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Golden Valley, Arizona was named after a company from Hollywood, California, that went into partnership with Crystal Collins to development most of the land south of Highway 68 into 2.5 acre parcels. The company’s name was Golden Valley Development Company and they along with Cristal Collins sold the 2.5 acre partials for $600 each - $100 down and $10 per month.
Golden Valley is situated in the middle of Mohave County; it is a central point for many transportation arteries. The unincorporated community of Golden Valley is separated from the larger neighboring cities of Kingman and Bullhead City by the surrounding mountain ranges. Arizona State Route 68 runs through the heart of Golden Valley, connecting it to Kingman and Bullhead City which lie on each end of the route. State Highway 68, U.S. Route 93, and Interstate 40 are easily accessible from this area. The completion of the new U.S. Route 93 Bridge makes for a quick and easy drive to and from the Las Vegas, NV area.
Veteran’s Community Park was established in 1979 and is located in Golden Valley on the corner of Chino and Verde, just north of Highway 68. Approximately ten acres in size, the park offers a lighted ramada with picnic tables, barbecue, walking path, baseball fields, basketball court and a playground area for the children. For more information click here.
The Golden Valley Fire District, Governed by a five member elected Board of Directors, is operated under the direction of Fire Chief Thomas O’Donohue implementing Board policy. District staffing includes an Assistant Fire Chief, a Battalion Chief, a Fire Marshal, three Captains, twenty two full time Engineers and Firefighters certified at either the EMT or Paramedic levels, an EVT/ASE Certified Mechanic, an Administrative Manager and an Administrative Assistant.. For more information click here.
From the community of Golden Valley, just head west on Hwy 68 and, in less than 23 minutes, you will have all the fun and excitement Las Vegas brings and more. Las Vegas does not have the River!
A sliver of the Colorado River where Arizona and Nevada meet has been transformed into a fast-growing tourist and gambling destination in a few short decades. Today there are nine hotel/casinos in Laughlin providing over 10,000 rooms, 94,000 square feet of meeting space, 60 restaurants, two museums, a 34-lane bowling center, and a variety of boutiques, spas, and salons. More than 14,000 casino workers now cross the Colorado River by shuttle boat or the Laughlin Bridge daily. The area attracts nearly 3 million visitors annually who visit to gamble, enjoy water sports on the Colorado and attend concerts and special events hosted in the region. Click on the following link to find local places for gaming and entertainment opportunities. click here.