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94 Apartments for rent in Lake Havasu City, AZ

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1989 MESQUITE AVE 72
1989 Mesquite Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,275
920 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:27 AM
Unit 72 Available 01/01/21 Lake Havasu 2+2 furnished condo, Close to downtown - Property Id: 159441 Lake Havasu City 2+2 upstairs furnished condo, with a beautiful view of the lake. Master bedroom with large walk-in closet and private bathroom.
1 Unit Available
89 Acoma Blvd N Apt 11
89 North Acoma Boulevard
Lake Havasu City, AZ
1 Bedroom
$750
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 11:27 AM
Centrally Located 1 Bedroom Condo! - Centrally located 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo is located in the heart of downtown not far from shopping, restaurants and medical facilities.
1 Unit Available
1661 Magnolia Drive #6
1661 Magnolia Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1650 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
3 Bedroom - 2.5 Bath Luxury Condo - *42' Deep Garage with 8' Door and Mini Split A/C *Centrally Located *Community Pool *Water/Sewer/Trash Included (RLNE6146512)
1 Unit Available
785 Little Dr
785 Little Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
2502 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Furnished Winter Rental - This gorgeous redesigned and refreshed home is a fully furnished turn key ready Winter rental! Available January-March 2021.
1 Unit Available
1807 Beavertail Drive
1807 Beavertail Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
SNOWBIRD RENTAL - Immaculate 4 bedroom 3 bath winter rental available October - April. Water, sewer, trash & cable included with a $100 cap on electric. Absolutely No Pets!! (RLNE6032657)
1 Unit Available
2710 Honeybear Dr
2710 Honeybear Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,300
1536 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Furnished Rental Long/Short term - Available now! This property is available for long or short term rental. This is a fully furnished property! This is a super cute and comfy mobile home is located on the North side of Havasu.
1 Unit Available
3726 Mission Way
3726 Mission Way
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1534 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Available Long Term Unfurnished /Short Term Furnished - Upgraded furniture, large back yard with screened in patio with couch seating, granite counter tops, fully remodeled, custom cabinet, new appliances, 2 garage spaces available plus extra garage
1 Unit Available
1700 Swanson Ave. Unit 7-3
1700 Swanson Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1100 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Winter Furnished Condo - Available Dec 21, 2020 . Condo with community pool and spa. Upstairs unit over looking pool. Close to town. In unit washer and dryer. Includes $100 of electric and basic TV service. 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms.
1 Unit Available
3807 Sloop Dr
3807 Sloop Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1403 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Furnished winter rental - This super cute fully furnished winter rental is turn key ready! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage Pool home (pool is not heated)! This home has a second living area/den with a gorgeous stone wall fireplace, perfect for
1 Unit Available
725 Mohican Dr
725 Mohican Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
996 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Fully Furnished Rental - Ready to rent available Nov and March - On. Located on south side of town.2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms with one garage space. No pets Ask for Stacy. No Pets Allowed (RLNE5118572)
1 Unit Available
2140 Lake Havasu Plz
2140 Lake Havasu Plaza
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1841 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Furnished Winter Rental - Furnished rental, Available March-April. Includes Basic TV, Wi-Fi. Electric and water paid by owner with $100 cap. 1 garage space available. Located on cul-de-sac, Close to Hwy 95.
1 Unit Available
3743 Mission Dr. S
3743 Mission Drive South
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
2027 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Furnished Winter Rental - Don't miss out on the beauty for your Winter stay! 4 month minimum. This beautiful fully furnished Winter Rental is located on the South side of Havasu.
1 Unit Available
2094 Mesquite Ave # 212
2094 Mesquite Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,200
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Furnished Condo! Available Long or short term! - Fully furnished condo available November. This property is available for long or short term lease. This is a lovely 1 bedroom 1.5 bath with a 1 car underground parking.
1 Unit Available
2410 Hillview Dr
2410 Hillview Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
2008 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Furnished winter rental - Available November-March! Gorgeous home located on the North side of Havasu. Fully furnished Winter rental and turn key ready! Large kitchen with granite counter tops and open floor plan to dining room.
1 Unit Available
2961 Sombrero Dr
2961 Sombrero Dr
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1112 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
Furnished Winter Rental Avail Dec-March - Ready for the Winter! Avail Dec-March. This is a very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage fully furnished Winter rental.
1 Unit Available
4080 Vagabond Dr.
4080 Vagabond Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
1820 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
4080 Vagabond Dr.
1 Unit Available
3663 Winston Court
3663 Winston Court
Lake Havasu City, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1200 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
WINTER RENTAL - 3 Month Minimum - Beautifully decorated winter rental with two master suites! Plasma HD TV in living room, TV & DVD player in Master bedroom, Tv in 2nd bedroom and tenant use of garage. Year built: 1990 S. F.
1 Unit Available
4059 Sponson Drive
4059 Sponson Drive
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1605 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:26 AM
4059 Sponson Drive Available 01/01/21 (WINTER RENTAL) Fantastic 3-Bdrm, 2Ba home! - Located on the South side of Lake Havasu City! This home is situated on a secluded flag lot at the back of the property.
1 Unit Available
1100 Mcculloch Blvd
1100 Mcculloch Boulevard South
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1301 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 1100 Mcculloch Blvd in Lake Havasu City. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
2311 Mcculloch Blvd
2311 McCulloch Blvd N
Lake Havasu City, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$650
720 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
This is a ground floor 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment located in the heart of Lake Havasu City. Easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and down town activities. Water, trash, and sewer are included.
1 Unit Available
1626 Willow Ave
1626 Willow Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1591 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Remodeled and Fresh open floor plan concept with new waterproof plank floors, paint, blinds and all NEW appliances! Washer dryer/hook up in utility room. Large spacious back yard and side parking for RV/Boat.
1 Unit Available
1850 Swanson Ave
1850 Swanson Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,200
756 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Winter Rental Available Oct-MaySeasonal $1200 utilities included Long term 900 and you pay electric & cable
1 Unit Available
2320 Snead Dr
2320 Snead Dr
Lake Havasu City, AZ
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
3460 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Glamorous Pool home right off the golf course. This spacious, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,540 sq ft house recently decorated with all new furnishings. Plus an air mattress for extra guests.
1 Unit Available
1806 Swanson Ave
1806 Swanson Avenue
Lake Havasu City, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,450
651 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 11:23 AM
Winter Rental Fully Furnished Turn-KeyAvailable Nov-AprilUtilities, Cable & internet are included in this property.
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City Guide

