Page, situated on a mesa in extreme north-central Arizona, is gateway to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Lake Powell. Created as a company town for the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in the 1960s, it has steadily grown adding more and more amenities, not usually experienced in a small desert town. In the southern portion of the Great Basin Desert, Page is also becoming a strong regional shopping area with national store chains. Page has a relaxed lifestyle, but is competitive in the marketplace. Page has more than 3 million visitors per year; the average stay is 48 hours – the highest of National Parks. Page is a young town with average an age being between 33 and 40. Visitors from all nations are welcomed in the Page/Lake Powell area.