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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$565,000
1404 E HALL Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Open House (04/20/2024 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: TOMLINSON ESTATES
Description: Classic 1950's Tempe/ASU Location! - 4BR 2BA +Office - Updated Kitchen & Ba...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2024
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$604,000
2527 E DEL RIO Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 9
Description: Welcome home to this stunning property featuring a natural color palette th...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2024
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$556,000
725 E WESLEYAN Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (04/17/2024 - 8:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1963
Subdivision: CAVALIER CAMPUS 6 LOTS 42-55, 92-100, 135-147
Description: Welcome to this charming property that offers a cozy fireplace, inviting yo...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2024
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$550,000
510 E DEL RIO Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1966
Subdivision: CARRIAGE LANE
Description: Welcome to this charming single-level home, where comfort & convenience ble...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2024
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$699,000
Open House (04/20/2024 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1985
Subdivision: Tempe Royal Palms
Description: This captivating property is bound to WOW you! Wide open floorplan with an ...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2024
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$640,000
2166 E GOLF Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: SHALIMAR ESTATES ADDITION NO. 4
Description: Check out this lovely 4 bed, 2 bath home with a huge backyard and Pebbletec...
Last Updated: April - 18 - 2024
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$640,000
1224 E Loma Vista Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1963
Subdivision: Hughes Acres 3
Description: This single family home boasts 4 spacious bedrooms, providing ample space f...
Last Updated: April - 17 - 2024
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$525,000
1615 E WILLIAMS Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: HUDSON MANOR 2 LOTS 63-106
Description: NO HOA! 10,502 SQFT flood irrigated lot! Rare chance to own a remodeled hom...
Last Updated: April - 17 - 2024
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$589,900
1413 E LAGUNA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (04/19/2024 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1968
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS UNIT 4
Description: Welcome to your dream home! This charming 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom sanctuary o...
Last Updated: April - 17 - 2024
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$535,000
1538 E DAVA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Open House (04/20/2024 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1984
Subdivision: DAVA LAKESHORE
Description: Remodeled 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, single-family home on a large lot in a NO-...
Last Updated: April - 17 - 2024
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