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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$485,000
1011 W ELNA RAE Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1959
Subdivision: WESTERN VILLAGE 3
Description: INVESTOR SPECIAL. LOWEST PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT IN A MILE RADIUS. Pool has b...
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$570,000
1860 E La Donna Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1973
Subdivision: Continental 6
Description: This unique solar-powered home is in a great location, with a large lot and...
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$595,000
1028 E HERMOSA Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1966
Subdivision: CYPRUS EAST UNIT 2
Description: Fabulous home in a desirable Tempe location w/no HOA! Conveniently located...
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$523,000
1926 E WATSON Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1972
Subdivision: CONTINENTAL EAST UNIT 6
Description: Come see this charming 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom home now on the market! The...
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$593,000
1803 N DAFFODIL Street, Tempe, AZ 85288
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1962
Subdivision: PAPAGO GARDENS 1-A
Description: Your dream home is waiting just for you in Tempe! Enjoy preparing meals in ...
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$590,000
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2.5
Year Built: 1994
Subdivision: OASIS AT ANOZIRA
Description: Nestled on a corner lot, this 3 bedrooms plus loft, 2.5 bathrooms home has ...
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$599,900
1056 E CARTER Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 3
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS 12 LOT 1340-1433
Description: NO HOA*** Welcome to Carter! This fabulous 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home has...
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$495,000
1931 E VELVET Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284
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# of Bedrooms: 3
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1985
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 19
Description: This lovingly updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is sure to impress! You'll be ...
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$535,000
4615 S POPLAR Street, Tempe, AZ 85282
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Open House (08/14/2022 - 11:00 am)
# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 1.75
Year Built: 1971
Subdivision: TEMPE GARDENS UNIT 9
Description: 4 Bedroom Tempe House with Media Room. Just minutes from the 60 and McCl...
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$750,000
1707 E JULIE Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
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# of Bedrooms: 4
# of Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1974
Subdivision: TEMPE ROYAL PALMS UNIT 13
Description: Wow! It's easy to fall in love with this Gorgeous remodel with high-end, EL...
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