Downtown Tempe, Arizona, is a popular hangout spot for local apartment residents, who frequently mingle with visitors from Phoenix
and the city's burgeoning college student population, supported by Arizona State University.
That school's student population is north of 44,000 and it is regarded around the nation as a premier research, engineering and business institution. ASU graduates frequently stay in Tempe after college and become long-time apartment residents. A big reason for that is because the city's lively downtown district provides one of Arizona's strongest entertainment centers. There are a number of popular restaurants, cafes and theatres that provide live music, stage performances and film showings. ASU's Gammage Auditorium also plays host to a number of world-renowned productions.
Each year, tens of thousands of local apartment renters are drawn to Downtown Tempe for the annual Festival of the Arts. Held once in both the spring and fall, the event has won a number of national festival awards and attracts around 225,000 visitors each year, according to event officials. Applicants come from all around the country, although many are also apartment residents who live right in Tempe itself.
Tempe apartment residents also have a number of popular sports teams to root for. ASU's Sun Devils play host to college football's annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, while Major League Baseball's Anaheim Angels also have a spring training facility in Tempe.
Looking for apartments in Tempe? Look no further than ApartmentGuide.com to find Tempe apartments for rent and learn more about this neighborhood.