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546 Cheap Apartments for rent in Tempe, AZ

Finding cheap apartments in Tempe takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of r... Read Guide >
Mission Springs Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
11 Units Available
1311 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
Studio
$1,060
506 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,270
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
884 sqft
Last updated May 19 at 12:14 AM
Units have vinyl wood plank flooring, washers and dryers. Amenities include picnic areas with BBQ grills and a business center. Convenient location near the Arizona Mills Shopping Center.
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Scottsdale Gateway Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
29 Units Available
2100 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281
North Tempe-College
Studio
$1,157
308 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,346
458 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,840
911 sqft
Last updated May 19 at 12:10 AM
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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Parq on 5th Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
9 Units Available
805 W Brown St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Riverside
1 Bedroom
$1,221
317 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,557
727 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:54 PM
Affordable apartments a stone's throw from the airport and the Phoenix Zoo. Recently renovated units contain walk-in closets and air conditioning. Pet-friendly community has on-site laundry. Across the street from Jaycee Park.
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Villatree Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
5 Units Available
1750 S Price Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Studio
$1,275
465 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,430
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
1000 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:53 PM
This pet-friendly community offers thoughtfully designed areas. On-site pool with a sundeck. Spacious interiors with several floor plan options available. Close to Tempe Marketplace.
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Omnia Baseline Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
17 Units Available
1145 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283
Baseline Hardy
Studio
$1,485
821 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,170
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,480
800 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:51 PM
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.
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Tides on South Mill Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
15 Units Available
3730 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
Tempe Gardens
Studio
$1,250
375 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,300
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,545
874 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 9:14 PM
Convenient location in Tempe, close to shops, restaurants and entertainment. Residents enjoy units with hardwood floors, dishwasher and patio/balcony. Luxury community offers volleyball court, pool and parking.
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Tides at South Tempe Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
24 Units Available
4130 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
Tempe Gardens
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,240
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
904 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 9:14 PM
Recently renovated apartments feature hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Community amenities include a clubhouse, gym, pool and business center, and yoga classes. Conveniently located close to downtown Tempe, Mill Avenue shopping district and Tempe Marketplace.
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Hayden Lane Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
1876 E Hayden Ln, Tempe, AZ 85281
Alegre
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
780 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 9:13 PM
Homes featuring walk-in closets, private patios and hardwood floors in a pet-friendly community. Common amenities include a pool and on-site laundry. This convenient location is just 10 minutes from Arizona State University.
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Willowcreek Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
20 Units Available
2020 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
1 Bedroom
$1,293
630 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
850 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 4:23 PM
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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Apache Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
6 Units Available
1617 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
Hudson Manor
Studio
$1,085
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,300
560 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 3:19 PM
Welcome to your new home! If you're looking for the best of apartment living in Tempe, Arizona, you've found it at Apache Lofts. Our community's ideal location places you in close proximity to public transportation. We're just minutes from restaurants, shopping, parks, and entertainment. Let Apache Lofts be your gateway to all that Tempe has to offer. Our quaint complex has studio and 1 bedroom homes to offer. Uniquely crafted with the amenities you deserve! At Apache Lofts, you'll have all utilities included as well as FREE WIFI if you rent today! Outside of its idyllic location, Apache Lofts can offer you some of the best perks in apartment living. In this home, you'll have: Smart home with video doorbell, 150mps COX
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Hidden Glen Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
Contact for Availability
818 W 3rd St, Tempe, AZ 85281
Riverside
2 Bedrooms
$725
600 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 2:40 PM
Our location offers the convenience of a city location in a quiet community with beautiful large trees, lush landscaping, and quick access to all the area has to offer. Hidden Village offers large, comfortable apartment homes and includes washer/dryers, spacious closets, fully applianced kitchens, extra-large windows, and individually controlled air and heat. Our gated community offers covered parking close to your apartment home and is always well lighted. We know you will find us a great retreat and will be proud to call Hidden Village
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Paseo on University Photo Gallery 1
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Contact for Availability
1255 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
Studio
$1,275
1 Bedroom
$1,450
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
Last updated May 18 at 5:29 AM
It truly doesnt get any better. With hot amenities and amazing floor plans, 12Fifty5 has exactly what you want and yes, you guessed itmuch MORE! Located in the heart of Tempe, just a short walk from the ASU campus, 12Fifty5 is close to the buzzing downtown nightlife and Tempe Town Lake. Each unit comes fully furnished with contemporary furnishings and modern designs in our common areas. Our studio, one, and two bedroom apartments are just right for you. Take a dip in one of our three refreshing pools. Enjoy a vigorous workout in the fitness and conditioning lounge. Curl up with your tablet or rock to some beats in your new pad.
