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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Bullhead City, Arizona

Bullhead City, Arizona is located in the shadow of the Black Mountain Range along the Colorado River, which offers some great recreational boating. Each year more than 6 million people visit the resort area, which includes plenty of casinos. 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.

Where to Retire in Bullhead City and Home Prices

There are 21 RV parks and other affordable active communities in or around Bullhead City. In early 2023, Zillow reported the median home value was $294,630.

What Is Special about Bullhead City

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area is just a few miles north of Bullhead City.

What Is Not Special about Bullhead City

Bullhead City is one of the hottest places in North America.

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.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are many festivals, including a River Regatta and Chile Cook-off. Bullhead City boasts 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.


Crime is lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

The Western Arizona Regional Medical Center is the primary health care facility.


Transportation includes Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport, and an Amtrak station in Laughlin. Bullhead city is below average in walkability when compared to other communities.

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