February 19, 2018

Bullhead City, Arizona

Life in Bullhead City, Arizona, explained by people who’ve lived in Bullhead City:

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Bullhead City Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Bullhead City?

  • Accessibility. (Elaine, 2 years)
  • Small town and being on the river. (Terry, 4 years)
  • Small city atmosphere. (Oscar, 5 years)
  • River casinos. (Mark, 7 years)
  • I guess the river, but really nothing. (Christy, 8 years)
  • No natural disasters. (Linda, 10 years)
  • Less traffic. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Cheaper. (Bernard, 11 years)
  • Quite living, no traffic, cheaper housing, no snow, and close to Vegas and CA. (Sam, 14  years)
  • Colorado River. (Viririana, 14 years)
  • The caring community, a smaller town feel. (Carol, 15 years)
  • Not too much traffic and laid back life style. (Pam, 15 years)
  • Clean air and the river. (Brian, 19 years)
  • I enjoy how the town is it over populated like big cities. (Kimberly, 21 years)
  • Warmth. (Teresa, 23 years)
  • Small town. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Friends. (Mary Ellen, 32 years)
  • The river and gaming.(John, 34 years)
  • Bullhead City Rocks. (Mary)

Bullhead City Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Bullhead City?

  • Traffic. (Perry, 1.5 years)
  • Poverty. (Elaine, 2 years)
  • Not enough variety of restaurants & shops. (Terry, 4 years)
  • Crime and drugs seem to be an issue. (Oscar, 5 years)
  • Local government police and mayor. (Mark, 7 years)
  • It’s trashy looking. (Christy, 8 years)
  • Lack of stores for shopping. (Linda, 10 years)
  • Drugs and deteriorating properties. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Drugs / smokers. (Bernard, 11 years)
  • Crazy hot during summer. no competition for supermarkets. (Sam, 14  years)
  • All the tweakers. (Viririana, 14 years)
  • Seeing homeless at every corner. Drugs. (Carol, 15 years)
  • Not much to do. Little or no shopping and hardly any nice restaurants (Olive garden, etc). (Pam, 15 years)
  • Meth drug addiction. (Brian, 19 years)
  • Customer service. (Teresa, 23 years)
  • People standing on all corners begging for money…so tired of seeing it!!(Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Wind. (Mary Ellen, 32 years)
  • Drugs and related problems. (John, 34 years)
  • Nothing. (Mary)

Bullhead City Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Bullhead City?

  • River. (Perry, 1.5 years)
  • Waterpark, casinos. (Elaine, 2 years)
  • River, casinos, beautiful scenery all around. Hiking, off reading, shooting, and mostly friendly people. (Terry, 4 years)
  • Water and off road recreational opportunities. (Oscar, 5 years)
  • Kids parks. Events, casinos, and River. (Mark, 7 years)
  • Go to the river. (Christy, 8 years)
  • Boating. (Linda, 10 years)
  • Boating. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Casinos /temperature. (Bernard, 11 years)
  • Colorado River and Casinos on the other bank. (Sam, 14  years)
  • Colorado River. (Viririana, 14 years)
  • Water sports. (Carol, 15 years)
  • Laughlin and river. (Pam, 15 years)
  • Off road fishing camping. (Brian, 19 years)
  • The river, rock hunting, the mountains. (Kimberly, 21 years)
  • Play at the river, Sunday jam at Lazy Harry’s. (Teresa, 23 years)
  • Weather, river, gaming, and sightseeing. (John, 34 years)
  • Bingo at elks. (Mary)

Bullhead City’s Reputation

What’s Bullhead City known for?

  • Quiet city. (Perry, 1.5 years)
  • Heat. (Elaine, 2 years)
  • Boating, river play, fishing, off road, outdoors lifestyle. (Terry, 4 years)
  • Laughlin casinos. (Oscar, 5 years)
  • Nothing. (Mark, 7 years)
  • Laughlin. (Christy, 8 years)
  • Summer heat. (Linda, 10 years)
  • Low property cost. Drugs and homeless. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • On the river. (Bernard, 11 years)
  • Older people like my self. (Sam, 14  years)
  • River and being close to Laughlin. (Viririana, 14 years)
  • The regatta and a snowbird Mecca. (Carol, 15 years)
  • HEAT !! People with tattoos and no teeth. (Pam, 15 years)
  • It’s river. (Kimberly, 21 years)
  • Warmth. (Teresa, 23 years)
  • River and lake. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Being across the River from Laughlin. (Mary Ellen, 32 years)
  • Weather / river. (John, 34 years)
  • Regatta. Bullhead city rocks.(Mary)

