One of the most popular spots for locals and winter visitors is Parker, Arizona. This town has many features that appeal to all ages. Its location, on the banks of the California-Arizona portion of the Colorado River invites all types of fishing and other river activities.
For people looking for an ideal location to live, this location certainly fits the bill. There are a number of mobile homes and homes for sale at varying prices. For example, a manufactured home with 2 baths is listed at around $84,500 while a 5 bedroom 4 bath home located next to the river is priced at around $1,345,000. Your real estate agent can help you locate housing that is attractive, appropriately located and fits your budget. There are a number of reasonably priced homes for rent but when people from the north arrive in the winter, they can become scarce.
The town offers excellent education facilities. Public schools in the area include a Primary, Elementary, Jr. High and High School. In addition, there is the Le Pera Elementary School and Parker Apostolic Christian Academy. For further education Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University provide satellite campuses.
The La Paz Regional Medical Center is nationally recognized for its excellent medical care of residents and visitors. This provides the assurance that any medical needs will be attended to promptly.
There is a wide choice in activities available at this location. These include visits to the Ahakhav Tribal Preserve, Desert Blue Water Resort and Casino, Emerald Canyon Golf Course, Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum and Library, Swansea Ghost Town and the La Paz County Fair. In an area called the Parker Strip there is the opportunity for water lovers to enjoy a wide range of sports such as skiing, camping, fishing, canoeing and swimming.
Restaurants include American, Seafood, Chinese, Mexican and drive-thru. There are also a number of eating establishments along the water, which is convenient when you are enjoying the outdoors.
For years the business climate of the town has been based on services and agriculture. However, manufacturing companies have begun to locate in the area providing more employment. It is said, "77 percent of the population travels less than 15 Minutes to work each day."
Information regarding homes for sale or homes for rent can be obtained by contacting a local real estate agent. They will be able to help you locate a home that is properly fitted to your needs.