Alameda Estates Broadmor to Alameda drives; Mill to College avenues Average price of homes recently sold: $401,000
Tempe has taken on the burden of being a college town, but that doesn't mean there aren't some frat-free pockets hidden around. Travel just a short distance south of the ASU campus, and you'll find yourself in the family-friendly, red-cup-free neighborhood that is Alameda Estates. A wide assortment of housing styles situated near one of the best K-5 schools, Broadmor Elementary, Alameda Estates is the kind of neighborhood where you can watch your children grow up (especially if they attend college in state).
Southwest Village Indian School Road and 68th Street Average price of homes for sale: $391,000
It should come as no surprise that some of the cutest mid-century homes in Old Town Scottsdale sit directly behind its cutest mid-century hotel. And yet, young home owners have been slow to notice the colorful collection of retro ranch homes located just west of the Valley Ho. Southwest Village is affordable, adorable, and no doubt a time saver for anyone venturing into the many shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, museums, and galleries in Old Town. As an added bonus it also sits beside the canal, giving exercise enthusiasts easy access to outdoor running or biking.