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619 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 >
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9 Units Available
Sonesta On University
1975 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ | Alegre
1 Bedroom
$1,242
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,524
960 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 1:11 AM
Recently renovated air-conditioned apartments with walk-in closets. Pet-friendly community features a dog park. Pool, business center, 24-hour laundry and game room on site. Numerous shopping options on nearby East University Drive.
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21 Units Available
Scottsdale Gateway
2100 N Scottsdale Rd
Tempe, AZ | North Tempe-College
Studio
$1,077
308 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,201
458 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 1:11 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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13 Units Available
The Rev
3409 S Rural Rd
Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,190
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,245
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,520
959 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 1:01 AM
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 to our ideal location, you will love our spacious studio, one, two and three-bedroom floor plans complete with stainless steel appliances, washer and dryers and wood-inspired plank flooring. These alluring apartments are the perfect complement for tastes both contemporary and arcadian. If lifestyle is what you’re looking for we have an incredible wealth of onsite amenities. Enjoy our private, resort-inspired pool and fitness center, or energize your day with a complimentary cup of coffee from our Java Bar. With all the luxuries our wonderful community offers, we must admit, the best amenity of all is the surrounding Tempe neighborhood! Here you will find award-winning restaurants, invigorating nightlife, outdoor adventure and unmatched entertainment!
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1 Unit Available
Parq on 5th
805 W Brown St
Tempe, AZ | Riverside
1 Bedroom
$855
317 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 12:55 AM
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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16 Units Available
Onnix
1500 E Broadway Rd
Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,080
443 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,170
659 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,670
873 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:54 AM
Contemporary apartments located just minutes away from the Freeway, Arizona University and Tempe Marketplace. Community has a sundeck, BBQ grills and a campus shuttle. Units feature gourmet kitchens and oversized closets.
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Thrive Tempe
1137 E Orange St
Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,095
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$370
935 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:54 AM
Welcome to Thrive Tempe. Conveniently located near ASU campus, Tempe Town Lake, Tempe Beach Park, Mill Avenue District featuring fine dining, shopping and entertainment. Our community offers spacious one and two bedroom floor plans featuring stainless steel appliances. Outside your apartment, awaits two sparkling pools with lounge chairs, bbq and two laundry facilities. Call us and schedule your tour today!
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5 Units Available
Villatree Apartments
1750 S Price Rd
Tempe, AZ
Studio
$1,115
465 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1000 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:54 AM
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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16 Units Available
Omnia Baseline
1145 W Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ | Baseline Hardy
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,150
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,390
800 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:53 AM
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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6 Units Available
Tempe Vista
2045 E Broadway Rd
Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,165
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
900 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:53 AM
You will love living in our remodeled apartment homes. Swimming in our resort style swimming pools, or working your computer from our Cyber Cafe. Experience the best in Tempe living. We are currently closed to the public. Please contact us for virtual or self-tour options.
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12 Units Available
OMNIA ON 8TH APARTMENT HOMES
1701 E 8th St
Tempe, AZ | University Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,160
540 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,330
755 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:53 AM
Gated community with pool, covered parking and 24-hour maintenance. Washer and dryer in some units. Wood-like flooring in refurbished kitchens. Prime location between Highway 101 and Arizona State University's Tempe campus.
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8 Units Available
Ponderosa Ranch
4839 S Darrow Dr
Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,260
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,515
800 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:53 AM
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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11 Units Available
Omnia on McClintock
1701 E Don Carlos Ave
Tempe, AZ | University Heights
Studio
$1,070
410 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,325
810 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:53 AM
Convenient to Arizona State University Tempe campus. Stylish apartments with glass-top stoves and hardwood floors. On-site bocce ball court, complimentary Java Bar, two swimming pools and two laundry rooms. On-call maintenance available.
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17 Units Available
Tempo at McClintock Station
1831 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,300
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,849
1058 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,390
1472 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:52 AM
Modern apartments near Loop 101. Granite or quartz countertops, garden-style tubs, in-unit laundry. Attached garages and walk-in closets available. Community has spin and yoga studios. Steps from the light rail.