Lake Havasu City
"London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down, London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady." In 1968, when London replaced its bridge, the city of Havasu purchased it for $2.5 million. It was taken apart and reassembled at its current location where it spans from Lake Havasu to Thompson Lake. It cost $7 million to put the bridge back together.
"London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down, London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady." In 1968, when London replaced its bridge, the city of Havasu purchased it for $2.5 million. It was taken apart and reassembled at its current location where it spans from Lake Havasu to Thompson Lake. It cost $7 million to put the bridge back together.

If you are looking for a place where diversity literally spans the galaxy, then Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is the place for you. Second only to Sedona for UFO buffs, New Age enthusiasts, and artisans, Lake Havasu is an open and accepting city where anything goes as long... as you don't litter. Despite the openness of the community, living here is not for the timid. While winter temperatures tend to run in the balmy 80-degree range, summer temperatures can rise to more than 120 degrees. Don't believe people when they point out that it's a dry heat. When it's 120 degrees outside, it's just plain hot.

Moving to Lake Havasu City

If possible, don't move in summer. The temperatures can be dangerously hot, and this is especially true for someone not acclimated to the area. Bring lots of sunscreen and drink water constantly. Beyond that, moving here is a cinch. You will need to fill out a basic rental application, provide proof of income, and there will be a credit check. Toss in a few references for yourself and the adult members of the family to make it go a bit faster. If you have a pet, it would be nice if your previous landlord spoke well of little fluffy, but this is such a dog-friendly place that it is usually not an issue. You may also be required to provide proof of citizenship, depending on which way the Supreme Court rules on the contested ID law.

What Will it Cost?

