If you are in search of a new place to call home, have you considered Bullhead City on the banks of the desert oasis that is the Colorado River? Yes, summers are warm. In fact there are a couple of months when it gets downright hot.

But in Bullhead City you can beat the heat with a forty five mile drive to Hualapai Mountain Park. This pine forested oasis in a sea of desert is laced with miles of scenic hiking trails, and there is an excellent RV Park. And there is Hualapai Mountain Lodge with an event center and rustic stone cabins built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Unlike Minneapolis, Duluth, or Schenectady, New York, it seldom snows. In fact snow in measurable amounts is so rare it is deemed an historic event. Still, if you happen to miss the white stuff, again, Hualapai Mountain Park is just forty five miles away.

And unlike Seattle or San Francisco there are seldom cloudy or rainy days. The United States average is 205 sunny days per year. With an average of more than 345 days of sunshine annually Bullhead City is ideally suited for a home that taps into the power of the sun. It is also perfect for the sun lover that enjoys time on the lake or the river.

Even with home prices and building materials soaring in cost, Bullhead City is still a bargain. In fact, in almost every category Bullhead City will save you money.

The cost of housing is 14.5% less than the national average. Transportation in Bullhead City is 9.41% lower on average. Groceries are 14.5% lower than the national average.

And as a bonus, Bullhead City is centrally located. It is a mere 102 miles, one hour and forty-five minutes, to the excitement of Las Vegas, and a major international airport. Even closer is Laughlin, just across the river, with Las Vegas style gaming and world class entertainment.

Los Angeles is 280 miles to the west. Phoenix is 235 miles to the south. How about skiing? Lee Canyon Ski and Snowboard Resort is only 35 miles from Las Vegas. From Bullhead City to the Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff is a mere 200 miles to the east.

If hiking or mountain biking is the recreation of interest, the expansive Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area with miles of trails that link scenic wonders and historic sites such as Beale Springs is just 35 miles away in Kingman. There are also a network of scenic trails in the Black Mountains that cast morning shadows over the Colorado River Valley.

A wide array of educational and business services are available through the Bullhead City campus of Mohave Community College. This and a proactive business climate make Bullhead City ideal to open or relocate a business.

If you are looking for a place to retire, to raise a family, or to build a successful business, look no further. Bullhead City is a city on the move, a progressive community at the heart of recreational, all season paradise. For more information contact the Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce.

Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America