Although established as recently as 1963, Lake Havasu City
has grown steadily and now ranks as the fourth largest city in Arizona, excluding those in the greater Phoenix area, and is especially popular as a retirement destination owing to the year-round hot and sunny climate. The city is built beside beautiful Lake Havasu
on the Colorado River
, and reached by Hwy 95 between Parker and Topock, on I-40. The extensive residential district lies on the east side of the highway; a network of quiet, winding streets built on gently sloping desert land with views of the lake and the rugged Mohave Mountains
to the east.
Shops and restaurants are concentrated around the intersection of McCulloch Blvd with Hwy 95, while most hotels are located along a side street west of the highway, just a short walk from the lakeshore. The most famous site within the city is London Bridge
, spanning a channel between the shore and Havasu Island
, home to a golf course, campground, resort and many sandy beaches. More of the shoreline is contained within Lake Havasu State Park
a short distance south and Windsor State Park
to the north.
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