The 10 Best Tempe, AZ Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Tempe are the best of the best.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Tempe.
Best Neighborhoods In Tempe

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Tempe, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Tempe neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Tempe are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Tempe for 2019:

  1. Alta Mira (Homes)
  2. Sandahl (Homes)
  3. Broadmor (Homes)
  4. Tally Ho Farms North (Homes)
  5. Camelot Village (Homes)
  6. Warner Estates (Homes)
  7. Dava-Lakeshore (Homes)
  8. Raintree (Homes)
  9. Tally Ho Farms (Homes)
  10. Sunburst Farms (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Tempe for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Alta Mira looks to be the best Tempe neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Tempe that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Tempe.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Tempe hoods in 2019

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Tempe, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 58 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Tempe.” We’re lookin’ at you, Alta Mira.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Tempe, Arizona has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 1,433
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 15)
Median Home Value: $341,650 (11th best)
Median Income: $105,512 (9th best)
More on Alta Mira: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 861
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $375,400 (9th best)
Median Income: $126,957 (8th best)
More on Sandahl: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,229
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $335,900 (12th best)
Median Income: $81,341 (14th best)
More on Broadmor: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 490
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $579,500 (4th best)
Median Income: $160,833 (2nd best)
More on Tally Ho Farms North: Homes For Sale | Data

Camelot Village Tempe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,544
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $324,200 (14th best)
Median Income: $71,100 (23rd best)
More on Camelot Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 508
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $601,200 (2nd best)
Median Income: $153,250 (4th best)
More on Warner Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,124
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 28)
Median Home Value: $173,500 (46th best)
Median Income: $80,292 (16th best)
More on Dava-Lakeshore: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 437
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $579,500 (4th best)
Median Income: $160,833 (2nd best)
More on Raintree: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 583
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $463,700 (7th best)
Median Income: $141,518 (5th best)
More on Tally Ho Farms: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 512
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 9)
Median Home Value: $601,200 (2nd best)
Median Income: $153,250 (4th best)
More on Sunburst Farms: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Tempe

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Tempe where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Tempe aren’t all good. Knoell Gardens takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Tempe.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Tempe For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Alta Mira 1,433 $341,650 $105,512
2 Sandahl 861 $375,400 $126,957
3 Broadmor 1,229 $335,900 $81,341
4 Tally Ho Farms North 490 $579,500 $160,833
5 Camelot Village 1,544 $324,200 $71,100
6 Warner Estates 508 $601,200 $153,250
7 Dava-Lakeshore 1,124 $173,500 $80,292
8 Raintree 437 $579,500 $160,833
9 Tally Ho Farms 583 $463,700 $141,518
10 Sunburst Farms 512 $601,200 $153,250
11 Corona Del Sol 237 $565,200 $138,571
12 Mission Ridge 195 $565,200 $138,571
13 Optimist Park Se 985 $245,600 $88,194
14 Tempe Royal Estates 3,827 $208,050 $61,256
15 Optimist Park Sw 1,122 $217,400 $67,821
16 Optimist Park Ne 1,308 $220,550 $74,281
17 Optimist Park Nw 1,150 $206,450 $64,094
18 Shalimar 633 $225,000 $68,125
19 Duskfire Ii 362 $286,800 $86,932
20 Kyrene-Superstition 1,456 $143,600 $52,838
21 Mach 8 1,825 $175,800 $57,459
22 Ntna-Canal Park 768 $220,600 $61,250
23 Daley Park 495 $294,300 $78,125
24 Mcclintock 1,112 $190,900 $74,833
25 Brentwood-Cavalier 492 $240,500 $76,500
26 Ntna-Indian Bend 1,988 $167,200 $56,129
27 University Park 2,069 $395,300 $16,875
28 Baseline-Hardy 5,619 $128,166 $50,023
29 Alegre Community 1,790 $137,500 $20,854
30 Ntna-College 2,884 $161,900 $43,822
31 Estate La Colina 586 $327,400 $83,304
32 Alameda-Campus 495 $240,500 $76,500
33 University Estates 289 $294,300 $78,125
34 Cyprus Southwest 1,972 $174,100 $50,680
35 Evergreen 1,223 $221,800 $65,312
36 Rural-Geneva 1,078 $192,750 $51,310
37 Meyer Park 4,026 $160,700 $44,950
38 Gililland 2,035 $192,500 $37,640
39 Tempe Gardens 779 $197,400 $80,647
40 Ntna-West Rio 778 $229,500 $44,412
41 Hughes Acres 1,054 $192,750 $51,310
42 Ntna-Cavalier Hills 657 $229,500 $44,412
43 Wood Park 4,260 $134,400 $44,277
44 Riverside 1,763 $266,300 $28,919
45 Mitchell Park East 652 $198,950 $52,110
46 Holdeman 2,018 $192,500 $37,640
47 Kiwanis Park 1,874 $163,500 $53,920
48 Pepperwood 3,156 $153,350 $49,605
49 Superstition 338 $192,200 $93,516
50 Clark Park 510 $200,600 $37,895
51 Bell De Mar Crossing 463 $204,000 $59,900
52 Maple-Ash 965 $367,367 $47,372
53 Marilyn Ann 738 $198,100 $42,156
54 Mitchell Park West 852 $198,100 $42,156
55 Hudson Manor 838 $187,500 $23,309
56 Escalante 2,335 $117,233 $32,763
57 University Heights 561 $159,800 $19,850
58 Knoell Gardens 284 $83,100 $42,286

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