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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$590,000
1042 W LISA Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1808
Year Built: 1994
Subdivision: SIERRA TEMPE UNIT 2
Description: MUST SEE!! BEAUTIFUL South Tempe turn-key home on cul-de-sac lot next to gr...
Last Updated: September - 19 - 2021
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$391,000
1631 W INVERNESS Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1349
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: PETERSON PARK PLAT 3-B
Description: This Tempe one-story home offers granite countertops. This home has been...
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$549,000
2011 E LA JOLLA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1977
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: BRADLEY ESTATES UNIT 3
Description: Beautifully updated home on a large lot in a highly sought after Tempe neig...
Last Updated: September - 19 - 2021
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$435,000
1619 E DEL RIO Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1590
Year Built: 1968
Subdivision: HUGHES ACRES UNIT 6
Description: Conveniently located in central Tempe near the 101, the 60, Sprouts, and so...
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$350,000
1025 W 10TH Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 1040
Year Built: 1961
Subdivision: WESTERN VILLAGE 5 LOT 145-162
Description: Just minutes to ASU, Tempe Town Lake, and the Mill Ave Entertainment Distri...
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$575,000
5926 S NEWBERRY Road, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2183
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 12
Description: Look no further for your Tempe dream home! This 4BR/2.5BA beauty sits on a ...
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$505,000
718 E LOYOLA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1493
Year Built: 1965
Subdivision: CAVALIER CAMPUS 6 LOTS 34-41, 56-91, 101-134
Description: This Tempe one-story home offers a patio. This home has been virtually s...
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$720,000
4 W SECRETARIAT Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2237
Year Built: 1981
Subdivision: DUSKFIRE
Description: MOVE INTO LUXURY & RELAX knowing that all the work has been done for you! ...
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$510,000
803 W ELNA RAE Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1700
Year Built: 1965
Subdivision: LAIRD ESTATES
Description: Amazing home in Tempe on a large corner lot right across from Park. The flo...
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$625,000
2035 S EL CAMINO Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2259
Year Built: 1957
Subdivision: BROADMOR MANOR AMD
Description: Rare opportunity to own in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all o...
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