Find  Homes in Tempe for Sale Near Me

Exploring homes in Tempe for sale near me? Packed with history and character, the charming city of Tempe is located less than 10 miles from the amenities of Scottsdale and downtown Phoenix. From exciting art and culture, fun nightlife, lush neighborhood streets to local coffee houses, and great places to eat, Tempe has a lot to offer homebuyers and the residents who live here. The city is also home to the main campus of Arizona State University (ASU), a public research university ranked #1 in the U.S. for innovation, dedicated to accessibility and academic achievement. Whether you are interested in urban condos/townhomes situated in the heart of things, single-family homes in quiet neighborhoods, private gated developments, exclusive waterfront or golf course communities, or sprawling luxury estates, you’re certain to find the ideal home for your family's lifestyle needs in Tempe. Buyers will want to partner with a qualified agent who can help uncover the most desirable real estate in Tempe near me and secure an offer. With over 25 years of local experience, Cathy Carter is a top-rated REALTOR® in Tempe and the surrounding Southeast Valley. Cathy is intimately familiar with the different neighborhoods and communities and has all the resources to help you explore your options. Get the process started today by contacting Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or you can get in touch with her by email.   

On our easy-to-use website, you’ll be able to search the MLS for homes in Tempe for sale near me - updated every 5 minutes. View photos of available properties, find detailed real estate information, create a free account, save your search, receive notifications of new listings that match your specific home criteria delivered directly to your email, and access current market data. Be sure to scroll down below to learn more about  real estate in Tempe near me and the benefits of living in this vibrant community: 

Search Real Estate in Tempe Near Me by Price

Explore Homes in Tempe For Sale Near Me

Tempe Homes For Sale

Current Phoenix East Valley Real Estate Market Update

For more information about homes for sale in Tempe near me or to arrange a private showing, please contact Cathy Carter today. A licensed, full-time REALTOR® in Tempe, Cathy keeps her finger on the pulse of the local market at all times. She is the first to know when becomes available, ensuring that her buyers have access to the most desirable properties and securing an offer.  In November 2021, Tempe home prices were up 18.5% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $425K. On average, homes in Tempe sell after 32 days on the market compared to 35 days last year. There were 213 homes sold in November this year, up from 206 last year. 

As a local expert, Cathy will be able to inform you about the different neighborhoods and communities, the types of homes and features offered, the top builders in the region, school districts, surrounding area amenities, attractions, local community developments, and so much more. She would love to meet with you to discuss the type of home you have in mind and answer any questions you may have regarding properties, pricing, financing options, and more. You can reach Cathy directly at (480) 459-8488 or get in touch by email.

Why Homebuyers Should Consider Living in Tempe, AZ

Downtown Tempe

Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, the city of Tempe was named after the Vale of Tempe in Greece, a gorge in the Tempi municipality of northern Thessaly, Greece. Tempe is home to approximately 195,805 people and bordered by Phoenix and Guadalupe on the west, Scottsdale and the Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community on the north, Chandler on the south, and Mesa on the east. The city is the headquarters of one Fortune 500 company: Insight Enterprises. Other major companies headquartered in Tempe include DriveTime, Carvana, Limelight Networks, LifeLock, First Solar, the Salt River Project, Circle K, Fulton Homes, and Mobile Mini. Top employers include Arizona State University, State Farm Insurance, Freedom Financial Network, JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association, ABM Industries, Wells Fargo, City of Tempe, SRP, Honeywell, and Insight Direct Inc.  

For parents with school-age children, Tempe offers outstanding education choices from preschool to graduate school. The city is served by three highly regarded public school districts: Tempe Elementary School District, Kyrene School District, and Tempe Union High School District. Charter, private, and home school options are also part of the education choices available. Institutions of higher learning in Tempe include Arizona State University (Nation’s top school for innovation), ASU Biodesign (five buildings of research), Maricopa Community College, University of Advanced Technologies, and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Tempe Marketplace

Tempe is home to one of Arizona's largest shopping malls, Arizona Mills, which sits near the border with the town of Guadalupe. The city was also the location of the first IKEA branch in Arizona, near the southern boundary. Tempe Marketplace, a large open-air mall featuring live music and water and laser shows, is located just southeast of Tempe Town Lake. Mill Avenue, located just west of Hayden Butte, is a shopping and entertainment area in the city, popular with pedestrians and students. With the completion of Tempe Town Lake, commercial and high-rise development along the reservoir, have transformed the cityscape of Mill Avenue and the skyline of downtown Tempe.

