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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$359,900
1417 S WILSON Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.75
Square Footage: 1453
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: CAMPUS HOMES
Description: Location.. Location.. Walk just a few blocks to ASU University, Tempe Town ...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
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$499,000
9293 S WALLY Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1917
Year Built: 2018
Subdivision: RHYTHM NORTH
Description: Big Price Dropped. Highly desired and privately gated Rhythm community hom...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
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$549,900
1342 W LARONA Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2478
Year Built: 1994
Subdivision: SIERRA TEMPE UNIT 1
Description: Privacy abounds in this near 1/4 acre prime location Tempe home. 4 BR, form...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
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$275,000
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: Adorable, Well-Maintained Tempe Desirable Home And In Central Location. Thi...
Last Updated: June - 03 - 2020
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$290,000
518 E JULIE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1267
Year Built: 1975
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL UNIT 2
Description: Great location! This property is located a few miles from the US 60 freeway...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$459,900
5612 S Heather Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2212
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS 11
Description: Nicely Remodeled four bedroom home in Tempe Royal Palms with NO HOA.! Move-...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$375,000
13 E GREENTREE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1794
Year Built: 1986
Subdivision: WARNER RANCH MANOR
Description: I will not be putting out signs. Only 1 group of buyers in at a time. Ve...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$798,000
Beautiful home in Alameda Estates
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# 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: June - 02 - 2020
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$685,000
1444 E MYRNA Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 4428
Year Built: 1980
Subdivision: CORONA DEL SOL ESTATES LOT 1-197
Description: 4428 SqFt 5 bedroom basement home in Corona Del Sol. Offers Dual pane/low E...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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$500,000
325 E 14TH Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1751
Year Built: 1945
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY PARK ADDITION
Description: LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Tempe was made for fun in the sun and is in t...
Last Updated: June - 02 - 2020
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