85281 Homes For Sale

85281 Zip Code – Tempe, AZ

The 85281 is an area that has a LOT to offer that might get overlooked by some people. Why? Well, because it is ASU country, for sure. This is the zip code that surrounds the HUGE Tempe campus of Arizona State University. Of course ASU students and employees want to be close to campus, but there really is a ton going on in the area for people from all walks of life.

Tempe Arts Festival on Mill Avenue

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the super-cool 85281 zip code in Tempe, Arizona, you’ve come to the right place.

To get started, we’ll take a look at all of the 85281 homes for sale. The properties below will automatically update as new homes become available. You can click on any of them to see detailed information, photos and more.

The housing choices in the area are pretty diverse, just like the people. From small condos, large homes, lofts, brownstones and more to homes with big yards, small yards, modern homes and historic, there is plenty to choose from. We seriously have a ton of options right within this relatively small area. Towards the bottom of this page, I’ll break down some of the more popular neighborhoods in the area.

Tons To Do In The ‘281

Now, let’s talk about some of the many things to do in Tempe’s 85281 zip code. Things like hiking, biking, boating, golfing, shopping, dining and entertaining. Whew. Yeah, that’s a lot.

Did you know that 85281 is home to Tempe’s Rolling Hills Golf Course? And did you know that, just east of Rolling Hills, you’ll find a bunch of cool hiking and biking trails up near the Arizona Historical Society Museum?

Yeah, when most people think of 85281, they think of the Mill Avenue District and they think ASU. Nothing wrong with thinking about these big attractions, for sure. But the other huge draws to the area include Tempe Town Lake and Tempe Beach Park where you can take the kids to explore the area or let them play on the playground. You like to be on the water? Rent a boat or kayak and go for a spin. A nice sunset walk or bike ride around the lake is pretty cool, too.

Other attractions in 85281 include the Tempe Marketplace, the beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts and so much more. Being one of the most urban zip codes in the entire state, the area benefits from several miles of the Phoenix light rail line running from one end of 85281 to the other. It’s a real benefit to the area.


Yes, any thriving area should have a good job base. Within this zip code you’ll not only find a ton of restaurants and shops, but there is a high concentration of tech jobs and 2 large commercial / industrial areas where many large and small employers exist. Of course, the “state’s largest office development deal” is home to 2 million more feet of space via Marina Heights along Tempe Town Lake.

Marina Heights will seem small once the massive Novus Innovation Corridor is built out! The job growth in the area has been amazing and will continue to grow.

See the video below where Nick Bastian talks to FOX 10 news about homes in the 85281 zip code:

Great food, too!

The number of really good restaurants in this area is quite impressive. Options ranging from some awesome “hole in the wall” places to very nice restaurants and everything in between. Here’s just a small sample of some of my favorites: Haji-Baba, The Chuckbox, Spinato’s, NCounter, The Shop Beer Co, Chipotle, Casey Moore’s, Cartel Coffee Lab, Cornish Pasty, House of Tricks, La Bocca, Oregano’s, Four Peaks Brewing and a bunch of other really great places can be found in the 85281 zip code.

As for more information and options, we’d be crazy not to show you a map of the area. Of course, if you want or need more information about the lifestyle, please feel free to call me at 602-803-6425. The map below shows the rough boundaries of this dynamic area.

85281 Homes For Sale:

I know, I know… You want the scoop on some of the super-cool places to live in this awesome and convenient zip code. Well, we’ve certainly got you covered.

As I mentioned above, the housing choices in the area are many and they are very diverse, from favorites like the Maple Ash Neighborhood known as the “oldest existing neighborhood in Tempe” to luxury modern condominiums at Hayden Ferry Lakeside.

Don’t forget about amazing places like the Lofts at Orchidhouse, the Ash Avenue Condominiums, Hudson Manor, the Holdeman Neighborhood, Mitchell Park or Villagio. The lakeside living choices currently consist of four main developments. You have the North Shore Condominiums, Regatta Pointe, 525 Town Lake and the two Hayden Ferry buildings of Edgewater and Bridgeview.

Of course, we haven’t even scratched the surface when it comes to showing you all of the homes for sale, fun things to do and great places to eat in the area. If you have any questions about buying or selling a home in this neighborhood or the surrounding areas, please feel free to call Tempe’s favorite real estate agent, Nick Bastian. Nick can be reached at Realty Executives by calling 602-803-6425 or via email at nick at NickBastian.com.