Tempe is located about 2 miles South of Phoenix Sky Harbor. It is on 40.2 square miles with an estimated population of 161,719 (census 2010). Mostly known as a college town, Tempe is home to Arizona State University which was ranked by US News in the top tier of national universities. The ASU campus is quite impressive with an eclectic mix of inspiring buildings and vibrant energy of a college population. Gammage Auditorium was designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is the stage for our towns Broadway series, lectures, concerts, and plays. The Mill Avenue District is a pedestrian-friendly downtown with plenty of nightlife, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Tempe hosts fantastic events including the Festival of the Arts, Oktoberfest, and Fourth of July celebrations.
The Tempe Town Lake features the Cox Splash kids playground, beach park, boating, kayaking, rowing, and bike paths. The award-winning Tempe Center for the Arts is visually stunning and houses a state of the art 600 seat theater, a 200- seat theater and an art gallery. It is home to various theater, dance and musical groups. ASU Karsten Golf Club was named one of the best campus courses by Golfweek magazine in 2011. There are two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Tempe with US Airways and Insight Enterprises. Due to the college population, housing ranges from modest rental units to lavish condominiums and brownstones. Tempe’s residential streets tend to enjoy the shade of mature trees and lush landscape. Tempe’s zip codes are 85281, 85282, 85283, 85284, 85285, and 85287.