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    Meadview is situated in northwest Arizona and is located on the Arizona side of Lake Mead, at the extreme western end of the Grand Canyon        National Park. Perched on the Grapevine Mesa, a high desert plateau  with elevations around 4,000', and above and just south of Lake Mead.
    Meadview has access to Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake in the United States.  
    There are stunning views of the Grand Wash Cliffs as high as 6,000' to the east and the distant glow of Las Vegas to the west. Meadview is a quite retirement community surrounded by Federal land belonging to both the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.  The communities are of recent origin having been started around 1960 as a retirement community.
    Meadview and Lake Mead City, are the only communities in Arizona with access to Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon by personal watercraft, and vehicle.  It graces the eastern end of Lake Mead on an unspoiled plateau swept with Joshua Trees.  Meadview and Lake Mead City are in Mohave County and in the North Western area of Arizona, on the Western Rim of the Grand Canyon in the Mojave Desert Mountains which is also called "The Grapevine Mesa".  Meadview and Lake Mead City are small rural communities at elevations ranging from 3,100' to 3,800' nestled in an abundance of Joshua Trees, Yuccas, wildlife, goldmine sites, hiking and four-wheeling adventures while enjoying boating, fishing and picnic facilities.  A profusion of extraordinary sunsets of Lake Mead and the Grand Wash Cliffs, will make you want to stay an eternity.
    Springtime brings a dense covering of wild flowers providing vibrant splashes of every shade of color.  The Grapevine Mesa is home to a dense Joshua tree forest.  The sunsets, which paint the Grand Wash Cliffs in pink, mauve and then magenta, provide the perfect backdrop for a backyard cookout.
    There's gold to find, rock hounding, gold mines to visit, and swim in the clean water of Lake Mead.  We believe you will find Meadview and Lake Mead City really nice places to spend your time - we do our best to make you welcome with cafes, a gas station, RV Parks, motels, stores, etc.
    We will do our best to help you enjoy the beauties of the Grapevine Mesa area - the lake, the canyon, the hills, the wildlife, flocks of Quail, a swift roadrunner, lots of birds to watch, a chance sighting of bobcat, deer, badger, wild horses, a burro and desert big horn sheep all of whom are frequent visitors, and often a musical chorus each evening provided by our coyotes.  Something the city dweller never hears.
    Come visit us - you'll love it - and return time after time.
    Lake Mead Fishing/Boating/Water Skiing - 550 miles of breathtaking shoreline just waiting for you and your boat.
    Come fish the quiet coves of the lake, ski on the open waters, take your boat miles around the Lake into a different world.
    Join us on one of the largest man-made lakes in the world where Largemouth bass, Striped bass, Channel catfish, Crappie, and Bluegill are found.   While the fishing is generally good all year round, the best fishing on Lake Mead is in April, May and June.
    Hiking - See nature up close and at its best!
    Photography/Backpacking/Horseback riding. Canyons and washes abound, offering a challenge to even the most experienced hiker. The best season for hiking is November through March.
Come Join Us!
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2020 Census

by MCA Staff & Board of Governors on 08/31/19

Meadview has grown over the years. The dynamics have change considerably. According to the 2000 Census,  821 residents lived in Meadview. In the 2010 Census, the population increased by 403. It's amazing to have seen the changes to our little world out here over the years. The last few years there have been many new faces moving into town. Years ago, someone complained to me that there are too many new people moving into Meadview. Especially, younger people. My answer was, "If nobody else moved into Meadview, than Meadview would die with your generation."
The point is that we need new faces and families to move to Meadview, so that it can grow and be here for the next generation and the next. Meadview is a wonderful little community and we need to share it with everyone. Not everything will remain the same. Things will change with the new generations. We have taught our children to make the world their own and they will. 
I am curious to see what the new Census will be and to see the changes in population over the last 20 years. 
Check out the Census information for 2000 & 2010, and the difference between the two census'.

MCA NOT A CLUB MED

by MCA Staff & Board of Governors on 07/20/19

The MCA’s Board of Governors has requested members to fill out a “Recommendation & Suggestion” slip to help the Board of Governors better understand how they can serve the MCA Members.  The slips can be found in the office and the entrance area of the auditorium.  The Board thanks all of you who have taken the time to fill out these slips. Some of the slips requested the Board of Governors to form shuffle board leagues, weekly card games, bring in local music bands and have miniature golf tournaments.  All excellent ideas except the part about the Board doing it!  The Board of Governors has made available the setting for these recreational activities, but they truly have enough to do without facilitating a type of Club Med.  The MCA Members are encouraged to reach out to one another and form their own clubs or leagues.  I suggest that you visit the office and ask one of the staff members to help you write a little article about your recreational interest, give you name, and a way for those interested to get in touch with you.  The MCA will gladly put the article in the Monitor and on the MCA website.

7 Reasons to volunteer to serve the MCA Board of Governors....

by MCA Staff & Board of Governors on 07/12/19

While there are many reasons why a MCA property owner should volunteer to be a part of the Board of Governors, I have listed below 7 reasons to take active part in the future of your association. We are always looking for talented and dedicated homeowners to join our Board. 

Why volunteer to run for the Board of Governors?

1.To be sociable, meet your neighbors, and make friends. 
2. To correct a problem within your community. Perhaps parking is an issue, or neighbors maintenance has been neglected.
3.To protect you property values and maintain the quality of life you expect in your community. 
4. To get educated on the many facets of running a community association such as; the many laws and regulations, maintenance and repair, and understanding financials. 
5. To have fun accomplishing things around your community together with your neighbors. Being on the Board doesn’t always have to be negative. 
6. To advance your career and build your personal resume by including your leadership capacity and community volunteer service.
7.To advance the ‘givers gain’ mentality of improving society as a whole while assisting your neighbors throughout the community.

What do think about running for the MCA Board?



PARENTS WATCH YOUR CHILDREN

by MCA Staff & Board of Governors on 07/12/19

Within the last nine months, the MCA refurbished the Miniature Golf Course, installing new indoor-outdoor carpet, and going through the individual obstacles, etc. making sure all were in working condition. Last month children were allowed to damage the Golf Course, pull down Life Guard Safety Equipment, and tear apart the Pickleball paddles.  The MCA has this on video. We all have a responsibility to watch our children and our guest. The MCA belongs to all the Members, not just a few. 

ONLY SOME PROPERTIES ARE IN THE MCA

by MCA Staff & Board of Governors on 07/12/19

Residents of Meadview are reminded that not all properties in the Meadview area are MCA designated properties.  Some properties were deliberately left out of the MCA because these subject Arizona properties that were being advertised in California somehow clashed with California law; therefore there are lots inside the MCA’s sphere of influence with the same CC&R’s as MCA lots, however, do not share the benefits of the MCA Membership and facilities.  These particular lots were designated to have their own Home Owners Association.

 

The MCA Architectural Committee has through the years, and still is, worked to rid the Meadview area of dilapidated and unsafe dwellings that have been either abandoned or left neglected. The Board of Directors is elected to be a type of “watchman” over MCA business, not Mohave County.  However, the MCA encourages all residents that if you know of unsafe or neglected properties, write a letter to the County of Mohave reporting these properties.  If the properties are in violation, the County will perform.  If you are having a difficult time legally classifying the property, ask the MCA Staff for help in identifying the property.  The County will not reveal the name of the person sending in the complaint.  We need to come together in cleaning up Meadview.  As long as the abandoned, dilapidated properties remain Meadview will continue to attract vagrants and a criminal element, which will bring property values down and make Meadview an unsafe place to live or vacation.