From its recent influx of high-rise residential and commercial developments to its ever-expanding downtown business and shopping district that extends well beyond Mill Avenue, Downtown Tempe is growing up, and it’s apparent everywhere you turn. Downtown offers more than 100 restaurants, retailers and nightclubs that supply more than 20,000 jobs in the area, while the city’s impressive list of major employers offers career opportunities with the likes of Microsoft, LifeLock, Waste Management and Silicon Valley Bank.
Uniquely interconnected in every direction, Downtown Tempe offers Tempe Town Lake to the north, while Arizona State University sits east. The only walkable urban atmosphere anywhere in the Valley, Tempe’s entertainment district is home to a one-of-a-kind combination of eclectic tastes, eternal entertainment options, authentic Southwestern and global eats and an endless variety of street performers who specialize in the weird, the wild and the whimsical.
Hundreds of marathons and triathlons draw world-class athletes to town each year, while an abundance of community events attract everyone from culinary royalty to craft beer aficionados. Whether you’re drawn to the nightlife or simply seeking a little rest and relaxation in the form of sunbathing, kayaking or exploring the great outdoors, you’ll want to make Tempe your home.