Blythe is located on the California-Arizona border along the Colorado River and serves as a popular place for river recreation and "snow bird" living for everyone. Blythe is a great place with sunshine 360 days a year.
Blythe has a classic low desert climate with extremely low relative humidity. Average winter high temperatures range from 55 to 75 degrees. Average rainfall is 3.96 inches. Air pollution has yet to find its way to Blythe, and fifty-mile visibility is common. On some days, the peak of Mt. San Jacinto, towering over Palm Springs, can be seen 130 miles to the West.
Blythe has a population of over 23,000 which more than triples during the winter months with the arrival of winter visitors seeking relief from their cold climate home states. The elevation of Blythe is 265 feet above sea level.
Blythe is a warm and friendly agricultural community located at one of the busiest entrance points to California which sees more than 8.5 million interstate travelers a year. Blythe has 6, I-10 offramps. Because of the valley's unique location, midway between Los Angeles and Phoenix, nearly everyone stops here. It makes a great central location for exploring the southwest.
Filled with natural wonders, Blythe is a premier site for many outdoor recreations. Blythe is known for year round fun in the sun activities such as golfing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, camping, hunting, fishing, tennis, racquetball, basketball, aerobics, football, softball, soccer, volleyball, dunebuggying, hiking, rock hounding, off-road exploring and vehicle sports, hunting, exploring ghost towns, and prospecting. These are just a few of the recreational activities available in amd around Blythe.
The Colorado River Recreation Area extends from Yuma, Arizona to Lake Powell, about 650 miles. There is almost 95 miles of navigable water to use for your enjoyment between Blythe and Imperial Dam in Yuma.
Health facilities in Blythe include Palo Verde Hospital, a General Acute Care Hospital with 55 total beds and 24-hour standby emergency services, 23 physicians/surgeons, 2 dentists, 2 optometrists, 3 chiropractors, and 1 podiatrist.
Blythe has 24 churches, one library, one newspaper, one museum, two radio stations, three banks, a three-screen movie theater, and an 18,500 sq ft recreation center. The area is popular with campers and hikers and has six parks, seven campgrounds, seven R.V. parks, 3 boat ramps onto the Colorado River, and a golf course.
The Blythe Municipal Golf Course is located 5 miles, Northwest of the City on the Mesa. It is surrounded by a beautiful & serene mountain range. They have a truly magnificient eighteen hole municipal golf course. There are stunning and varied views of the valley below. If golf is your game, this beautiful and challenging course is for you.
Blythe is a small town and the people are very warm and friendly, a perfect place for the winter visitor snowbird.