539 reviews
  1. City in Arizona
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
$203,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$954
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
  • 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
    245
    273
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    58
    41
  • Robbery
    104
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    631
    525
  • Theft
    3,517
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    204
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,012
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Tempe Reviews

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Tempe Is a nice new addition to Arizona. This college town has a lot to offer to the youth and families near by. Such as kayaking at Tempe Town Lake, Obstacle race, paintball, concerts, unique Boutique. Diverse restaurants. We have Parades and events for holidays, it is a very festive! A Mountain for hiking, Plenty of dance clubs, karaoke clubs and bars for night time fun! For local transportation, we have three options light rail train, bus, and our Orbits (a free service small buses) to serve residential areas. Just another option for locals to get around. See the sites and other attractions. The only Problems I have with Tempe Is with all it must offer. We're still limited. Many fights have broken loose because of the division. Also, that they push alcohol on the students. College guys and women on liquor isn’t the best idea. We need more options more than just a place to get wasted or high.
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 :)
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!