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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$525,000
Irrigated Desert Landscape
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1816
Year Built: 2020
Subdivision: NORTH TEMPE
Description: The one that you've been waiting for... Brand new, modern architecture nest...
Last Updated: October - 22 - 2020
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$595,000
133 E STACEY Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3349
Year Built: 1989
Subdivision: WARNER RANCH ESTATES
Description: Pride of ownership shines through this outstanding Warner Ranch Estates hom...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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$600,000
136 E PALMCROFT Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2844
Year Built: 1957
Subdivision: TEMPE ESTATES
Description: Large corner lot with beautiful shade trees in front & back yards. This 195...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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$389,998
1917 E YALE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Open House (10/24/2020 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1787
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: KNOELL TEMPE UNIT 5
Description: Beautiful Remodeled home next to Optimist Park. New Tile flooring and Carpe...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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$475,000
933 E LEEWARD Lane, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2513
Year Built: 1980
Subdivision: The Lakes
Description: Pride of ownership shines through in this modern remodeled home in desirabl...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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$459,900
821 E MCNAIR Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1886
Year Built: 1982
Subdivision: CHIPPERWOOD
Description: Fully and beautifully remodeled home located in a cul-de-sac lot in the HE...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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$495,000
1106 E WEBER Drive, 1018, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Square Footage: 1820
Year Built: 2016
Subdivision: NEWPORT AT TEMPE
Description: Amazing home w' top of the line finishes. Urban Architecture & design insid...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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$330,000
1107 E CONCORDA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1528
Year Built: 1963
Subdivision: HUGHES ACRES
Description: Rare North Facing Tempe home with no HOA! Situated on a 6,689 square foot ...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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$399,900
5930 S JUNIPER Street, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2183
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 13
Description: 4 bedroom 2 bath home with pool. Full interior painting was just completed...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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$385,000
5332 S BRADLEY Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1471
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL UNIT 2
Description: Newly remodelled with tons of upgrades: Fresh new paint interior and exteri...
Last Updated: October - 21 - 2020
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