Census Region: West
Median Family Income: $64,698
Median Home Price: $185,000
Average Property Taxes: $1,642
Projected Job Growth: 5.3%
Within close proximity to Phoenix, 330 days of sunshine, and an annual music festival (just to name one of the city’s exciting events) there’s no doubt about it: Tempe, Arizona is a great place to live! Being a smaller city, with a population of 169,415, doesn’t distract from the fact that Tempe has many conveniences to offer its residents.
Located in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, Tempe is home to Arizona State University, which has produced more than 300,000 alumni worldwide. Residents say the relationship with the university is strong as many of them turn out in force to watch the Arizona State Sun Devils play.
Of course, the residents of Tempe have plenty of recreational options, too. A top destination in Arizona, the city is home to Tempe Town Lake, which protects the area from flooding and provides countless recreational and job opportunities for the city’s residents. Dozens of events take place at the lake annually.
Other recreational venues in Tempe include Big Surf Waterpark (home to the third-largest wave pool in the world), Casino Arizona, Arizona Mills shopping mall, the Mill Avenue shopping district, Tempe Marketplace and the biggest IKEA store west of the Mississippi. With so much to offer, the area’s unemployment rate is really low as well.
Transportation in Tempe is relatively easy. The city has direct access to five different major highways (Loops 101 and 202, Interstate 10, Route 60 and AZ-143). Public transportation is offered in the form of the light rail and city buses. Residential children enjoy attending academically excelling schools throughout the city.
Does Tempe sound like a place where you’d like to live? Then we at Foothills Realty and Property Management invite you to contact us at 480-361-1055 to discuss your relocation options. Housing options range from older single family detached homes, apartments, townhouses and modern condominiums.
Tempe zip codes: 85280, 85281, 85282, 85283, 85284, 85285 and 85287