DONT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF LIVING HERE!!!
I’ve lived in Havasu for 3 years now and all I can say is STAY AWAY unless you’re white, older than 60,and don’t want to do anything with your life.
This is a highly racist town (white republicans will openly talk down on brown skinned people. You’re treated differently but this is Trumps America. They fly his flag, sell his hats, and even have cardboard cutouts everywhere.
The public education is ABSOLUTLY HORRIBLE. As everyone knows, Red for Ed was a big deal in Arizona. Havasu has large class sizes with less than quality teachers. There is also only ONE charter school (Rates terribly overall) and essentially no real Private schools.
When it comes to activities, unless you have a boat or a fishing license, there isn’t much. That could explain the high teen pregnancy rate here (if you have teens, beware). You see A LOT of single moms coming out of the high school and shopping with their kids.
When it comes to colleges, you have one option. A small community college (if you can even call it that). It barely functions and I wouldn’t doubt your “degree” wouldn’t be honored Anywhwre because the lack of quality education is ridiculous. Just look up the ratings for MCC, it’s bad.
Lastly, there aren’t real jobs here. It’s fastfood or medical. So good luck if you’re working class. That’s why the only people who live here are those who have already lived here, business owners who moved in, or retired people. This isn’t a good town and they have a lot of sex offenders in town. It’s creepy how bad it is. I suggest looking at the registers online to see for yourself.
This isn’t a town for opportunity. That’s why all the young adults keep leaving (some even middle age adults too) and are leaving for better places.
If you like a slow pace of life where there is no progress or opportunity, come to Lake Havasu!
Amanda | Lake Havasu City, AZ