A little about Yuma –
Imagine yourself living the life you’ve always dreamed of as the morning sunrise plants a kiss on your cheek and the evening sunset inspires your most creative thoughts. Picture yourself in a desert paradise surrounded by a craggy mountain view, deep blue skies overhead, natural landscapes throughout, and palm trees swaying in the breeze
Yuma is nestled in the southwest valley where Arizona, California and Mexico converge. Centrally placed between Phoenix and San Diego, its amazing proximity offers a wide assortment of weekend getaways such as Mexico, Vegas, Tucson, Flagstaff and Sedona. And if time is of the essence, we also have direct daily air service to several major hubs. The quaint international facility makes getting to the airport and departing a simple and stress free process.
Our clean air and mild temperatures beg you to venture out and partake in the desert oasis at your front door. Yuma’s climate blends the pleasant desert sunshine with the cool waters of the Colorado River. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes Yuma as the sunniest place on earth, which equates to normal highs in the 70’s during January and the high 60’s during December, our “Coldest” month. So, put the days of snow shovels and chipping ice behind you. It’s time to start living the outdoor lifestyle of the southwest .
Now you have the time, opportunity and weather to experience all the activities you’ve been putting on hold for years. If it’s submerging yourself in Mexican culture that temps you, we are less than 30 minutes away from ethnic food, colorful pottery, and music that makes your toes start tapping.
Maybe it is a round of golf with friends that you so desire. We are pleased to say Golf Digest ranked Yuma the seventh best city in the United States for golfing affordability, quality, and variety. And, also named Desert Hills Arizona’s top municipal course which will test any handicapper’s skill with its 18 hole, par 72 championship layout. We also have the Mesa de Sol Public Golf Course which sits at the base of the Gila Mountains and challenges your skill with every hole.
Has it been a while since you pulled out that fishing pole buried in the corner of the garage? Although one does not often associate waterways with the desert, this is what sets Yuma apart from other southwest destinations. The Colorado River has a series of lakes and scenic waterways which are home to world class bass fishing. The serious angler or the novice beginner can enjoy themselves for hours on end while sharing their “Biggest Fish” stories with friends.
Are you feeling a little lucky? If so, there are three local Indian Casinos to keep you entertained. Are you feeling really lucky? Take a scenic drive through the Sonoran Desert to the Las Vegas strip located just five hours away.
And that is just the beginning. Yuma also offers a great wealth of history and has been designated as a National Heritage Community. We have a dynamic arts society and an array of events and festivals to enliven your afternoons and evenings.
Its time to let your imagination run free as you plan your future and discover living your dreams is actually possible.