South Tucson, Arizona
This community is just one mile square, and is entirely surrounded by the City of Tucson. Of the 1997 population of about 5600, 83% were Mexican-American, and 10% are Native American Indian. This area has the reputation of offering some of the finest and most authentic Mexican restaurants in the state. It is very similar to Guadalupe in Phoenix in that it is a little cultural haven in the middle of a bigger town. Demographically, the area is not as well off as Tucson in general (for example, unemployment rates in The City of South Tucson are more than double the unemployment rates in the City of Tucson) but somehow, in just this square mile, more than 300 businesses exist.
Things to Do:
Nortefio Music Festival and Street Fair: Celebrates northern Mexico every Labor Day Weekend.
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Last revised: October 30, 1998