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Guadalupe

June 24, 2022

Guadalupe, Arizona

Named after the Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. Guadalupe, AZ is a Hispanic and Native American town of about 6,500 residents. It is sandwiched between the cities of Tempe and Phoenix. It lies at the base of the South Mountain range, east of the I-10 highway and between the Elliot Road and Baseline Road exits.

Guadalupe is a great town to travel through if you want an experience equivalent to driving through a rural Mexican town. Although it is not a town of choice for tourists to frequently visit in Arizona, Guadalupe is known as a center of Yaqui culture and holds diverse religious festivals. The town’s motto, where three cultures flourish, appreciates the roots in the descendants of the original farm settlers, the Yaquis and Mexican communities.

The Sorenson Law Firm in Tempe, Arizona, recognizes these minority groups and strives to offer legal services that ensure the Guadalupe residents are well represented. Our attorneys strive to provide excellent inclusive representation to all people in Guadalupe and its environs.

Curious about visiting Guadalupe? Let’s give you more information about this culture-rich town.

Guadalupe History

Guadalupe began taking shape in the 1900s when the Yaqui Indians fled their homeland because of oppression from Porfirio Diaz, the Mexican government leader. The Pascua Yaqui Indians had endured multiple wars with the Spanish and Mexicans, but Diaz’s attack caused them to migrate to the jungles of Yucatan when he defeated them in Sorona, Mexico.

During the Mexican revolution started by the Pancho Villa, Yaqui Indians joined them but were defeated, forcing them to enter the United States for safety. Most of the Yaquis settled in the Salt River Valley as workers on the construction of canals in the area. Gradually, the community grew, and Guadalupe was formed.

Over the years, many Hispanic families relocated to Guadalupe, and it is known as a stop-over point for many Mexican immigrants.

As a minority-owned law firm, The Sorenson Law firm offers equal opportunities to all people from various backgrounds and gender, including Guadalupe residents. We treat our employees and clients with dignity to ensure everyone achieves their goals and full potential.

Attractive Events and Sites in Guadalupe

Guadalupe is beautiful all year long, but the best time to visit is during the Lent and Easter ceremonies. The celebration is colored by a Yaqui deer dance headlined by a man wearing an antler headdress while others follow suit.

The whole town gathers and holds colorful processions, with loud music and great food afterward. Tourists and locals enjoy seeing the magnificent dances, instruments, masks, and costumes. The artistic materials, songs, and dances have helped the community maintain a strong sense of identity.

The community allows non-residents to view the event but strictly prohibits taking photos, videos, or drawing pictures. A heavy fine is levied on those who break this law. Other sites to visit in Guadalupe are:

  • Our lady of Guadalupe Church
  • Mercado Mexico gift shop
  • Cactus Adventures
  • Guadalupe Cemetery

If you plan to spend the night, the neighboring Phoenix and Tempe cities have wonderful options to explore.

Is Guadelupe Safe?

Guadalupe has always been known as a relatively unsafe place to live in. According to Crime Grade, Guadelupe’s crime rate is higher than the national average. It is placed at the 16th percentile, meaning that 84% of other American cities are safer and 16% of other cities are more dangerous than Guadalupe. The most recent crime rate figure is 50.31 per 1000 residents.

Guadalupe residents consider the southeast region the safest, while the northwest neighborhoods are the most unsafe because they have more retail shops and activities happening. As a traveler, it is safer to travel as a group and hire a Guadalupe tourist guide to ensure your safety.

Guadalupe Courts

Did you know that the Guadalupe Municipal Court services are offered by the Tempe Municipal Court? You have to go to Tempe for your legal proceedings. In addition, the court has language services available for non-English speaking residents.

The Sorenson Law Firm, located in Tempe, is the Law Firm of choice for Guadalupe residents looking for legal representation. We have over 100 years of combined experience trying various litigation cases. Get in touch with us for a free initial legal consultation.

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2022-05-04
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