Tempe Named One of the Most Exciting Suburbs in America

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Tina Riddle
Tempe celebrates Oktoborfest at Tempe Beach Park.
In case you haven't noticed, Tempe's been getting a lot of hype lately. In addition to being the next potential trendy baby name, the Valley town also has been named one of America's most creative mid-size cities and it got props for being home to the hottest college girls.

Now the suburb takes home another title that's sure to grab the attention of thrill-seeking house hunters.

See also: What Neighborhood Is Phoenix's Williamsburg?

The real estate bloggers over at Movoto recently released a list of the 10 Most Exciting Suburbs in America, and coming in at number eight was Tempe. The college town took the title of "exciting suburb" after meeting some of Movoto's compelling criteria, which included nightlife, live-music venues, active options, and a desirable lack of fast food restaurants.

In explaining why Movoto chose Tempe, the blog noted that 44 percent of the city comprises younger residents between the ages of 18 and 34 and that its nightlife ranked ninth overall, thanks to places like Mill Cue Club and Big Bang.

The areas where Tempe did not fair so well? Those would be the food and activities categories. Movoto took off serious points for the city's relative lack of recreation hubs compared to other suburbs on the list and even more points for the number of fast food chains dominating the more ideal mom-and-pop establishments.

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The Big Bang

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40 comments
Anthony Rivale
Anthony Rivale

Tempe, King of the most unsustainable movements last century.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Not enough mexicans in tempe, boycott it!

Steve Kalan
Steve Kalan

Beautiful women and beautiful weather

Hector Joe Mora
Hector Joe Mora

The roof on the building in the background is 3 feet off center . Really !

Shannon Smith
Shannon Smith

The sixth largest city in the US is NOT a suburb - and that population number doesn't include Scottsdale or Mesa or any of the others. The grass is always greener... Love PHX and all it has to offer. Excited Tempe is on the list. :)

Jeff Ramon
Jeff Ramon

First of all- Phoenix is all suburbs. I wouldn't call downtown Phoenix much of a " city".

Kimbo Hike-ster
Kimbo Hike-ster

Exciting and suburbs should not be in the same sentence!

G Paul Hudak
G Paul Hudak

Dude, Tempe is perfect...except for the occasional Juggalo

Steve Palermo
Steve Palermo

I guess that depends on your definition of excitement.

David Heward
David Heward

Tempe has ALWAYS been the most exciting city in the Valley. As long as I can remember!

Lynn Payne
Lynn Payne

Don't know, but I'd like to be a judge.

robowired
robowired

Yes, in AZ it's surely the best place for all kind of entertainments. Not so much when you compare it to other big city suburbs in US.

Rob Zemeida
Rob Zemeida

Some of the best bars and live music can be found in good ol' Tempe; I'd say that's pretty exciting!

Michael Swann
Michael Swann

tempe is better than any city in nc, including the traingle anf triad

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