A whole lot less than you thought it would. If you are from either coast, you will be kicking yourself for not moving here years ago. It might seem a tad high if you are from the Midwest or Deep South, but you can get a great place with three bedrooms and a pool for what a studio would cost you in most cities. If you don't need a lot of space, you might be able to find an all-bills-paid executive suite. That would be nice because you are going to be using your air conditioner a lot -- the heater, not so much.

Moving to Lake Havasu City
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If possible, don't move in summer. The temperatures can be dangerously hot, and this is especially true for someone not acclimated to the area. Bring lots of sunscreen and drink water constantly. Beyond that, moving here is a cinch. You will need to fill out a basic rental application, provide proof of income, and there will be a credit check. Toss in a few references for yourself and the adult members of the family to make it go a bit faster. If you have a pet, it would be nice if your previous landlord spoke well of little fluffy, but this is such a dog-friendly place that it is usually not an issue. You may also be required to provide proof of citizenship, depending on which way the Supreme Court rules on the contested ID law.

What Will it Cost?

A whole lot less than you thought it would. If you are from either coast, you will be kicking yourself for not moving here years ago. It might seem a tad high if you are from the Midwest or Deep South, but you can get a great place with three bedrooms and a pool for what a studio would cost you in most cities. If you don't need a lot of space, you might be able to find an all-bills-paid executive suite. That would be nice because you are going to be using your air conditioner a lot -- the heater, not so much.

Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods of Lake Havasu City seem to all have one thing in common -- high vacancy rates. This means that, no matter what the quoted rent is, you have to opportunity to offer less. The worse that can happen is the landlord says no.

Acoma: This is a nice family-friendly neighborhood that fortunately has quite a large number of vacancies. Now, if you are single, this might not be such a great deal for you because most of the people who live in this neighborhood are married. You can find some really great places here though, and it's a nice place to live. It's quiet and friendly, with good schools. $$$$$

Palo Verde: In this part of the city, you will find a haven for doctors, executives, and lawyer types. It's family friendly, but there are plenty of singles living here as well. Nearly a quarter of the properties here are empty, so try to negotiate a lower rent. You are in a great location, and you have a short commute time at roughly 30 minutes. $$$$$

Oro Grande: This is a middle-of-the-road neighborhood, with a great deal of diversity among the residents. Many occupations are represented, but upper-level professionals dominate. This is an area popular with college graduates looking for a nice place to live while they pay off their annoying student loans. $$$$

Sunny Ridge: City workers, teachers, and other assorted proper types inhabit this area. Many police officers live here with their families, so the neighborhood is extra safe. The area is popular, but the building rate is outpacing population growth, so there are plenty of vacant places with some really nice amenities. This is a great place to land if you relocate to Lake Havasu City. You can get a very nice apartment for a great price and a generally short commute. It's a renter's market, so take advantage of it. $$$$

Saratoga Avenue: This area is the jumping-off point for a number of professionals. You can find a great place here, negotiate the already reasonable rate even lower, and use the extra money to pay off student loans. At least that is the thinking of many young professionals who move here. It's also a great place to start a family. It's clean, quiet, and safe, with friendly people and great schools. $$$$

City Center: This is a popular place for retirees and professionals alike. You will find many young families here along with teachers, mid-level executives and IT people. $$$

Havasupai: This is the principal area for families in Lake Havasu City. Married couples with two or more children make up the largest percentage of the local residents, and that isn't surprising since the schools here are highly rated. Pets are also popular here, and in most cases, you can take both the kids and dogs to the several great parks. Most of the places are around 20 to 25 years old and have been remodeled at least once since they were built. The amenities will vary widely from building to building, so be sure to check them out before committing to a place. It's a great place to raise the little urchins while enjoying the Arizona sun. $$

Kiowa Avenue: This area is favored by retirees who moved here to escape the winters in places with a lot of snow and ice. There are almost as many vacant places as rented ones so feel free to negotiate. $

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The neighborhoods of Lake Havasu City seem to all have one thing in common -- high vacancy rates. This means that, no matter what the quoted rent is, you have to opportunity to offer less. The worse that can happen is the landlord says no.

