Tempe is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a 2007 population of 174,091. The city is named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece. Tempe is located in the East Valley section of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
It is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. Tempe is the location of US Airways's corporate headquarters, and of Arizona State University's oldest, largest and main campus.
Tempe, Arizona is packed with history, culture, shopping, dining, nightlife, sports and special events. Tempe, Arizona is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in the middle of the Phoenix metropolitan area.