Tempe AZ Homes for Sale
Nestled between Phoenix to the west, Mesa to the east, Scottsdale to the north and Chandler to the south, the city of Tempe provides the backdrop for a vibrant, active lifestyle. This East Valley city has a lot to offer.
If you're considering homes for sale in Chandler AZ, take a look at its neighbor, Tempe. Founded in 1871, what was once a settlement on the Salt River has now grown into a thriving city and national center for education and commerce, as well as a desirable place to live and work.
Temple AZ at a Glance
Tempe's central location in the East Valley means that no matter where you are, you've got easy access to the many cultural, historical and recreational opportunities this city has to offer. With a population of just over 160,000, Tempe retains a small-town feel, but provides big-city amenities.
Tempe is home to Arizona State University, the state's largest post-secondary institution, and its residents have a median age of 28. This bustling city is also home to a number of international corporation headquarters and serves as an important center for commerce in the region.
Tempe sits in the beautiful Sonoran Desert; weather in this East Valley city is characterized by sunny days -- 330 days of sun per year, on average -- low annual rainfall, and an average temperature of 85.3 degrees. While summers are hot and dry, fall, winter and spring bring mild, sunny days and cool nights. That's good news for those seeking Tempe, Phoenix or Chandler AZ homes for sale or Chandler homes for rent.
The East Valley real estate market, which includes Tempe and Chandler real estate, remains strong due in large part to the wide range of cultural, recreational and historical attractions in the region. As a college town, Tempe offers a full schedule of events, festivals and celebrations year-round, from the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n Roll Arizona Marathon to the annual Salsa Tasting Fest.
Catch a show or a concert at the 600-seat Tempe Center for the Arts, the Stray Cat Theatre, or the ASU Gammage Center, or learn about local history at the Hackett House and the Tempe History Museum. Watch an ASU Sun Devils game at Sun Devil Stadium or grab seats at the Insight Bowl. Take the kids to see the underwater scene at the SeaLife Aquarium or the racecars at the Firebird Raceway.
Art lovers can browse the galleries on Mill Avenue or enjoy the city's extensive public art program. And, speaking of shopping, you can shop 'til you drop at Arizona Mills mall, Tempe Marketplace, or even the West Coast's biggest IKEA. When evening comes, head back to the Mill Avenue District to experience Tempe's happening nightlife.
As in other East Valley cities, Tempe and Chandler homes for sale are even more attractive, thanks to the many outdoor recreational opportunities available in the region. You can spend a day -- or several -- hiking, walking, biking, rock climbing or horseback riding in South Mountain Park or Papago Park.
If golf is your passion, you can play the links at Tempe's public and private courses. If it's fishing you prefer, spend a day on Kiwanis Lake or Tempe Town Lake. Tempe Town Lake also offers kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating and rowing, as well as waterfront biking and walking trails.
If you're considering buying homes for sale in Chandler AZ or Tempe, take heart: The city has weathered the economic storm and the market has bounced back. Tempe is home to several international corporate headquarters, such as U.S. Airways. Other large employers in town include Arizona State University, Motorola, Chase, Edward Jones, Monster, and Wells Fargo. The median annual income in Tempe is well above the national average, while the unemployment rate is well below it.
When you're ready to take the next step, Murray Realty Group is here to help. We have extensive lists of homes for sale in Chandler, Tempe and other East Valley locations. We can even help you relocate to Chandler AZ, Tempe, or other cities in the Valley of the Sun. Just give us a call today.
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