About the area:
Downtown Tempe is eclectic, energetic and enthusiastic.
The urban pace shows in high heels walking on the brick sidewalks on balmy afternoons as executives head to lunch meetings - or happy hour. Downtown Tempe offers more than 175 restaurants, nightclubs and retail shops.
Downtown Tempe also provides more than 20,000 jobs to employees. America West Corporate Headquarters is in Tempe, as is the regional headquarters for Chase Manhattan Bank. A number of public relations firms, law firms, computer companies and architects also keep offices in the downtown.
Connected to Arizona State University on the south and to Tempe Town Lake to the north, downtown Tempe is uniquely positioned. It's not unusual to see the country's top scientists and researchers and students strolling down Mill Avenue or boating on Town Lake. The ASU IRA A. Fulton School of Engineering maintains its offices at the Brickyard on Mill Avenue.
Loft living in both apartments and condominiums, as well as traditional houses, are available in the downtown area.
Have dinner. Take in a Broadway show or chuckle at the Improv. Visit an art gallery or check out the Mars space flight facility.