Last weekend I went to visit my brother in Quartzsite, AZ. It was a true eye opener. For those of you who don't know, Quartzsite is the destination of thousands of snowbirds every winter. They arrive with their campers, trailers and variety of other RVs to camp out in the warm desert until the chill of winter passes from their homes, then they head home again. Quartzsite is a sleepy little town for most of the year with only about 5,000 year round residents. Most of the town and surrounding areas are taken up with RV parks that remain empty until the snowbirds arrive starting in the fall. What struck me about Quartzsite are the plans for growth and industry that the city is planning. New restaurants, grocery stores and other small businesses are trickling into town bringing more year round residents. When I was there I saw the first organized housing project going up. With all these indications of growth and the inexpensive land, I am thinking this would be a great place to research further for investment potential.
Yes, it is desert, but it grows on you. The air is clean, sunsets are gorgeous, and the night skies are lit with a million stars. Believe me, the place grows on you!