The city of Tempe is surrounded.  With the cities of Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Ahwatukee (which is a village), Phoenix and Scottsdale flanking its borders, the city is landlocked.  As such, Tempe is moving up...literally!  


Much of the upward momentum can be witnessed along Town Lake , Mill Avenue and along Rio Salado Parkway where high-rise condominiums and office buildings fetch a very, very pretty penny.  This growth in development works well for Tempe and barring an economic downturn, the landlocked nature of the city (in my opinion) provides stability for real estate. 

In terms of location, being landlocked (surrounded) has its advantages.  Nearly every city close by.  Be anywhere easily using Loop 101, Loop 202, US60, or I-10.  Sky Harbor Airport is approximately 10 minutes from the city's center.

Tempe is innovative, diverse and vibrant with a look and feel all its own.  In 2016 approximately 182,500 residents called Tempe home, plus at least half of the 72,000 students attending Arizona State University.  Residents experience an excellent quality of life with numerous parks, golf courses, along with festivals and events.

Tempe is served by more than one school district as is the case with other east valley cities.  The reason I'm told is school district boundaries were set before city lines were drawn.  While most schools fall within the Tempe Elementary School District and Tempe Union High School District, some students will attend schools in the Kyrene School District, Mesa Public Schools and Scottsdale Unified District.

Although the Hayden Flour Mill on the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway serves as a reminder of the city's agricultural past, today's list of Tempe employers largely encompass the sectors of education, business, finance and technology.


Diversity, proximity,  quality of life, and innovation make Tempe a city you will want to call home!

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