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
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.
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.
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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