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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$289,500
701 E TULANE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 1935
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL
Description: Wow, Location-Location, quick access to the 60, rare 2 Master Bedrooms for ...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$818,000
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 4354
Year Built: 1997
Subdivision: ALISANOS 2ND & 3RD AMD
Description: A true executive home. Gorgeous! Almost 1/2 ACRE Lot in the coveted gated C...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$399,000
Cool 60's Architecture
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Open House (08/19/2017 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2170
Year Built: 1962
Subdivision: CAVALIER CAMPUS 6
Description: Spectacular, stylish, Mid-Century Modern beauty! Renovated home, almost eve...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$355,000
27 E PALMCROFT Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1757
Year Built: 1959
Subdivision: TEMPE ESTATES
Description: Live in Historic Tempe Estates! Close to ASU and historic Downtown Tempe. T...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$349,900
2127 E BISHOP Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (08/19/2017 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2164
Year Built: 1980
Subdivision: SANTO TOMAS UNIT 6
Description: Outstanding Spanish Style Custom Home in Shalimar community.Courtyard entry...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$365,000
Open House (08/16/2017 - 4:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1828
Year Built: 1980
Subdivision: MARLBOROUGH PARK ESTATES
Description: This single level home is the one you’ve been waiting for in Marlborou...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$299,000
1317 W LAIRD Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1837
Year Built: 1960
Subdivision: MARGO MANOR LOTS 71-115
Description: Tempe home close to ASU and Mill! Recent remodel with 4 bedrooms. NEW ROOF ...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$259,900
413 E JULIE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1823
Year Built: 1975
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL 2
Description: Amazing live/work opportunity in Tempe! Home includes beautiful detached of...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$450,000
Warner Ranch beauty on a corner with 3 car garage!
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3013
Year Built: 1988
Subdivision: WARNER RANCH ESTATES 2 LOT 131-271 TR A B
Description: Gorgeously remodeled! Grand double door entry into large foyer, elegant sta...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017
$279,400
42 W La Vieve Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Open House (08/16/2017 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1588
Year Built: 1988
Subdivision: Warner Ranch Landing
Description: Location, Location, Location!!!! Drive into this pristine, sought after ho...
Last Updated: August - 16 - 2017

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