Introduction to Guadalupe, Arizona
Guadalupe, Arizona, in Maricopa county, is 4 miles SW of Tempe, Arizona and 8 miles SE of Phoenix, Arizona. The town is part of the Phoenix-Mesa metropolitan statistical area. About 5,228 people live in Guadalupe.
The town of Guadalupe was founded by Yaqui Native Americans in 1907, but was not officially incorporated until 1975. The Yaquis fled from their homeland, Sonora, and settled in present-day Guadalupe to avoid severe from the Mexican Government. Most of them came to the Salt River Valley to work on the construction of local canals. Since the city's inception, it has been known as a center of Yaqui culture and celebrates several Yaqui religious festivals throughout the year.
Guadalupe and nearby Attractions
- South Mountain Park
- Arizona Military Museum
- Firebred Lake
- Papago Park
- Pueblo Grande Ruin
Things To Do In Guadalupe
Local parks include the South Mountain Park, Papago Park and the Usery Mountain Recreation Area, which is spread across an area of around 3,648 acres. Historic Pueblo Grande Ruin and the Firebred Lake are accessible from Guadalupe as well.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is nearby.
Guadalupe Higher Education
Arizona State University, Rio Salado Community College and Mesa Community College are the nearby colleges and universities.