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City Summary - Tempe, Arizona
Named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, Tempe is located in metropolitan Phoenix and borders Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa and Guadalupe. This Maricopa County inner suburb’s warm climate, flat terrain and scenic lakes make life enjoyable for Tempe’s 170,000 residents. Not only is the city a suburb of the state capital, but its growing skyline—thanks to residential, retail and office properties—is increasingly making Tempe a major hub in The Grand Canyon State.

Fortune 500 companies US Airways and Insight Enterprises are headquartered in the city. In addition, ice cream parlor chain Cold Stone Creamery launched its business in Tempe and its first store still operates in the city. Other companies that call Tempe home include LifeLock, Limelight Networks, Circle K and Mobile Mini. Along with its multiple school districts for K-12 students, the Tempe campus is the largest in the Arizona State University network. For those who wish to pursue careers in gaming, the University of Advancing Technology awards degrees in game art, design and animation.

Sports fans enjoy easy access to professional athletic teams in neighboring Phoenix, including the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals. Its Sun Devil Stadium on the Arizona State University campus is the site for college football, baseball and basketball games. While the Tempe Cultural Services Division commissions artists and designers to install permanent and temporary public projects, events such as the annual New Year’s Eve Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party and venues like the Tempe Center for the Arts bring residents together for fun and recreation. Many also enjoy fishing, boating, biking and rock climbing.

The perfect combination of hospitality and flair, Tempe is a dynamic blend of history and contemporary living. A city that continues to draw people because of its character and style, Tempe is a destination that offers exciting opportunities for work, life and play for all who choose to take advantage of its Southwestern charm.
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