Tempe, Arizona spans 40 square miles and is situated between Phoenix and Guadalupe on the West, Chandler to the South, Mesa on the East and Scottsdale to the North.
Tempe AZ is the home of the original Arizona State University campus and it’s young, urban, walking friendly atmosphere – Tempe has a go big or go home attitude with every new project it takes on. Boasting the largest shopping mall in Arizona (Arizona Mills),and one of the largest open air malls with a live music stage (Tempe Marketplace), plus the Tempe Town Lake where canoeing in the city became a regular occurrence – Tempe has more activities and entertainment centers than you can fit into a single vacation.
Homes range from mid-50’s and 60s ranch style homes to sky rise condominiums and just about every kind of single family home and townhouse in between. With a median age of 28, Tempe appeals to a younger crowd but with the cultural components and laid back atmosphere that people of all ages are drawn to.
If you are interested in the arts and culture don’t miss the theater at Gammage Auditorium, the live music venues up and down Mill Avenue, or the various galleries and pop up art centers managed by the university.
More interested in sports? While there are, no major sports teams based in Tempe, you can still catch a spring training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium with the Anaheim Angels, college sports at the Sun Devil Stadium, or start your own game of Frisbee golf in one of the cities many parks. If you’re a golfer, Papago Golf Club is a must play course located on the Tempe / Phoenix border.
With more than 44 hotels and over 5,000 hotel rooms – Tempe has a vibrant tourism scene with many who come to play, staying to work at one of the city’s largest employers including Chase, Edward Jones, Insight, State Farm, Monster, GoDaddy.com, Smith Barney and Wells Fargo.