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701 S ROOSEVELT Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
701 South Roosevelt Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Riverside
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
800 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:56 PM
Quiet, gated community in a great location! Walking distance to ASU, downtown Tempe and easy access to freeways. Water, sewer, garbage collection and rental tax are included in the rent. Onsite laundry room, spacious bedrooms and open living room/kitchen area. These don't last long, so hurry before it's gone!
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Silverwood Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1370 South Price Road, Tempe, AZ 85281
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,099
532 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 18 at 11:46 PM
MOVE-IN SPECIAL!! $625 MOVE-IN!! Move-In Special includes the Refundable-Security Deposit, Refundable Cleaning Deposit, Admin Fee & ONE WEEK FREE RENT! Prorated rent is due one week after move-in for the month of May. 1st Full Month of Rent is due on the 1st of JUNE! 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bathroom Apartment at East Apache Boulevard and South Price Road in Tempe, Arizona! Ready for Immediate Move-In! RECENTLY RENOVATED!! This is a lower-level unit and the kitchen has NEW white cabinets, NEW counter tops and includes a stove, refrigerator and dishwasher! The unit also has a covered patio! The home has carpet and NEW laminate flooring, FRESH paint, and central AC!! On-site community laundry. Tenant to pay a share of Water/Sewer/Trash/Gas. Tenant pays own electric (SRP). The complex is conveniently located just off ASU CAMPUS!!! It is near Mill Avenue, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe Town Lake, Arizona State Route 101, Rolling Hill Golf Course and is also near Mesa Community College! Pets Welcome! NO housing vouchers or move-in fund assistance accepted. Pet and Animal Requirements can be viewed at -- https://www.rentarizona.info/pet-criteria/ $65 non-refundable Application Fee per person over 18 years old. $200 non-refundable Administrative Fee is due at move-in. $399 Refundable Cleaning Deposit. $1099 Refundable Security Deposit. Earnest deposit is non-refundable when the application is approved. Short-term leases are considered with written request after an application has been placed. A month-to-month lease term is considered with a 20% increase in both the base rent and deposits. A 6-month term is also considered with a 10% increase in both the base rent and deposits. Preliminary Requirements can be viewed at --https://www.rentarizona.info/rental-criteria/ Are you a LANDLORD looking for help with your rental property? Call us at (480) 382-9681 so we can assist you! This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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Vue Nineteen 01 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1901 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ 85281
1 Bedroom
$1,100
Last updated May 18 at 6:33 PM
5409 South Hazelton Lane Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
5409 South Hazelton Lane, Tempe, AZ 85283
Optimist Park Northwest
Studio
$725
1500 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 18 at 9:41 AM
5409 S Hazelton Ln ** BEDROOM FOR RENT ** Utilities not included We are looking for roommates to fill all rooms in a beautiful home with furnished common areas, a renovated kitchen, a living area, and a nice backyard where you can relax in your free time. LOCATION It a 10 minutes from ASU and 7 minutes from Mesa College. Close to markets for daily needs and great food options in the area. Requirements - monthly income of 3x rent - no evictions or criminal records in the last 3 years - prefer non-smokers, but if you smoke outside only and clean up often, then that's ok Lease Terms We offer 1-year lease and shorter-term leases are available at a higher cost Other Terms - Security deposit = one month's rent - Utilities are split among housemates - No animals, no couples Other Homes Our company has several homes like this in Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler so if this one doesn't quite fit your needs, let us know and we can see what else is available out there 5409 S Hazelton Ln ** BEDROOM FOR RENT ** Utilities not included We are looking for roommates to fill all rooms in a beautiful home with furnished common areas, a renovated kitchen, a living area, and a nice backyard where you can relax in your free time. LOCATION It a 10 minutes from ASU and 7 minutes from Mesa College. Close to markets for daily needs and great food options in the area. Requirements - monthly income of 3x rent - no evictions or criminal records in the last 3 years - prefer non-smokers, but if you smoke outside only and clean up often, then that's ok Lease Terms We offer 1-year lease and shorter-term leases are available at a higher cost Other Terms - Security deposit = one month's rent - Utilities are split among housemates - No animals, no couples Other Homes Our company has several homes like this in Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler so if this one doesn't quite fit your needs, let us know and we can see what else is available out there
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328 East Dunbar Drive Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
328 East Dunbar Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
Studio
$700
1800 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 9:39 AM
328 East Dunbar Dr ** BEDROOM FOR RENT ** Utilities not included We are looking for roommates to fill all rooms in a beautiful home with furnished common areas, a renovated kitchen, a living area that has a sliding patio door, and a private pool. LOCATION 9 minutes from ASU and 8 minutes from Mesa College. Close to markets for daily needs and great food options in the area. Stores Nearby: Urban Craft, Chiptole Mexican Grill, Denny's, The Porch, Lulu's Mini Market, Fry's Food And Drug, Valley Ace Hardware, QuikTrip, etc. Requirements - monthly income of 3x rent - no evictions or criminal records in the last 3 years - prefer non-smokers, but if you smoke outside only and clean up often, then that's ok Lease Terms 12-month lease (6-month lease available for $50/mo) Other Terms - Security deposit = one month's rent - Utilities are split among housemates - No animals, no couples Other Homes Our company has several homes like this in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler so if this one doesn't quite fit your needs, let us know and we can see what else is available out there 328 East Dunbar Dr ** BEDROOM FOR RENT ** Utilities not included We are looking for roommates to fill all rooms in a beautiful home with furnished common areas, a renovated kitchen, a living area that has a sliding patio door, and a private pool. LOCATION 9 minutes from ASU and 8 minutes from Mesa College. Close to markets for daily needs and great food options in the area. Requirements - monthly income of 3x rent - no evictions or criminal records in the last 3 years - prefer non-smokers, but if you smoke outside only and clean up often, then that's ok Lease Terms We offer 1-year lease and shorter-term leases are available at a higher cost Other Terms - Security deposit = one month's rent - Utilities are split among housemates - No animals, no couples Other Homes Our company has several homes like this in Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler so if this one doesn't quite fit your needs, let us know and we can see what else is available out there
