Luxury Apartments in Tempe

When you think about luxury apartments, what comes to mind first? For many people, the price tag is first to surface, but luxury is about more than an increase in rent. You pay higher rent prices because you're getting something that you wouldn't enjoy from apartments that rent for much less. This often starts with a safer neighborhood close to the best schools, but there are many other things that you should look for when shopping for luxurious apartments in Tempe.

  • Grandes Cortes

    1150 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
    Transportation. A mile-and-a-half directly west of the ASU campus, Grandes Cortes puts you close to the university’s Wells Fargo Sports Arena, Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex, the Brickyard Engineering complex and College of Design. Walking to campus can be accomplished in just ...

    $ 806 - $ 806
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

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  • Hanover Mill Avenue

    101 W 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281 - Downtown Tempe
    Transportation. Located just one block from ASU’s downtown Centerpoint building, two blocks from The Brickyard and three blocks from Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Hanover Mill Avenue apartments are ultra-convenient. The apartments are also near the rest of ASU’s northwestern ...

    $ 782 - $ 1319
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

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  • Residences on Farmer

    615 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
    Transportation. Ideally located in downtown’s Farmer Arts District, the Residences on Farmer put you within walking distance of ASU, Mill Avenue/Downtown delights and Town Lake fun. You’re only a half-mile from the western edge of ASU and sites such as the ...

    $ 800 - $ 800
    3 - 3 Bedrooms

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  • Skywater at Town Lake

    601 W Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281
    Skywater at Town Lake Apartments Located within three blocks of University Drive, the SkyWater at Town Lake Apartments will place you within a 10-minute drive or bus ride to ASU. The recommended route begins by going westbound on West Rio Salado Parkway ...

    $ 868 - $ 1773
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

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  • The Lofts at Rio Salado

    1033 North Parkside Drive Tempe, AZ 85281
    The Lofts at Rio Salado If you enjoy spending time outdoors and want to live a short distance from the Arizona State University Tempe campus, you may feel right at home as a resident of The Lofts of Rio Salado. This community ...

    $ 827 - $ 1823
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

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  • The Place on Jentilly

    1717 S Jentilly Ln, Tempe, AZ 85281
    The Place on Jentilly Living in the apartments at The Place on Jentilly places you within walking or driving distance of Arizona State University as well as many restaurants and sports bars serving the student and teacher population. The apartments are located ...

    $ 1130 - $ 1130
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

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  • The Tomscot Apartments

    3015 N. SCOTTSDALE RD SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85251
    The Tomscot Apartments The Tomscot Apartments are located just outside of Tempe city limits, so they have a Scottsdale address. The complex is approximately five miles north of Arizona State University, allowing residents to drive from their comfortable living quarters to the ...

    $ 935 - $ 1750
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

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  • University Pointe

    919 East Lemon StreetTempe, AZ 85281
    University Pointe Apartments At the University Pointe Apartments, you can live on campus without living in the dorms. Positioned just outside of the southeastern border of campus on East Lemon Street, this is one of the closest apartment complexes to Arizona State ...

    $ 892 - $ 1430
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

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  • VELA at Town Lake

    555 North College Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281
    VELA at Town Lake If lakeside living appeals to you but a short commute to work or school is also important, consider taking up residence on the shores of Tempe Town Lake. VELA at Town Lake is located next to the lake’s ...

    $ 910 - $ 3199
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

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  • West Sixth

    West Sixth 115 W 6th St. Ste. 101 Tempe, AZ 85281
    West Sixth Apartments The West Sixth apartments are cradled between West 6th Street and South Ash Avenue on the northwestern edge of the Arizona State University Tempe campus. You’ll find them right across the street from the Centerpoint building, which now houses ...

    $ 837 - $ 2063
    1 - 4 Bedrooms

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  • Alta Tempe

    1260 E University Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281
    Alta Tempe Apartments The Alta Tempe Apartments share a parking lot with the ASU University Center complex on the corner of University Drive and South Dorsey Lane. University Center is a three-building unit that houses the Office of Human Resources and offices ...

    $ 1266 - $ 1266
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

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  • Dorsey Place

    1275 E University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281
    Dorsey Place Apartments Look for the Dorsey Place Apartments on University Drive just off the eastern edge of the Arizona State University Tempe campus. The complex is situated across the street from the three-building University Center complex, which is a collection of ...

    $ 775 - $ 850
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

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  • Elliots Crossing

    7250 S Kyrene Rd Tempe, AZ 85283
    Elliot’s Crossing Apartments The Elliot’s Crossing Apartments are located approximately five miles south of the Arizona State University Tempe campus and less than three miles from the Maricopa and Superstition Freeways. This location is convenient for students, teachers and university staff as ...

    $ 885 - $ 928
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

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  • Andante

    15801 South 48th Street Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Transportation. Ideally located just three blocks from Interstate 10, Andante is 12 miles south of downtown Tempe and ASU. The commute to the far northern section of campus generally takes about 20 minutes, but that commute time can more than double ...

    $ 803 - $ 1210
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

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  • Biscayne Bay

    00 East Warner RoadChandler, AZ 85225
    Transportation. If keeping your own vehicle close by is important to you, commuting the 12 miles from Biscayne Bay apartments to ASU takes just 20 minutes. Unsurprisingly, the commute can nearly double during heavy rush hours. One of the fastest driving ...

