Central to all of Tempe’s attractions, Eden apartments on South McClintock are just a mile-and-a-half from the southeast corner of the ASU campus. In that area of campus, you’ll find residence halls, university services and the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. Walking to campus from the apartments is workable if you have 40 minutes to spare. Cycling is a much faster option, taking less than 10 minutes. The quickest cycling route, at eight minutes, is via East Broadway and South Dorsey to Vista del Cerro and South Rural Road. Others prefer a more direct route straight up McClintock and west on Apache Road, although McClintock can be busy, and bike lanes are iffy. This route takes 10 minutes. A hybrid approach might be best if you are committed to biking. Ride the Route 81 bus up McClintock to Apache, then ride your bike the rest of the way to campus.
Eden residents have access to a number of public transit options to the campus. The first option involves walking to the intersection of Broadway and McClintock to catch the Route 45 bus. You’ll disembark at Broadway and Rural Road about four minutes later and take a 10-minute walk the rest of the way to campus. Alternatively, you can walk south on McClintock to its intersection with Palmcroft Drive. There, Stop #15088 gives you access to Route 81 buses. You’ll ride the 81 bus three minutes to McClintock and Apache where you’ll disembark and hop on a light rail train to Veterans Way and College Avenue.
The apartments are very convenient to grocery shopping and fast-food dining. Smart & Final is just across McClintock from the apartments, and 3 Palms Market & Deli is just a block south. Burger King, Nandini Indian Cuisine and Joe’s Italian Ice are next door, and Ted’s Hot Dogs is across the street. CVS, Dollar Tree, Chevron and Dunkin’ Donuts are all within one block of the apartments. Bank of America operates an ATM near Dollar Tree and Desert Federal Credit Union is four blocks away.