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Eat & Hit the Shops at the Tempe Marketplace

Eat & Hit the Shops at the Tempe Marketplace

A quick drive from our apartments in Tempe, AZ is one of Arizona's ultimate destinations for shopping and dining. We're talking about the Tempe Marketplace, and its vibrant setting comes complete with "cozy fireplaces, unique water features, and lush landscaping.” Here is some of what you can enjoy during your visit.

Rolling Rack Boutique

"Where Sweet Meets Street," the Rolling Rack Boutique likes to push the envelope. Its carefully curated selection caters to women, and the fun (and sometimes edgy) pieces are sure to enhance any wardrobe. The friendly team enjoys helping customers find the perfect style. They offer suggestions and ensure you'll look great during a night on the town. Items include rompers, graphic tees, and an array of accessories.

Arizona Hair Co.

When you're ready for a new look, head to the Arizona Hair Co. The skilled stylists will help you find a haircut that best expresses who you are. They offer styles easily recreated at home and always listen to their clients' needs. Services include men's and women's cuts, basic perms, and semi-permanent tints. For your convenience, the Arizona Hair Co. is open daily.


A Valley favorite, Slices serves New York-style pizzas by the slice or as whole pies. Owners Joe and Anna have known that they wanted to open a restaurant together since they met. He hails from Chicago, but she's Roman and grew up eating the best food across Europe. Today, they own two locations that draw locals and visitors alike. The culinary team creates the recipes from scratch. The pizzas bake in stone ovens, and there's something delicious for everyone. Specialty pies include Monterey garlic chicken, Hawaiian, and red Margherita.

If you would like to live in Tempe apartments near great shopping, please contact us. Our leasing team would love to arrange a tour of The Retreat at Rio Salado where you can see everything our community has to offer.