Those searching for apartments in East Valley areas may want to investigate Tempe as a possibility. Tempe is bordered by Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa and Chandler, providing great access to some of the best cities in the region. In addition, it is the home of Arizona State University, so it can make a perfect home base for students attending the school. Apartments are plentiful here and the atmosphere reflects the energy that is often found in a college town. The pedestrian-friendly Mill Avenue District boasts historic buildings and brick sidewalks, in addition to plenty of entertainment venues, restaurants and shops. Tempe has some unusual architecture, such as Tempe City Hall, as well as buildings designed by architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoine Predock. Being so close to Phoenix is an advantage, as places such as the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Garden are just a short drive from the Tempe. This also means commuting is a simple task for those who work in the downtown Phoenix area.