Offers its residents a suburban way of life, with just a touch of urban living.

Welcome to Tempe

A vibrant, growing community with an upbeat tempo
Tempe is home to a lot of greatness; Arizona State University, a buzzing arts community, and an abundance of fun attractions. It is a youthful city filled to the brim with culture, gorgeous scenery, and an ever-developing skyline. Tempe offers its residents a suburban way of life, with just a touch of urban living.

What to Love

  • Vibrant, upbeat energy found throughout the entire city
  • Year-round events with household and up-and-coming name
  • A budding small business community that is consistently growing

Local Lifestyle

While Tempe attracts mostly college students and young professionals, it does offer an enjoyable pace of living to everyone who calls this vibrant city their home. Those who live in Tempe lead a very active lifestyle, and tend to be fairly health-conscious — you would be too if you were surrounded by state-of-the-art fitness clubs and tasty, nourishing food. Aside from being a very “mobile” city, Tempe is a great place for those who wish to immerse themselves in their community. The city hosts several large festivals throughout the year, and there are several opportunities to get involved in area organizations.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Tempe is a foodie’s playground. The dining scene in Tempe is exceptional, and there are many award-winning eateries to choose from. For New American fare in a cozy 1920s bungalow, check out House of Tricks. If you are craving a delectable brunch on a Sunday afternoon, Social Hall serves up outstanding Latin-inspired dishes in comfortable, rustic digs. And, if you are looking for something quick and light to satiate your appetite after the gym, stop by Loving Hut for vegan Asian-fusion fares.
For quality entertainment, from national touring artists like Adele and Katy Perry, the Marquee Theatre is the spot. If you want to get a feel for the local music scene, pop into the Low Key Piano Bar for exciting dueling piano shows, or Yucca Tap Room for a range of performers. Those seeking fun for the entire family should check out Main Event, Tilt Studio, or Legoland Discovery Center in Arizona Mills.
If you are in the mood for some retail therapy, Tempe Marketplace has a great selection of retail giants and smaller boutiques. For high-end jewelry pieces and accessories, Brio Jewelry is a favorite among locals. For luxury connoisseurs, Turnstyle Consignment is a wonderful place to buy or sell gently worn luxury clothing, shoes, and furniture.

Things to Do

The weekend comes around, and you may decide that a day out in nature is exactly what you need. Set up a picnic at Tempe Beach Park, or roam the ASU Desert Arboretum. If you are an art fanatic, Tempe hosts one of the largest arts festivals every year in late March and early December. The Tempe Festival of the Arts features over 300 artists in 17 categories — from jewelry to photography and more!


  • Tempe Preparatory Academy, Grades 6-12; A nationally recognized public charter school that aims to educate students through a core liberal arts curriculum.
  • Center for Educational Excellence, K-8; Offers an accelerated curriculum and enriching activities that ensure maximum growth in students.
  • Pathways Preschool, PreK; Utilizing the Reggio Emilia approach to learning, Pathways offers a curriculum that encourages children's natural curiosity and helps students become active participants in learning.

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