Located 12 miles southwest of ASU, Cambria Apartments is close enough for easy university access, but far enough removed to be out of the fray. Driving to campus takes about 20 minutes in light traffic. During typical rush hours, the commute time nearly doubles.
Given the potential for traffic jams and pricey ASU parking fees, cycling to ASU and using public transportation are better options. The bicycle commute takes about an hour, leading you west on West Guadalupe, north on North Fiesta, west on West Baseline, north on South Ext and west on Southern. From there, you’ll angle northwest on Tempe Canal Trail to North Price and Apache Boulevard. Apache runs along the southern border of campus. There, you can access ASU’s free FLASH shuttle service to other areas of campus.
Public transit is a cost-effective and productive alternative commute. If you’re heading to the campus’ west side, walk four minutes to the Gilbert and Guadalupe bus stop to catch Route 136 bus. Transfer to a Route 61 bus at Southern and Gilbert, then transfer to Bus Route 65 at Mill and Southern. Mill Avenue borders the entire west side of campus and offers several university-area stops. This route takes an hour and 13 minutes.
If your destination is on the east side of campus, you’ll begin your commute on Route 136 and Route 61 buses. Your final transfer will be to a free neighborhood shuttle, the Orbit Mars, at Southern and Evergreen. The Mars bus drops you in the center of campus at the University Rural Light Rail Station. This trip takes an hour and 14 minutes.
You’ll have quick access to all of life’s essentials when living at Cambria Apartments. Smart & Final Extra and the 99 Cents Only Store are just across the street, and Bank of America and Wells Fargo are close by. Just four blocks away along Gilbert Road, you’ll find numerous shops and restaurants, including Salad and Go, Big Lots, Masa Sushi, AutoZone and Sonic Drive-In.