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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$749,999
2020 E WATSON Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Open House (02/03/2023 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 16
Description: Fully Renovated LUXURY 4bed/2bath/2 living areas, large bedrooms and closet...
Last Updated: February - 02 - 2023
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$444,999
1015 W GREENWAY Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1982
Subdivision: SOUTHERN PALMS UNIT 4
Description: Seller is offering $3,500 in buyer concessions! This lovely 3 bedroom singl...
Last Updated: February - 02 - 2023
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$509,000
3917 S ELM Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS UNIT 5
Description: This well-loved family home, located in a highly sought-after and well-esta...
Last Updated: February - 02 - 2023
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$513,000
4811 S COUNTRY CLUB Way, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1972
Subdivision: CONTINENTAL EAST UNIT 5
Description: Fantastic home in sought after location! This home has fresh interior and e...
Last Updated: February - 02 - 2023
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$385,000
5406 S COLLEGE Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Year Built: 1972
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL
Description: Looking for the perfect starter home or investment property? Look no furthe...
Last Updated: February - 02 - 2023
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$540,000
1646 E Hermosa Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS UNIT 5
Description: Amazing Home Near ASU. Absolutely Gorgeous! Remodeled 2022 With New AC unit...
Last Updated: February - 02 - 2023
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$415,000
1532 W 6TH Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Year Built: 1960
Subdivision: Lindon Park 9
Description: Clean, move-in ready, this four bedroom is open, fresh and airy. Solid bl...
Last Updated: February - 01 - 2023
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$425,000
501 E WESTCHESTER Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1972
Subdivision: COLLEGE PARK UNIT 4
Description: INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN ONE OF THE MOST FAVORED ZIP CODES IN THE AZ. NO H...
Last Updated: February - 01 - 2023
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$469,900
1913 E GEMINI Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: CONTINENTAL EAST
Description: It's a New Year and a NEW PRICE!. This home is ready for you to occupy. Go...
Last Updated: February - 01 - 2023
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$490,000
1315 E MINTON Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS UNIT 8
Description: Location, location, location. This 4-bedroom home with private pool sits i...
Last Updated: February - 01 - 2023
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