Moving to Laughlin
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who-ever

Broomfield, CO

#1 Jul 17, 2006
Hi everyone, my husband and I want to move to Laughlin by next summer. Now, I know that its hot, having been born in Arizona and flying into phoenix every year as a child, but other than that, what is it really like living in Laughlin? I am assuming with the growth going on there my husband wouldn't have a problem finding a job in carpet installation(he does commercial work) somewhere in the area, maybe BC. And we have a seven year old son. The school there sounds to good. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Willy Dog

Butte, MT

#2 Jul 19, 2006
My wife and I are also moving there. We visited in May, looks like if you like water sports it's a great place. Its also close to several bigger cities. Lots and lots of construction, your husband shouldn't have a problem finding work.
who-ever

Broomfield, CO

#3 Jul 20, 2006
Thanks for the info. Were there very many 20 and 30 somethings, or is really all retired people? If you don't mind me asking, why are you guys moving to Laughlin?
Willy Dog

Butte, MT

#4 Jul 24, 2006
who-ever wrote:
Thanks for the info. Were there very many 20 and 30 somethings, or is really all retired people? If you don't mind me asking, why are you guys moving to Laughlin?
There seemed to be younger people, we were there coincidentaly when there was a biker convention, so it was hard to judge. You can go to bestplaces.com and it will let you know all of that kind of info.
My wife is being recruited by one of the hospital (she's a nurse), and they have a generous bonus. Plus with the river right there, the lake only 3 or 4 miles away, seems there would be lots to do. Also it a short drive to Las Vegas, Phoenix and California. Why are you guys thinking of going there?
who-ever

Littleton, CO

#5 Aug 6, 2006
Were just tired of where we are at now. Want a new place to call home. I have family in Az and Ca, and love small towns.
Nikki Reagan

Bullhead City, AZ

#6 Aug 7, 2006
Hi Guys!

I've living in the Bullhead City area for the past 22 years, since I was 5. It used to be a retirement town, however it has changed more to the 30+ crowd. Cost of living had been a big factor in the growth of our area, but now we seem to be leveling off some.

If you guys have any questions, be sure to ask! You can email me at [email protected]

I run a relocation magazine here in town and would be happy to send you an issue, it has alot of information, pictures, real estate, etc. Just email me your address and I'll put it in the mail!
Virginia Hilton

Mohave Valley, AZ

#7 Aug 11, 2006
I live in Bullhead city also and we have just started a group called the Mohave County Minutemen so that we can stop illegals from invading our area. We don't have a big problem, but it is growing as the new homes and business's come in. It's not as bad as CA, but if not checked it will be.
SLinBHC

Aneth, UT

#8 Sep 3, 2006
Nikki Reagan wrote:
Hi Guys!
I've living in the Bullhead City area for the past 22 years, since I was 5. It used to be a retirement town, however it has changed more to the 30+ crowd. Cost of living had been a big factor in the growth of our area, but now we seem to be leveling off some.
If you guys have any questions, be sure to ask! You can email me at [email protected]
I run a relocation magazine here in town and would be happy to send you an issue, it has alot of information, pictures, real estate, etc. Just email me your address and I'll put it in the mail!
The only reason there are more 30 somethings around here is because of all the CALIFORNIANS moving in!!!(Thats also the reason why the housing has gotten so out of sight......
Bus Rider

United States

#9 May 8, 2007
Just wanted you new comers to Laughlin know that Laughlin has the best public trasportation I have ever rode on. I use it about every day to go to work or to just go down to Casino Drive to take in the sights.
Mr Magic

Crestline, CA

#10 May 9, 2007
who-ever wrote:
Hi everyone, my husband and I want to move to Laughlin by next summer. Now, I know that its hot, having been born in Arizona and flying into phoenix every year as a child, but other than that, what is it really like living in Laughlin? I am assuming with the growth going on there my husband wouldn't have a problem finding a job in carpet installation(he does commercial work) somewhere in the area, maybe BC. And we have a seven year old son. The school there sounds to good. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
If your set on Laughlin great but if your looking for a more cooler climate and still close to Laughlin there is a new community going up soon in Golden Valley. Just waiting on final approval. I will post the link here for you. Very nice homes and new schools will be going in. Models are open so if you get a chance go see them.
http://www.rhodeshomesaz.com/
Observant and Real

