tempe: ASU Keeps The Cup – Looks To Beat Stanford - 12/01/13 10:02 PM
Wowza, what a fun game that was. ASU thumps UofA in the annual “Duel in the Desert” at Sun Devil Stadium. The yearly match up between the two schools is such a fun rivalry. The teams, the fans and the coaches always look forward to this game and the excitement is tough to match.
 
For the season, ASU is Pac-12 South champion and will now host Stanford to see who wins the conference and goes to the Rose Bowl. If you are like me and live in Tempe, you’ve noticed the excitement in the air. Hosting the Pac-12 championship in Tempe is … (4 comments)

tempe: Another Hidden Gem in Tempe - 09/19/13 09:57 AM
If you were to ask people what they think of when you ask them about living Tempe Arizona, living on the lake might not be the first thing that comes to mind.
The Lakes in Tempe is kind of a hidden gem that sometimes gets overlooked. The area is a great combination of location and lifestyle and can be hard to beat for lakeside living in AZ. 

Residents of The Lakes can enjoy driving their boat to Pier 54 for lakeside food and drink, too. A very cool bonus, for sure!.
Some of the other things that make The Lakes … (0 comments)

tempe: Agents And Sellers Should Check Data - 01/14/13 10:59 PM
I have had a few interesting discussions with buyers and with local agents in the past about the fact that not all data in the mls should be looked at as being 100% true or accurate. No, I’m not going to get in to the whole Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com thing, I’m talking about agent entered data. Things like rooms sizes can be a hot button for some and school districts can be another.
Schools… Here in Tempe, we certainly get a lot of people searching for specific schools. While the very most popular school search comes from students and parents looking … (0 comments)

tempe: Another Amazing Tempe Location - Regatta Pointe - 12/21/12 10:14 PM
If you are looking for a second to none location in Tempe, it is pretty hard to beat Regatta Pointe.
Regatta Pointe is surrounded by some of Tempe’s finest attractions and is located just west of Mill Avenue on the south side of the famed Tempe Town Lake. Within minutes, residents can enjoy the Mill Avenue District, Tempe Beach Park, the Tempe Center for the Arts, the Phoenix zoo, Sky Harbor International Airport, a leisurely hike up Hayden Butte and so much more.
Regatta Pointe is also just a few minutes away from Arizona State University.
This complex was built in … (3 comments)

tempe: Tempe Ready For Another BIG Party - 12/21/12 09:46 PM
So, it’s almost party time in Tempe, AZ where the annual Tempe Block Party is always a sure bet for people looking to bring in the New Year while having a ton of fun.
A few changes are in store for the party this year. Unlike recent years, Mill Avenue will NOT be blocked off and partiers will not have to pay to get to the Mill Avenue District.
As always, there will be live music, dancing, a Family Fun Zone, fireworks and much, much more happening the entire night. At midnight and at 9pm, there will be a fireworks display. … (0 comments)

tempe: ASU Heads To San francisco - 12/04/12 08:42 PM
After a somewhat controversial start in becoming the head coach of the ASU football team, coach Todd Graham came in and did what many of the fans and boosters wanted. He beat UofA in one heck of a game down in Tucson. While a couple of wins slipped through the cracks, most people look at the year as a turning point in to a new era. The team seems to have much more discipline and focus and the term “In Todd We Trust” has been thrown around Tempe quite often.
Now that the regular season is over, the Sun Devils will … (0 comments)

tempe: Honor Pat Tillman in Tempe This Weekend - 04/16/12 02:42 AM
Pat Tillman was one of the most incredible athletes to wear Maroon and Gold. Tens of thousands of people proudly participate in Pat’s Run each year to honor this fallen soldier. Pat Tillman was tragically killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, and he defines a true American hero.

The 8th annual Pat’s Run at Sun Devil Stadium will be held this Saturday, April 21st 2012. The following information will get you to the event on time and will help you get there without as many parking hassles.
Pat’s Run: Date and Time Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:00 a.m. Expo … (0 comments)

tempe: ASU Spring Practice Open To Public - 03/25/12 03:20 PM
So, ASU has a new coach and the word on the street is that they have much more discipline and a better work ethic. We are hearing good things about coach Graham and his first shot at Spring ball with the Devils.
If you want to get a look at the team, the ASU football spring practices are held at the Kajikawa practice fields in Tempe and are open to the public. Just don’t bring cameras or cell phones, they are not allowed.
Here is a schedule of the remaining spring practice dates.
March 27: 4-6 p.m. March 29: 4-6 p.m. … (0 comments)

tempe: Aloha Fest - Another Fun Family-Friendly Event in Tempe - 03/10/12 03:00 AM
This weekend brings another cool event to Tempe Beach Park, the Arizona Aloha Festival. Tens of thousands of people will head to the festival for good food, music, shopping and fun. This family-friendly event will give you a great taste of the islands, don’t miss it.
The photo below is one I shot at a previous Aloha Festival.

