Diversity and Value
Best Ever Time to Buy
Laughlin Ranch CC
El Rio Country Club
Brochures
Close to Valley View
Los Lagos
Cielo Country Club
Sun Mission Resort
Map & Tour
A Better Life
River Homes
Featured Homes
Additional Listings
Taxes
Anne Pettit
Observations
Anne's Videos
Real Estate - So Much Variety, and 360° Mountain Views

Housing in our region is diverse, and our real estate market is more affordable than ever before. Choose from houses with acreage for horses, gated communities that offer golf, river access, or other amenities for the entire family to enjoy.

You will is find a wide variety of established neighborhoods along Highway 95, the north-to-south main road running through our service area. Development along the Bullhead Parkway, which is a residential parkway that carves into our hillsides and exits on its south side 2 miles from Valley View Medical Center, offers numerous new neighborhoods, schools, and new fire stations to complement modern, providing a “fresh,” clean, manicured” look throughout our principal residential growth area. Whatever your lifestyle, you are sure to find just the right home to meet the needs of your family.

After reviewing this section, the Real Estate Map below is a great and complete review of our principal area. Particularly when viewed with one of us on a real estate agent, you will have all the information you need on our market!

Laughlin Ranch is the "feature" country club community on the Bullhead Parkway

Laughlin Ranch is a series of communities with a golf course theme, and a 35,000 square foot clubhouse hosting shops, a steak house and day spa. All are open to the public yet removed from the gated communities that host a variety of homes, from town homes to custom homes. 2 more golf courses are planned. Laughlin Ranch hopes to build a road and bridge that will connect Mohave Valley to the southern side of Casino Drive in Laughlin, along with a marina on the Colorado River.

If the best in country club living is what you are looking for, imagine adding year-round golf, majestic views,
and cool nights to your dream lifestyle

El Rio Country Club is under 2 miles south of Valley View Medical Center on Hwy 95

With a premier public golf course under evaluation by Golf Digest for "America's Top Upscale Public Courses", El Rio is a premier golf community in Mohave County, and the "southern bookend" of VVMC's service area. El Rio encompasses a square mile, has more than 600 home sites on 628 acres, some of which are designated for commercial property: professional offices, upscale shops, to a restaurant. A fantastic new clubhouse and practice facility are also here. Buyers can choose from different builders and many designs - prime home sites are still available! El Rio was featured in Arizona’s State Golf Guide after its opening in 2004.

El Rio offers custom home sites on which to build your dream home, to townhouses that start below $150,000

More communities close to Valley View Medical Center:

Desert Lakes is an established golf course community located in Fort Mohave just a short distance from VVMC. The course is challenging, and has long been enjoyed by resident for years. It is close to Fort Mohave Elementary School and has its own Fire Department. Houses on the golf course start as low as $250,000! In Desert Lakes is Fairway Estates, a community that offers homeowners membership to a million dollar clubhouse and pool with tennis courts and park areas. Even though it has a golf course, Desert Lakes has no HOA fees.

Just south of Fairway Estates is Los Lagos, a gated community with man-made lakes that are bordered by custom homes. Each of these communities is conveniently located to schools, shopping, and entertainment. A new golf course community called Cielo is planned in Los Lagos.

Sun Mission Resort offers affordable "patio-style" homes, with its signature, ornate clubhouse and amenities for residents, and is also conveniently located on the Bullhead Parkway - the residential, 4-lane byway that carves into our mountainside, just south of Laughlin Ranch, and minutes to Valley View Medical Center.

We enjoy sun-filled days and remarkable views virtually every day! It's time for you to join us!

Comprehensive Map and Photo Tour of Communities

A Better Life: This is a "whole new way of living." Everything feels fresh and new. Western Arizona and the vast recreational opportunities, from desert-to-mountain, to gaming, and access to Las Vegas - the world's entertainment and shopping Mecca. We're a community that is growing - people are calling us "the next Palm Springs." An easy drive to work in minutes with no traffic, no lines or extensive waiting at the boat ramp, or to make a tee-time, or an appointment at the spa. No hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or fires.