Bullhead City, AZ

#11 May 9, 2007
who-ever wrote:
Hi everyone, my husband and I want to move to Laughlin by next summer.
Hi There~
I think you might find another thread entitled "moving to Kingman" beneficial to your research. Kingman is one of our neighboring cities and seems to have the same social issues that are here in Bullhead.
If you are coming from a major town, this area will be a major let down to you. I moved here from California @ 2 years ago and my boyfriend from CA moved here to be with me. My B.F. HATES this place, he says he's never seen so many methamphetamine addicts in one area. He also has issue with he B.H. communities lack of good social graces (thieves, trashy, uneducated, greedy, and untrustworthy). There is nothing to do unless you like to play in moldy smelling water or gamble in "the poor man's version of Vegas". Also, if you like to shop, I hope you like to drive! Vegas is the nearest civilised up to date shopping mecha. I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for a sick relative who came here to live because of the cheap cost of living. If you want the best for your child, don't move here while she is still impressionable. A girl I met here was originally from CA as well. After living here since the age of 12, she barely made it through high school, had a child before graduating, got fired from one of her first jobs for stealing, and smokes lots of crystal meth. She tried to steal from me and I have no contact with her now. I believe that people in major cities try to have social standards and care about succeeding in life. People here just live their "slow" pace of life and have no qualms about how trashy and shady she come off.
P.S. Whichever you choose good luck! Just keep in mind that there are ALOT of real estate agents on here promoting this place like it's heaven on earth. Ignore their cheerleading and check out the Mohave Valley News Community Watch section so you can come to your own conclusion.
My own Valley

AOL

#12 May 9, 2007
Mr Magic wrote:
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If your set on Laughlin great but if your looking for a more cooler climate and still close to Laughlin there is a new community going up soon in Golden Valley. Just waiting on final approval. I will post the link here for you. Very nice homes and new schools will be going in. Models are open so if you get a chance go see them.
http://www.rhodeshomesaz.com/
Golden Valley is a very short drive from laughlin and about 10 degrees cooler due to its location in a higher elevation. The climate in the valley is very similar to that of Southern Ca. maybe a little dryer and warmer in the summer but you do get a cool breeze. The community refered to is Pravada and if your driving from Ca. you will see a large Pravada advertisment sign on route 40 near the east side of Barstow. There are many other new developments in Bullhead and Laughlin to check out but I think a 15 minute drive up the street to Golden Valley might be worth the time.
My own Valley

AOL

#13 May 9, 2007
I've read some of the comments in the "Moving to Kingman" board and I would say check it out only if you have a bottle of prozac handy. there's 2 or 3 posters who go by the rule " misery loves company" constantly negative about everything. And its obvious their against any type of progress ( you always get a few who are against progress with any new development in the country ) so even though they probably won't admit it, you should know their real agenda and understand where their comming from. They try and use every kind of scare tactic imaginable probably because they don't want anyone living within a mile of them, they actually prefer to live in seclusion which is their perogative. Take everything they say with a grain of salt and you'll be fine. On the other hand they live in kingman and not the Valley. Golden Valley is large enough to facilitate those who wish to live in seclusion and others who prefer all the ammenities of a larger city which Pravada is bringing so everyone has their choice. The majority in the area are looking forward to the great improvments and progress that is happening now and going forward.

Every community in the country has their fare share of crime & drugs and whatever but I don't need to tell anyone that I'm sure everyone already know this. What it really comes down to is good parenting, if your a pretty good teacher and role model for your kids it dosn't really matter where you end up moving they should be just fine.
Visitor

AOL

#14 May 9, 2007
I agree and laughlin is actually a top tier resort community 2cnd only to Las Vegas in Gaming revenues and way ahead of reno and Lake Tahoe
Newbie

Redwood City, CA

#15 Jun 11, 2007
As a newbie to Bullhead I was shocked and wondered if I did the right thing to buy a rental for possible retirement. I have a very difficult time finding a decent renter. The area is full of meth. Lots of dogs for a reason. Either you live on the parkway in a different world where you cannot find a rental for affordable price or brave the river crowd. Either way it was not the picture I thought it was. My children are grown and I wouldn't turn them loose in this area. I hope it is changing but who knows.I agree with the poster, affordable areas are sometimes affordable for a reason. The 30's buyers don't live there, they come to town to party on the weekends with the boats in tow.
Linda Fl

AOL

#16 Jun 11, 2007
lol.......Shari......ummm sorry I mean Newbie.........anyone who visits the area knows your a little fibber ..........lol........Can't you stay put in your miserable little gloom and doom existence over at the Kingman board........lol.........Or have you grown wings and converted into the ever popular traveling SUPER GLOOM !!!!!.....lol........As she goes BOPPING from board to board changing her name and spreading her cheerful outlook on life hoping someone..... ANYONE will listen to her foolish nonsense.........lol.....
jwlv

