Tempe Travel Guide

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Tempe Overview

Official Tourism Site: http://www.tempetourism.com/

Much like its larger neighbor Phoenix, Tempe is a relatively young and up-and-coming city. Incorporated in 1894, Tempe is a landlocked city that has a total area of 40.2 square miles and a population of approximately 170,000 according to the 2006 census. Tempe makes up one of many suburbs that comprise the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area (also known as "The Valley of the Sun").

Tempe is best known as the home of the main campus of Arizona State University, which is now the largest state university in the U.S. as measured by undergraduate enrollment. As a "college town," Tempe is a young, vibrant city that is full of energy and always changing with the times. A person can come here to get a world class education or just spend the day shopping and eating at one of the many venues located throughout the city (the most popular of which is the "Mill Avenue District").

Other highlights include Tempe Town Lake (an artificial lake and park) and Tempe Center for the Arts -- one of the Valley's premier cultural venues.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport actually constitutes part of the border between Phoenix and Tempe. The Metro Light Rail stops at both Mill Avenue and the ASU campus.

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