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Tempe is located in Maricopa County on the southern city limits of Phoenix between Phoenix and Mesa along Interstate 17. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 167,622, an increase of 25,629 since 1990.

Tempe is part of the Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona metro area.

Tempe, Arizona's fifth largest city, has successfully blended the dynamics of a high-tech business center and the fun and excitement of a resort city. Tempe began as a small agricultural community, but by 1960, the last of the local farms were quickly disappearing as Tempe grew to become a large modern city. The town boasts nearly 300 days of sunshine a year and the city's small college has grown and in 1958 the institution was renamed Arizona State University.

Old Town Tempe is a cultural center as well as the City's principal business district. The area offers premier cultural, shopping, and entertainment.

Carsten Institute Of Hair And Beauty | North American Technical College | Pow Wow at ASU | Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts | The Buttes, A Marriott Resort |
Art Gibson's | Red River Music Hall | Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park Tempe | Mill Avenue Bridge |
Education Arizona School of Massage Therapy | Arizona State University | Cook College & Theological School | Escalante Community Center |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Balboa Cafe | Byblos Restaurant | Crocodile Cafe | Likle Montego Jamaican Cafe | McDuffy's & Bash on Ash | Mill Landing Restaurant | Paradise Bar & Grill | Pizzeria Uno-Tempe | Plum Creek Steakhouse | Rinaldi's on Third | Spaghetti Company | The Improv | The Tempe IMPROV | The Waterfront Restaurant |
Golf Americas Best Value Inn Tempe Asu | Karsten Golf Course | Ramada Limited Tempe University | Super 8 Motel Tempe/Asu/Phoenix Area | Aidan Clinic | Tempe St Luke's Hospital |
History Petersen House Museum |
Public Libraries Tempe Public Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Fiesta Inn | Gammage Auditorium |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Jeanne Bryson, REALTOR | Marshall Cleveland, REALTOR | Rita McVay Realtor |
Shopping Celtic House Imports |
Health Resorts and Spas Total Body Wellness |
Sports and Sporting Events Kiwanis Park Recreation Center | Kiwanis Park Tennis Center | Sun Devil Stadium |
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Wyndham Buttes Resort |

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11/24 Coming to The area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be: Kids activities, Entertainment, Food, Vendors, Bed races, Concert (Saturday night), Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.