Tempe is the home of the main campus of Arizona State University and has long been known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. Tempe has amazing restaurants and shops in its bustling downtown, the Mill Avenue District. The city has a fairly dense, urbanized development pattern in the northern part of the city with a growing skyline and nationally recognized employers like Chase Financial Services, Edward Jones, and Lifelock.
Tempe applauds itself for highly educated, tech-savvy and a youthful population, as well as its big-city amenities, which are the envy of many other major metropolitan areas. Going south, development becomes less dense, consisting of single-family homes, strip malls and lower-density office parks. Tempe is a 20-minute city, you can walk, bus, ride, bike or drive anywhere in the city within 20 minutes.