Tempe Real Estate


Fun and Festive in Tempe

Tempe, AZ is a unique town that perfectly blends family-friendly fun with college-town excitement!  The thriving downtown Tempe area is full of amazing outdoor parks, activities, and fantastic festivities!  Proudly acting as home base for the main campus of Arizona State University, Tempe is a hotspot for fun and entertainment, but more so for educational and career opportunities.  It’s no surprise that Tempe ranks as the #33 Best City to Live in in America!


Why Do Residents Choose Tempe?

Entertainment Every Day in Tempe

Tempe is a fun and thriving college town—which means there is no end to the fun that can be found every day of the week!  Mill Ave. in Downtown Tempe is a prime spot for shopping, dining, and nightlife. The city events throughout the year are incredible—including the Fiesta Bowl Block Park on New Years Eve, the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon, and Spring Training games for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Gammage Auditorium and Tempe Center for the Arts house tons of local performances and hold spaces for local artists. The student body of ASU and residents of Tempe LOVE the open-air market at Tempe Marketplace—which hosts live music and entertainment throughout the year. There’s a reason that once students attend ASU they never want to leave!


Getting Out and About is Easy Peasy!

Tempe is meant for lovers of everything outdoorsy—and it’s easy as can be with all the gorgeous and well-maintained parks and lakes in the area!  Take a stroll through the scenic 5-miles of shoreline at Tempe Town Lake or enjoy a day on the water on a paddle board, in a kayak, or aboard a boat!  Locals love the breathtaking views over the city at Hayden Butte, and the various parks around the city are the perfect setting for a short break from the busyness of the city.  Residents get to enjoy all the amenities of a college town, with access to ball fields and tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, dog parks, skate parks, pools, and splash pads—oh my!  The fun never ends in Tempe!


Unbeatable Employment Opportunities

Tempe acts as the headquarters to many major U.S. companies, like Arizona University Research Park, Papago Park Center, and Fountainhead Corporate Center, as well as hundreds of offices and faculty and staff positions at Arizona State University.  Employment opportunities and job in Tempe are abundant and the city is considered one of the best places to find employment in the Phoenix area! The workforce is thriving, and the incomes are competitive—come see for yourself!


Premier Public Schooling

Tempe is well known as the home of the main campus of Arizona State University—one of the state’s three major public universities.  With this longstanding pride in education, it’s only fitting that Tempe Public Schools follow in line with university standards, and act as one of the best public-school systems in Arizona.  The students of Tempe are primarily served by the top-rated Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union High School Districts (rated 7th Best Public School District in Arizona).  Pockets of Tempe are alternatively aided by the Chandler Unified School District (rated #2) and Scottsdale Unified School District (#8).  Some of the top-rated schools include Chandler and Desert Vista High, and public charters like Arizona College Prep Erie Campus and Tempe Preparator Academy.  In Tempe, education is taken very seriously, and it shows!


Tempe at a Glance

Want to know even more about residential life in this outstanding city of beautiful homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? You don’t have to look far! As your Phoenix metro experts, we know all the insider details! Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have!


Quick Facts

Population: 182,499
Zip Code: 85282
County: Maricopa
Median Home Price: $284,000


Travel & Commute

Downtown Phoenix: 20 min
Glendale: 30 min
Chandler: 20 min
Major Roads: Loop 202, Loop 101, I-10, US-60


Tempe - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Tempe: $577,100 / County Avg $1,021,400


Avg Taxes in Tempe: $3,100 / County Avg $3,600


Avg Sq. Ft. in Tempe: 1,957 / County Avg 2,703


Avg Price per/sqft in Tempe:$295 / County Avg $378


Avg Walkscore in Tempe: 61 / County Avg 32


Avg Year Built in Tempe: 1983 / County Avg 1993


Avg Days on Website in Tempe: 85 / County Avg 38


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