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700 W University Dr, 235 Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
700 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
Riverside
1 Bedroom
$1,130
595 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 4:42 AM
1 bed / 1 bath Condominium - Come see this amazing 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom Tempe home! This home's interior features wood-like laminate vinyl flooring, two-tone paint, and ceiling fans. The kitchen comes complete with a range oven, refrigerator, breakfast bar, and plenty of cabinet space! The bedroom includes a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a shower/tub combo. Enjoy sunny Arizona on your private balcony! The community features a barbecue area and a community pool. This home is also located near many restaurants, shopping outlets, parks, and the loop 202 and State Route 143 freeways! Contact us today! LHM will have HVAC filters regularly delivered to your doorstep under the Resident Benefit Package. This saves 5-15% on your energy bill and helps ensure a clean, healthy living environment. Learn more about our Resident Benefit Package at https://www.lhmrealty.com/resident-benefits-package Resident is responsible for Electricity. We do require Renters Insurance and rent is taxed by the City of Tempe (RLNE6430280)
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Twin Palms Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
1101 S Sycamore, Mesa, AZ 85202
1 Bedroom
$1,250
607 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 19 at 12:09 AM
Twin Palms is a stunningly renovated apartment community in Mesa, Arizona. Conveniently located near the 101 Loop and Highway 60, which means you can access Scottsdale, Tempe, and Gilbert in minutes. Twin Palms offers premium one-and two-bedroom floor plans with modern interiors and comfort features. Whether you’re connecting in the sophisticated clubhouse over free Wi-Fi, breaking a sweat in the expanded fitness center, relaxing at the resort-style pool, or walking through the Fiesta District, Twin Palms is a place you will be excited to call home. Contact our leasing office today to schedule your private touring experience!
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Coral Point Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
12 Units Available
2343 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
1 Bedroom
$1,265
644 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
766 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:56 PM
These cable ready apartments are available with nine-foot ceilings and new kitchen appliances. Relax at one of the three sparkling pools, sweat it out at the fitness center or take the kids to the playground.
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Villetta Apartments Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
31 Units Available
1840 W Emelita Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
Fiesta
Studio
$1,330
413 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,225
611 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
900 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:54 PM
Villetta is located in Mesa, just off US 60 and Loop 202. Each newly renovated unit offers hardwood floors, garbage disposals, dishwashers and extra storage.
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Dwell Apartment Homes Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
21 Units Available
1923 N 70th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Studio
$1,290
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,410
496 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
810 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:51 PM
Everything you need for a relaxed lifestyle can be found at Dwell. Enjoy spacious apartments, a dog park, picnic area and three refreshing pools, as well as easy access to schools, shopping and entertainment venues.
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Terra Vida Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
18 Units Available
150 S Roosevelt Rd, Mesa, AZ 85201
Studio
$1,029
430 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,245
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,647
840 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:49 PM
Located on Loop 101 and close to Interstate 60 and Interstate 10. Recently renovated apartments with brushed nickel fixtures, colorful accent walls and private patio/balcony. Tennis and racquetball courts.
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Madera Point Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
15 Units Available
445 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202
1 Bedroom
$1,172
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,492
920 sqft
Last updated May 18 at 11:45 PM
Madera Point is located in downtown Mesa, just minutes from the Metro Light Rail and Superstition Freeway. Units offer air conditioning, in-unit laundry, dishwashers, fireplaces and stainless steel appliances.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Tempe?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Tempe is $1,572.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Tempe?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Tempe is $1,744.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Tempe?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Tempe is $2,041.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Tempe?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Tempe that are offering move-in specials.
City Guide for Tempe, AZ

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Tempe, AZ

Finding cheap apartments in Tempe takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Tempe by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Tempe in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Tempe.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Tempe. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Tempe.