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City of Tempe ArizonaTempe Arizona is located to the southeast of Phoenix and is the home of Arizona State University. As with many cities and towns in Arizona, Tempe Arizona’s early beginnings date back to the mid 1800’s.

In the mid 1800’s, Fort McDowell opened near what was to become Tempe Arizona.

Agriculture and railroads during the late 1880’s fueled the influx of workers and soldiers to the area. Tempe got its name from a western pioneer, Darrel Duppa, in 1879.

The Territorial Normal School was founded in Tempe Arizona in 1885. The grew and was renamed a number of times and ultimately became Arizona State University.

Tempe Arizona population growth has paralleled that of Phoenix AZ. Tempe is not only a suburb of Phoenix, it has become a center of education and commerce as a result of ASU.

In 2022,  Tempe’s population is over 180,000 residents. Tempe Arizona hosts spring training for the Los Angeles Angles.

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And there is more. Zippia recognized Tempe as on of the Top 10 underrated tech cities in the United States. The city is underrated when it comes to the tech scene.

In fact, the city supports 11,690 tech careers making up 10.6% of the city’s workforce. What’s even better is that the industry is going to grow 26.79% further than that.

Tempe Arizona Home Prices

The estimated median home value in Tempe Arizona at the end of 2014 is $228,600. The median list price of a home is $240,000 or about $144/sq ft. The median selling price of homes that sold in late 2014 is just over $218,000.

A December 2014 publication by the National Association of Realtors on best places to live for baby boomers in the United States has Arizona with 2 spots. Tucson and Phoenix. To almost no ones surprise, two key factors in selecting the best places to live where a lower cost of living and sunnier weather.

For those considering Tempe Arizona for a future place to retire, you may also want to put Tucson AZ and the Northwest Tucson communities on your list of places to explore.

Tempe Arizona is less than 2 hours from Tucson AZ on the I 10 Freeway.

Communities to explore in northwest Tucson include Oro Valley, Dove Mountain and Marana are all a bit farther – MAP

About Tucson Arizona

Tucson sits in a Sonoran Desert valley that is surrounded by 5 mountain ranges. Interestingly, the trip from the 2,389-foot valley floor to the 9,157-foot Mt. Lemmon peak traverses seven of the earth’s nine life zones. To put that in perspective, that is the same as driving from Mexico to Canada.

Tucson is surrounded by the natural landscapes of the Coronado National Forest, Catalina State Park, Ironwood Forest National Monument, and Saguaro National Park.

The City of Tucson is home for the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats!! That means there is an endless list of things to do and activities available. The Tucson area has rich cultural heritage and an abundance of Tucson attractions. Museums, galleries, shops, and live performances are available the year around.

To give you a flavor of the many things Tucson AZ has to offer, here is our top 10 list.

About Oro Valley AZ

Oro Valley Arizona presently encompasses approximately 34 square miles. Oro Valley provides a great public parks system, notable outdoor amenities and retailing venues.

The Oro Valley Hospital on Tangerine Rd services the residents of Oro Valley, SaddleBrooke and Northwest Tucson AZ

To the north of Tucson is the Town Oro Valley AZ. Just north of Oro Valley, near the intersection of Hwy 79 and Oracle Road, are two Robson Resort Communities. SaddleBrooke to the south and SaddleBrooke Ranch.

These are two very popular active adult communities just north of Tucson AZ. There are other adult communities in Oro Valley AZ that provide the opportunity to meet new friends and pursue personal interests in an active retirement.

Oro Valley families are served by the Amphitheater School District which is one of the statistically highest performing public school systems in Arizona. Search for an Oro Valley Homes By School.


If you are considering a winter retreat or future place to retire in Tempe Arizona, then also take a look at homes Northwest of Tucson AZ. Oro Valley, Dove Mountain and Marana all have active adult communities and lot of things to do. Give us a call, we can help you find that perfect place in the Northwest Tucson area.

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