Bullhead City on the Colorado River is a progressive, modern community with an eye fixed on the future. It is centrally located to major metropolitan areas and a diverse array of outdoor recreational sites. This as well as a mild winter climate and a business friendly climate make it an ideal location to open or relocate a business, to retire, and to raise a family.
The world is taking notice. The COVID 19 pandemic dramatically transformed employment and escalated a shift to companies hiring remote workers. A recent report noted that 62 % of employed Americans worked remotely for at least several weeks in either 2020 or 2021.
In January 2021, InMyArea released a study of the best communities for remote workers. Bullhead City, Arizona rated number six in the top communities recommended. And it was the only community in the southwest to make the list.
In 2018 and in 2019, Bullhead was listed as one of the most affordable cities in the state of Arizona. This was based a the formula that constitutes a city’s composite index comprised of six components; housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, health care and miscellaneous goods and services.
More recently a study found that Bullhead City was one of the best places to retire in the state of Arizona. In this study one of the city’s asset that received particular attention was “a peaceful river walk lined with friendly restaurants.”
It is rather fitting that Bullhead City is facing a very bright future. It is deeply rooted in the state’s history, and the area is linked to key moments in the development of northwest Arizona.
The first Mohave County seat was established in 1864 at Mohave City. Surprisingly its post office remained open until October 31, 1938.
Mohave City was a small but important river port. It was located approximately one mile north of Fort Mohave in Mohave Valley. In 1867 the county seat was related to Hardyville a short distance north of present day Bullhead City.
Named for Captain William Harrison Hardy, the post office at this river port was established on January 17, 1865. It closed in February 1883 as completion of the railroad to the river dramatically curtailed the riverboat and ferry trade, and the population of Hardyville rapidly declined. The fade from prominence had commenced with relocation of the county seat to Cerbat in the Cerbat Mountains.
Hardyville and Fort Mohave were the western terminus of the Mohave Prescott. This territorial era road connected the river port to Prescott, territorial capital, and Forth Whipple. Until completion of the railroad this was a vital trade corridor.
Bullhead City is firmly grounded in Arizona’s earliest history. But it is a modern community that strives to ensure a welcoming environment for families, retirees, or business owners. If you would like more information about Bullhead City relocation, contact the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce.
Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America