Culdesac Tempe

Life at your front door

The first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the United States.

2025 E Apache, Tempe, AZ

Seventeen acres of award-winning homes, vibrant retail, and beautiful open space. On a light rail station, next to downtown. A community unlike any other.

Welcome to the neighborhood

Top: Pickers Playground vintage clothing market at Little Cholla market. Bottom: Walking a bike with flowers and produce hanging in a bag.
View of other buildings from second floor walkway
Top: Two people relaxing on an apartment balcony. Bottom: View from Cocina Chiwas of the light rail passing by.
Food and drinks on a table at Cocina Chiwas

People-centered open space

Miles of peaceful paseos are nestled between nearly 100 human-scale buildings. Over 55% of the neighborhood is open space. Enjoy abundant landscaping & shade, and zero asphalt. Host al fresco dinner for friends in an intimate courtyard.

Walkway lined with trees and mural
Walking on the light rail platform
Artist painting a mural
People eating outside on the Cocina Chiwas patio

Retail, right outside

Get to the corner market without crossing a street. Enjoy award-winning coffee, food, and other retail so close you can be there and back in five, no driving required.

Cocina Chiwas restaurant
Cocina Chiwas logo
Restaurant & Bar
Produce at a corner market

Amenities designed for your daily routine

Focus on your next project or catch up with friends at our resident lounge, stop by the dog park, and take a fitness class at the on-site gym.

Group relaxing in the resident lounge
Lifting weights in the gym
Running on a treadmill
Two peple using treadmills

Curious about life at Culdesac?

All the ways
you want to get around

Two women on ebikes at Tempe Beach Park

A community that embraces ebikes

Riding an ebike is wonderful. The cool breeze, freedom to travel anywhere, and joy of the electric boost. It's even better when your neighbors love ebikes. And the on-site ebike shop is there to take care of you.

Valley Metro light rail

Complimentary transit pass

There's a light rail station steps away from your apartment, and a platinum pass provided by Culdesac makes it free. Valley Metro gives you access to downtown Tempe, downtown Phoenix, downtown Mesa, and the airport.

Two women chatting in front of a car

Cars, when you need them

Culdesac residents get an exclusive 15% discount on all Lyft trips. Or use Waymo to access the world's largest autonomous vehicle service area. Envoy's on-site fleet of electric carshare vehicles has you covered for longer trips, starting at $5/hour. Culdesac Tempe has parking for visitors, deliveries, and mobility partners — but no resident parking.

Located in Tempe, Arizona

Tempe is the most bike friendly city in the 5-million person Phoenix metro, and has 300 days of sunshine a year. It also has a diverse food scene, and is home to one of the largest universities in the country.

Top: Papago Park. Bottom: People hiking on a trail.
Palm Walk at Arizona State University
Top: Tempe City Hall. Bottom: Tempe Town Lake's south shore at nighttime reflected on the water.
Cactus plant

Be there in ten

Our favorite spots within ten minutes of Culdesac Tempe, driving not required.

 
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Places to visit when you're ready to check out the Phoenix Metro.

 
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What's in the neighborhood

Residential

  • 700+ furnished and unfurnished apartment homes for rent
  • Live-work, studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units
  • Balconies and patios on select units
  • 1 GB speed internet

Retail

  • Aruma Cafe

    Local coffee shop with Mexican pastries and breakfast burritos

  • Cocina Chiwas

    Award-winning authentic Chihuahua Mexican restaurant with wood-fired oven and cocktails

  • Busan Mart

    Local Korean market with a food court, snacks, household essentials, and k-beauty products

  • Archer's Bikes

    Full-service bike and ebike shop

  • Little Cholla Thursday Night Market

    Weekly night market, event, & retailer space

  • Small businesses

    Over a dozen locally-owned businesses for goods and services

Hospitality, work spaces, and storage

  • Private guest suites
  • Private offices
  • Micro-retail units
  • Self-storage units

Amenities & open space

  • Two-story fitness center
  • Miles of walking & cycling paths
  • Shared courtyards with BBQs & fountains
  • Abundant public art, murals, and sculptures
  • 55% of site is open space — zero asphalt on site
  • Dog park
  • Refrigerated food delivery room
  • Neighborhood-wide indoor/outdoor 1GB wifi
  • Central plaza event space

Transportation

  • On-site light rail station and complimentary unlimited transit pass
  • Full-service on-site ebike shop
  • Biking classes, events, and 1-1 support from on-site team
  • Bike repair stations
  • Secure bike storage rooms
  • 15% discount on Lyft rides for Culdesac residents
  • Waymo autonomous vehicle pick-up/drop-off zones
  • On-site fleet of Envoy electric carshare vehicles
  • On-site Bird rental scooters
  • Parking for visitors, deliveries, and mobility partners
  • Note: Culdesac Tempe does not have parking for residents. Onsite retail, amenities, & mobility benefits make living without a private car convenient and affordable.

Accessibility

  • Ground-floor, single-floor units or elevator available in every building
  • Elevator-accessible ADA units in select buildings
  • Reasonable accommodations available on all units
  • All Culdesac Tempe shared and public spaces are all accessible
  • All amenities, including gym and pool, are accessible for all
  • Access to public ADA restrooms
  • 10+ ground-floor retail options

Coming soon

  • Coffee shop
  • Main park
  • Pool & hot tub

Live at Culdesac

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