March 14, 2018

Coolidge, Arizona

Life in Coolidge, Arizona, explained by people who’ve lived in Coolidge:



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Coolidge Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Coolidge?

  • It’s a small town not so much drama. (Jasmin, 2 years)
  • Quiet. (Nina, 2 years)
  • Small town feel. We love the community events. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • Weather police. (Norma, 5 years)
  • Easy to get around, not lots of traffic, has the shopping we need. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Less traffic. (Tuth, 7.5 years)
  • The people. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Quiet. (Pay, 21 years)
  • Small town, traffic not to bad. (Tammie, 45 years)
  • Small town. (Jaime)
  • Most of my favorite things are gone, but my mother is still around. (John)

Coolidge Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Coolidge?

  • Not many stores or places to go, everything is about a 30 minute drive or farther. (Jasmin, 2 years)
  • Sirens. (Nina, 2 years)
  • Not growing at all. The schools need to try harder. Imagine isn’t a bad school but none are good. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • Thieving unsupervised young people. (Norma, 5 years)
  • The neighborhoods that look like landfills. They must be health hazards with all the Arizona critters! (Mary, 7 years)
  • Lack of selection for social fun. (Tuth, 7.5 years)
  • The wind that kicks up dust with fungi in it and causes Valley Fever. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Lack of things to do during day. (Pay, 21 years)
  • Nothing here to do. (Tammie, 45 years)
  • Crime. (Jaime)
  • All the yuppies from out of state. (John)

Coolidge Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Coolidge?

  • The do family events. (Jasmin, 2 years)
  • Youth center, park, ride motorcycle. (Nina, 2 years)
  • Not much. We need more options. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • Fish Friday at American Legion, great Chinese restaurant, Bull riding at the Goose, National Park. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Cotton Days, Coolidge days. (Pay, 21 years)
  • Really. Nothing here to do for a long time now. (Tammie, 45 years)
  • Really not much. (Jaime)
  • Cotton and cactus. (John)

Coolidge’s Reputation

What’s Coolidge known for?

  • Farming and small town friendly atmosphere. (Nina, 2 years)
  • The ruins. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • Crime.(Norma, 5 years)
  • Cotton, copper, Casa Grande Natl. Park. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Casa Grande Ruins. (Tuth, 7.5 years)
  • The name. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Calvin Coolidge. (Pay, 21 years)
  • Casa Grande Ruins. (Tammie, 45 years)
  • Used to be sports. (Jaime)
  • 9 miles from water, 3 feet from hell. What we used to say growing up there, lol. (John)

Coolidge Crime

What’s the crime like in Coolidge? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Nothing compared to Mesa. (Nina, 2 years)
  • Nothing really. It’s pretty quiet here. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • Skate parks, old part of Coolidge. (Norma, 5 years)
  • The crime seems to be mostly petty crime…shop lifting, petty theft and drug use (ugh). (Mary, 7 years)
  • Seems lately all areas crime. (Tuth, 7.5 years)
  • Lots of drugs and theft. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • It says it is high. I guess I live in a good neighborhood I don’t see it. (Pay, 21 years)
  • Well, right now Heartland seems to be getting hit pretty bad. (Tammie, 45 years)
  • Bad, too many section 8 people bringing in drugs and crime. They don’t care about the community, they will move to the next not caring. (Jaime)
  • Wouldn’t know, I’m not a criminal or a cop. (John)

Coolidge Advice

Any advice for people moving to Coolidge?

  • It’s a wonderful place to live and work. (Nina, 2 years)
  • Beware of all the fatal accidents in town. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • Buy a gun. (Norma, 5 years)
  • Buy where there’s an HOA or you’ll be living in a landfill! (Mary, 7 years)
  • Research your housing options and know the HOA rules. (Tuth, 7.5 years)
  • It’s a great place, love it. (Pay, 21 years)
  • Don’t and if you do don’t expect much. (Tammie, 45 years)
  • Don’t move here. (Jaime)
  • Go home yuppie, I want my desert back. (John)

Coolidge Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Coolidge (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Love the festivals and carnival twice a year! (Nina, 2 years)
  • I really enjoy the carnival here. It brings the community together. It’s fun. The parades are fun. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • Invited to visit new friend, cool. Get to back of his house (not his house). He hits me down, steals my phone and money. Met him in church. Never saw him again. (Norma, 5 years)
  • It’s a nice town with friendly people. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Volunteering for Salvation Army serving Coolidge for the last six years. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Noticed Coolidge Days this year less people not sure why is everyone moving? (Pay, 21 years)
  • When I was a kid I loved it here. We had Marty’s RollerRink and Bowling alley. (Tammie, 45 years)
  • Family grew up here. (Jaime)
  • Fishing at Picacho Reservoir long time ago use to be my favorite. (John)

Coolidge’s Future

How do you think Coolidge will change over the next 10 years?

  • It will continue to be amazing and get a Winco close by. (Nina, 2 years)
  • I am praying it grows. New builds homes, new businesses, and more. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • It’s becoming more bedroom community to casa grande. CG with new projects makes it good and cheap to buy here to work there. More working class and seniors will take over and drugs will slow. (Norma, 5 years)
  • Would love to see neighborhoods cleaned up and dwellings fixed and painted…maybe by a community organization. (Mary, 7 years)
  • Do not foresee any great changes if new businesses not allowed to survive. (Tuth, 7.5 years)
  • I think growth is inevitable what with all the building going on around us. (Nancy, 10 years)
  • Hopefully the roads will be done. (Pay, 21 years)
  • It will probably get worse as the type of people who move in. (Tammie, 45 years)
  • Hope it gets better. (Jaime)

Coolidge Facts

Any other interesting facts about Coolidge?

  • Love the farming – cotton. (Nina, 2 years)
  • It’s a very diverse town. Moving here from out of state we expected differently from what the statistics online say. It’s a nice place to raise a family. (Chanell, 4 years)
  • Too much small town politics. (Jaime)