Tempe Center for The Arts

Art and culture abound in Tempe, home to the Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe History Museum, and Edna Vihel Arts Center. Overlooking Tempe Town Lake, Tempe Center for the Arts includes a theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery, several public art pieces and offers a variety of live music and theater performances, events, and exhibitions. The city also has a diverse collection of permanent and temporary public art. The Tempe History Museum is a place where you can explore Tempe’s past, share its present, and imagine its future (Free admission). The Edna Vihel Arts Center (Edna Arts) offers arts and culture-related classes and programs ranging from painting to ceramics to theater and dance.  

Designated Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community

Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in Tempe. Considered to be one of the leading bike communities in the country, Tempe has 215 miles of bikeways and is designated a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community. There are also some great places for mountain biking at Papago Park or riding the canal all the way up to North Scottsdale. The city has more than 50 neighborhood and community parks, including Kiwanis Park, Tempe Beach Park, and Tempe Sports Complex. The parks are strategically placed throughout the city, so most homes are within a half-mile providing residents and neighbors a venue to relax, learn, and connect with one another and the environment. Find a park in

Tempe on this interactive map.  
Locate splash playgrounds and splash pads
Explore Tempe trails & bikeways

 Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge

Located in the heart of the city is the popular Tempe Town Lake. A  system of paths allows for walking, jogging, and biking alongside the lake, which is more than two miles long. Tempe Town Lake is also a great place for wind and human-powered boats. Papago and South Mountain Parks offer hiking, mountain and road biking, rock climbing, frisbee golf, and equestrian activities. For baseball fans, Tempe Diablo Stadium is home to Cactus League spring training baseball.  


Tempe Transportation Center

Major routes serving the city include Interstate 10 near the western edge, Loop 202 crossing the northern side, Loop 101 following the eastern border, and U.S. Route 60 running east-west through the center of the city. Valley Metro operates bus routes and the Valley Metro Rail system that serves Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University, providing service to Phoenix and Mesa. The Tempe Transportation Center is located at 200 E. Fifth Street (near Forest and College avenues) at the base of A-Mountain. The facility has an exterior shaded courtyard and a transit plaza serving the METRO light rail and local and regional bus patrons. Dozens of bus routes serve the Transportation Center including the free Orbit local shuttle. The Bicycle Cellar, located at the Tempe Transportation Center, is a place where Tempe bicycle riders are able to leave their bikes locked up indoors securely with key card access, 24-hour security, and a security guard on watch. The closest major airports serving Tempe include Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located 2 miles northwest of Tempe, and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, located about 27 miles from town. 

Partner with The Best REALTOR® in Tempe - Cathy Carter 

Whether you are interested in homes in Tempe for sale near me or it's time to list your current property, Cathy provides the knowledge, skills, commitment, and personalized service you need and deserve. Cathy knows the area, possesses a vast network of local connections, and has the skills and experience to get you the best deal on a new home or sell your current home quickly for top dollar!

As your agent, Cathy will protect your best interests, advocate for you, negotiate on your behalf, keep you well-informed, and guide and advise you every step of the way. For more information about available real estate in Tempe near me or selling your home in Southeast Valley, please give Cathy Carter a call today at (480) 459‑8488 or get in touch by email

RE/MAX Cathy Carter Real Estate & Luxury Homes
Professional REALTOR®
RE/MAX Alliance Group 
725 W. Elliot Rd., Suite 111 
Gilbert, AZ. 85233
Email or Call: 480‑459‑8488
Toll-Free: 800-519-5578





Posted by Cathy Carter on


Email Send a link to post via Email

Leave A Comment

Please note that your email address is kept private upon posting.