Tempe, Arizona

Tempe Arizona Real Estate, Tempe Area and Community Information

If you are in the market for some prime Tempe AZ real estate, read this article to learn about the community that makes Tempe AZ homes so valuable. Looking at Tempe real estate for yourself and your family is a great way to learn whether this vibrant community is the right city for you and your loved ones.


Members of the Hohokam tribe were the first residents in what is now known as Tempe, AZ. When they left the area, Fort McDowell was created near what is now downtown Tempe. Members of the military and migrant workers were among the first inhabitants to reside in the area after the Hohokam left. Two settlements, named Hayden's Ferry and San Pablo, were established soon afterward.

Tempe's name came from the Tempe Irrigating Canal Company, which was a business that was created to provide water to the various crops of Hayden's Ferry and San Pablo. As the years progressed, Tempe became a bustling center of economic activity for agriculture. In 1894, Tempe AZ became incorporated. Nowadays Tempe is not just a Phoenix suburb. It is an important economic metropolis in its own right.

Parks and Recreation

When you are looking at Tempe homes, take the opportunity to learn about the recreational opportunities for adults, children and seniors. Viewing Tempe homes for sale is a great time to take your son to the local batting range, rent a boat and take the whole family on an adventure at Tempe Town Lake, or bring your kids to a watery day of fun at one of the city's pools and splash pads.

Once you buy one of our Tempe properties, take advantage of our fair city's learning opportunities. Have your kids take dance and art classes while you and your partner take yoga, aromatherapy and computer repair classes. Whatever interests you and your family have, there is a class or group for it. For more information on Tempe's Parks and Recreation Department, click here and here.


ASU Gammage: Known as one of the largest presenters of university-based performing arts acts in the country, this Arizona State University theater was designed by the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The theater presents Broadway shows such as Once, Kinky Boots and Wicked.

Fort McDowell Adventures: The next time you are examining real estate in Tempe, visit Fort McDowell Adventures to go on jeep and Segway tours, ride kayaks, and participate in Yavapai cultural tours.

For more information on attractions that you can visit when you look at homes for sale in Tempe, click here.


Music in the Garden: Tempe's Desert Botanical Garden presents its Music in the Garden series, which features amazing local acts from all musical genres.

Marquee Triathlon: If you are a potential Tempe home buyer, go over to Tempe Town Lake to see triathletes from all over the Southwest swim, bike and run in the Marquee Triathlon.

For more information on events going on in the Tempe area, click here.

If you want to learn more about buying a home in Tempe, contact Our Team. We are happy to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you might have. Call or email us at your convenience.
John & Mickie Beshk
John & Mickie Beshk
Selling Real Estate One Relationship at a Time