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Old 03-05-2021, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Not trying to turn this into a political thread, but what if border policies become extremely lax? Would this have a negative effect on Nogales, AZ?

If somebody is looking to retire there, I think that’s an important question to ask.
More taco stands? More tamales? More people willing to work instead of collecting unemployment because "my back hurts"?
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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If I were a developer, with millions to lose, I'd be crazy enough to build a high rise right smack at the Border, in one of those parking lots, on the AZ side.. Who do you think would move in there?

In Tijuana, they have built 4 30-story high rises, on the Mexican side, with a short walk to the Border, part of the New City complex.

Can you explain your point?
There is no reason to build a highrise in Nogales, lot's of open land there and the population wouldn't support it no matter what the border policy was.
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:41 AM
 
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I got hooked today on driving thru residential streets of Nogales, AZ, I couldn't stop until I had gone up and down any number of steep streets, marveling over all those old, stone houses that go way, way back to the turn of the last century. I also stumbled upon an over-the-top Cemetery in the city as well. It was getting dark and I could see myself spending a whole day in there alone.

I'm really surprised the rich people haven't discovered this city and turned it into a very expensive city to live in, with all those steep building sites on the many hills there with jaw-dropping views.

I'm guessing there's, perhaps, a number of people from Tucson who have bought houses there, and drive back and forth to Tucson everyday to work.

And if you haven't got your fill in the old, sprawling cemetery in Nogales, AZ, go across the border to Nogales, MX and they have an equally interesting cemetery which sprawls up a steep hill in the central area.
I agree with you ^^^^^.

Some nice views in Nogales, AZ .
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Old 03-07-2021, 04:31 PM
 
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where do you park your car on the US side. Why did it take so long to cross back over. Thanks

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I was just there last week with my Brother (doesn't have a passport) and we weren't even down there for any medical reason, just to buy some meds, and take the taxi to the Nogales Mall, south of town. Customs never asked any question why we were down there. They even looked thru my meds and I was surprised they didn't confiscate the Tramadol, which you usually need a prescription for, as it's a controlled substance. I've even brought anti-biotics across and no problem there without a prescription. All depends on your custom guard and the color of his/her skin, if you know what I mean. The custom guard I had was Asian!

You only need a passport if you're going more than 16 miles south of the border, or if you're flying into Mexico.

It did take 1 hour and 15 minutes to cross back over. Ugh!
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I've crossed at Tijuana some 80 times and, even if the lines are 5-6 blocks long, the lines move faster in Tijuana.

Nogales crossing? Unlike Custom guards in Tijuana, the guards are much snoopier in Nogales, checking my bags to see what meds I've bought, which is time-consuming.

If they did this in Tijuana, they'd be rioting!
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Old 03-07-2021, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Can you explain your point?
There is no reason to build a highrise in Nogales, lot's of open land there and the population wouldn't support it no matter what the border policy was.
It would be especially designed for adventuresome seniors. There's a bus station about a mile south of the Border, where you can board a bus to Guaymas/Puerto Penasco/Tijuana/Mexicali, Mazatlan and wherever.
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Old 03-08-2021, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It would be especially designed for adventuresome seniors. There's a bus station about a mile south of the Border, where you can board a bus to Guaymas/Puerto Penasco/Tijuana/Mexicali, Mazatlan and wherever.
Cool.

So I can catch a bus from Nogales Sanora to Puerto Penasco?
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Old 03-08-2021, 08:43 PM
 
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Cool.

So I can catch a bus from Nogales Sanora to Puerto Penasco?
Sockeye... Most of the folks in Nogales go to San Carlos. For Phoenician,s Rocky Point is easier. I have taken the bus to Hermosillo from NogSon. Could be safer at night, but the main areas are fine. At one point, I read it was the only municipality in Mexico, where all the tap water is treated. Foreigners can't own property within 100km of a border or 50Km of the coast.. HMO is just over 50km from the coast.. For those preferring the culture of a working city over the downsides of a resort and the usual ripoffs, HMO would be a good choice. An escape from the heat it is not... Lots of pretty girls down there.. They like Americans, too. The well heeled have no intention of working service jobs in the US or doing anything illegal.
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Old 03-11-2021, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Sockeye... Most of the folks in Nogales go to San Carlos. For Phoenician,s Rocky Point is easier. I have taken the bus to Hermosillo from NogSon. Could be safer at night, but the main areas are fine. At one point, I read it was the only municipality in Mexico, where all the tap water is treated. Foreigners can't own property within 100km of a border or 50Km of the coast.. HMO is just over 50km from the coast.. For those preferring the culture of a working city over the downsides of a resort and the usual ripoffs, HMO would be a good choice. An escape from the heat it is not... Lots of pretty girls down there.. They like Americans, too. The well heeled have no intention of working service jobs in the US or doing anything illegal.
Thanks for the good info! I'll look into that next time I'm down.
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Old 03-11-2021, 04:23 PM
 
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Nogales has some old beautiful houses, I'm not a fan of track houses in the desert.
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