Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • 54,161 Population
  • 43 Square Miles
  • 5348 Businesses

A Fun Fact About
Lake Havasu City, AZ

Lake Havasu City was one of entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch's most successful business ventures (he also manufactured chainsaws). He bought 13,000 vacant desert acres for $73.47 an acre in the early 1960s. Winding spaghetti-like streets were laid out by renowned Disneyland architect C.V. Wood to follow the natural terrain of desert washes and creatively optimize the best lake views for each lot. McCulloch then bought the world-renowned London Bridge, initially constructed across the River Thames in 1831, and transported it stone by stone over 5,400 miles to our city in the 1960s. Its unusual reconstruction, cast-iron lampposts molded from French cannons captured during the 1815 Battle of Waterloo, and pockmarks on the sides caused by exploding German shells during the Battle of Britain in WWII, have lured thousands of tourists and potential home buyers ever since. For many years, the bridge was declared the "world's largest antique" by the Guinness Book of World Records. Today, the Arizona Office of Tourism recognizes the London Bridge as one of the most popular attractions in the State. Our “20/20 Vision” created during this competition will reawaken our heritage taking risks and making “crazy” ideas into colossal successes. Let us prove it to you.

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