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Old 12-20-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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LOL, Jamies. I didn't chew you out, I simply offered a spirited rebuttal to your post. However, I think we're actually on the same page here. Yes, Bullhead does have some very nice properties.

Although, if you're going to include the population of Mohave Valley and Laughlin in Bullhead's population, then one would have to include Parker and Needles in Havasu's, which probably makes it fairly even again. BTW, Laughlin only has a population of 9300, and Mohave Valley has a population of 17,000, so the combined population of the area is more like 66K people, not 80K.
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:35 AM
 
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I have long roots in Havasu and love it there, but it is very conservative. Not much in the way of gay friendly either, which is unfortunate. Nice town though if you can handle the heat in the summer, and a great place if you enjoy the outdoors and being on the river.

For Arizona, you might want to check out Cottonwood. Nice town, good climate, close to Sedona and inexpensive. Also, there are plenty of nice gay folks there.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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I was looking at Lk Havasu or Bullhead City/Laughlin myself. We had decided on Laughlin/Bullhead because of the employment and the casinos.
and, as another poster said, Bullhead does have the only gay bar.
plus, it's closer to Vegas
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa, fl
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Thanks everyone for your responses ~ Seems I have a lot to think about... I've never heard of Cottonwood aos will check that out... Heat, I can handle. Tampa gets about 95-97 but with a humidity level around 100% the feels like is about 105 or more..... It's the cold in winter I can't handle.. I've had to scrape ice off my car windows 4 times so far this winter.....
I would like a gay friendly area, though so maybe LHC isn't the right place.... When I moved to Daytona Beach in 1994 they had no gay bars and few, if any, gays and lesbians... and if they were there, they were difficult to find.... It was a small town, aroun 60k people and jobs were scarce there, as well... Just found out recently that I won't be able to buy until I have a job in whichever city I'll be moving too so rent would be an concern.... and I've found recently, that people renting their houses don't like smokers even more than they don't like dogs...
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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well i can tell you that the phoenix area does have a lot of gay bars/clubs, a cafe, and a section of town in central phoenix affectionately known as gay town, complete with the gay denny's. if you get out into the suburbs more from central phoenix, there aren't as many glbt amenities so you'd have to drive to gay town, but getting around is pretty easy as long as you aren't too far away. there's also 2 magazine type publications and a cab company.
and a huge pride. but phoenix has its prices, so consider if you really want to be in a big city. I can't comment on Tucson, we never really looked there. but i would say Arizona in general is pretty ok with the gay community as long as you're not LOOK AT ME. you know? so pretty much like a lot of places, but better than some. lol
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Tempe, Az
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Thanks everyone for your responses ~ Seems I have a lot to think about... I've never heard of Cottonwood aos will check that out... Heat, I can handle. Tampa gets about 95-97 but with a humidity level around 100% the feels like is about 105 or more..... It's the cold in winter I can't handle.. I've had to scrape ice off my car windows 4 times so far this winter.....
I would like a gay friendly area, though so maybe LHC isn't the right place.... When I moved to Daytona Beach in 1994 they had no gay bars and few, if any, gays and lesbians... and if they were there, they were difficult to find.... It was a small town, aroun 60k people and jobs were scarce there, as well... Just found out recently that I won't be able to buy until I have a job in whichever city I'll be moving too so rent would be an concern.... and I've found recently, that people renting their houses don't like smokers even more than they don't like dogs...
Check out Phoenix. We have lots of Gay people here. Havasu I dont know about.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Lake Havasu city, az is very hot it is not a bad town but the medical resources suck here and you have to go to PHX or Vegas. Prescott Valley is a better pick to live it has the 4 seasons and is close to PHX but nowhere near as hot and the winters are not that bad, snow will be melted by noon on the roadways. House prices in Lake Havasu City az right now are pretty resonable thats why I can't sell or I would and move on. It really sucks that doctors in this town do not care about people
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Lake Havasu
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I have long roots in Havasu and love it there, but it is very conservative. Not much in the way of gay friendly either, which is unfortunate. Nice town though if you can handle the heat in the summer, and a great place if you enjoy the outdoors and being on the river.

For Arizona, you might want to check out Cottonwood. Nice town, good climate, close to Sedona and inexpensive. Also, there are plenty of nice gay folks there.

I'd say the above response is pretty accurate.

I'd also reiterate its a tourist town. That means 10s of thousands snowbirds in the winter months, followed by 1000's of undisciplined lake users in the summer (mostly Californian). November to May, beautiful weather. June to October, some of the most ghastly heat you'll ever experience. Regularly the state hot spot in the summer. I noticed the global hot spot on occasion..
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Here is one problem I have with Lake Havasu.

I was there late winter and took a morning walk along the channel. Just about every single person I passed had to say good morning or Hello.

Having to respond to all these people almost wore me out more than the walk did..
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Western AZ
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I'll tell you my story for what it's worth. I worked in cold country all my life and when I tired of that and decided to move to western AZ, Bullhead City was our destination in the RV. Spent quite a bit of time in BHC but it just didn't appeal to us. On a whim we traveled an hour to Lake Havasu City and never left. That was over a decade ago.

Not a nickels worth of difference in climate between LHC and BHC. As others have stated, 1000's of snow birds in the winter. Most are quite friendly and happy to be here. Also, lots of partiers in the summer (most from CA), mostly on weekends or holidays. Generally speaking many of the locals avoid the lake on these weekends but pretty much have the lake to themselves during the week. Frankly, I could care less about anyones sexual orientation and stay out of their personal life as it's none of my business.

As others have said, different strokes... Do what I did and check out both areas thoroughly before deciding. If you decide on Havasu, I welcome you to our fine community.
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