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Last updated January 24 2020 at 9:34 PM

193 Apartments for rent in Tempe, AZ

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Last updated January 24 at 09:12pm
Riverside
15 Units Available
Riverside
625 W 1st St, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$900
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
850 sqft
Convenient location in the heart of Tempe, Arizona. Luxury community features 24-hour gym, carport, and pool. Residents enjoy units with dishwasher, extra storage, air conditioning and washer-dryer hookup.
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Last updated January 24 at 09:12pm
North Tempe-Indian Bend
32 Units Available
The Palms on Scottsdale
1535 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,269
815 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,347
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,992
1289 sqft
Remodeled apartments in this green community boast extra space with walk-in closets and added storage. Complex contains a community garden, courtyard and bike storage. Numerous shops and restaurant line nearby North Scottsdale Road.
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Last updated January 24 at 09:12pm
84 Units Available
Nexa
1221 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,336
597 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,384
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,727
1000 sqft
This sophisticated, spa-inspired community features a resort-style pool and a fire pit. Open-concept apartments have high ceilings and accent lighting. Located near Hudson Park and multiple restaurants.
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Last updated January 24 at 09:12pm
24 Units Available
Camden Hayden
800 E Curry Rd, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,339
805 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,639
1178 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,269
1269 sqft
Luxurious community features fire pit, pool, pool table, shuffleboard and valet service. Residents enjoy units with hardwood floors, patio/balcony, laundry and dishwasher. Great location in Tempe, close to parks, restaurants and shopping.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:25pm
39 Units Available
The Cameron
2062 E. Cameron Way, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,370
556 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,600
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,162
1226 sqft
Experience a private oasis in the center of everywhere you want to be at The Cameron in Tempe. This sophisticated residence offers thoughtfully crafted, high-end amenities and stunning apartment homes with exceptional attention to detail.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:25pm
34 Units Available
Metro 101
2177 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,104
522 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,229
794 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,465
1083 sqft
Looking for a home that perfectly matches your lifestyle? Your search ends at Metro 101. Our apartments in Tempe, AZ, come equipped with all the luxurious finishes and features you desire, and then some more.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:25pm
10 Units Available
The Enclave
3255 S Dorsey Ln, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,186
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,607
1002 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,653
1200 sqft
In-ground pool, hot tub and large BBQ area. The gym is open around the clock. Pets are welcome. Units feature hardwood and carpet floors, extra storage space and in-unit laundry.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:25pm
18 Units Available
Finisterra Apartments
1250 West Grove Parkway, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,064
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,337
1015 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,481
1180 sqft
Ample shopping and dining options are within walking distance of these pet-friendly apartments, which feature fireplaces and private balconies. Recreational amenities include a game room, swimming pool and hot tub.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:24pm
12 Units Available
CityScape at Lakeshore
4630 S Lakeshore Dr, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,158
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,356
1065 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,486
1261 sqft
Beautiful apartments offer unique floor plans, appliances, fireplace and balcony. Luxurious landscaped grounds with an internet cafe, lounge, pool and gym. Central downtown city location, near shopping and entertainment districts. Pet friendly.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:24pm
31 Units Available
Jefferson Town Lake
909 East Playa Del Norte Drive, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,419
508 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,434
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
1020 sqft
WHEN PEOPLE ARE THE PRIORITY, EVERYONE WINS. Take for instance, Jefferson Town Lake.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:24pm
9 Units Available
Allure at Tempe
1155 W Grove Pkwy, Tempe, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,130
948 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,589
1079 sqft
4 Bedrooms
$1,647
1263 sqft
Uniquely styled apartment homes in a relaxed community. Units feature unique floor plans, in unit laundry, appliances and hardwood floors. Community offers clubhouse, 24-hour gym and more. Close to highways and local sports parks.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:24pm
31 Units Available
Skywater At Town Lake
601 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,401
851 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,536
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,751
1371 sqft
Spacious air conditioned units with hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Just across the street from Tempe Art Center and Beach Park. Electric vehicle charging station for residents.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:24pm
