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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$329,000
3911 S DORSEY Lane, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1832
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS 4 LOT 321-485 TR A
Description: OVER 60K in recent upgrades found in this completely renovated single story...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$369,950
454 W Larona Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2494
Year Built: 1997
Subdivision: Warner Ranch Meadows
Description: Lovely family home with 4 full bedrooms and 3 full baths. Home has all new ...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$519,900
9730 S LA ROSA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Open House (06/25/2017 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 3458
Year Built: 1996
Subdivision: WARNER RANCH MEADOWS
Description: Over $85,000.00 in Upgrades Tempe is calling you and your answer is this tw...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$239,000
968 W LA JOLLA Drive S, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1383
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: SOUTHERN PALMS UNIT THREE LOT 223-383
Description: INTERIOR PAINTED 6/16/17**KITCHEN AND BATH ROOM CABINETS NEW 3/15/15**STAIN...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$234,900
3331 S SHAFER Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1999
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: WESTWAY PARK
Description: Great value- do not miss this opportunity! Fixer-upper in a great area. Re...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$249,900
2039 E RICE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1652
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: KNOELL TEMPE 6
Description: Move-in ready, well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 2 car garage. Ho...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$355,000
237 W PECAN Place, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Open House (06/24/2017 - 11:00 am)
Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1870
Year Built: 1996
Subdivision: PARKE TEMPE
Description: Very nice clean single level Tempe home for sale. Lenar Home builder. Open ...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$300,000
828 W 18TH Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Open House (06/28/2017 - 4:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1624
Year Built: 1962
Subdivision: PARKWAY MANOR
Description: Your search is over! Beautiful Tempe home on a premium corner lot! Newly up...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$269,000
1823 S ROBERTS Road, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Open House (06/24/2017 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1346
Year Built: 1958
Subdivision: Holdeman Neighborhood
Description: Captivating Mid-Century Ranch Home Located within Tempe's Highly Coveted Ho...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017
$359,000
1884 E PALMCROFT Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1902
Year Built: 1960
Subdivision: PALMCROFT MANOR 2 LOTS 174-188
Description: Fully remodeled, nothing spared, Smart Home with Ring video doorbell, wifi ...
Last Updated: June - 23 - 2017

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