Laughlin – or Upper Laughlin as locals affectionately call the residential and business area – located on Needles Highway a couple miles west of Casino Drive is a community full of small town friendliness. Stop in the local market and find that perfect cut of meat prepared just for you by an in-store butcher or pop in to one of the beauty salons for a quick touch up; there are many businesses in Upper Laughlin offering quality services.
Don’t get the impression that Laughlin is back woods though, we are considered one of most urbanized small cities in the United States. Smart planning and high standards for construction and landscape result in a very pleasing esthetic. A common comment heard from visitors is, “What a beautiful town!” We whole heartedly agree and encourage you to come experience Laughlin for yourself.
Today, with Upper Laughlin’s continuing growth and exceptional quality of life. The town is fast becoming a desirable site to build a business, raise a family and reach your goals.
Laughlin offers dramatic scenery with rugged mountain ranges, the Colorado River and deserts filled with wild life. Combine these elements with an excellent quality of life, sunshine every day of the year, and golf, sports and entertainments living and doing business in Laughlin is an ideal choice.
Entertainment and outdoor fun happens every day of the year in Laughlin. From extreme water sports to a leisurely sunset cruise, or just sitting back and enjoying a show, Laughlin offers recreational options for any pace and style. Hop on a jet ski and fly down the Colorado River all the way to Lake Havasu City, AZ, or enjoy hiking, horseback riding, golf, fishing and more.
Laughlin Today - Housing
Laughlin offers a wide range of housing options from affordable to luxury homes. New parks, an aquatic center, an award- winning library and good public schools, make the community a desirable place to live. The median home price in Laughlin is $137,000.
Single-family homes: 26%
Condos and townhouses: 51%
Mobile Homes: 4%
Housing Occupancy 2008
Total Housing Units: 4081
Occupancy Rate: 85.89%
Vacancy Rate: 4.11%
More than 2,000 new homes, including single-family, luxury condos and high-rise apartment units have been approved by Clark County for development in Laughlin. For a list of realtors to help you find the home that is right for you, contact the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce at (702) 298-2214.
Laughlin Today - Schools
Laughlin’s public schools are part of the Clark County School District and include Bennett Elementary for grades K-5 and Laughlin Junior/Senior High School for grades 6 through 12. Both schools were built in anticipation of growth. They have an excellent student to ratio of 16:1 and meet standards for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Community college classes are also available. The College of Southern Nevada offers on line programs for Laughlin residents and is working with local leaders to expand its curriculum to include classrooms in the high school. All classes for students over 63-years old are tuition free.
William G. Bennett Elementary School
Opened in 1986
Approximately 300 students
Each classroom has own entrance into a fully-landscaped secured courtyard
Basic instruction plus DARE and PEACEBUILDERS program
Broadcasting system in partnership with local cable network
Offers a wonderful Special Education program for those children needing some extra assistance
A very active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Laughlin Middle/Senior High School
Opened in 1991
Approximately 400 students
Can accommodate twice its current student population
Basic instruction plus home economics, drafting, art, theater and drama and career training programs
Key and interact club
Distance learning through the University of Reno, Nevada’s extension program