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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$535,000
1915 E BALBOA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: KNOELL TEMPE
Description: Looking for a new home? Check out this wonderful, REMODELED single-level pr...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$610,000
Pride of Ownership! This house has a wonderful personality.
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1966
Subdivision: PAPAGO GARDENS
Description: Location, Location, Location! This 3 bedroom 2 bath single level property e...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$416,000
1210 W TULANE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Open House (06/22/2022 - 9:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: WOOD PARK VILLAGE
Description: This Tempe one-story cul-de-sac home offers a one-car garage....
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$460,000
5815 S FOREST Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL UNIT 2
Description: Great location, just across the street from Aguilar Elementary School and a...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$500,000
1935 E HUNTINGTON Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (06/26/2022 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: KNOELL TEMPE
Description: No HOA in this beautiful 3 bedroom home for sale in TEMPE! Low maintenance ...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$949,000
35 E SECRETARIAT Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Open House (06/25/2022 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 3
Year Built: 1989
Subdivision: RAINTREE UNIT 1
Description: PRICED WELL BELOW NEIGHBORHOOD COMPS!! Stunning home in the sought after co...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$417,000
3510 S CUTLER Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: WESTWAY PARK
Description: FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY!!! Perfect for a first time buyer or investment prop...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$945,000
1728 E CAROLINE Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Open House (06/25/2022 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Year Built: 1986
Subdivision: MISSION RIDGE
Description: Stunning and spacious interior remodel, ready for move-in! Home sits on 1/3...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$570,000
1949 E Belmont Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1986
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS
Description: Look no further, this is the South Tempe home you have been waiting for. F...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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$529,900
1200 E REDFIELD Road, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS
Description: Great opportunity to purchase this one-owner home in convenient Tempe locat...
Last Updated: June - 22 - 2022
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