20 Units Available
909 West
909 W Grove Pkwy, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,172
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,309
1064 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,578
1253 sqft
Excellent location close to I-10, I-101 and Arizona State University. Community amenities include two pools, basketball court, dog park and picnic area. Units feature walk-in closets, separate dining areas and bathtubs.
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Last updated January 24 at 09:13pm
North Tempe-College
35 Units Available
Scottsdale Gateway
2100 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$908
360 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,215
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,118
961 sqft
Newly refurbished homes with energy-saving appliances in kitchens, hardwood floors and covered parking. Community amenities include a heated swimming pool, play area and business center. Freeways 101 and 202 are close by.
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Last updated January 24 at 06:56pm
25 Units Available
San Capella by Mark-Taylor
1155 W Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,299
912 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,449
1331 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,884
1551 sqft
Luxurious units feature dining room, spacious closets, and crown molding. Community offers fitness center, pool, and sundeck. Close to major freeways and Sky Harbor Airport.
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Last updated January 24 at 06:52pm
25 Units Available
Willowcreek
2020 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$893
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,085
875 sqft
Willow Creek apartments in Tempe, AZ enjoys easy access to Loop 101 and is in the locality of the Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium. Homes come with in-unit laundry and ceiling fan as standard.
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Last updated January 24 at 06:32pm
11 Units Available
Lakeside Drive by Mark-Taylor
500 West First Street, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,484
624 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,450
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,884
1155 sqft
Luxury community features a lounge and pool house, fitness center and community study room. Modern apartments have gourmet kitchens with gas cooktops, Energy Star Appliance package and tile backsplashes.
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Last updated January 24 at 06:26pm
28 Units Available
San Palmilla by Mark-Taylor
750 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,154
932 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,355
1157 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
1446 sqft
Arizona Mills, Danelle Plaza and Harkins Theatres are all within minutes of this property. The pet-friendly property offers a fitness center, heated pools and luxurious clubhouse. Units have French doors and private balconies or patios.
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Last updated January 24 at 06:24pm
11 Units Available
The Rev
3409 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$980
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$906
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,156
959 sqft
The Rev in Tempe is now offering apartment living redesigned! With renovations currently underway, you can look forward to leasing a beautiful home with all the modern modifications you are accustomed to seeing in a luxury community! In addition
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Last updated January 24 at 06:16pm
Downtown Tempe
30 Units Available
Emerson Mill Avenue by Mark-Taylor
101 W 5th St, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,315
519 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,627
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,652
1158 sqft
Downtown Tempe location within walking distance to shops, dining and entertainment. 1-2 bedroom apartments with garbage disposal, large closets and granite counters. Community has large pool, internet cafe and 24-hour gym. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:25pm
19 Units Available
Rio Paradiso Apartment Homes
1033 N Parkside Dr, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,290
964 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,330
904 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
1032 sqft
The Lofts at Rio Salado are just minutes from Mill Avenue and downtown Phoenix. Units feature air conditioning, bathtubs, carpets, walk-in closets, extra storage, fireplaces, and in-unit laundry. This is a pet-friendly community.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:25pm
22 Units Available
Villa Blanco
1820 E Bell de Mar Dr, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,188
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
1001 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,635
1266 sqft
Recently renovated apartments, designer interiors with granite counters, and in-unit laundry. Amenities like yoga spaces, a basketball court, and an elevator up the luxury factor. In central Tempe near the 101 Freeway.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:25pm
21 Units Available
Ponderosa Ranch
4839 S Darrow Dr, Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$920
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$960
788 sqft
Modern apartments with laundry and air conditioning in each unit. Community features include gym, hot tub and guest parking. Walking distance to the Arizona Mills Mall, plus easy access to the I-10 and I-60.
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Last updated January 24 at 07:25pm
Baseline Hardy
16 Units Available
Omnia Baseline
1145 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,297
821 sqft
1 Bedroom
$885
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
800 sqft
Convenient access to Arizona Mills mall and Kiwanis Lake Park. Close to I-10. Walk-in closets and 9-foot ceilings. Laundry center, carport parking, playground, spa, BBQ area. Furnished apartments available.

