Mesa Ridge Apartment Homes
If you leave the eastern edge of the Arizona State University and travel for approximately six miles into Mesa city limits, you’ll find an apartment complex called Mesa Ridge on South Country Club Drive. This community offers an off-campus living option for anyone commuting to the Tempe campus on a routine basis. It’s also minutes away from US-60 and a short drive from the 101 and 202 loops, making this a suitable home for those commuting to Phoenix or other nearby cities.
The most direct route to ASU is on University Drive. From the apartment complex, you go west on 8th Avenue, north on Alma School Road and then west on University until you reach the eastern edge of campus. University continues through campus, so you can reach the entertainment and sports complexes to the north and the academic buildings to the south.
If you’re headed to the ASU Gammage, on-campus housing units or administrative buildings on south campus, you may want to take US-60 West to the Rural Road exit. Go north on Rural to reach your final campus designation. You can also follow Rural until it turns into Scottsdale, crossing over Tempe Town Lake and turning west to visit the marina, the Phoenix Zoo or various recreational areas.
While driving a personal vehicle is the easiest and fastest way to get around this area, you can also use the Valley Metro bus and light rail system to reach campus. There are bus routes throughout the area, allowing you to easily reach most restaurants, parks and entertainment venues surrounding the Mesa Ridge Apartments.
The closest bus stop is just minutes away near the corner of 6th and Broadway. Take the route 112 bus headed north on Country Club toward McKellips, and get off at the Main Street stop. This is where you’ll find the light rail station, which will take you west to the Tempe campus. You will get off at the corner of Veterans Way and College Avenue, and there are Flash Forward buses that will help you reach all areas of campus if you don’t want to walk.
You’ll find a variety of car repair and paint shops in the area surrounding the Mesa Ridge Apartment Homes. There are also many restaurants in the area, including taco shops, hot dog stands and a comic store that sells coffee. For outdoor recreation, you can visit Kleinman Park, Heritage Park or Fiesta Lakes Golf Club. This is a convenient area for younger children as well, since schools like Ida Redbird Elementary are nearby.