Livability Score

62
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (3) F
The Human Bean
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (2) F
Movies Havasu 10
Cinema
Food and Drink (17) F
McKee's Pub and Grill
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Culver's
Fast Food
Green Burrito
Fast Food
Carl's Jr.
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Babaloo Lounge
Bar
Mudshark Brewing Company
Bar
R Bar
Bar
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Turtle Beach Bar
Bar
WET Bar
Bar
Fitness (3) F
Fitness Center
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Lake Havasu City Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (6) F
Smith's Supermarket
Grocery Store
Herb's herbs
Grocery Store
Albertsons
Grocery Store
Food City
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Parks (12) F
Avalon Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Jack Hardy Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Wheeler Park
Park
Cypress Park
Park
Rotary Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Toddler Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Island Ball Fields
Park
Shops (18) F
Cycle Therapy
Bicycle
Circle K
Convenience Store
Circle K
Convenience Store
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Shell
Convenience Store
ampm
Convenience Store
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
Max Mini Mart
Convenience Store
Terrible’s
Convenience Store
Eddie’s Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Sport Clips
Hairdresser
Mi Mi Nails Spa
Beauty
Circle K
Convenience Store
Bashas'
Convenience Store
Lowe's
Home Improvement
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Lake Havasu City.
Public Transit Stops (7)
Stops & Stations
F
Smiths
Bus Stop
Pima Wash Park
Bus Stop
HRMC
Bus Stop
The Views/ASU
Bus Stop
Albertsons
Bus Stop
Safeway
Bus Stop
151 Swanson
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.1%
F
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cost of living D

The cost of living in Lake Havasu City is 108/100 - which is 9% higher than Arizona.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime B+

Lake Havasu City crime rates are 1,634 per 100k, which is 34% lower than Arizona
Property Crime
1,359 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
275 crimes per 100k
B+
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employment C-

The median income in Lake Havasu City is $55,887 - which is 9% higher than Arizona.
Med. Household Income
$55,887
D
Unemployment Rate
2.9%
D+
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health C-

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (6)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
Lake Havasu City Police Dept
Police
Lake Havasu City Fire Station #1
Fire Station
Lake Havasu City Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Havasu Regional Medical Center
Hospital
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing B+

Lake Havasu City home prices are $267,500 - which is 51% higher than Arizona
Home Price
$267,500
A-
Home Appreciation Rate
22%
B+
Home Affordability
4.8x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A-

The Lake Havasu City graduation rate is 85% - which is 3% higher than Arizona
School Test Scores
53%
High School Grad. Rates
85%
C
Elementary Schools (11) F
Havasupai Elementary School
Havasupai Elementary School
Telesis Preparatory
Havasuonline
Smoketree Elementary School
Starline Elementary School
Jamaica Elementary School
Daytona Middle School
Nautilus Elementary School
Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic School
Havasu Preparatory Academy
Oro Grande Elementary School
High Schools (6) A+
Wave - Lake Havasu High School
Lake Havasu High School
Telesis Preparatory Academy
Havasuonline
Wave - Mohave Community College Lake Havasu City Campus
Wave-Culinary Arts And Business
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ratings C

Lake Havasu City has an overall rating of 64% from 22 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
D+
User Surveys (19)
From AreaVibes
A
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Lake Havasu City Area Facts

  • Lake Havasu City has a Livability Score of 62/100, which is considered average
  • Lake Havasu City crime rates are 34% lower than the Arizona average
  • Cost of living in Lake Havasu City is 9% higher than the Arizona average
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Lake Havasu City Reviews