Bullhead City Crime

What’s the crime like in Bullhead City? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Ridiculously high. (Elaine, 2 years)
  • Mostly drug-related type of crimes. (Terry, 4 years)
  • Drug use and theft seem to be prevalent. (Oscar, 5 years)
  • Clear water dr. And Ramar. (Mark, 7 years)
  • Lots of drugs and theft but not more than any other city in my opinion.(Christy, 8 years)
  • Low? (Linda, 10 years)
  • Rampant. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Drugs. (Sam, 14  years)
  • Nothing too serious, drugs and break-ins. (Viririana, 14 years)
  • Bad areas between Riverview and Ramar. Old Bullhead around 95 and Gretchens Inn. Smiths grocery store on Hancock is a drug dealers hangout. (Carol, 15 years)
  • Theft and meth. (Pam, 15 years)
  • A lot of drug addicts stealing. (Brian, 19 years)
  • it’s getting bad lately all over. (Kimberly, 21 years)
  • Comes and goes. (Teresa, 23 years)
  • Meth addicts as of lately. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Drug related issues. (John, 34 years)
  • Safety first. I love going out. (Mary)

Bullhead City Advice

Any advice for people moving to Bullhead City?

  • Hot in the summer. (Perry, 1.5 years)
  • Don’t be surprised at the things you will see. (Elaine, 2 years)
  • Good community to retire, but not recommended for raising a family. (Oscar, 5 years)
  • Watch out for the druggies. (Mark, 7 years)
  • Don’t. (Christy, 8 years)
  • Prepare yourself for summer heat. (Linda, 10 years)
  • Check area for crime and drugs. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Hot in summer. (Bernard, 11 years)
  • If you can not afford dry hot weather, stay away. (Sam, 14  years)
  • It’s a good city for people who are retiring. (Viririana, 14 years)
  • Look for housing off the Parkway. (Carol, 15 years)
  • Winning jackpots at the casinos. (Pam, 15 years)
  • If you don’t like heat this is no place for you. (Kimberly, 21 years)
  • Be prepared to enjoy warmth. (Teresa, 23 years)
  • If you can’t handle the heat, you might want to think twice about moving here. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Don’t spend much time in the casinos. (Mary Ellen, 32 years)
  • Public education aged children can suffer. (John, 34 years)
  • Relax. Enjoy. Love the life. (Mary)

Bullhead City Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Bullhead City (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Police are not train as they should be on constitutional rights of the public. (Mark, 7 years)
  • Bullhead city is where I graduated and became a nurse. (Christy, 8 years)
  • Building our custom home. (Linda, 10 years)
  • Fast trip to Las Vegas. (Bernard, 11 years)
  • Enjoying weather without cold or snow. (Sam, 14  years)
  • Hanging out with friends at the River. (Viririana, 14 years)
  • Getting involved with our great community as a active volunteer. Kayaking the lake and the river. Kayaking the Regatta! (Carol, 15 years)
  • More of the same. (Pam, 15 years)
  • All my three children were born here. (Kimberly, 21 years)
  • Seeing the many friends and familiar faces at the jam session, Sundays at Lazy Harry’s. (Teresa, 23 years)
  • Too many to pick one. Family river / lake outings. (John, 34 years)
  • Renewing my vows at Bullhead City senior center. And getting involved in Bullhead City rock. (Mary)

Bullhead City’s Future

How do you think Bullhead City will change over the next 10 years?

  • Growing larger. (Perry, 1.5 years)
  • Higher crime. (Elaine, 2 years)
  • The city will continue to grow slowly. (Oscar, 5 years)
  • We still don’t have street lights in many areas. It hasn’t changed at all in seven years. (Mark, 7 years)
  • I don’t think it will. (Christy, 8 years)
  • Growing. (Linda, 10 years)
  • Really don’t know. With people moving in I would imagine prices will raise. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • More people . (Bernard, 11 years)
  • Getting more developing, more residential subdivisions, also more people are moving in. (Sam, 14  years)
  • I don’t think it will. (Viririana, 14 years)
  • The city will continue to grow in population and resources. I think we will see more diversity and growth. More youth activities. Hopefully not increasing crime. (Carol, 15 years)
  • (Pam, 15 years)
  • I see it becoming more of a big city. (Kimberly, 21 years)
  • It won’t. (Teresa, 23 years)
  • I am hoping it will get cleaned up!! Also hoping for more restaurants and shopping. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Hopefully improve, like the improvement to the parks and beach area.(John, 34 years)
  • Amazing things are going to happen. (Mary)

Bullhead City Facts

Any other interesting facts about Bullhead City?

  • We are boaters, so we love it here. (Linda, 10 years)
  • Wild life. (Bernard, 11 years)
  • We have great public parks and sport fields. (Carol, 15 years)
  • Definite improvements over the past 20 yrs. (John, 34 years)
  • Best church ever BETHAL COMMUNITY CHURCH ON HANCOCK. 10:30 am. (Mary)