Welcome to Maple Ash
Just blocks from Arizona State University's "New American University," the Maple-Ash neighborhood of Tempe is decidedly rooted in the past.
Maple-Ash is an enclave of single-family homes in Tempe just south of the bustling Mill Avenue district and west of the ASU Tempe campus. It's Tempe's oldest remaining neighborhood and stretches from University Drive south to Hudson Lane, and from Mill Avenue east to the railroad tracks just past Ash Avenue.
Students, longtime Tempe-area dwellers and families call Maple-Ash home.
Most of the homes in Maple-Ash are older — there have been pockets of development in recent years — but no matter their age, there's a feeling of youth in the area — and the university is to thank for that. Day or night, residents will find young people whizzing by on skateboards or bikes, or walking to and from class. Many homes in the area are rented by students.
What To Expect
Old bungalow homes — some from as early as the 1910s — as well as newer condominiums and remodeled properties.
Because most of the homes in Maple-Ash are older, many also are quite affordable. Small condominium units sized at about 1,000 square-feet or smaller are currently available for less than $200,000, while historic properties and remodeled homes are currently priced from the $300,000s up to about the $700,000s. The diversity in homes creates a unique neighborhood — students, young families, established families and more choose Maple-Ash for its location and distinct charm.
What Not To Expect
Quiet Friday and Saturday nights; you can walk to area bars from this 'hood which is part of what makes it such a vibrant area.
Tempe is synonymous with two things — Arizona State University and Mill Avenue. Both are just a quaint stroll away from Maple-Ash. Whether the university is the destination, or a night of dining and/or dancing on Mill Avenue, there's no need to drive a car to enjoy the area. Just about everything can be enjoyed on foot or with a bicycle. And beyond the neighborhood, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is only a few-minutes’ drive away, while Phoenix and the cities of the East Valley are accessible in just 15 or so minutes via one of the Valley’s freeways.
Vibrant and youthful, Maple-Ash is just steps away from Arizona State University's Tempe campus and the bustling Mill Avenue district.
You'll Fall In Love With
The great proximity to cultural facilities, the pulse of youth and the neighborhood feel.
Perhaps one of the best aspects of Maple-Ash is its close proximity to local cultural facilities. ASU Gammage, home to touring Broadway shows and other cultural events, is literally steps from the community. And in about a 10-minute walk, residents can take the Light Rail system east to Mesa's cultural facilities or west to downtown Phoenix's arts and sports venues.