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Tempe, AZ

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Sprawled among the burnt orange buttes of the American southwest is Tempe, an affluent suburb of the greater Phoenix metro area. While it is home to American Airlines’ corporate headquarters and Arizona State University, Tempe’s glossy edifices never detract from the majesty of the surrounding Arizonian desert. The city’s ample outdoor offerings, like boating, golf and horseback riding are matched only by its indoor sporting attractions, including all the college football one could possibly desire.

Tempe Apartments

$820-$1805

Cityscape At Lakeshore
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$974-$1585

San Portella
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$736-$950

Monarch at Tempe Apartment Homes
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2.5

$725-$1545

909 West
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$974-$1299

The Palms On Scottsdale
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$899-$1409

San Palmilla
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Tempe, AZ is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 12.36%
  • 7.97%
  • 6.07%
  • Female
  • 10.52%
  • 6.15%
  • 5.58%
$912
is average rent in Tempe, AZ
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 6.32%
  • 7.03%
  • 6.46%
46.96%
of units are available for rent in Tempe
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 3622
  • 545
  • 1809
Getting Around in Tempe, AZ

Tempe lies at the crossroads of myriad freeways, and driving thus makes up the majority of the city’s transportation. Despite its status as a driving city, public transportation by Valley Metro and the Metro Light Rail is available primarily in areas surrounding downtown and Arizona State University. In fact, Tempe has more frequent bus service than anywhere else in the state. Moreover, the city offers free shuttles near ASU that operate in surrounding neighborhoods seven days a week.

65
Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
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Transit Score®
N/A
The average commuter time in Tempe is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.4%
  • 12.98%
  • 2.18%

Outdoors

<p>Tempe's searing sun makes it an ideal locale for water sports, and residents look no further than the Tempe Town Lake. Aquatic activities include kayaking, paddle boating, and even fishing: the lake practically offers all-you-can-eat rainbow trout, bass and tilapia, provided you have an Arizona fishing license. On cooler days, desert parks Papago and South Mountain beg for hikes, rock climbing and horseback riding. Those who like their activities more structured are better suited sticking to 18-holes among stunning rocks and plateaus, as found at Rolling Hills Golf Course.</p>

Tempe Center for the Arts

<p>In Tempe, much like the typical American high school, jocks reign supreme. However, even the folks who once got stuffed in lockers can have a place in the Arizonian sun. Enter the Tempe Center for the Arts, a city-sponsored architectural wonder showcasing visual and performing arts all year round. Notables include a weekly open mic night on Wednesdays, ballet under the stars, and performances by the Tempe Symphony Orchestra.</p>