| News |

Tempe Named One of "America's Most Fun, Affordable Cities" -- Agree?

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The City of Tempe is proud to report that Tempe's Mill Avenue District area was near the top of some list of "America's Most Fun, Affordable Cities."

Since Ocean City, Maryland topped the list, it was kind of an indication that this one could be tossed in the garbage, but a city press release notes this is the second straight year the downtown Tempe area has held the third spot in this list.

Mayor Mark Mitchell -- who was once known to have fun, or something like it, on Mill Avenue -- calls it a place with "something for everyone."

Tempe's probably better than some of the budget "resort towns" that haven't seen an ounce of fun in 20 years, but based on your professional opinion and experience of ripping shots on Mill Avenue, is Tempe one of the most fun cities in the country?

Cast your vote below:

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.