Kingman, AZ

#17 Jun 11, 2007
Newbie wrote:
As a newbie to Bullhead I was shocked and wondered if I did the right thing to buy a rental for possible retirement. I have a very difficult time finding a decent renter. The area is full of meth. Lots of dogs for a reason. Either you live on the parkway in a different world where you cannot find a rental for affordable price or brave the river crowd. Either way it was not the picture I thought it was. My children are grown and I wouldn't turn them loose in this area. I hope it is changing but who knows.I agree with the poster, affordable areas are sometimes affordable for a reason. The 30's buyers don't live there, they come to town to party on the weekends with the boats in tow.
Since you are in California, did you spend time in the area before you bought? One problem in Kingman, I'm not sure if Bullhead is the same, is the huge number of available rentals. Rents are low compared to purchase prices. Renters can pretty much pick and choose, they have the upper hand. The newest nicest houses with the lowest rent will go first and there does not seem to be enough renters for all the available houses.
jwlv

Kingman, AZ

#18 Jun 12, 2007
Visitor wrote:
I agree and laughlin is actually a top tier resort community 2cnd only to Las Vegas in Gaming revenues and way ahead of reno and Lake Tahoe
I'm not sure where you are getting your numbers, but Laughlin is well below Reno in gaming revenues for the latest period I can find posted, 7/1/06 thru 11/30/06. Reno was 334,864,301 and Laughlin was 253,487,146. North and South Tahoe are less, even combined. The full fiscal year doesn't end until 6/30/07, so it may have changed some, but I don't think Laughlin is higher than Reno.

here is the pdf file http://gaming.nv.gov/documents/pdf/mrrnov06.p...
visitor

AOL

#19 Jun 13, 2007
The following is from TRI STATE ONLINE.
Laughlin up 6.2%

Business

Nevada casino win up 6.4 percent in April, to $1.05B

Saturday, June 9, 2007 9:19 PM PDT

April 2007 revenue report

Major details from Friday's state Gaming Control Board's report on April 2007 winnings by Nevada casinos:

w STATEWIDE:$1.05 billion, up 6.4 percent.

w LAS VEGAS STRIP:$529.2 million, up 2.4 percent.

w BOULDER STRIP:$83 million, up 14.7 percent.

w RENO:$64.6 million, down 2 percent.

w LAUGHLIN:$57 million, up 6.2 percent.

w DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS:$56.5 million, up 8 percent.

w NORTH LAS VEGAS:$28.2 million, up 24.4 percent.

w ELKO COUNTY:$25.5 million, up 10.8 percent.

w STATELINE:$21.7 million, down 24.5 percent.

w SPARKS:$14.5 million, up 2.3 percent.

w CARSON-GARDNERVILLE-MINDEN:$9 million, down 9.8 percent.

w NORTH TAHOE:$3.1 million, up 4.2 percent.

w CHURCHILL:$2 million, up 3.2 percent.
jwlv

Kingman, AZ

#20 Jun 13, 2007
visitor wrote:
The following is from TRI STATE ONLINE.
Laughlin up 6.2%
Business
Nevada casino win up 6.4 percent in April, to $1.05B
Saturday, June 9, 2007 9:19 PM PDT
April 2007 revenue report
Major details from Friday's state Gaming Control Board's report on April 2007 winnings by Nevada casinos:
w STATEWIDE:$1.05 billion, up 6.4 percent.
w LAS VEGAS STRIP:$529.2 million, up 2.4 percent.
w BOULDER STRIP:$83 million, up 14.7 percent.
w RENO:$64.6 million, down 2 percent.
w LAUGHLIN:$57 million, up 6.2 percent.
w DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS:$56.5 million, up 8 percent.
w NORTH LAS VEGAS:$28.2 million, up 24.4 percent.
w ELKO COUNTY:$25.5 million, up 10.8 percent.
w STATELINE:$21.7 million, down 24.5 percent.
w SPARKS:$14.5 million, up 2.3 percent.
w CARSON-GARDNERVILLE-MINDEN:$9 million, down 9.8 percent.
w NORTH TAHOE:$3.1 million, up 4.2 percent.
w CHURCHILL:$2 million, up 3.2 percent.
My numbers were fiscal year to day as of 11/30/07, yours are for the month of April only. But your numbers still show Reno's total casino revenue was higher than Laughlin's, which is what I disputed about your original post where you said Laughlin was 2nd only to Vegas and higher than Reno.

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