Nevada’s southern-most community, Laughlin, is nestled between the Colorado River and the mountains at the point where Nevada, California and Arizona meet in the desert. Home to some 11,000 residents, the modern community includes retirees from every career imaginable who are better-off financially than average and higher educated than average. Most pay cash for their homes in the residential area called Upper Laughlin at the base of the mountains overlooking the Colorado River.
Laughlin also is home to Nevada’s Big Bend State Recreational Park, complete with full service RV hookups and services, and the Clark County-operated Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails for walking, hiking, bicycling, and picnic and fishing facilities. It extends several miles from Davis Dam, which forms Lake Mohave, downstream to a scenic pedestrian bridge over Nevada Highway 163 that extends into Downtown Laughlin. Ten casinos, many with high-rise towers providing tremendous views of the water, slopes, and mountains framing Laughlin to the east and west, provide gambling, dining, entertainment, and shopping in a 2-mile strip, and the Laughlin River Walk between the resorts and the water’s edge.