Realty Executives Phoenix
Denise van den Bossche
Denise van den Bossche
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Tempe Town Lake is one of the first landmarks you will see as you descend into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Walk, jog or bike along it's shores, or rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard. Annual events feature fireworks celebrating New Year's Eve, the Fourth of July, the Tempe Ironman Competition, the New Times Marathon and the Pat Tillman Run, among others. The Mill Avenue bridge serves as ground zero of Arizona State University's main campus. Here you will find a truly walkable lifestyle of residential, shops, restaurants, night life, theatre co-existing with office buildings and corporate headquarters. Hamilton returns for its second tour to a sold out Gammage September 2021. (Bridgeview, pictured above, is the ultimate lifestyle. photo courtesy of listing agent DeniseVDB.com)
Tempe is 40 square miles, bordered by Old Town Scottsdale, the 202 freeway, Phoenix and Mesa and the East Valley. Just 15 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport, it is home to Arizona State University, the University of Phoenix, the Maricopa County Community College District, the nation’s largest, and many more. Tempe claims that 42% of all residents over age 25 hold a Bachelor’s Degree, and 18 percent have a doctorate. Tempe is the only city in Arizona with border to border light rail. The rail system connects to regional buses, the airport, and downtown Phoenix, including downtown's ASU/UofA/NAU campus, T-Gen, and Championship Diamondbacks Baseball and Phoenix Suns Basketball Parks. The population of Tempe is approximately 182,000.
Young professionals, relocating to the Valley from decades of job opportunity growth, enjoy the vibrancy of the amenities and activities available year round, with the average age of residents 28-29.
Tempe is adjacent the Phoenix city park system, with 182 parks containing nearly 42,000 acres, making it the largest municipal park system in the nation. The nearby Desert Botanical Garden is one of the few public gardens dedicated to desert plans and displaying samples from all over the world. Next door is the Phoenix Zoo, the nation's largest privately owned non-profit zoo.
Tempe is also adjacent to Old Town Scottsdale at the southern most border of Scottsdale Arizona. Old Town is known for its vibrant night life, shopping and consistantly top rated restaurants, museums and art galleries.
The Phoenix metro Valley has one of the lowest costs of livings and as of January 2019 was named 5th lowest in property taxes. Business disrution is low due to rare natural disasters. As of September 2021, the Valley was named one of the top career spots for technology. This and many other reasons keep the Valley continually in the press.
And Tempe is centrally located, just a 2 hour drive from snow skiing in Flagstaff, 4 hours to the west coast, and 6 hours from Los Angeles or San Diego. A 45 minute drive takes you to a string of lakes from the Colorado river providing great access to water sports, hiking, camping and fishing. Tempe is considered in the Phoenix Metro East Valley, adjacent to the Tonto National Forrest.