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Yuma Information

The thought of moving to a new location can be daunting, especially if you've never visited before. Arizona Western College is located in southwest Arizona near the lower Colorado River, in an area of legendary ghost towns, living deserts, rugged mountains, and irrigated farmlands. Year-round sunshine enhances recreational opportunities in water sports, hiking, four-wheeling, camping, fishing and many more outdoor pleasures. Nearby Indian sites contain some of the best examples of petroglyphs, pictographs, and intaglios in North America. The area's average annual temperatures range from 44 to 106 degrees; the average rainfall is about 3 inches.

Yuma is a thriving and dynamic Sunbelt city of close to 100,000 people. Located at the site of an ancient Colorado River crossing, the city is rich in history and ethnic diversity. Yuma is served by an international airport, rail service, and Interstate 8.

The cultural excitement of Mexico is only a few minutes drive south, Phoenix is a few hours drive to the east and the Pacific beaches of San Diego are a short drive west.

Below are some internet resources that may help you in learning more about our wonderful community:

Find out more about Yuma, including local news, housing market information, current weather, and much more through our local newspaper, the Yuma Daily Sun.

Check out these Yuma guides that offer information about dining, hotels, cultural events and more:

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