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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$479,900
909 E HERMOSA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1596
Year Built: 1966
Subdivision: CYPRUS EAST UNIT 2
Description: Remodeled Tempe Gem! NO HOA! This Tempe home features a huge backyard with ...
Last Updated: April - 23 - 2021
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$375,000
4633 S BECK Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1379
Year Built: 1982
Subdivision: SOUTHERN PALMS UNIT 4
Description: This 3 bed, 2 bath residence with OWNED solar panels boasts a beautiful fac...
Last Updated: April - 23 - 2021
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$355,000
2532 E MCARTHUR Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1249
Year Built: 1983
Subdivision: VICTORY TRACT
Description: Your next home awaits you with this spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath home just ste...
Last Updated: April - 23 - 2021
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$650,000
227 W CAROLINE Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2221
Year Built: 1984
Subdivision: DUSKFIRE UNIT 2
Description: Awesome Home with HUGE RV Parking Area and RV Awning 34' Slap Parking on si...
Last Updated: April - 23 - 2021
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$275,000
2001 W RIVIERA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1134
Year Built: 1975
Subdivision: KNOELL GARDENS AMD
Description: Beautiful remodeled starter home in an adorable & quiet neighborhood full o...
Last Updated: April - 23 - 2021
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$415,000
1831 E Ellis Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1850
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: CONTINENTAL EAST UNIT 3
Description: Enjoy this lovely 3 bedroom home with sparkling pool in terrific Tempe loca...
Last Updated: April - 23 - 2021
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$399,900
205 W COLT Road, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1700
Year Built: 1991
Subdivision: PECAN GROVE VILLAGE 2 LOT 1-130 TR A-C
Description: Fabulous opportunity to own in South Tempe for under 400,000! Conveniently...
Last Updated: April - 23 - 2021
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$420,000
450 E GARFIELD Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1092
Year Built: 1959
Subdivision: PAPAGO PARKWAY 5
Description: This Tempe one-story cul-de-sac home offers granite countertops, and a one-...
Last Updated: April - 23 - 2021
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$465,000
8863 S GRANDVIEW Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2003
Year Built: 1990
Subdivision: WARNER RANCH MANOR 2 LOT 91-152 TR A-F
Description: Well maintained spacious home in popular Warner Ranch. Warner Ranch has mul...
Last Updated: April - 22 - 2021
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$399,000
514 E WATSON Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1591
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL UNIT 2
Description: Great home with NO HOA in a desirable area. Former model with sparkling di...
Last Updated: April - 22 - 2021
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