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a nightmare living in Havasu... 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 21, 2018) Came here about 2 years ago expecting to stay here the rest of my lifr. Now, can't wait to get out of here as soon as my lease is up. My wife has had extensive medical issues with neuropathy and trying to find specialists here that actually know something is IMPOSSIBLE. All the d ...Read More octors "feed" each other patients, all for money and no concern for the patient. We have reverted to using doctors in Las Vegas. Then, finding a person to do any kind of home repair is as bad. There are a few actual licensed contractors in the plumbing and a/c field that are good, DON'T use a handyman service, they are a handyman for a reason... The city billing system for water/sewer is a scam in itself. Your sewer rate is determined by water usage the previous winter months, OH WAIT, they forget to tell you that... If this town dries up and blows away, NO BIG LOSS... About 90% of the people driving here are too ignorant to know what a four-way stop sign is, or they are just so rude that they think they should go first, if they even stop. Most, but not quite all, of the locals are rude and arrogant and think they are "special" and deserve to be treated so. AGAIN, CAN'T WAIT TO LEAVE...... Read Less
Great Lake Community 4.5 rating By Audrey ( Apr 24, 2018) The lake is the big attraction. Having your own boat is grand, but if not, your friends and neighbors will gladly take you out on the lake in theirs. It is a busy little town, but you can also find some quiet, tranquil spots to live in the foothills. There is something here for ...Read More everyone, except good shopping, but then Las Vegas is only a 2.5 hour drive away. There you will find a plethora of shopping, shows and casinos. There is also a small casino across the lake; catch the 15 minute ferry ride over. Lake Havasu City is a little piece of paradise and I love living here. Read Less
Lake Havasu City: A Jewel in the Desert 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 17, 2015) I lived in Lake Havasu City for over a year, and I think I can safely say that I had the time of my life. It has a reputation as a party city, and I guess that reputation is deserved, but it has much more to offer than a fun getaway locale for a spring break vacation. Admittedly, ...Read More that was the atmosphere that I was after when I first moved there, but that kind of lifestyle is only fun for so long.

In retrospect, the things that stand out to me the most are relatively simple, like getting a beer with my friends at the Mudshark Brewery, which has shockingly good food in addition to the expected (but appreciated) selection of beer on tap, or reading a book by the lake. It turns out that this place can be just as good for an easygoing, normal lifestyle as it is for an insane vacation hotspot. Housing prices are very reasonable, and there's almost always something to do. For better or worse, I was rarely bored.

I guess if there is any problem with it, it lies in it its isolation. Not that it's impossible to get anywhere; it isn't. It just isn't terribly convenient. Ironically, this was mostly an issue for me when tourists came into town. All of my favorite restaurants got crowded and loud. People were suddenly rude and entitled. I think I left for good because I felt that when push came to shove, everything was more for the visitors than it was for me, someone who had tentatively decided to settle down there and make a life. The summer heat didn't help.

It really is a heck of a good time, though. Read Less
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Lake Havasu City: A Jewel in the Desert 3.5 rating By Anonymous ( Apr 17, 2015) I lived in Lake Havasu City for over a year, and I think I can safely say that I had the time of my life. It has a reputation as a party city, and I guess that reputation is deserved, but it has much more to offer than a fun getaway locale for a spring break vacation. Admittedly, ...Read More that was the atmosphere that I was after when I first moved there, but that kind of lifestyle is only fun for so long.

In retrospect, the things that stand out to me the most are relatively simple, like getting a beer with my friends at the Mudshark Brewery, which has shockingly good food in addition to the expected (but appreciated) selection of beer on tap, or reading a book by the lake. It turns out that this place can be just as good for an easygoing, normal lifestyle as it is for an insane vacation hotspot. Housing prices are very reasonable, and there's almost always something to do. For better or worse, I was rarely bored.

I guess if there is any problem with it, it lies in it its isolation. Not that it's impossible to get anywhere; it isn't. It just isn't terribly convenient. Ironically, this was mostly an issue for me when tourists came into town. All of my favorite restaurants got crowded and loud. People were suddenly rude and entitled. I think I left for good because I felt that when push came to shove, everything was more for the visitors than it was for me, someone who had tentatively decided to settle down there and make a life. The summer heat didn't help.

It really is a heck of a good time, though. Read Less

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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Lake Havasu City? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Avalon Park
Unknown Name
Jack Hardy Park
Unknown Name
Wheeler Park
Cypress Park
Rotary Park
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Movies Havasu 10

Food & Drink

McKee's Pub and Grill
Subway
Culver's
Green Burrito
Carl's Jr.
Taco Bell
Burger King
Del Taco

F Commute

Is public transit available in Lake Havasu City? Of all people who commute, 0.1% take public transportation in Lake Havasu City.
Drive to Work
78%

2% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

D- Health & Safety

Is Lake Havasu City a healthy and safe place to live? No, there are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,

Hospitals

Havasu Regional Medical Center

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

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