Tempe, home to world famous Arizona State University, is more than a college town.

It is a vibrant, energetic, active community for both students and families alike.

Tempe has everything from sailing, fishing, picnicking, to great shopping and exciting night life. Throughout most of its history, Tempe was a small farming community. Tempe was the site of Hayden’s Ferry which carried people and goods across the Salt River, located on the north end of the city. One of the oldest cities in the Valley, Tempe was incorporated as a town in 1894. Nine years earlier, The Arizona Legislature selected Tempe as the site for the Territorial Normal School; a school to train Arizona teachers. That school ultimately became the Arizona State University we know today.

Tempe was officially named in 1879 after Vale De Tempe in Greece. In 1884 The Maricopa and Phoenix railroad linked Tempe to the nation’s growing transportation system.

Tempe’s rapid growth came after World War II when veterans and others flocked to the city with blue skies and a great climate. By 1974 Tempe had grown into a modern city.

About Tempe Arizona

The Hohokam People were the first to arrive in the area that is known as Mesa, Arizona over 2000 years ago. They built the original canals that moved the water through the valley. A variation of these canals provides the water to valley residents today.

In July 1878, Mesa was registered as a town site. The next year, the first school was built, Mesa was incorporated in 1878 with a population of 300. With the widening of the canals in 1885, there was enough water flow to build a power plant. In 1917 the city of Mesa purchased the power plant from its founders. The revenue from this plant has financed capital expenditures for the city of Mesa until the 1960’s.

In the 1940’s with the growth of Falcon Field, and Williams Field, there was tremendous growth with military personnel relocating to Mesa.

  • Population: 166,000
  • Location: Borders Scottsdale on the North Side, Mesa and Chandler on the East side and Phoenix on the West side
  • Elevation: 1148 feet above sea level
  • Area: 39.93 Square Miles
  • Average Rainfall: 8.7”
  • Arizona State University
  • Kyrene School District
  • Tempe Elementary School District
  • Tempe Union High School District
  • Festival of Light & Boat Parade
  • July 4th Fireworks Show
  • Tempe Festival of the Arts
  • Tempe Music Festival
  • Tempe Oktoberfest
  • Broadway in Arizona @ Gammage Auditorium
  • Mill Avenue
  • Tempe Beach Park
  • Tempe Town Lake

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246 matches found

$415,000
9490 S DARROW Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Open House (12/17/2017 - 9:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2478
Year Built: 1994
Subdivision: SIERRA TEMPE UNIT 3
Description: FABULOUS single story with four bedrooms, a 3-car garage & beautifully repl...
Last Updated: December - 16 - 2017
$337,900
Ikea cabinets and quartz countertops in the newly remodeled kitchen!
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1770
Year Built: 1968
Subdivision: ALAMEDA MEADOWS 1
Description: Completely remodeled four bedroom home in Tempe. All new IKEA cabinets and ...
Last Updated: December - 16 - 2017
$334,995
417 E GREENWAY Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2348
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS 10 LOT 1006-1093
Description: **FULL REMODEL** NEWLY UPDATED INSIDE AND OUT!!! It is super hard to find t...
Last Updated: December - 16 - 2017
$409,900
1251 E BALBOA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (12/17/2017 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2333
Year Built: 1986
Subdivision: MAE PLACE LOT 1-20 TR A B
Description: Do you know about Mae Place? Jump on the opportunity to own in this rare ne...
Last Updated: December - 16 - 2017
$564,900
1916 E McNair Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Open House (12/16/2017 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3649
Year Built: 1994
Subdivision: Oasis at Anozira
Description: WOW! Move Right In! New Interior Paint includes all doors and baseboards, E...
Last Updated: December - 16 - 2017
$284,900
2417 E LOYOLA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2339
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS 9
Description: BACK ON MARKET ! SOLD in 3 DAYS with MULTIPLE OFFERS ! 5 bdrms,2 baths ,233...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
$299,999
2066 E DONNER Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2078
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: CONTINENTAL EAST 5
Description: This meticulously cared for and well maintained property has pride of owner...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
$289,000
4427 S TERRACE Road, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1400
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS 11 LOT 1229-1339
Description: New Roof w/ 20 year warranty * New Windows w/ 10 year warranty * New Wood F...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
$185,000
1143 W AUBURN Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 910
Year Built: 1980
Subdivision: WOOD PARK VILLAGE LOT 1-314 & TR A-C
Description: Cozy 2 bedroom home is in a phenomenal area. New gravel added to the front ...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017
$509,500
1616 S Roosevelt Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 2500
Year Built: 1964
Subdivision: Marilyn Ann Unit 1
Description: Great Investment Opportunity in Tempe Close to ASU and Downtown Tempe. 2,50...
Last Updated: December - 15 - 2017

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