Labeled a "millennial magnet," the city has become more popular with young workers than other national hotspots such as Minneapolis, Austin and Denver. It rates number one when pitted against other Arizona cites when it comes to walking and biking. Charming neighborhoods, such as Maple-Ash, are admired for lush landscaping, area pubs and public art. Light rail runs through Tempe, connecting it to both downtown Phoenix and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Downtown's Mill Avenue has been called one of Arizona's best places for strolling and window shopping. At Tempe Town Lake, you can rent a kayak, stand-up paddle board or pedal boat and enjoy views of the city that you won't get anywhere else.

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Home to Arizona State University and sunny weather with less than 10 inches of annual rainfall, Tempe, Arizona attracts a steady stream of both short- and long-term residents. Gorgeous new construction, affordable condos, townhomes, and spacious homes with land and horse privileges can all be found here. This is a market where you will find patios and swimming pools even in lower price ranges. Attractive low-water, native gardening is common.

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