Tempe, Arizona has a population of just over 176,000 residents. It is located in the East Valley of the metropolitan area of Phoenix. Visitors to the city can expect Arizona weather at its best in Tempe. July and August bring the hottest conditions to the city, with average temperatures at 104 degrees. Winter time temperatures are comfortable, averaging 72 degrees. Even the springs are warm in Tempe, with temperatures averaging 80 degrees. Tempe is the most densely-populated city in the state. Valley Metro offers a public bus transit system and commuter train. Visitors can get all around Tempe and parts of Mesa using car rentals or even public transportation. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is just two miles from Tempe.