10 Before-and-After Images of Tempe's Urban Core Over the Last Five Years

It goes without saying that Tempe has seen a tremendous amount of growth in recent years. In fact, if it's been at least a year or so since you've been through Tempe's Urban Core, then you probably will not recognize it!


Thanks to Google Street View, we can compare before-and-after images of some of the most iconic parts of Tempe's Urban Core. Check out 10 of the biggest changes:


10) College Avenue


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9) University Drive & Forest Ave


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8) The Yard


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7) Scottsdale Road Bridge (looking north)


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6) Lemon Street (east of Rural Rd)


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5) Apache Blvd (east of Rural Road)


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4) Apache Blvd & Dorsey Ln


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3) Ash Ave & University Dr


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2) Mill Ave & University Dr


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1) University Dr & Rural Rd


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With all these changes, it begs the question: should we refer to the Valley as Metro Tempe instead of Metro Phoenix? We certainly think so!





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