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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$300,000
827 W LAIRD Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1543
Year Built: 1968
Subdivision: LAIRD ESTATES
Description: Location, Location, Location!!! This AS-IS 3 Bedroom 2 Bath + Bonus Room of...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$464,500
2406 E LA JOLLA Drive E, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1829
Year Built: 1970
Subdivision: KNOELL TEMPE UNIT 2
Description: Large Cul-du-sac lot (1/4 acre) COOL REMODELED HOME! 1829 sf single story h...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$660,000
1320 W LISA Lane, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3075
Year Built: 1994
Subdivision: SIERRA TEMPE UNIT 3
Description: A rare find in Tempe! Nearly a half an acre on a cul de sac lot with mature...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$549,900
919 E LA JOLLA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 5
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2000
Year Built: 1966
Subdivision: CYPRUS EAST UNIT 2
Description: INVESTOR SPECIAL!!! – $3,250 / Month Rent. INSTANT CASHFLOW. Recently rem...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$399,900
1012 E SUSAN Lane N, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1370
Year Built: 1999
Subdivision: SAN MARBEYA MANOR
Description: Great location within biking distance to ASU, Tempe Town Lake and Scottsdal...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$476,000
1125 E LODGE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1980
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS 14
Description: Check out this 4 bdrm, 2 bth home on a quiet street in S. Tempe. Spend wint...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$519,995
503 E GEMINI Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1832
Year Built: 1972
Subdivision: COLLEGE PARK UNIT 4
Description: Beautifully remodeled Tempe home in a great neighborhood. Huge modern maste...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$815,000
2740 S Mae Place, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Status: UCB (Under Contract-Backups)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 4
Square Footage: 3449
Year Built: 2003
Subdivision: Mae Place Lot 4
Description: This 4 bed 4 bath home is nestled in the heart of Tempe. The stacked stone ...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$620,000
104 E VISTA DEL CERRO Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1771
Year Built: 1950
Subdivision: UNIVERSITY ESTATES
Description: Eye catching, updated home with preserved vintage character. Located in the...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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$525,000
208 E ERIE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1998
Year Built: 1960
Subdivision: NU-VISTA 3 LOTS 126-195
Description: Here's a nicely updated and well maintained 4 bedroom home located in the h...
Last Updated: August - 02 - 2021
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