Acoma: This is a nice family-friendly neighborhood that fortunately has quite a large number of vacancies. Now, if you are single, this might not be such a great deal for you because most of the people who live in this neighborhood are married. You can find some really great places here though, and it's a nice place to live. It's quiet and friendly, with good schools. $$$$$

Palo Verde: In this part of the city, you will find a haven for doctors, executives, and lawyer types. It's family friendly, but there are plenty of singles living here as well. Nearly a quarter of the properties here are empty, so try to negotiate a lower rent. You are in a great location, and you have a short commute time at roughly 30 minutes. $$$$$

Oro Grande: This is a middle-of-the-road neighborhood, with a great deal of diversity among the residents. Many occupations are represented, but upper-level professionals dominate. This is an area popular with college graduates looking for a nice place to live while they pay off their annoying student loans. $$$$

Sunny Ridge: City workers, teachers, and other assorted proper types inhabit this area. Many police officers live here with their families, so the neighborhood is extra safe. The area is popular, but the building rate is outpacing population growth, so there are plenty of vacant places with some really nice amenities. This is a great place to land if you relocate to Lake Havasu City. You can get a very nice apartment for a great price and a generally short commute. It's a renter's market, so take advantage of it. $$$$

Saratoga Avenue: This area is the jumping-off point for a number of professionals. You can find a great place here, negotiate the already reasonable rate even lower, and use the extra money to pay off student loans. At least that is the thinking of many young professionals who move here. It's also a great place to start a family. It's clean, quiet, and safe, with friendly people and great schools. $$$$

City Center: This is a popular place for retirees and professionals alike. You will find many young families here along with teachers, mid-level executives and IT people. $$$

Havasupai: This is the principal area for families in Lake Havasu City. Married couples with two or more children make up the largest percentage of the local residents, and that isn't surprising since the schools here are highly rated. Pets are also popular here, and in most cases, you can take both the kids and dogs to the several great parks. Most of the places are around 20 to 25 years old and have been remodeled at least once since they were built. The amenities will vary widely from building to building, so be sure to check them out before committing to a place. It's a great place to raise the little urchins while enjoying the Arizona sun. $$

Kiowa Avenue: This area is favored by retirees who moved here to escape the winters in places with a lot of snow and ice. There are almost as many vacant places as rented ones so feel free to negotiate. $

Living in Lake Havasu City

Know Thy Neighbor

Welcome to an odd form of Arizonanian utopia. If you are not the tolerant, live-and-let-live sort of person, you should seriously reconsider moving here. This is probably one of the most open and tolerant places in the entire nation. You get everyone here, from people hunting aliens -- the kind from another planet -- to people who channel dolphins to Jedi Knights; they are all here, and that is just the local city leaders!

This is also a great place to live if you are an artist. Artists are heavily represented here, and there are several art associations, writers enclaves, and so forth in the immediate area. If you can't find one that suits you, then you are free to start your own and soon someone will join. With a population of over 55,000, you would expect that you could just be anonymous. That isn't likely to happen here. People want to know their neighbors; they want to be friends with everyone. There is a definite small-town vibe working here.

Play Time

If you like water sports, swimming, hiking, and biking, then you are going to love it here. During the peak of summer, the water is perfect, and you can hike all year long on the various trails. Just be sure you prepare adequately for the weather.

Festivals and activities play a huge part in this community, and there are dozens every month. There are several community guides, and everything is published in the local newspaper. There are so many that the city actually puts out a top-25 list of activities, and it has more than 60 items on it!

You Won't Go Hungry in Havasu

There are a few places you need to check out when you get a chance. The Bagel Bin on Mesquite is a great little place that makes their bagels fresh daily. This is a local hangout that is very popular. It's the perfect place to be seen. You are going to need something to drink, so pay a visit to the Keva Juice bar on McCulloch -- outstanding and healthy juices and sherberts.

Living in Lake Havasu City
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Know Thy Neighbor

Welcome to an odd form of Arizonanian utopia. If you are not the tolerant, live-and-let-live sort of person, you should seriously reconsider moving here. This is probably one of the most open and tolerant places in the entire nation. You get everyone here, from people hunting aliens -- the kind from another planet -- to people who channel dolphins to Jedi Knights; they are all here, and that is just the local city leaders!