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7 Units Available
Highland Park
5038 S Hardy Dr
Tempe, AZ | Brentwood Cavalier
1 Bedroom
$1,270
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,570
1006 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 12:52 AM
Upgraded units have hardwood floors, walk-in closets, and air conditioning. Residents enjoy cabanas by the saltwater pool, bocce ball, and a dog park. Within minutes of I-10 and US 60.
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8 Units Available
Park View Apartments
1235 W Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ | Kiwanis Park
1 Bedroom
$1,265
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,390
840 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 12:52 AM
Located close to local freeways and shopping centers. Newly renovated homes come with hardwood floors, and private balconies or patios. Pet-friendly community with an online portal for easy payments.
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1 Unit Available
University Park
1015 E University Dr
Tempe, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,250
880 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:51 AM
University Park welcomes ASU students!! Located in the heart of Tempe it is a short walk to the ASU campus as well as entertainment, dining, and shopping. University Park offers you free movie rentals, cool sparkling pool with spa and easy access to the Loop 101 and 202 freeways. Call today for a tour of your new home!
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17 Units Available
San Marbeya by Mark-Taylor
1720 E Broadway Rd
Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,199
842 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,529
1142 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,689
1311 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:28 AM
Great location close to movie theaters, restaurants, and bars of Mill Avenue. Community include fitness center, volleyball court, and pool. Located close to Connolly Middle School and Walmart.
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4 Units Available
Eden Apartments
2045 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ | Meyer Park
1 Bedroom
$1,145
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,220
845 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:28 AM
Vibrant, beautiful community with impressive landscaping and sparkling pool. Each apartment features renovated interiors, high 8-foot ceilings and W/D hookups in many. Breakfast bar and private patio/balcony. Great location close to downtown Tempe!
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42 Units Available
Tempe Metro by Mark-Taylor
1811 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ
Studio
$961
541 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,015
485 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,454
772 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:26 AM
Great location for commuters, just off light rail. Luxurious community offers hot tub, parking, pool, and clubhouse. Units feature in-unit laundry, dishwasher, extra storage, and garbage disposal.
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18 Units Available
La Cresenta
1025 E Orange St
Tempe, AZ
Studio
$950
426 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,020
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
780 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:25 AM
Multiple floor plans to match your lifestyle. Utilities included. Smoke-free community with swimming pool, clubhouse, study areas and laundry service. Pet-friendly. Walking distance to Light Rail station.
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8 Units Available
909 West
909 W Grove Pkwy
Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,275
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,614
1167 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 12:24 AM
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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2 Units Available
The Porter
1532 S Price Rd
Tempe, AZ
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,175
725 sqft
Last updated May 17 at 12:24 AM
Lifes too short to have an ordinary place. Welcome to The Porter, a newly-renovated gem in the heart of Tempe. Each of our spacious apartments are a renters dream, with sleek interiors, modern kitchens and baths and full-size washers/dryers. But this will really seal the deal: your own enclosed private patio that gives the single-story space a casita-like feelwhats not to love about that? Every detail outside is brand new as well, from the eco-friendly desert landscaping to the beautiful common areas featuring a shimmering pool, BBQ grills and Community Center decked out with a pool table for epic battles with your friends. Is it time to elevate your living situation? Come check us out.
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1 Unit Available
Residences on Farmer
615 S Farmer Ave
Tempe, AZ | Downtown Tempe
1 Bedroom
$1,195
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 12:23 AM
Situated in the Farmer Arts District. Within walking distance to light rail. Apartments boast large windows, quartz countertops, energy-efficient lights, stainless steel appliances and an in-unit laundry. On-site fitness center and bike storage station.
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2 Units Available
Parkside Apartments
1801 S Cutler Dr
Tempe, AZ | Holdeman
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$935
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated May 17 at 12:20 AM
Air-conditioned and upgraded units come ready for cable. Complex offers swimming pool, fitness center, laundry center and covered parking. On-site maintenance. Less than 20 minutes to downtown Phoenix.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Tempe?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Tempe is $1,292.
How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Tempe?
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Tempe is $1,526.
How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Tempe?
The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Tempe is $1,821.
Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Tempe?
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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.