The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Tempe For 2022


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

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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. So, if you're thinking of moving to Arizona and Tempe is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Tempe for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Tempe for 2022? 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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Best Neighborhoods In Tempe

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Tempe

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

Population: 861
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $375,400 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $126,957 (Eighth best)
More on Sandahl: Homes For Sale | Data

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

Population: 490
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $579,500 (Third best)
Median Income: $160,833 (best)
More on Tally Ho Farms North: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,544
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $324,200 (14th best)
Median Income: $71,100 (23rd best)
More on Camelot Village: Homes For Sale | Data

Camelot Village Tempe, AZ

Population: 437
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $579,500 (Third best)
Median Income: $160,833 (best)
More on Raintree: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 583
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $463,700 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $141,518 (Fifth best)
More on Tally Ho Farms: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 195
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $565,200 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $138,571 (Sixth best)
More on Mission Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 237
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $565,200 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $138,571 (Sixth best)
More on Corona Del Sol: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 779
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $197,400 (36th best)
Median Income: $80,647 (15th best)
More on Tempe Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Tempe, AZ Neighborhoods In 2022

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.

Summary: 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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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Tempe For 2022 Detailed Data

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

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Tempe.

About Chris Kolmar

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