 Jun  29  0  0
 Jul  31  0  0
 Aug  31  0  0
 Sep  28  0  0
 Oct  15  0  0
 Nov  1  0  0
 Dec  0  1  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  1 "  3  29 %
 Feb  1 "  3  30 %
 Mar  1 "  3  32 %
 Apr  0 "  1  33 %
 May  0 "  0  37 %
 Jun  0 "  0  40 %
 Jul  0 "  2  53 %
 Aug  1 "  2  58 %
 Sep  1 "  2  50 %
 Oct  0 "  1  39 %
 Nov  0 "  2  32 %
 Dec  1 "  2  27 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
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Cost of Living for Lake Havasu area, AZ

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Senior Assistance in Lake Havasu area, AZ

Lake Havasu area, Arizona offers the following assistance for seniors:

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Lake Havasu area Offer For Retirees?

For more information visit www.havasuchamber.com

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