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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$399,999
8626 S TAYLOR Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 3107
Year Built: 1987
Subdivision: ESTATE LA COLINA UNIT 4 LT 145-295
Description: This is a great home in a great neighborhood w/no HOA fees. It is in need ...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$750,000
Stunning Curb Appeal
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3445
Year Built: 1995
Subdivision: HOMESTEAD
Description: Exquisitely appointed & impeccably maintained with the utmost in perfection...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$287,500
3321 S TERRACE Road, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1765
Year Built: 1966
Subdivision: CYPRUS EAST
Description: Come see this wonderful home today.This move-in ready 3br/2ba home is locat...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$809,000
8545 S JUNIPER Street, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 3400
Year Built: 1983
Subdivision: WARNER ESTATES LOT 1-85
Description: Over a half acre available in the highly desirable Warner Estates. Beautifu...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$279,000
Kitchen
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1319
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: LAKES TRACT D3
Description: Beautiffuly maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at the Lakes.New water heater...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$314,900
1055 E SUSAN Lane, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1638
Year Built: 1999
Subdivision: SAN MARBEYA MANOR
Description: Gorgeous Remodel!! New Granite, New Stainless Steel Appliances, New carpet,...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$225,000
239 E ERIE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1637
Year Built: 1960
Subdivision: NU-VISTA 3 LOTS 126-195
Description: Nice 4BR oversized corner lot in nice Tempe neighborhood; 1.5 miles to ASU!...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$349,000
413 E LOYOLA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2360
Year Built: 1962
Subdivision: Cavalier Campus
Description: INVESTORS ONLY. Remodeled Tempe Tri-Level in the Alameda corridor. Home fea...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$290,000
1990 E RICE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1662
Year Built: 1975
Subdivision: KNOELL TEMPE 5
Description: Beautiful recently remodeled 4 bed, 2 bath home in high desirable Tempe are...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017
$325,000
Front of House
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1884
Year Built: 1961
Subdivision: Cavalier Hills
Description: Come see this beautifully remodeled house! Upgraded kitchen with granite, c...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2017

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