The AZ Aloha Festival provides awareness and education about Hawaiian and other South Pacific Islander culture and heritage. But, there is so much more! This FREE festival is fun for people of all ages and demographics. Great food, amazing culture, amazing arts … (0 comments)

tempe: Tempe Elections Coming Up - Please Vote - 03/09/12 11:16 PM
If you live in Tempe, I hope you are aware of the election coming up on Tuesday, March 13th. As residents, REALTORS and business owners in our community, it is important that we elect people that not only love the community but have the leadership skills and business experience to ensure Tempe remains a great city and that we continue to improve upon the quality of life we love and expect.
In the race for Mayor I hope you will join me in voting for Michael Monti on the 13th. I have followed this campaign very closely and have attended several … (0 comments)

tempe: Tempe LOVES The Great Arizona Beer Festival - 02/29/12 09:08 AM
The 2012 Great Arizona Beer Festival is coming back Tempe Beach Park THIS Saturday, March 3rd. To get your Great Arizona Beer Festival Tickets. Of course, you must be 21 years old to enter the beer festival, no exceptions.
Tickets are currently $45.00 and they go up to $50.00 after Friday.
According to the Great AZ Beer Fest site: “VIP tickets include 24 sampling tickets for craft beer or wine (VIP area only), sampling mug, entry to "The VIP Experience” private seating area with catered food from Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ, lounge and casino tables, VIP Only restrooms, early admittance (1pm), a … (0 comments)

tempe: FREE Trolley Takes Fans To Spring Training In Tempe - 02/25/12 08:29 AM
In Arizona, spring brings some serious spring training action to town. If you are a baseball fan in Tempe you can catch a ride to the action at Tempe Diablo Stadium via a FREE shuttle service courtesy of the Angels Spring Training Trolley.
Here’s the scoop…
Tempe is introducing the free Angels Baseball Spring Training Trolley, which will transport baseball fans to Tempe Diablo Stadium for each Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim home game. Beginning March 6 and continuing through April 1 on game days, fans will be picked up and dropped off at two locations in Tempe, the Mill Avenue … (2 comments)

tempe: Tempe REALTORS Invited To Meet Mayoral Candidate Michael Monti - 02/22/12 12:30 AM
Please join us for the Tempe Business Forum featuring Tempe Mayoral Candidate Michael Monti and Tempe City Council Candidate Dick Forman as we discuss the future of Tempe from a business owner’s perspective. Michael and Dick both understand that real estate agents are entrepreneurs and are interested in talking to them about their desires to continue to improve our neighborhoods.
As a business man, Michael Monti has employed hundreds of people and has been a very active participant in the community. Michael is also the co-founder of Local First! Arizona giving him a great feel for what business owners want and … (0 comments)

tempe: Tempe Talking Transit - Again - 02/17/12 03:40 AM
More than any other city in Arizona that I can think of, Tempe loves it’s transit system. From the bus system to the Orbit neighborhood circulators to the very popular light rail system, tens of thousands of people move through Tempe neighborhoods each day via public transportation.
While a thriving public transit system has some very clear benefits, they do not come without costs. Budget cuts, economic pressures and changing business environments can all play a part in the services provided. 
There have been many studies over the past few years concerning the viability of the Tempe transit systems. Our … (0 comments)

tempe: Mill Avenue is Going Green - 03/17/11 02:23 AM
If you are one of the millions of crazed, green-beer drinking folks that love to get their leprechaun on one time per year, your time has has finally arrived. Heck, maybe you are the real deal and this holiday really IS your favorite, that’s cool, too!
One thing is for sure, there will be a LOT of fun to be had on in the Mill Avenue District today.
In Tempe, there is the big St Patrick’s Day concert with Flogging Molley at Tempe Beach Park, Rula Bula gets their groove on, and there will be HUGE celebrations with live music … (2 comments)

tempe: Name That Tempe Brew - 02/18/11 11:29 PM
Incase you haven’t heard, it’s beer week in Arizona. As part of beer week, there just happens to be a bunch of fun beer stuff going on.
Some of the participants in all of the craziness are the beer drinkers at Dave’s Electric Brewpub. Dave’s has a new brew coming out soon and it is brewed right here in Tempe. This is a classic IPA and is a similar recipe to the current Industrial Pale Ale they sell but with a higher alcohol content and higher hop content. Even though it isn’t completely ready for production, I got to try … (0 comments)

tempe: Tempe Fighting Crime With Less Money - 02/09/11 11:21 PM
Tempe is a great community to live in. Tons of housing choices, good schools, good transportation system and some great people make up this awesome community. While budget cuts are a reality everywhere you look, Tempe has done a pretty good job in not having to severely hinder our way of life. Here’s an example from a recent article talking about Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff “Doing More With Less.”
According to Chief Tom Ryff, a deep commitment to protect and serve by the entire department was at the core of helping to fight crime with less money.
"Significant and … (1 comments)

tempe: Missouri Tigers and Iowa Hawkeyes coming to Tempe - 12/12/10 01:32 PM
The 2010 Insight Bowl will feature the Missouri Tigers ( 10-2 ) against the Iowa Hawkeyes ( 7-5 ) on December 28th at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. The Insight Bowl will be the first time these two teams have met since 1910.
Hawkeye fans and Tiger fans alike might want to check out the famed Mill Avenue District in Tempe or find some serious fun. If you will be visiting Tempe, the maps below will help in finding a hotel or with finding a fun place to grab a beer, a cup of coffee or more.
Kickoff for the Insight … (4 comments)

tempe: Railgating - It's Tailgating, With A Twist - 11/13/10 01:19 AM
So, you live in Tempe or in the surrounding area and you are a Sun Devil fan, right? You love to go to the games, right? What is your least favorite part of the game? Oh, parking… Maybe you could let someone else drive and join up with other friends or stop by a local place for some fun before and after the games! It’s called, Railgating! All kinds of people are on board! Local developers love the railgating concept as do some serious Sun Devil fans. Taking the light rail costs $3.50 ( students and kids can ride much cheaper … (6 comments)

tempe: Tempe Smashburger Doing Good - 10/25/10 04:37 PM
Lots of people love a good burger. At Smashburger in Tempe, they serve a really good burger. This Wednesday, October 27th, Tempe residents have an opportunity to grab some tasty grub and help out a local school at the same time. In fact, just by having lunch at the Smashburger on the southwest corner of Rural and Baseline in Tempe they will donate 25% of your purchase to Grace Community Christian School. How cool is that!?! My wife and I will be meeting some friends there at 11:30am while the kids are at school so that we can have some fun … (2 comments)

 
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