Tempe, AZ is 8th largest city in Arizona
Tempe is located in the southeast part of the Greater Phoenix area. It is one of the cities that are included an area often referred to as the East Valley. Downtown Tempe and its city offices are about 5 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tempe is bordered by Scottsdale to the north, Chandler to the south, Mesa to the east, and the Ahwatukee Foothills section of Phoenix to the west. Tempe is unique in that its borders are all defined and have been since 1974; Tempe is landlocked. Growth is now occurring upward, with high rises being built to accommodate the growing population. If you are considering buying or selling property, planning to relocate, looking for Tempe homes for sale, or looking for Tempe Real Estate information, you have come to the right place. This Tempe, AZ real estate page offers everything you will need: access to updated property listings with photographs and virtual tours, home sales data and even Tempe homes for sale by price range and “One Click” community and zip code specific searches.
Tempe got its name in 1879 from ‘Lord’ Darrell Duppa, an Englishman who helped establish Phoenix. The sight of the butte and the wide river, and the nearby expanse of green fields, reminded him of the Vale of Tempe in ancient Greece.” The Tempe Chamber of Commerce offers a detailed history of the area. Tempe is considered a young city, with many young professionals. The population of Tempe was 161,719 (2010). That makes it the 8th largest city in Arizona (2010).
Arizona State University gives Tempe a unique profile in the Valley of the Sun
Arizona State University is a huge employer in Tempe and is a State of Arizona (government) employer. As far as the private sector is concerned, the largest employers in Tempe are Wells Fargo, Safeway, Freescale Semiconductor, Honeywell, Chase, US Airways, Insight Direct, TEAM Security, Express Scripts, IKON Office Solutions, Edward Jones, State Farm, Sonora Quest Labs and ABM Janitorial Services.
Certainly, Arizona State University gives Tempe a unique profile in the Valley of the Sun. When people are looking for places to live in Tempe, it is wise to consider that areas close to ASU and nearby dorms not only tend to have a young and transient population, but also that crime is relatively high there. This is an urban living environment. Other parts of Tempe, to the south and east have more typical neighborhoods for this area in all price ranges.
Near the university in downtown Tempe, Mill Avenue is one of the nicest and most interesting walking neighborhoods in the Valley of the Sun, with restaurants, bars, coffee shops, retail and entertainment. Some of the largest festivals in the area and in the Southwest are held here, and Mill Avenue and the surrounding streets may be closed to vehicular traffic during these events.
Tempe Town Lake, also in downtown Tempe, takes up 220 acres, and was created as part of the Rio Salado Project. It was dedicated in 1999, along with an enlarged and remodeled Tempe Beach Park. Tempe Town Lake offers fishing and boating in the midst of an urban setting. Tempe Beach Park often hosts weekend festivals, many of which involve music/bands.
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Home buyers will find many types and styles of homes to choose from, along with local amenities unique to the Tempe Area. Mature, well kept communities, custom homes, estates on expansive lots, condos, town homes and single family new homes are available. Tempe offers some very nice home and community options in the Southeast Valley of the Sun. Be sure to check out the New to the Market Tempe Listings, Popular “One Click” Tempe Homes Searches which include Community and Zip Searches. Want more information? Contact the local market experts at Arizona Team Realty – Tony & Cassie Sherman at 623-826-1597!