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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$450,000
1950 E DUNBAR Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1964
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: CONTINENTAL EAST UNIT 3
Description: Looking for a home that is absolutely perfect for family gatherings,enterta...
Last Updated: January - 28 - 2021
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$408,999
1609 E GAYLON Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1458
Year Built: 1967
Subdivision: HUGHES ACRES UNIT 5
Description: This house really does have it all: gorgeous updated 3 bed 2 bath turnkey r...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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$699,000
8815 S JUNIPER Street, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2858
Year Built: 1985
Subdivision: CORONA DEL SOL ESTATES
Description: This amazing home is looking for a new owner! The incredible interior is co...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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$2,149,999
12629 S 71ST Street, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 5
Square Footage: 7269
Year Built: 2007
Subdivision: TALLY HO FARMS 7
Description: Custom Luxury home in the middle of the city with the feel of the country. ...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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$750,000
Beautiful home in Alameda Estates
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Open House (01/30/2021 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 3263
Year Built: 1989
Subdivision: ALAMEDA ESTATES LOT 1-68
Description: Southwestern charm in the heart of the city. Located in a cul-de-sac in the...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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$1,700,000
9315 S RITA Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 7
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 6233
Year Built: 1999
Subdivision: CORONA VISTA
Description: Stunning home in desirable South Tempe. Quiet Cul-de-sac location surrounde...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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$540,000
1025 E BALBOA Circle, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2020
Year Built: 1965
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 1
Description: Stunning remodel in the heart of Tempe! Upgraded appliances, fixtures & fi...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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$475,000
3903 S JUNIPER Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1993
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS UNIT 5
Description: INVESTORS...3 year lease in place started Sept 2020!!!!!! Prime Location! ...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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$377,000
409 E PEGASUS Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1388
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: COLLEGE PARK UNIT 4
Description: Fantastic 4 bed/2 bath ranch style home available in Tempe. Great location,...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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$440,000
455 E Pierce Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1600
Year Built: 1960
Subdivision: Papago Parkway
Description: Gorgeous 3 bed, 2 bath, NO HOA, single level family home has been completel...
Last Updated: January - 27 - 2021
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