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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$450,000
5356 S EL CAMINO Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1972
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ROYAL
Description: Wow!!! 72 Hour Home Sale!!!! Location, Location! Located in the Kiwanis Pa...
Last Updated: January - 17 - 2022
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$739,900
HUGE ISLAND-10.6 X 9.7
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS 11
Description: TURNKEY & FABULOUS IN TEMPE!!! Love to Entertain- See this Spectacular Gor...
Last Updated: January - 17 - 2022
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$715,000
221 E MANHATTON Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Year Built: 1962
Subdivision: Tempe Gardens 1
Description: Wow! Nothing here has gone untouched. Contemporary, light, open, and airy. ...
Last Updated: January - 17 - 2022
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$620,000
1509 E WESTCHESTER DR
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1977
Subdivision: BRADLEY PLACE UNIT 3
Description: Updated 5 bedroom and 2 bath home. Living room, dining, family room and kit...
Last Updated: January - 17 - 2022
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$600,000
1425 E LIBRA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1978
Subdivision: BRADLEY PLACE
Description: Beautifully maintained home with storage space galore throughout the inside...
Last Updated: January - 17 - 2022
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$545,000
1817 E JULIE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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Open House (01/17/2022 - 9:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: CONTINENTAL EAST UNIT 6
Description: Welcome to this gorgeous neighborhood! Terrific 4 bedroom and 2 bath home w...
Last Updated: January - 17 - 2022
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$585,000
8901 S DATELAND Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1987
Subdivision: WARNER RANCH CROSSING MCR
Description: This sophisticated single level Warner Ranch home is nestled in the heart o...
Last Updated: January - 17 - 2022
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$575,000
1240 E CAMPUS Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1967
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 3
Description: Awesome Large 2200 sqft 5 bdrm single level, w/NEW ROOF, NEW EXT/INT PAINT ...
Last Updated: January - 17 - 2022
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$579,000
811 E CHILTON Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Year Built: 1979
Subdivision: CHIPPERWOOD
Description: Beautiful home in the heart of South Tempe in the highly acclaimed Kyrene S...
Last Updated: January - 16 - 2022
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$1,195,000
1328 E CAROLINE Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3.5
Year Built: 1983
Subdivision: CORONA DEL SOL ESTATES
Description: Perfectly located basement home in the highly desired Corona Del Sol Estate...
Last Updated: January - 16 - 2022
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