If you’re thinking about buying a home in Tempe or are already on the hunt, The Lakes of Tempe should be at the top of your list of communities to check out.

A quick drive around the neighborhood will make you feel like you’re in a different world as The Lakes is truly an oasis in the middle of the desert. Lush trees and foliage line the streets and, true to its name, there is no shortage of water here as many of the homes are waterfront property. The Lakes may be one of the Tempe’s most established neighborhoods with 90% of the homes having been built between 1970 and 1999 but in this case, older doesn’t carry a negative connotation. Homes in The Lakes possess a certain degree of maturity and charm that you won’t find in new construction. What’s more, since most of the homes in The Lakes were built within the same time frame, the neighborhood has a sense of coherence and establishment that you might not find elsewhere.

Primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartments, The Lakes of Tempe has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re a student or a growing family, you’re sure to find your perfect home in this neighborhood. Be prepared to compete for it, though. It seems as if everyone wants their own little slice of The Lakes Real as estate vacancies tend to hover around 6.5%, which is about 66.6% lower than in other American neighborhoods.

Location and convenience are no doubt another reason why everyone is vying for a spot in The Lakes. The greatest number of commuters in The Lakes neighborhood spend between just 15 to 30 minutes commuting to work and school, which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. Considering that the Lakes is situated approximately 4.5 miles (or 13 minutes) from Arizona State University and just 13.4 miles (or 28 minutes) from downtown Phoenix, it’s no wonder students and professionals alike choose to call The Lakes home.

Looking beyond the real estate aspect, The Lakes is so much more than a neighborhood. It is a community in every sense of the word. With clubs like The Lakes Women’s Club, Out to Lunch Bunch, and the Foreign Film Club, residents can form lasting friendships and bond over their common interests. If you’re more into physical activity, The Lakes has a beach and tennis club, as well as its own swim team.

Searching for a home in the valley can be overwhelming but if you begin your search in The Lakes, you’re sure to find your new place in no time.

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