This is also a great place to live if you are an artist. Artists are heavily represented here, and there are several art associations, writers enclaves, and so forth in the immediate area. If you can't find one that suits you, then you are free to start your own and soon someone will join. With a population of over 55,000, you would expect that you could just be anonymous. That isn't likely to happen here. People want to know their neighbors; they want to be friends with everyone. There is a definite small-town vibe working here.

Play Time

If you like water sports, swimming, hiking, and biking, then you are going to love it here. During the peak of summer, the water is perfect, and you can hike all year long on the various trails. Just be sure you prepare adequately for the weather.

Festivals and activities play a huge part in this community, and there are dozens every month. There are several community guides, and everything is published in the local newspaper. There are so many that the city actually puts out a top-25 list of activities, and it has more than 60 items on it!

You Won't Go Hungry in Havasu

There are a few places you need to check out when you get a chance. The Bagel Bin on Mesquite is a great little place that makes their bagels fresh daily. This is a local hangout that is very popular. It's the perfect place to be seen. You are going to need something to drink, so pay a visit to the Keva Juice bar on McCulloch -- outstanding and healthy juices and sherberts.

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City Guide

Lake Havasu City
"London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down, London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady." In 1968, when London replaced its bridge, the city of Havasu purchased it for $2.5 million. It was taken apart and reassembled at its current location where it spans from Lake Havasu to Thompson Lake. It cost $7 million to put the bridge back together.
"London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down, London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady." In 1968, when London replaced its bridge, the city of Havasu purchased it for $2.5 million. It was taken apart and reassembled at its current location where it spans from Lake Havasu to Thompson Lake. It cost $7 million to put the bridge back together.

If you are looking for a place where diversity literally spans the galaxy, then Lake Havasu City, Arizona, is the place for you. Second only to Sedona for UFO buffs, New Age enthusiasts, and artisans, Lake Havasu is an open and accepting city where anything goes as long... as you don't litter. Despite the openness of the community, living here is not for the timid. While winter temperatures tend to run in the balmy 80-degree range, summer temperatures can rise to more than 120 degrees. Don't believe people when they point out that it's a dry heat. When it's 120 degrees outside, it's just plain hot.

Moving to Lake Havasu City

If possible, don't move in summer. The temperatures can be dangerously hot, and this is especially true for someone not acclimated to the area. Bring lots of sunscreen and drink water constantly. Beyond that, moving here is a cinch. You will need to fill out a basic rental application, provide proof of income, and there will be a credit check. Toss in a few references for yourself and the adult members of the family to make it go a bit faster. If you have a pet, it would be nice if your previous landlord spoke well of little fluffy, but this is such a dog-friendly place that it is usually not an issue. You may also be required to provide proof of citizenship, depending on which way the Supreme Court rules on the contested ID law.

What Will it Cost?

A whole lot less than you thought it would. If you are from either coast, you will be kicking yourself for not moving here years ago. It might seem a tad high if you are from the Midwest or Deep South, but you can get a great place with three bedrooms and a pool for what a studio would cost you in most cities. If you don't need a lot of space, you might be able to find an all-bills-paid executive suite. That would be nice because you are going to be using your air conditioner a lot -- the heater, not so much.

Moving to Lake Havasu City
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If possible, don't move in summer. The temperatures can be dangerously hot, and this is especially true for someone not acclimated to the area. Bring lots of sunscreen and drink water constantly. Beyond that, moving here is a cinch. You will need to fill out a basic rental application, provide proof of income, and there will be a credit check. Toss in a few references for yourself and the adult members of the family to make it go a bit faster. If you have a pet, it would be nice if your previous landlord spoke well of little fluffy, but this is such a dog-friendly place that it is usually not an issue. You may also be required to provide proof of citizenship, depending on which way the Supreme Court rules on the contested ID law.

What Will it Cost?

A whole lot less than you thought it would. If you are from either coast, you will be kicking yourself for not moving here years ago. It might seem a tad high if you are from the Midwest or Deep South, but you can get a great place with three bedrooms and a pool for what a studio would cost you in most cities. If you don't need a lot of space, you might be able to find an all-bills-paid executive suite. That would be nice because you are going to be using your air conditioner a lot -- the heater, not so much.

Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods of Lake Havasu City seem to all have one thing in common -- high vacancy rates. This means that, no matter what the quoted rent is, you have to opportunity to offer less. The worse that can happen is the landlord says no.

Acoma: This is a nice family-friendly neighborhood that fortunately has quite a large number of vacancies. Now, if you are single, this might not be such a great deal for you because most of the people who live in this neighborhood are married. You can find some really great places here though, and it's a nice place to live. It's quiet and friendly, with good schools. $$$$$

Palo Verde: In this part of the city, you will find a haven for doctors, executives, and lawyer types. It's family friendly, but there are plenty of singles living here as well. Nearly a quarter of the properties here are empty, so try to negotiate a lower rent. You are in a great location, and you have a short commute time at roughly 30 minutes. $$$$$

Oro Grande: This is a middle-of-the-road neighborhood, with a great deal of diversity among the residents. Many occupations are represented, but upper-level professionals dominate. This is an area popular with college graduates looking for a nice place to live while they pay off their annoying student loans. $$$$

Sunny Ridge: City workers, teachers, and other assorted proper types inhabit this area. Many police officers live here with their families, so the neighborhood is extra safe. The area is popular, but the building rate is outpacing population growth, so there are plenty of vacant places with some really nice amenities. This is a great place to land if you relocate to Lake Havasu City. You can get a very nice apartment for a great price and a generally short commute. It's a renter's market, so take advantage of it. $$$$

Saratoga Avenue: This area is the jumping-off point for a number of professionals. You can find a great place here, negotiate the already reasonable rate even lower, and use the extra money to pay off student loans. At least that is the thinking of many young professionals who move here. It's also a great place to start a family. It's clean, quiet, and safe, with friendly people and great schools. $$$$

City Center: This is a popular place for retirees and professionals alike. You will find many young families here along with teachers, mid-level executives and IT people. $$$

Havasupai: This is the principal area for families in Lake Havasu City. Married couples with two or more children make up the largest percentage of the local residents, and that isn't surprising since the schools here are highly rated. Pets are also popular here, and in most cases, you can take both the kids and dogs to the several great parks. Most of the places are around 20 to 25 years old and have been remodeled at least once since they were built. The amenities will vary widely from building to building, so be sure to check them out before committing to a place. It's a great place to raise the little urchins while enjoying the Arizona sun. $$

Kiowa Avenue: This area is favored by retirees who moved here to escape the winters in places with a lot of snow and ice. There are almost as many vacant places as rented ones so feel free to negotiate. $

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The neighborhoods of Lake Havasu City seem to all have one thing in common -- high vacancy rates. This means that, no matter what the quoted rent is, you have to opportunity to offer less. The worse that can happen is the landlord says no.

Acoma: This is a nice family-friendly neighborhood that fortunately has quite a large number of vacancies. Now, if you are single, this might not be such a great deal for you because most of the people who live in this neighborhood are married. You can find some really great places here though, and it's a nice place to live. It's quiet and friendly, with good schools. $$$$$

Palo Verde: In this part of the city, you will find a haven for doctors, executives, and lawyer types. It's family friendly, but there are plenty of singles living here as well. Nearly a quarter of the properties here are empty, so try to negotiate a lower rent. You are in a great location, and you have a short commute time at roughly 30 minutes. $$$$$

Oro Grande: This is a middle-of-the-road neighborhood, with a great deal of diversity among the residents. Many occupations are represented, but upper-level professionals dominate. This is an area popular with college graduates looking for a nice place to live while they pay off their annoying student loans. $$$$

Sunny Ridge: City workers, teachers, and other assorted proper types inhabit this area. Many police officers live here with their families, so the neighborhood is extra safe. The area is popular, but the building rate is outpacing population growth, so there are plenty of vacant places with some really nice amenities. This is a great place to land if you relocate to Lake Havasu City. You can get a very nice apartment for a great price and a generally short commute. It's a renter's market, so take advantage of it. $$$$

