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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$594,900
1968 E Krista Way, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Open House (05/08/2021 - 1:00 pm)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1997
Year Built: 1983
Subdivision: Tempe Royal Palms
Description: This 3 bed 2 bath rare Spanish Colonial Revival in the desirable 85284 zip ...
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$300,000
322 E MCKINLEY Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1400
Year Built: 1959
Subdivision: PAPAGO PARKWAY 5
Description: Fixer upper in Tempe's Historic Papago Corridor. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 140...
Last Updated: May - 06 - 2021
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$360,000
1125 W Ellis Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1303
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: SOUTHERN PALMS UNIT 4 LOT
Description: Amazing Tempe location and no HOA! This charming home is literally move-in...
Last Updated: May - 06 - 2021
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$549,999
309 E LAGUNA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (05/08/2021 - 9:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1605
Year Built: 1962
Subdivision: NU-VISTA 7
Description: Charming ranch home with NO HOA is ready for its next loving owner! Situate...
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$555,000
603 E MCKELLIPS Road, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 2080
Year Built: 1961
Subdivision: CAVALIER HILLS 2
Description: Amazing location close to Sky Harbor airport and ASU. Close by great shoppi...
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$393,000
230 E CAIRO Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Square Footage: 1274
Year Built: 1960
Subdivision: NU-Vista
Description: Adorable home in an unbeatable Tempe location in close to ASU, Broadmor Ele...
Last Updated: May - 06 - 2021
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$265,000
6282 S COLONIAL Way, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 2
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1166
Year Built: 1995
Subdivision: STONEGATE
Description: Super cute Tempe home with 1 year old AC unit! Do not miss out, 2 bedroom (...
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$419,000
1217 N FRANCES Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1435
Year Built: 1955
Subdivision: NORTH TEMPE
Description: Beautifully remodeled 3 bed/2 bath mid-century ranch-style home available i...
Last Updated: May - 06 - 2021
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$499,900
1874 E BRENTRUP Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2331
Year Built: 1994
Subdivision: CAPISTRANO
Description: Gorgeous home located in desirable lake community, Very spacious with 4 bed...
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$1,495,000
8606 S DORSEY Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Open House (05/09/2021 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 4964
Year Built: 1987
Subdivision: WARNER ESTATES
Description: Fantastic opportunity for S. Tempe on a large lot with pool. Enjoy the ston...
Last Updated: May - 06 - 2021
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