The 85283 area is in the southern part of Tempe, AZ. Tempe is east of Phoenix, AZ. The 60 freeways runs east and west through Tempe. The freeway is just north of the 85283 area and is easily accessible. South Tempe is filled with older homes full of character, such as the Lakes community, and also has new modern community neighborhoods.
Fun Fact: Before it was called Tempe, this area of Arizona was known as Hayden’s Ferry.
Tempe, AZ has many options for all levels of education. The 85283 area offers many top-level elementary and middle schools. Marcos de Niza High School is the high school in the 85283 area but there are many more high schools to choose from all around and in every direction!
Arizona State University is located 5 minutes north of the 85283 area of Tempe, AZ. Rio Salado College serves the community college students for Tempe. Some of the other community colleges nearby are Mesa and South Mountain Community College.
Things to Do
North of the 85283 area of Tempe is the Tempe Town Beach Park where you are sure to find something fun to do. Tempe Beach Park has a lake that is two miles long. The lake allows visitors to use boats and there is even a small marina against the water. There is a path system all around the lake for jogging, biking, or taking a stroll. The park holds many events all year round including the July 4th celebration for the city.
For movie fans, the 85283 area has an original IMAX theater located at the Arizona Mills Mall. Arizona Mills Mall also has LegoLand and SeaLife for younger kids to enjoy!
If you are looking for a fun physical challenge, check out “A” mountain, located on the north end of Mill Ave. The mountain is more of a hill but once you start the high-incline trail, it will start to feel like one! The panoramic views from the top give hikers a nice glance of downtown Tempe, ASU, and Tempe Town Lake.