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 Phoenix metro area.
The area compromising of Tempe is relatively flat except for its most prominent point, Hayden Butte (also known as A-Mountain for Arizona State University's "A" logo located on its south face). Just north of the butte and Sun Devil Stadium is the Salt River which until 1999 was a normally dry riverbed. The Tempe stretch of riverbed became the Tempe Town Lake when two inflatable dams were erected creating a year-round recreational lake.
Tempe is no longer a sleepy little suburb of Phoenix. It 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.
During the spring Tempe is the home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim spring training facility. The field is called Diablo Stadium, which is funny cause the Angels play in the Devils(Diablo) Stadium, kinda funny.
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