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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$599,000
707 W 10th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1556
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: Mitchell S 3rd Sub
Description: THIS TEMPE GEM SITS ON TWO IRRIGATED LOTS JUST BLOCKS FROM MILL AVE AND ASU...
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$339,900
512 W 17TH Place, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1293
Year Built: 1956
Subdivision: University Homes 1
Description: Amazing remodeled 3 bedroom , 2 bath home in PRIME TEMPE LOCATION!! This N/...
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$370,000
340 W CALLE MONTE VISTA, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1509
Year Built: 1995
Subdivision: PARKE TEMPE
Description: Beautifully Remodeled home in wonderful area of Tempe. Minutes from restaur...
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$275,000
2080 E LEMON Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 922
Year Built: 1953
Subdivision: LEE PARK 121-142
Description: Fabulous opportunity to own charming single family, renovated bungalow in r...
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$350,000
4407 S ELM Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (08/06/2020 - 2:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1590
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS UNIT 8
Description: Very charming 4 bed/2 bath (tri-level home available on a quiet cul-de-sac ...
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$360,000
232 W COURTNEY Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1416
Year Built: 1988
Subdivision: WARNER RANCH LANDING 2
Description: Beautifully remodeled home in Warner Ranch Landings II. High ceilings & op...
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$350,000
5423 S COLLEGE Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1308
Year Built: 1972
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL
Description: Come see this fantastic home in the highly desirable University Royal Subdi...
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$359,900
1736 E EL PARQUE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1849
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: HUGHES ACRES UNIT 8
Description: FRESHLY PAINTED. Amazing Tempe in home in great location at McClintock and ...
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$369,000
2163 E ASPEN Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1913
Year Built: 1985
Subdivision: VILLAGE AT SHALIMAR
Description: Welcome to the Village at Shalimar adjacent to the Shalimar Golf Club. You ...
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$330,000
1258 W MYRNA Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1661
Year Built: 1994
Subdivision: Sierra Tempe
Description: FROM ENTRY FORMAL LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM, KITCHEN HAS OPEN FLOOR PLAN ...
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