The little college “town that could”.
The little college “town that could” that includes that hip, youthful college vibe and is packed with bars and restaurants, coffee shops, a wide variety of grocery options and much more. Many of Arizona State University’s around 80,000 on-campus students live in this central area of downtown, bringing a liveliness and fun atmosphere that you get anywhere else.
Don’t miss Tempe Town Lake, a big draw for arts and farmer’s market lovers and outdoors people. The lake is a popular place to relax and enjoy the water and the valley views. It’s home to the Tempe Festival of the Arts, Tempe Greek Festival, Ironman Arizona Triathlon and ASU rowing regatta, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon and more. In addition, Papago Park, a desert park, offers nearly 10 miles of trails for mountain biking and
Another plus for Tempe is the free public transportation, Orbit Free Neighborhood Circulator Shuttle, that regularly runs throughout Tempe’s neighborhoods. So it’s quick to ride to the university for an ASU Sun Devils game or ASU Gamage Theater-Broadway show or hop around to businesses and back home.
The town has reinvented itself and has brought in many new industries, including in tech and more. The college vibe combined with innovation, arts and culture, gives it a mini-city feel while keeping the city with its numerous single-family houses feeling safe and neighborly. What’s not to like?
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