Slightly less than five miles southwest of the ASU campus, La Serena apartments give you the best of both worlds: convenient transportation options around town and life away from the clatter of a busy campus. Driving to ASU’s southwestern corner takes 12 to 15 minutes. The quickest route is usually via South Kyrene to South Mill, although you can also head straight up South Hardy and cut over to campus on Broadway or 13th Street. Cycling routes mimic the quickest driving routes up Hardy, Mill and/or College. Bike lanes are available the entire route on Hardy Drive. If you want to cut over to Mill or College, use Southern or Alameda.
Bus routes 62, 65 and 66 all serve the South Hardy area for easy transport to the campus and downtown Tempe. To access Route 65 or 66, walk about three-quarters of a mile to the bus stop at Kyrene and Guadalupe. Route 65/66 travels north and can drop you near campus at Mill Avenue and Gammage Parkway. You can then hop on one ASU’s free FLASH shuttles to go to more distant parts of campus. If you prefer less walking, head west from the apartments about a quarter-mile to the Hardy and Guadalupe bus stop. There, you can catch Route 62 buses to the northwestern edge of campus at 5th and Myrtle. The area includes ASU sites like Sun Devil Stadium and Wells Fargo Arena. If you need to go to southern parts of the campus, you can catch an Orbit Jupiter bus or a FLASH shuttle; both are free.
La Serena apartments are about a mile-and-a-half southeast of the intersection of Interstate 10 and the Superstition Freeway, so there are plenty of amenities near your home. Benedict Sports Complex is just across Guadalupe from the apartments, and Family Dollar Store is just west a few blocks. Albertson’s is a mile-and-a-half east on Guadalupe; Safeway is a few miles southwest on West Elliott, and Fry’s Foods is just a few miles northwest on West Baseline.