An exciting blend of creativity, walkable neighborhoods, entertainment venues, and housing opportunities all come together to create the energetic city that is Tempe, Arizona.

Arizona State University’s new model for higher education has made Tempe a stable city that celebrates innovation, giving owner-occupants a dynamic setting and investors an opportunity for steady, healthy returns. Within walking distance of ASU’s main campus lies Mill Avenue, a pedestrian-friendly strip of restaurants, night life, and sightseeing. Mill Avenue’s walkability gives you the freedom to frequent multiple venues in one night. The district’s Rula Bula is a modern pub with a historic vibe that features live music; Fat Tuesday is a well-known spot that celebrates Mardi Gras every day; Zipps is a local favorite that’s turned sports bar basics into perfection; and Fuzzy Taco’s gives explorers a chance to grab a taco or margarita while passing through. The eclectic vibe of Mill Avenue attracts an array of dedicated and talented street performers, all eager to share their creativity with the spirited community.

On the northern end of Mill Avenue you’ll find the entrance to Tempe Beach Park, a welcoming area with views of bridges, mountains, the light rail, and Tempe Town Lake. You can take a casual walk or attend one of the countless festivals, concerts, or events, including the annual Ironman Race. Just a few blocks west you’ll find Tempe Center for the Arts, a performing arts center that confirms Tempe as a city designed to appreciate community. Along the way, you’ll stumble across Culinary Dropout, a modern gastropub with a tasty menu of comfort food, including Cheddar and Potato Pierogies and 36-Hour Pork Ribs.  

A plan to give commuters access in and out of Tempe has unfolded over the last few years. The successful light rail runs through Mill Avenue and gives riders a direct route to downtown Phoenix or nearby Mesa. A streetcar project that will connect Mill Avenue with ASU campus is set to be completed by 2021. And with easy entry to the 202, you can hop over to Tempe Marketplace, an open-air shopping center that highlights pop-up art, a cozy fireplace, water features, and countless shopping and eating establishments, including Thirsty Lion, an original spot that serves a multicultural cuisine. 

Housing options remain diverse and stable due to ASU producing a steady stream of housing needs. An investor can search for the perfect project or an owner-occupant can find the right home for their individual tastes.  

Kiwanis Park lives in the center of Tempe and brings together liveliness and reflection via Kiwanis Lake, a batting cage, and a splash playground called The Cloud. The park is proud to host gatherings, weddings, or simply be a setting for an aimless stroll. 

The thoughtful design and constant innovation of Tempe will make your standard of living exciting, relaxing, and opportunistic, all at once. 

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There is something about growing up in the desert that weaves the mountains, the cactus and ocotillo, and the Valley’s culture into the fabric of your being. Remembering what the streets were like in the 1970s, and seeing how neighborhoods have evolved since then, gives us a unique perspective into today’s Phoenix-area markets. Combine that knowledge and love of the Valley with more than a decade of real estate experience and hundreds of homes sold, and you have a formidable combination. We know real estate. We know the Valley. And we know what it takes to help buyers and sellers succeed. Call the Dwell Phoenix team today to see how we can help you.