I am admitted to a university near Tempe, AZ and have booked my flight for July 31st. The problem is the apartments are available for lease only from August 8th. What are my options to have an inexpensive temporary stay before I move into the apartment? I am also concerned about the safety of myself and my property.
The options for inexpensive short stays near Tempe, AZ include:
There may be alternative academic housing if you contact the university.
Also see this site for a few more esoteric ideas like farmstays and monesteries.
Safest will most likely be a hotel.