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Old 11-26-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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Hello,

I've read some good things on here about Bullhead City, and a lot of not so good things.

I am an RN - with a lot of experience - and I am consdering applying for/taking some kind of job (possibly a management job) in Bullhead City/Mohave Valley. I would live in Bullhead City with a friend who is coming out to work there at the beginning of 2009.

I would be coming from Ohio (which I dont like) and I have lived in the Caribbean - so I know what HOT weather is like to a certain degree. Its not the weather so much that concerns me, it is comments about the drug problems, the people etc.

I dont want to make this huge mistake by moving there if t really is an awful place to live! I would appreciate any and all objective comments!

Thanks so much
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:07 PM
 
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Bullhead City isnt so bad of a place if you like the desert. The most important thing I would suggest for you is to visit the city before making any decisions. The desert is this: You either hate it or you love it. Not to many people are just OK with it. Me? I love it!!! The drug scene is there but if your not into drugs it shouldnt be a problem. Laughlin is right across the river for fun times and Vegas isnt to far. Or you can enjoy a day on Lake Havasu. To me living in the desert in the summer is better then the cold winters in the midwest. Take a week and see the entire area, it has alot to offer but please visit before you make a move.
http://www.newtohavasu.net/ (broken link)
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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Hi Thanks,

yeah, the 'drug scene' that I am into is mostly legit!!

I will be visiting there within the next month, and I agree, I will either love the desert or hate it! After freakin snow and minus 1,000,000 degrees in Ohio I am hoping that I love it.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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Skip Bullhead and come to Kingman we have 2 hospitals needing nurses.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:57 PM
 
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Hi I am moving to Lake Havasu next week. I did the visit and went throught bullhead city to check it out. Both towns seemed nice and like any where there are good parts and bad parts, I am moving from florida and have lived in the bahamas so the heat was nothing (I was there in august the day I left it was 110). I too work in a hosptial Iam an x-ray/nuc med tech, everyone I meet was very friendly. The only thing I didnt like was the drive to vegas and thats the only airport. Good luck and feel free to ask any questions
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Skip Bullhead and come to Kingman we have 2 hospitals needing nurses.
I second that emotion. One of the hospitals Medcath, is under construction and will be open some time in 2009. So that's a ground-floor opportunity there.

Kingman is about 10 degrees cooler than Havasu or Bullhead. And it's an hour closer to Vegas than is Havasu.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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But Kingman does not have the Lake. Just kidding, how is Kingman as far as Foreclosures?
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I second that emotion. One of the hospitals Medcath, is under construction and will be open some time in 2009. So that's a ground-floor opportunity there.

Kingman is about 10 degrees cooler than Havasu or Bullhead. And it's an hour closer to Vegas than is Havasu.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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Thanks for all the replies and great information. The thing is, for me, it is not a question of BHC v Mohave or Kingman etc. The job I am interested in is in BHC and I am intersested in moving to this area because I can move with my friend, who already has a job, apt etc there. So the question is, not do I move to BHC v somewhere else in the near area, but should I move at all. If I were not able to move to the area to share with my friend, then I would likely move somewhere further away, like Tucson.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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Thanks for all the replies and great information. The thing is, for me, it is not a question of BHC v Mohave or Kingman etc. The job I am interested in is in BHC and I am intersested in moving to this area because I can move with my friend, who already has a job, apt etc there. So the question is, not do I move to BHC v somewhere else in the near area, but should I move at all. If I were not able to move to the area to share with my friend, then I would likely move somewhere further away, like Tucson.
I spent 14 month in 2007 -2008 in Bullhead City and back here again untill Febuary when i will hit the road again , I say it is a good place to live if you can stand the heat in the summer ( I can't ) you can live in Bullhead and drive to Kingman for work if you need to But there are 2 hospitals and many doctor's offices serving the area. I would say go for it definately don't need to worry about snow .
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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Thanks so much for the positive response! Anyone else.....?
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