Average Rent in Tempe

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Tempe is $980, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,221.
Studio
$806
1 Bed
$980
2 Beds
$1,221
3+ Beds
$1,777
City GuideTempe
Greetings! A little birdie (or was it a grinning, pitchfork-wielding Sun Devil?) told us you were looking for a place to call home in the Phoenix, AZ suburb of Tempe. Good call. Journey on, and we can help you find a primo pad in the city that puts the "fun" in the Valley of the Sun in no time (It’s in there somewhere, trust us).

Having trouble with Craigslist Tempe? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Tempe at a Glance

Before packing up your sun tan lotion and heading down to the Grand Canyon State, there are a few things you should know about life in Tempe:

No shortage of nightlife. The city has plenty to offer in the way of after-hours fun. Whether you prefer the elbow-to-elbow night club scene, live music venues featuring local acts and quasi-renowned indie rockers, or froth-friendly sports bars, you’ll find plenty of options in Tempe. There’s no shortage of theater productions or art festivals, either.

Not just fun and games. There is plenty to do before the sun goes down. Tempe is home to some of the Valley’s most scenic and walker/cyclist-friendly parks, and strolling the Mill Avenue corridor, with its plethora of street performers, is an entertaining endeavor any time of day.

The good, the bad, and the ugly: Public transit, parking, and traffic. Tempe lays claim to the Valley’s best public transportation system, although it’s a bit pricier than some commuters might be used to. One-way rides currently cost $1.75, while an all-day pass goes for $5.25 and monthly fares are available for $55. Public transit also conveniently connects Tempe to its mother city, Phoenix.

Parking, meanwhile, can be a bit of a hassle in the downtown area, although plenty of off-street garages offer complimentary one-hour parking. Downtown apartment dwellers with vehicles are well-advised to make sure their landlords provide tenant parking. Otherwise, get ready to feed the meter around the clock or watch those pretty pink parking tickets pile up.

Hot, hot, hot. Temperatures routinely climb above 105 degrees, sending all but the boldest Tempians scurrying for the cool comforts of the air-conditioned indoors. It means that if you find a landlord willing to pick up your utilities tab, don’t hesitate to seal the deal.

Apartment Hunting 101

Now that you have a basic idea of what life in Tempe is like, it’s time for the fun part: finding you the perfect pad. Here are some obvious (and not so obvious) pointers you may want to consider before signing that dotted line.

Location is key. Much of Tempe is densely populated, but other neighborhoods (in the eastern and western sectors, mostly) are simply sprawling. Choose your location carefully, or you might find yourself severed from the thick of things.

Scout it out. The apartment buildings, lofts, and high-rises in Tempe range from archaic clunkers to modern, state-of-the-art luxury units. Often times, you will find these buildings in close proximity, so pay close attention to just what kind of bang you’re really getting for your buck.

Shop around (sort of). Tempe is a renter-friendly community, with nearly half the population opting to lease rather than buy, and renters rarely find themselves on those pesky waiting lists. Apartment seekers who wait around too long before signing a lease may be left out in the cold (heat is more like it!) and be forced to abandon their first choice of dwellings for a second-rate unit. Word to the wise renter: Be on the lookout for move-in specials that often pop up during non-peak times of the year (October through May).

Never fear, newbie. Many Tempe tenants are first-timers, just be sure to bring along a respectable co-signer and be ready to present proof of income (if available), identification, and banking info when you turn in your leasing application.

The Lay of the Land: Choosing the Right Neighborhood

If you want to be where the action is, picking the right neighborhood in Tempe is a no-brainer:

North Tempe is also where you’ll find the most assorted selection of rentals. They range from cheap ($600 or less for a 1 BR) to steep ($1600-plus for 3 BR condo), so you can probably find something in North Tempe that fits your style and budget.

The Mill Avenue District, located downtown, currently boasts 15 medium-to-large-sized rental properties and puts tenants within stumbling distance of numerous bars (understatement alert!), bistros, bookstores, and coffeehouses. Apartment hunters will find a variety of living options on and around Mill Avenue, from basic box units (currently going in the upper $500 range) to luxury lofts costing $3,000-$4,000.

The downtown life isn’t for everyone, of course, and one person’s idea of exhilarating is another’s idea of downright exhausting. For leasers who desire more laid-back, take a peek at what the ‘hoods of southern Tempe have to offer. Just beware that luxury homes outnumber apartments by far, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a rental property for less than $1300.

