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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$489,900
2430 E Hermosa Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: KNOELL TEMPE
Description: Gorgeous move-in ready 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with a pool in Tempe, New Woo...
Last Updated: October - 02 - 2022
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$650,000
Open House (10/02/2022 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Year Built: 1984
Subdivision: MARLBOROUGH PARK ESTATES
Description: Rare opportunity to own in the coveted Marlborough Park Estates. Simply the...
Last Updated: October - 02 - 2022
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$575,000
403 E Susan Lane, Tempe, AZ 85288
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1983
Subdivision: Marlborough Park Estates
Description: SINGLE STORY HOME in coveted Marlborough Park Estates. NEW ROOF in 2021. Ne...
Last Updated: October - 02 - 2022
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$550,000
5915 S STANLEY Place, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 12
Description: This home is AWESOME!!! It's the perfect combination of LOCATION,LOCATION,L...
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$449,900
1409 E STEPHENS Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1983
Subdivision: KNOELL TEMPE
Description: Tempe Must See! This one-of-a-kind home has a boastable backyard and warmth...
Last Updated: October - 02 - 2022
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$735,990
225 E PIERCE Street, Tempe, AZ 85288
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Open House (10/02/2022 - 1:30 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1959
Subdivision: PAPAGO PARKWAY 6
Description: IDEA: take advantage of current low home prices! Refi asap! YOU WIN! LOO...
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$484,900
806 W LODGE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1984
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL ESTATES 4 LOT 166-226
Description: Light and bright Tempe Charmer! 3 Beds, 2 full bathrooms, 2 CG with NO HOA....
Last Updated: October - 02 - 2022
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$695,000
5921 S ALDER Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Open House (10/02/2022 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: ROYAL PALMS
Description: Check out this completely remodeled single story home with a pool, RV gate,...
Last Updated: October - 02 - 2022
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$500,000
1315 W 14TH Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1961
Subdivision: POLLEY ANN 2
Description: Lovely homestead featuring an open concept living area, remodeled from top ...
Last Updated: October - 02 - 2022
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$575,000
1112 E WESTCHESTER Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 12
Description: NO HOA w/ a premium N/S facing lot! Single level 4 bed 2 bath home w/ a poo...
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