Kingman, the Heart of historic Route 66 & one of the hidden treasures of Arizona, is conveniently located on Interstate 40 in Northwest Arizona. Situated in the scenic Hualapai Valley between the Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges, it is known for affordable real estate, low property taxes and a favorable climate.
Kingman is the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona and sits at an elevation of 3,336 feet. The population of the city as of 2011 is 28,068 and the nearby communities of Golden Valley and Butler bring the Kingman area's total population to around 40,000. Kingman is served by Amtrak, Greyhound and passenger service from the airport. Kingman is a Regional Medical Center.
Kingman is a transportation center located on Interstate 40 at the intersection of the Canamex Highway connecting Canada and Mexico, Historic Old Route 66 and the road to historic Oatman, Arizona, US 93 to Phoenix or Las Vegas, and State Route 68 which leads to Golden Valley, AZ, Bullhead City, AZ and Laughlin, Nevada. Roads and infrasructure are being upgraded to handle all the growth including the new bridge over the Colorado River at Hoover Dam which is about 67 miles northwest of Kingman via US 93.
There are a lot of things to do when you live in Kingman, whether you prefer hiking in the foothills, splashing in the water, or viewing desert flowers, Kingman, Arizona has something for everyone. With excellent outdoor resources -- 1,000 miles of freshwater shoreline within a 1 hour drive, the 7,000 foot Haualapai Mountains with tall pine trees just 15 minutes away, you can have a lot of fun!.
Kingman has many surrounding wilderness areas, rugged desert mountains, historic mining camps, hunting, fishing, and hiking -- the outdoor buff has choices galore! Millions and millions of acres of recreation area! The Grand Canyon is only about 90 miles from Kingman.
Kingman offers a broad range of community facilities including a senior center, museum and library. Recreational facilities include: 10 parks, aerobic centers, two swimming pools, numerous lighted tennis, racquetball, shuffleboard and horseshoe courts, two golf courses, and a bowling alley. There is a wide variety of restaurants available.
Kingman is a regional trade, service and distribution center for northwestern Arizona. Local Kingman shopping includes a ROSS department store, Walmart Supercenter, Big K-Mart, Pet Co, Staples for office supplies, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Big Lots Store, Valentine's Spas for hot tubs and game room items, Walgreen's, CVS Pharmacy, J.C. Pennys, Sears appliance and electronics store, Radio Shack, Hallmark Greeting Cards, Hastings Books and Videos, Payless Shoes, 2 furniture stores, lots of dollar type stores, and most brands of cars and trucks. There are 5 major grocery stores including Bashas' Supermarkets, two Safeway stores, Smith Supermarket, and the Walmart Supercenter.
Favorable Arizona taxes, I-40, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway mainline, and the proximity to the California and southern Nevada markets make Kingman a prime site for industries and distributors. The fully developed Airport Industrial Park, with reasonable land costs, is attracting the attention of manufacturers and distributors who wish to establish facilities to serve the Western states.
Scenic hiking, historic charm, great cafes and restaurants, and the allure of Route 66 combine to make Kingman a remarkable destination with a high liveability. Kingman , Arizona has the beauty of nature in one of the West's most beautiful areas.
And the nicest part is when you live in Kingman, You Can Get Away From Nature's Fury! No Wildfires, No Earthquakes, No Tornadoes, No Hail, No Volcanoes, No Hurricanes, No Mudslides, No Flooding, No Ice or Bitter Winter Weather, and a rare Snow usually only lasts till noon!