Kingman, Arizona is a well-developing small city, in the Northwest corner of the state, located in Mohave County. Kingman was founded in 1882 and is situated in scenic Hualapai Valley between several mountain ranges, the highest peaking out at over 8300 feet elevation. The famous government funded wagon road traveling along the 35th parallel came through creating present day US Route 66 and Interstate 40. Then the railroad was built starting the economic fiber that envelops Kingman to this day.
Located at the crossroads of Interstate 40, Highway 93 and the famous U.S. Route 66, Kingman boasts transportation by air, rail and road. New commerce is finding Kingman very attractive, especially with recent opening of the brand new second hospital and alternative power industries including both wind and solar power plants. Among other new businesses are; Staples, Petco, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Chili's, Home Depot, Ross, Beall's, Panda Express, CVS, a 2nd Walgreen's, Marriott Suites, Hampton Inn and many others!
As part of the high desert country, Kingman is located at 3345 feet elevation with multiple State and National Recreation Areas located within a two hour drive; including Kingman's own Hualapai Mountain Park, the Grand Canyon and Lakes Mead, Mohave, Havasu and Powell. Kingman is with a half day drive to major cities including Las Vegas, Phoenix, Flagstaff, San Diego and LA. Making Kingman a great place to live surrounded by fun places to visit!
The climate in Kingman is much less harsh than the scorching heat of southern Arizona. Due to our perfect elevation, the summer averages around 94 degrees. And the short winter, of about two months, averages around 54 degrees. The beauty of Kingman is if you feel too hot - take a 20 minute drive up to the top of the Hualapai Mountain Range and cool off at the higher elevation with the Elk and ponderosa pines. Of if you are too cool - take a 30 minute drive west to Bullhead City and warm up in the lower elevations where you can go to the beach at Lake Mohave or enjoy casino play in Laughlin.
Kingman is blessed with great water resources, being situated over one the largest aquifers in the world and having the Colorado River and Hoover Dam on the edge of the Mohave County. The bypass over Hoover Dam (to be completed in 2010) will cut the current 2 hour trip to Las Vegas by at least 25 minutes. Kingman's low crime rate, excellent healthcare, central location and moderate cost of living make it a great place to work, play, raise a family, retire and invest!