Tempe is a lively place to call home. It's not just a suburb of the nation's fifth largest city of Phoenix, Tempe is a happening kinda place. It's a hub of activity. Fun, recreation, fishing, picnicking, sailing, dining, annual festivals, shopping, entertainment and vibrant nightlife.
Although bridges now provide access, today Tempe is still the crossroads that separates Phoenix from its East Valley neighbor cities of Chandler, Gilbert and beyond.
Its strategic location is a boon to both businesses and residents who have convenient access to all areas of the Valley of the Sun, as well as major cities throughout the Southwest. Ten minutes away from the city is Sky Harbor International Airport, the hub of US Airways, whose corporate headquarters are located in Tempe.
Arizona State University calls Tempe it's home. It is the largest public university in the United States by enrollment.