Golden Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. The population was 4,515 at the 2000 census.
Golden Valley, Arizona was named after a company from Hollywood, California, that went into partnership with Crystal Collins to develop most of the land south of Highway 68 into 2.5 acre parcels. The company’s name was Golden Valley Development Company. The land was split into 2.5 acre parcels and sold for $695 each: $10 down and $10 per month.
The community of Golden Valley lies in the Sacramento Valley, separated from the larger neighboring cities of Kingman and Bullhead City by the surrounding mountain ranges. Arizona State Route 68 runs through the heart of Golden Valley, connecting it to Kingman and Bullhead City, which lie at each end of the route. At the eastern end of Golden Valley, Arizona 68 terminates at U.S. Route 93, which leads to Kingman to the south, or Las Vegas, Nevada to the north.
There is confusion that Golden Valley can be considered part of Kingman. That is not legally valid as residents have never voted to be annexed by Kingman and have no vote in Kingman elections.