Nogales, Arizona

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Nogales Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Nogales?

  • Rent is cheap. (Karla, 5 months)
  • No gang members. (Frances, 15 years)
  • The best of both countries. (Donamaria, 18 years)
  • Small town. (Michelle, 18 years)

Nogales Least Favorites

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

  • There are not enough job offers. (Karla, 5 months)
  • Having nowhere to go for fun. (Frances, 15 years)
  • Line at the border on both sides. (Donamaria, 18 years)
  • Not much to do or not much places to shop. (Michelle, 18 years)

Nogales Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Nogales?

  • Market and going to Mexico. (Donamaria, 18 years)

Nogales’s Reputation

What’s Nogales known for?

  • The border. (Frances, 15 years)
  • Drugs and illegals jump the border. (Donamaria, 18 years)
  • Being near Mexico. (Michelle, 18 years)

Nogales Crime

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

  • There’s not that much crime. (Frances, 15 years)
  • Not so bad.. Freeway I-19! (Donamaria, 18 years)

Nogales Advice

Any advice for people moving to Nogales?

  • There’s no jobs in Nogales. (Frances, 15 years)
  • Enjoy your neighborhood, walk around, get to know the people. (Donamaria, 18 years)
  • Make sure you know Spanish or you’re not going to get far. (Michelle, 18 years)

Nogales Stories

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

  • People are very rude here in Nogales and very racist. (Frances, 15 years)
  • Too many, I really love Nogales. (Donamaria, 18 years)

Nogales’s Future

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

  • Better. (Karla, 5 months)
  • It’ll probably be a ghost town up in 10 years. (Frances, 15 years)
  • Not much. (Donamaria, 18 years)
  • Be a ghost town. (Michelle, 18 years)

Nogales Facts

Any other interesting facts about Nogales?

  • You would be surprised how many people are bilingual. (Donamaria, 18 years)