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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$609,500
1715 S ROBERTS Road, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1959
Subdivision: PARKSIDE MANOR 2
Description: Stunning Tempe remodel by owner/agent-make this pristine home yours today! ...
Last Updated: January - 19 - 2022
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$625,000
2141 E ALAMEDA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1977
Subdivision: SANTO TOMAS
Description: BEAUTIFUL WALLED VILLA IN THE HEART OF TEMPE. 4 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, PRIVATE PO...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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$499,000
1103 W PEBBLE BEACH Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1977
Subdivision: SOUTHERN PALMS UNIT 1
Description: Stunning 4 bedroom high ceiling remodeled home close to ASU. Split floorpla...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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$439,900
7660 S BONARDEN Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Year Built: 1990
Subdivision: TERRAMERE PHASE 2
Description: Awesome Tempe home with vaulted ceilings and open floor plan! This rare Te...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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$620,000
1509 E WESTCHESTER DR
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1977
Subdivision: BRADLEY PLACE UNIT 3
Description: Updated 5 bedroom and 2 bath home. Living room, dining, family room and kit...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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$430,000
2543 E MALIBU Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: HUDSON PLACE 2
Description: You can't beat the location of this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Tempe home! Home feat...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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$210,000
1470 S Rita Lane, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 1
# of Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 2021
Subdivision: TEMPE MICRO ESTATES
Description: Incredibly unique opportunity to purchase a home in this centrally located ...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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$449,777
1513 S FARMER Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Year Built: 1954
Subdivision: CAMPUS HOMES
Description: MOVE-IN READY 3-Bedroom House for Sale in Tempe! Recently remodeled. NEW RO...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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$1,280,000
1455 E Louis Way, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Year Built: 1982
Subdivision: PHEASANT RIDGE
Description: Rare to find! Location location location! Beautiful Big New England Custom ...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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$450,000
319 E FILLMORE Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Year Built: 1961
Subdivision: Lot 4 PAPAGO MANOR SUBDIVISION
Description: Living & family room, 4 bedrooms 3 baths, large covered patio 19x13 overloo...
Last Updated: January - 18 - 2022
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