Tempe

520 reviews
  1. City in Arizona
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,200
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$941
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    293
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    61
    37
  • Robbery
    114
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    693
    575
  • Theft
    3,772
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    271
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,183
National
$53,046
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%

Reviews

520 reviews
  • Excellent
    83
  • Very Good
    213
  • Average
    201
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    5
There is actually a big change occurring RIGHT NOW in Tempe :) The forgotten construction plans that seized during the economic fall are now being developed and finalized. It's great to see the economic growth all around!

I love that Tempe is so diverse! Geographically, Tempe is one of the smallest cities here in Arizona but it's densely populated because of the University. It really brings in a lot of different people from different cultures and backgrounds. I love Tempe for that and can see myself living here for a long time after graduation :)
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago
I have lived in Tempe, Arizona my whole entire life. I have never experienced or felt any negativity in this city. This city has fostered only positive vibrations and promising futures for it's youth. The thing I love the most about this city? I could not only provide a single answer! There are so many options to participate in. There is hundreds of small businesses where you can eat, shop, or get pampered. Tempe holds one of the best Universities in the U.S. also, Arizona State University! I would recommend that everyone gives Tempe a try, there is something for everyone here!
  • Current Resident
  • 14 days ago
Ahh Tempe.. this is college town! Tempe is a very busy city, home of Arizona State University (ASU). One of the things I like about it is the nightlife on Mill Ave. Always alive and buzzing with many many people unwinding from the hard work and school week.The city is really good about being attentive to the next generation of kids in school. Tempe is very kid-friendly town that caters a lot to the developmental stages of the kids. The southern part of Tempe is a lot more laid back part of the town. Arizona Mills if a favorite mall for many to hang out at. The town constantly has police on patrol to keep the people safe. The I-10, 60,101 & 202 freeways are very easy to access from Tempe. I love to take walks and participate in various events held at Tempe Town Lake.
  • Current Resident
  • 28 days ago