Tempe Homes for Sale
Welcome to Tempe Arizona. Home to over 187,000 residents, Tempe is part of the Phoenix and East Valley metro area. Located in Maricopa County, the city is named after the Veil of Tempe in Greece and is bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe Bay, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Mesa. It's also the location of the Arizona State University. Read on below the listings to learn more about Tempe Arizona
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Relocating to Tempe
Are you relocating to Tempe Arizona? Across town, across the state, or across the country? Let me give you a little bit of advice about moving here from out of state: wear sunscreen, drink water, and packed those winter clothes away until Christmas… Maybe. You may never need them again. I mean, Tempe has one of the warmest climates in the country and that's year-round. And yes, it is a dry heat, but even 110° with dry heat can be quite toasty. Never fear, there's always a pool close by, an air-conditioned home, or a great way to cool off during the summer.
If you relocating or moving to Tempe Arizona, here are some things to know about the area.
Phoenix is the largest city within the Phoenix Metro area. Scottsdale is more expensive and geared toward tourists wire as Tempe is more of a college town. Phoenix is the sixth most populated city in the US and sprawled out over several miles. With several tourist destinations, concert venues, sporting events, and theaters, Phoenix is really the hub that anchors the entire area. However, all of these areas are no more than about an hour away from each other so even if you have an event in one of the neighboring towns, it shouldn't take you long to get there regardless of where you choose to live. So, why choose Tempe?
Tempe is the hub for shopping. And it makes sense being a college town. There are multiple malls and shopping centers such as Arizona Mills, the Mill Avenue shopping district, and of course, we have the biggest IKEA store west of the Mississippi. From small boutiques and little niche shops to major department stores and all your favorites like Best Buy, Home Goods, Costco, Target, Walmart, and all the rest, you won't need to go far for shopping.
This may or may not appeal to you but there are over 900 machine games and gambling tables at Casino Arizona. 'nough said.
Tempe is home to two water parks, Big Surf Fun and Splash Playground. Remember how I was telling you there's always a place to cool off? This is the place to be. Big Surf Fun has concerts throughout the summer, a vibrant calendar of events, wave pools, water slides, and has actually been featured in three motion pictures. This waterpark has been providing fun for over 50 years. But Tempe also has a variety of neighborhood pools throughout the community.
The Fiesta Bowl
Tempe is home to the annual college football bowl game called the Fiesta Bowl. This event happens every December and draws a big crowd from the college audience each year.
Not only at the college level but Tempe has a great public school system with several different districts for elementary, middle, and high school.
- Tempe elementary school district
- Kyrene school district
- Tempe Union high school District
- Arizona State University
- Rio Salado College
Easy drive, easy commute, easier public transportation
Tempe is known for having a relatively easy traffic system and commute. Major freeways run through town with Loops 101 and Luke Loops 202, Interstate 10, and Route 60 is the pass most frequently traveled. But we also have a great public transportation system of light rail and buses that offer a variety of travel means around town. There's even a freeze bus service for residents. The Orbit system runs five routes through town that are absolutely free.
Tempe Real Estate
Another great thing about Tempe is the variety of neighborhoods. There are dozens of different distinct neighborhoods within the city. North Tempe is a densely populated college area with South Tempe having more of an open field and being family-friendly with parks, neighborhood schools, and close to modern services and amenities. Tempe also has some extremely affordable neighborhoods with a median home value of about $275,000. Being a college town, it's not surprising that 59% of residents rent while just 41% owned their own homes. Those that do own are probably not college-age, of course. Median rent is about $1200 a month, slightly higher than neighboring areas because it is a college town but the median home values are lower than neighboring Scottsdale and Phoenix. This makes Tempe a very desirable place to purchase a home.
Start browsing all Tempe Homes For Sale above or contact our office below to learn more about Tempe Arizona and why it might be the perfect destination for your next home purchase. If you'd like to learn a little bit more about the area and really get a feel for the difference between all of these neighboring towns, give us a call. We may be able to find a better location for you or the right neighborhood in Tempe.
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