Tempe Real Estate
With the country’s largest university thrown into the mix, one might expect the area to be boisterous and booming with events. You would be right. Tempe, Arizona, a self-proclaimed “vibrant and liveable” city, is one of the most unique cities in the state. There are always live music shows, art shows, and athletic events in downtown Tempe on the illustrious Mill Avenue. This city was named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, a valley in which Greek poets claimed that Apollo, the God of Music, and the Muses, Zeus’s nine daughters, visited often, hence the immense amount of character and music throughout the main parts of the city. Tempe, however, is not all play; it is also the home of the headquarters for companies like Fulton 500, Insight Enterprises, and the Salt River Project (SRP), with large campuses for GoDaddy and State Farm, as well.
This town in the East Valley provides activity and soul to the metro, located right in the heart. Public transport includes the Valley Metro Light Rail, which runs through parts of Tempe and Mesa, and the Valley Metro Bus, which has routes throughout the entire metro area. Tempe is bordered by Scottsdale, Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Chandler, and Mesa, providing easy access to these cities with major roads and highways—I-10, US Route 60, and the Loop 101. Furthermore, both Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport are easily accessible from Tempe.
Some of the top-rated public school districts in the state serve parts of Tempe. The Kyrene School District and Tempe Elementary School District have elementary and middle schools in and around Tempe. Many of these schools have before and after school care and summer camps, and the YMCA also offers similar services. The Tempe Union High School District and Scottsdale Unified Schools District have secondary schools throughout the city, also. Some private schools and public charters in Tempe include Tempe Preparatory Academy and James Madison Preparatory School. Schools in Tempe additionally host youth sports and athletics.
The nation’s most innovative university, Arizona State University (ASU), makes Tempe an activity center of the Valley. Mill Avenue, which runs through ASU’s Tempe Campus, is known to host concerts and large sporting events at Sun Devil Stadium. All through the campus are theaters, museums, and local shops of all kinds.
For a night on the town, Tempe is a great choice because of its rooftop lounges, grills, bars, and night clubs, as well as the live music playing somewhere in the city almost 365 nights of the year. With its abundance of seasonal and annual events and festivals, fireworks are not a rarity. Under the sunshine, Arizona Mills Mall is open and one of the larger malls in the state. On Mill Avenue, you can find some of the most unique boutiques and homegrown shops, Papago Park, and the Phoenix Zoo. In 2015, Tempe hosted the Arizona Summer Ends Music Festival, featuring artists like Kanye West, Hozier, Brand New, Chance the Rapper, Big Sean, Jimmy Eat World, and G Eazy along Tempe Town Lake. The Mill Avenue Block Party on New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the country.
The outskirts of Tempe bordering Chandler and Ahwatukee are much quieter, than the lively downtown area. Homes in Tempe are generally southwestern single families, but there are a few custom homes and lots in the area. For assistance locating one of these exclusives, please call us at 480-786-6100.
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