    $ 895 - $ 1700
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

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  • Santa Rosa

    3425 E Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85048
    Santa Rosa Apartments The Santa Rosa Apartments are located east of South Mountain Park within Phoenix city limits, but the community is only 12 miles south of the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. This is a mountainous region that offers beautiful ...

    $ 846 - $ 1321
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

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  • Sierra Foothills

    13601 S. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044
    Sierra Foothills Apartments If you make the Sierra Foothills Apartments your next home, you can live in the foothills of the Ahwatukee Mountains within close proximity of South Mountain. You can also enjoy a commute time of approximately 20 minutes to the ...

    $ 808 - $ 1425
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

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  • Terra Vida

    150 South Roosevelt Road, Mesa, AZ 85202
    Transportation. At Terra Vida apartment homes, you’re just a 15-minute walk from the region’s super-efficient light rail line, so traveling to ASU and downtown Tempe is extremely convenient. The nearest light rail access point is at the Price-101/Apache Boulevard station. There, ...

    $ 929 - $ 1485
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

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  • The Moorings At Mesa Cove

    1233 North Mesa Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201
    Transportation. The Moorings At Mesa Cove apartments are eight miles northeast of ASU, and they’re conveniently located near Country Club Boulevard/Highway 87 and Loop 202. Cycling to the university campus is probably the best way to commute to ASU, taking 37 ...

    $ 760 - $ 773
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

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  • The Sycamore at Scottsdale

    6599 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Transportation. There are plenty of regional transportation options for those living at The Sycamore at Scottsdale apartments. The residences are less than five miles directly north of the popular ASU campus and downtown Tempe, 5.5 miles from Tempe Marketplace and six ...

    $ 1048 - $ 1048
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

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  • Valencia Park

    5104 East Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
    Transportation. Valencia Park apartments are tucked between Loop 202 and the Hohokam Expressway in Phoenix, making transportation around the region fairly simple. These freeways come in handy when you’re commuting to the nearby ASU campus. Traveling on Loop 202 and exiting ...

    $ 800 - $ 800
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

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Energy-Efficient Appliances

When you walk into a luxury Tempe apartment, you should see freshly painted walls in attractive colors, well-maintained floors and full-sized appliances that won’t run up your energy bill unnecessarily. You may have the financial standing to pay whatever the electric company demands, but that doesn’t mean that you want to throw your money in that direction.

Look for upscale apartments with updated appliances that aren’t worn out from too many previous tenants. Of course, this also means that all kitchen appliances should match in color and style because aesthetic beauty is one perk that a luxury apartment should always deliver. If the apartment comes with a washer and dryer, make sure that it is energy-efficient and in excellent condition as well.

Fine Details

Once you check the appliances and look at the condition of the floors, walls and ceilings, look for less obvious signs of a well-designed apartment. Here are some of the little things that can make a big difference in the appearance and vibe of your living space:

Crown molding
Vaulted ceilings
Skylights
Spacious bathrooms
Hardwood floors
New carpeting
Jacuzzi tubs
Built-in bookcases

You may also expect your luxury apartment to have a private balcony or patio that extends your living space and allows you to entertain guests on warm Arizona nights. If you’re sharing with a roommate or have a large family, you may also want to find an apartment that has at least as many bathrooms as bedrooms.

Walk-In Closets & Storage Space

Do you watch television and envy the massive closets that many celebrities enjoy? Luxury apartments should bring that dream into your reality. If the master bedroom doesn’t have a walk-in closet, it should at least have a large closet that allows you to organize and store a large volume of shoes and clothing. Large luxury apartments may even feature connecting rooms that you could turn into a bedroom and adjoining walk-in closet with mirrors and a vanity table.

Consider the amount of storage space throughout the apartment as a whole. This may include on-site storage areas that you can use outside of your apartment, but make sure that these areas are private and that you are the only tenant with a key. If your apartment comes with a parking garage, you may have adequate space for storage there as well.

Secure, Covered Parking Spaces

You shouldn’t leave your car sitting out in the hot sun and cold rain when you’re paying for a luxury apartment. Look for rental units that come with covered parking areas used exclusively for residents. If you live with a roommate or a significant other, you may also need to verify that you can have two or more parking spaces for your apartment. Some luxury apartments will even give you a private garage, but you may have to pay a bit more in rent to take advantage of this amenity.

On-Site Amenities

Would you enjoy taking your kids or your friends to the community swimming pool on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? Maybe an on-site dog park would save you a lot of time over driving your pooch to a nearby park. Some luxury Tempe apartments even offer community walking trails, playgrounds, grills, picnic tables and gardens. Some family-friendly communities may offer basketball or tennis courts or an indoor recreational facility, so make sure to consider all of your options if you want to live an active lifestyle.

Responsive, Skilled Maintenance Technicians

This is one of the most important things to ask about when you consider upscale apartments. When something in your apartment breaks or you don’t think something is working up to your standards, you should get an immediate response from technicians well trained to handle your concerns. They should fix minor problems before they turn into major problems, and you should always feel respected when you interact with managerial staff.

What about Advanced Technology?

If you think all of those bonuses are enough for your luxury apartment space, there are a lot of other things that you may find in some communities. You may have the ability to program your thermostat so that it turns on and off according to your daily schedule. When it rains outside, your windows may shut themselves to prevent leaking. You may even have a whole-house water purification system or speakers built into the walls. While you won’t find many Tempe apartments with these advanced features today, you can guarantee that they will become more common in the future.