This well-known college town is a favorite among young professionals, artists, and students who mostly come for the renowned bike paths, advanced public transportation system, unique artistic flare, and active city life.

In fact, this centrally located, bustling community was recently ranked as one of the best places to live for those in their 20’s and 30’s!

One of Tempe’s strongest draws for the millennial crowd is the many alternative forms of transportation. Thousands of residents ride their bikes to work year-round on the 175-miles of freshly paved and well-maintained bike paths. The Tempe Metro Light Rail System is one of the nation’s most well-developed offering students and residents, alike, the opportunity to get to work, home, and everything in between via a convenient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly light rail system that runs through the entire city. Plus, the Orbit Shuttles offer Arizona State University students and faculty a free ride through campus and its attached neighborhoods. With so many options, Tempe’s roads and highways enjoy less pollution and traffic than other cities of similar size and population. 

Tempe’s other draw and a local favorite is the Tempe Town Lake. Situated right at the edge of the Arizona State University Campus, and just blocks from Downtown, this active lake is actually the second-most visited public attraction in Arizona. Paddleboats, kayaks, and pontoons are a common sight on this 2-mile lake. Some boaters are lounging and enjoying the views, while others are hoping to get a bite from the catfish, trout, or bass that are fully stocked year-round. There are over 5 miles of paved pathways for joggers, bikers, and walkers, and the swimming beach, volleyball courts, and natural habitats areas are always humming with activity. 

Whether they walk, ride, or drive, residents and students in Tempe head home from the lake, campus, or work to classic Arizona-style neighborhoods with tidy adobe row homes and classic ranches. Because this is an artists’ paradise, many of the lush lawns are distinctly decorated with handmade projects or one-of-a-kind pieces purchased at one of the many local shops, boutiques, shows, or art walks. 

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly desert oasis, look no further than Tempe! We’ll help you make this flexible, friendly, and progressive community home! Call us today for availability and showings!