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
97 W BOLERO Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1806
Year Built: 1992
Subdivision: PECAN GROVE VILLAGE 2 LOT 1-130 TR A-C
Description: This move-in ready home is just waiting for your moving truck! Double fron...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
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$899,900
2135 E WOODMAN Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 6
# of Bathrooms: 4.5
Square Footage: 3934
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: ROUND VALLEY ESTATES
Description: Raising a family or looking to entertain? You need to see this 6 bedroom, ...
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$399,000
1344 W 10TH Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 1358
Year Built: 1959
Subdivision: MARGO MANOR LOTS 71-115
Description: BRAND NEW HVAC!! Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom home located in the Marg...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
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$459,900
839 W WESTCHESTER Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Open House (10/17/2021 - 12:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1893
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: Pepperwood Unit 5
Description: Welcome home to this beautifully renovated, 4 bed, 2 bath Tempe home on nea...
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$469,900
2013 E Libra Dr
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2119
Year Built: 1978
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 16
Description: This property has never been on the market! Outstanding pride of ownership ...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
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$400,000
4403 S POPLAR Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (10/16/2021 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1426
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: Tempe Gardens
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$589,900
733 E GENEVA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 2114
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: BRENTWOOD MANOR 4
Description: Fresh paint. Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2,114sf, all on one level. Remode...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
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$375,000
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.5
Square Footage: 1295
Year Built: 1961
Subdivision: MARILYN ANN UNIT 1
Description: Look no further! This adorable midcentury ranch is located in the ideal val...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
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$550,000
1133 E MARNY Road, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Open House (10/16/2021 - 10:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1780
Year Built: 1969
Subdivision: MY-O-MY ESTATES
Description: Beautifully remodeled 4 bedroom 2 bath block home. Close to ASU, Tempe To...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
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$549,900
8866 S GRANDVIEW Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2053
Year Built: 1990
Subdivision: Warner Ranch Manor 2
Description: Completely remodeled home on the beautiful tree lined streets of Warner Ran...
Last Updated: October - 16 - 2021
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