Yuma, Arizona is located about 175 miles between both Phoenix and San Diego and on the southwest corner of Arizona bordering Mexico. Yuma County's 160,000 residents take pride in a lifestyle rich with history and culture, blessed with a diverse and healthy economy and great weather. The county of 5,509 square miles is situated on the Colorado River in the southwestern corner of Arizona bordering Mexico and California.Since its beginning as "the great crossing place of a very wide and treacherous river," Yuma is now located at the crossroads of trade on the North American continent. With a population of 100,000, Yuma (the county's largest community) has grown by nearly 50% since 1980 to join Phoenix and Tucson as one of the three metropolitan communities in Arizona. The scope of amenities offered to visitors and residents alike include: Over 200 restaurants, citrus, dates, nuts, produce, southwestern crafts, historical and art museums, cultural entertainment, medical facilities, an international airport and the famous "sand dunes" , and historic river tours on the Colorado River golf, hot air ballooning, water recreation are also available. There is no end to Yuma's recreational opportunities. In the Yuma area, everyone can experience the scenic wonders of our beautiful desert.