Tempe has successfully blended the dynamics of a high-tech business center, the fun and excitement of a resort community, the warmth and comfort of a residential neighborhood and the small town atmosphere of a college community. Tempe is located in central Maricopa County adjoining the cities of Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler and Phoenix. Tempe’s strategic location is a boom to businesses and residents who have convenient access to all areas of the Valley. Located in the heart of Tempe, Arizona State University has more than 51,000 students and is the largest of four campuses. Mill Avenue, located northwest of the campus offers entertainment and restaurants that cater to the growing university crowd. Day or night, enjoy shopping, dining and nightly entertainment in a lively outdoor setting at Tempe Marketplace.