List-centric website Livability.com has rated Tempe as one of the top 10 college towns in the country for 2014 based on employment and recreational opportunities.
No one would mistake the site for a peer-reviewed scientific journal -- it's owned by moving-van companies, and it began its survey by breaking college towns down by their Football Bowl Subdivision. The site looked at housing affordability, "high walkability," whether college grads would be inclined to stick around after obtaining their degrees, entertainment and other factors.
Tempe came out No. 5.More »