Final Piece of Advice

We do have one last piece of advice before sending you on your merry apartment-hunting way:

You’ll find more than 50 neighborhoods in Tempe, all with their own special identities, charms, and drawbacks. So before you commit to a rental property in any of them, make sure to spend plenty of time in the Valley of the Sun exploring your options. And don’t be surprised if your 12-month lease turns into something more permanent.

January 2020 Tempe Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Tempe Rent Report. Tempe rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tempe rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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January 2020 Tempe Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2020 Tempe Rent Report. Tempe rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Tempe rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Tempe rents declined slightly over the past month

Tempe rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased significantly by 4.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Tempe stand at $980 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,221 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Tempe's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.5%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

    Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Tempe, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Phoenix metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Gilbert has the most expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,541; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.0% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past month, Surprise has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,352, while one-bedrooms go for $1,085.
    • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,099; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 3.8% over the past year.

    Tempe rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased significantly in Tempe, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Tempe is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 3.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.8% in Tucson.
    • Tempe's median two-bedroom rent of $1,221 is slightly above the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 4.9% increase in Tempe.
    • While Tempe's rents rose significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Las Vegas (+3.2%), Dallas (+2.2%), and Albuquerque (+1.9%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Tempe than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,088, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Tempe.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Phoenix
    $880
    $1,100
    0.1%
    3.8%
    Mesa
    $910
    $1,140
    0.2%
    5.1%
    Chandler
    $1,170
    $1,450
    0.7%
    4.7%
    Glendale
    $940
    $1,180
    0.1%
    4.2%
    Scottsdale
    $1,100
    $1,370
    0.5%
    3.8%
    Gilbert
    $1,240
    $1,540
    1%
    4.5%
    Tempe
    $980
    $1,220
    -0.2%
    4.9%
    Peoria
    $1,180
    $1,470
    0.2%
    4.3%
    Surprise
    $1,080
    $1,350
    -0.4%
    1.5%
    Avondale
    $1,030
    $1,280
    0.3%
    4.3%
    Goodyear
    $1,180
    $1,470
    0.6%
    3.6%
    Buckeye
    $970
    $1,210
    0
    1.2%
    Casa Grande
    $800
    $990
    0.5%
    1.5%
    Sun City
    $880
    $1,090
    -1.2%
    1.9%
    Apache Junction
    $580
    $730
    -0.2%
    2%
    El Mirage
    $780
    $970
    0
    -0.1%
    Fountain Hills
    $1,060
    $1,330
    1%
    1.2%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Tempe’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Tempe renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They g...

    View full Tempe Renter Survey

    Here’s how Tempe ranks on:

    A-
    Overall satisfaction
    B
    Safety and crime rate
    A
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A+
    Recreational activities
    B
    Affordability
    B
    Quality of schools
    A
    Social Life
    B+
    Weather
    B+
    Commute time
    B
    State and local taxes
    A
    Public transit
    A-
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Tempe’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Tempe renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

    Key findings in Tempe include the following:

    • Tempe renters gave their city an A- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories were recreational activities (A+), jobs and career opportunities (A), public transit (A) and social life (A).
    • The areas of concern to Tempe renters are safety and crime rate, state and local taxes, quality of local schools and affordability, which all received B grades.
    • Millennial renters are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B.
    • Tempe did relatively well compared to other cities in Arizona, including Phoenix (B-), Tucson (D) and Mesa (C+).
    • Tempe did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Portland, OR (B), Los Angeles, CA (C+) and New York, NY (C+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love the cost of living in Tempe and how close it is to all the shopping I need. I wish it was closer to Phoenix, where a lot of the jobs are." – Laura H.
    • "Tempe is full of young people with energy and positive mental attitudes. Shopping is good. But buses are scarce and a lot of landlords take advantage of the student population with high rent and poor maintenance." – Margo S.
    • "I love that it’s busy but not overwhelming." – Alexandra M.
    • "It’s a little too hot in the summer, but the weather is great the rest of the year. Public transportation is excellent with a free bus system and a light rail that extends through most of the city." – Walter J.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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