Tempe is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is located 11 miles from the city of Phoenix. Tempe is bordered by Phoenix, Guadalupe, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Mesa.
Tempe is the corporate headquarters for US Airways and Insight Enterprises, two Fortune 500 Companies. It is also home to Arizona State University. Other companies with office space or other facilities in the town include Limelight Networks, LifeLock, First Solar, the Salt River Project, Circle K, Fulton Homes, and Mobile Mini.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the great places to spend an afternoon is the Tempe Marketplace. This is a large open air mall that offers live music, as well as water and laser shows. There are over 120 retailers, restaurants, and entertainment venues. This is a very pedestrian friendly environment with a large courtyard and a stage for concerts. There are areas that offer outdoor fireplaces, fountains, and seating areas. The Tempe Town Lake offers recreational activities that include fishing, boating, kayaking, rowing, dragon boating, and standup paddle boarding. Dining options in Tempe include House of Tricks, Montis La Casa Vieja, La Bocca, Z’Tejas, Caffe Boa, and Rula Bula Irish Pub and Restaurant.
The nearest major airport to Tempe is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Phoenix, Arizona and is 7 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which has domestic flights from Mesa, Arizona and is 23 miles from Tempe. There is a METRO Light rail system serving Downtown Tempe and the Arizona State University, with service to Phoenix and Mesa. The City of Tempe operates a free shuttle service for five routes near Arizona State University.