Laughlin is a rustic resort and gambling town located on the Colorado River at the very southern point of Nevada. Laughlin was a very small rural town from the late 1800's through the Great Depression, until its first casino opened in the 1960s. Since then it has thrived as one of the top three gambling destinations in the country (next to Las Vegas and Reno) and is a very popular landing for RV travelers and annual snowbirds seeking warmer winter weather. The prominent gambling atmosphere may sound like Laughlin is ‘adults only,’ but the town is actually a popular haven for families as well due to the impressive variety of outdoor activities.
Like other desert towns in the area, residents of Laughlin enjoy scenic rugged landscapes and access to the Colorado River. Like the neighboring Bullhead City, Laughlin has nearly year-round sunshine, making it a very popular destination for retirees and anyone else looking to outrun the colder, drearier parts of the country. The area has a desert climate and only receives a few inches of precipitation annually. The folks who call these desert cities home like it hot. It’s not unusual to have temperatures over 100?F during the summer months. Fortunately, the Colorado River and Lake Mohave provide plenty of aquatic recreation to help cool off.
Unsurprisingly, Laughlin’s most popular outdoor activities are focused on "the river" and lake. Residents and visitors alike enjoy boat rentals, fishing, kayaking, diving, and jet skiing. The water is always warm enough for pleasant swimming. Many retirees looking for a town with festive nightlife choose Laughlin as their retirement destination because of its lively atmosphere of gambling, water recreation, shopping, and entertainment. With almost 365 cloudless days a year, you’re virtually guaranteed a great desert sunset to end your days.
Residents of Laughlin enjoy community parks, fishing, strolls along the casino river walk, hiking, golfing, and more. The city hosts many local music and sporting events year-round, as well as a holiday light show around Christmas time. There are ghost towns nearby to explore, and you can even tour the dam. You’ll be hard-pressed to run out of things to do, but in that unlikely scenario, Las Vegas is an hour and a half drive northwest, and world famous Lake Havasu City, AZ an hour south (driving through the unique desert landscape is a journey in and of itself).
With the wide variety of vacation-like pursuits, it’s no wonder there’s so many great real estate opportunities in Laughlin. There is a wide variety of housing options available; whether you’re looking for a quite private gated community in Quail Ridge, a cozy condo in South Bay, a home on the Colorado River, or for something in one of the area's premiere 55+ Communities, your real estate experts have you covered. With superior knowledge of the area and the housing market, you can trust us to help you find the home of your dreams.
From casinos and river walks to tubing and beaches, it’s plain to see that in Laughlin, there really is something for everyone – so don’t just visit! Make your experience of this incredible area permanent and start searching the amazing real estate available in Laughlin, Nevada!
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