Charming communities, rolling hills, great views, and state-of-the art civil service amenities
are throughout our neighborhoods

We bet you're ready to see some sample listings from our market!

Homes on the Colorado River:

Homes are aplenty on the Colorado River in our area, with custom builders designing amazing houses with private beaches and docks for your boat or for jet skis! Sample Listing

Featured Homes at Laughlin Ranch and in El Rio Country Club!

Although there are so many homes and styles in Mohave County, this list is a sample for comparison purposes, and to see some of our variety. At the appropriate time, we look forward to referring you to an agent so you can learn more. Special Note: Newly-built homes come with a choice of landscaping to leave open the option of having a traditional grass lawn or a desert-style (called "hardscape") which requires little watering.

Country Club living at Laughlin Ranch

2999 Paddlewheel Cove (Laughlin Ranch)
4BR/5BA, 3,865 SF This exquisite custom-built home has unmatched privacy & elegance w/ attached casita, custom granite, travertine, European style cabinets throughout. Full sunken wet bar, smooth interior wall finish, 3 fireplaces, & high-end stainless appliances. All BR w/ tiled walk-in showers & walk-in closets. 6ft master tub, Pvt Courtyard entry w/ fountain. It's an entertainer's dream!! $350,000 More Photos

Be on the golf course minutes after work!

21 Torrey Pines (El Rio Country Club)
3BR/3.5BA, 3,350 SF Live under 2 miles from Valley View Medical Center and enjoy the best living available in Mohave County on a nationally-rated golf course. Beautiful Custom Home on the fairway at El Rio Golf and Country Club. Pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace, fully landscaped front and backyard. $279,900 More Photos

Additional Listings:

36 South Spanish Bay Drive
4 BR/3BA 1,500 SF Beautiful custom home in El Rio by Lexco Homes, and full of amenities. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths in the main house and a casita with a full bathroom off the courtyard. The home has a 3 car 29 foot deep garage with a single 18' wide and 9 feet high door. Granite throughout - mountain views - with private backyard! $205,000

2044 East Desert Palms Drive (in Desert Lakes, featured above)
3BR/2BA, 1,348 SF Open living area with tiled counter & island kitchen, split floor plan, two skylights, dual sinks in master bathroom, nice landscaping, private back yard , with no HOA's & no assessments, plus close to a casino & boat launch at the Colorado River! Taxes are under $1,500 a year, and mountain views are included! $145,000

Special thanks to
US Southwest Realty & Ann Pettit,
VVMC Board Member

Observations by Ann:

  • Ann describes Mohave County as a "teenager" in our stage of life. Bullhead City was incorporated in 1984, so we are still young!
  • Our area has benefitted in the past from southern Californians moving here and “trading equity” from their highly appreciated house values, then moving here and retiring, or desiring a very high-quality of life. Our growth is secondarily from retirees and Las Vegas “transplants,” who want to remain close to its benefits, but away from its “suburban sprawl.”
  • Extremely broad real estate variety is available, with choices for acreage, homeowners associations, golf course, and waterfront.
  • Some communities in particular are known for being adjacent to good schools.
  • Fort Mohave features Los Lagos, Fairway Estates, and Desert Lakes – a 15-year reputation, with 2 elementary schools, and Charter School Young Scholars academy (featured in Schools Section). Prices in Desert Lakes start in the low $200s.
  • Despite the economic downturn throughout the US, retail growth remains solid in our area – there are rumors of Trader Joe’s organic grocer and a Wal-mart neighborhood grocer coming to Valley View’s immediate service area, in addition to Mohave Crossings – the first major outdoor mega shopping mall in our history! Gas prices of Western Arizona (and overall lower cost to live) are considerably less than in California, further promoting “migration” of more residents to our area.
  • “It takes me about 3 hours to drive to Los Angeles and Las Vegas is about 90 minutes. We’re wonderfully located with easy access to major cities without the hustle and bustle.” – Ann
     

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