Tempe Junction, Arizona

Tempe Junction: A census-designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is located in the northeastern part of the county. Tempe Junction is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Tempe Junction Historical Society.


Tempe Junction is a city located in the county of Maricopa in the U.S. state of Arizona.

Tempe Junction is a city located in Maricopa County in central Arizona, right next to Phoenix and Mesa. With over 185,000 residents, Tempe Junction is home to Arizona State University and known for being youthful and energetic.


The Hohokam people originally inhabited the area from around 200-1400 CE before disappearing. European settlers later arrived and established small communities along the Salt River.

In the late 1800s, Charles Trumbull Hayden established the settlement of Hayden's Ferry which would become Tempe. The city was officially incorporated in 1894 when the residents voted to adopt the name Tempe Junction.

Arizona State University

In 1885, the Territorial Normal School, which later became Arizona State University, was established in Tempe. Today ASU is one of the largest public universities in the country with over 50,000 students in Tempe alone.

ASU's campus life and sports help give Tempe an energetic, youthful vibe and drive much of the local culture and economy.


Some of Tempe's top attractions include:

  • Mill Avenue - Thriving downtown district packed with shops, restaurants and nightlife.
  • Tempe Town Lake - A long, narrow reservoir perfect for recreation like kayaking and paddle boarding.
  • Papago Park - Features hiking trails, mountains, and red rock formations.
  • Sun Devil Stadium - Home stadium of the ASU Sun Devils football team.

In summary, Tempe Junction is a lively college city with an exciting blend of youth culture, entertainment, and natural scenery. It serves as a hub for the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Quick Facts about Tempe Junction

Population : 158,368
Country : United States of America
State : Arizona (United States)
County : Maricopa County
Altitude : 1,161 feet / 354 meters
Time Zone : America/Phoenix
Local time : 05:45:56 (22nd June 2024)


Tempe Junction is located at 33°24'51"N 111°56'37"W (33.4142100, -111.9434800).

Tempe Junction map

Schools in Tempe Junction

College & universities near Tempe Junction, AZ

Code Name City ZIP
475839 Sessions College for Professional Design Tempe (AZ) 85281
104151 Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe (AZ) 85287
404055 Brookline College-Tempe Tempe (AZ) 85281
488077 Sonoran Desert Institute Tempe (AZ) 85281
110219 Bryan University Tempe (AZ) 85281

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Tempe Junction, AZ

Code Name Address Type
PHA Phoenix (Airport), Arizona 3400 East Sky Harbor Blvd. BUS
PHG Phoenix (Greyhound), Arizona 2115 East Buckeye Road BUS
PXN Phoenix (Metro Center Transit Station), Arizona 9617 North Metro Parkway West BUS
MRC Maricopa 19427 N. John Wayne Parkway RAIL

Post offices near Tempe Junction

Post Office Name City ZIP
Tempe Retail Stor Post Office Tempe (AZ) 85281
Tem Post Office Tempe (AZ) 85282
Tempe Apache Station Post Office Tempe (AZ) 85281
Phoenix Post Office Phoenix (AZ) 85026
Scottsdal Post Office Scottsdale (AZ) 85257

Other cities in Maricopa County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Maricopa County , AZ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Phoenix 1,708,127 The fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Mesa 528,159 The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Mesa metropolitan area.
Chandler 265,398 The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Scottsdale 262,647 The fourth most populous city in Arizona and the center of the Scottsdale metropolitan area.
Gilbert 257,658 The fifth most populous city in Arizona.
Glendale 255,307 The second most populous city in Arizona.
Maryvale 208,189 Urban village in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Tempe 200,402 The third most populous city in Arizona.
Peoria 179,872 The second most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Surprise 147,965 The seventh most populous city in Arizona.
Goodyear 90,622 The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Avondale 88,914 The most populous city in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Buckeye 85,224 Town in Maricopa County, Arizona
Queen Creek 60,097 Town in Arizona, United States
Sun City 37,499 Census designated place in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States
El Mirage 36,481 City in Arizona

Distance to Other Cities

Tempe Junction distances to largest Arizona cities