Guadalupe is a small town of approximately 5,500 people, and it is unique among all the cities in the Phoenix area in that it is primarily a Native American and Hispanic community. Located between Tempe and Phoenix, this town was originally founded by Yaqui Indians. A 25-year-old shopping center is located in the town, featuring stores that surround a plaza area. Over the years this section of the city has been renovated, and it now boasts many different shops and restaurants. Arizona homes that are located in this town often reflect the culture of the community. The town has natural borders, with Interstate 10 and Phoenix to the west, the Highline Canal on the east, and the city of Tempe to both the north and south. With an area of only one square mile, this city is not one of the fastest-growing in the region, but that is part of what makes it so charming. A strong sense of cultural identity links most people that live in Guadalupe.