Saratoga Avenue: This area is the jumping-off point for a number of professionals. You can find a great place here, negotiate the already reasonable rate even lower, and use the extra money to pay off student loans. At least that is the thinking of many young professionals who move here. It's also a great place to start a family. It's clean, quiet, and safe, with friendly people and great schools. $$$$

City Center: This is a popular place for retirees and professionals alike. You will find many young families here along with teachers, mid-level executives and IT people. $$$

Havasupai: This is the principal area for families in Lake Havasu City. Married couples with two or more children make up the largest percentage of the local residents, and that isn't surprising since the schools here are highly rated. Pets are also popular here, and in most cases, you can take both the kids and dogs to the several great parks. Most of the places are around 20 to 25 years old and have been remodeled at least once since they were built. The amenities will vary widely from building to building, so be sure to check them out before committing to a place. It's a great place to raise the little urchins while enjoying the Arizona sun. $$

Kiowa Avenue: This area is favored by retirees who moved here to escape the winters in places with a lot of snow and ice. There are almost as many vacant places as rented ones so feel free to negotiate. $

Living in Lake Havasu City

Know Thy Neighbor

Welcome to an odd form of Arizonanian utopia. If you are not the tolerant, live-and-let-live sort of person, you should seriously reconsider moving here. This is probably one of the most open and tolerant places in the entire nation. You get everyone here, from people hunting aliens -- the kind from another planet -- to people who channel dolphins to Jedi Knights; they are all here, and that is just the local city leaders!

This is also a great place to live if you are an artist. Artists are heavily represented here, and there are several art associations, writers enclaves, and so forth in the immediate area. If you can't find one that suits you, then you are free to start your own and soon someone will join. With a population of over 55,000, you would expect that you could just be anonymous. That isn't likely to happen here. People want to know their neighbors; they want to be friends with everyone. There is a definite small-town vibe working here.

Play Time

If you like water sports, swimming, hiking, and biking, then you are going to love it here. During the peak of summer, the water is perfect, and you can hike all year long on the various trails. Just be sure you prepare adequately for the weather.

Festivals and activities play a huge part in this community, and there are dozens every month. There are several community guides, and everything is published in the local newspaper. There are so many that the city actually puts out a top-25 list of activities, and it has more than 60 items on it!

You Won't Go Hungry in Havasu

There are a few places you need to check out when you get a chance. The Bagel Bin on Mesquite is a great little place that makes their bagels fresh daily. This is a local hangout that is very popular. It's the perfect place to be seen. You are going to need something to drink, so pay a visit to the Keva Juice bar on McCulloch -- outstanding and healthy juices and sherberts.

Living in Lake Havasu City
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Know Thy Neighbor

Welcome to an odd form of Arizonanian utopia. If you are not the tolerant, live-and-let-live sort of person, you should seriously reconsider moving here. This is probably one of the most open and tolerant places in the entire nation. You get everyone here, from people hunting aliens -- the kind from another planet -- to people who channel dolphins to Jedi Knights; they are all here, and that is just the local city leaders!

This is also a great place to live if you are an artist. Artists are heavily represented here, and there are several art associations, writers enclaves, and so forth in the immediate area. If you can't find one that suits you, then you are free to start your own and soon someone will join. With a population of over 55,000, you would expect that you could just be anonymous. That isn't likely to happen here. People want to know their neighbors; they want to be friends with everyone. There is a definite small-town vibe working here.

Play Time

If you like water sports, swimming, hiking, and biking, then you are going to love it here. During the peak of summer, the water is perfect, and you can hike all year long on the various trails. Just be sure you prepare adequately for the weather.

Festivals and activities play a huge part in this community, and there are dozens every month. There are several community guides, and everything is published in the local newspaper. There are so many that the city actually puts out a top-25 list of activities, and it has more than 60 items on it!

You Won't Go Hungry in Havasu

There are a few places you need to check out when you get a chance. The Bagel Bin on Mesquite is a great little place that makes their bagels fresh daily. This is a local hangout that is very popular. It's the perfect place to be seen. You are going to need something to drink, so pay a visit to the Keva Juice bar on McCulloch -- outstanding and healthy juices and sherberts.