Apartments Near ASU for Rent

When moving to a new area, finding a student apartment near ASU can be difficult. Maybe you have spent your first year in a dorm but are now looking to move to an apartment or maybe you are transferring to the area and don’t know what is around. Finding an apartment near any of the ASU campuses, especially if you are new to Arizona, can seem difficult, but with these few tips and the search engine below, you can find your perfect match in no time. We have covered the Tempe campus, downtown campus and everything in between.

  • University Pointe

    919 East Lemon StreetTempe, AZ 85281

    $892 - $1430
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

    0.19 miles Distance
    2 mins    4 mins

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  • University Park

    1005/1023 East University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $550 - $650
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.25 miles Distance
    1 mins    5 mins

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  • West Sixth

    West Sixth 115 W 6th St. Ste. 101 Tempe, AZ 85281

    $837 - $2063
    1 - 4 Bedrooms

    0.25 miles Distance
    3 mins    5 mins

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  • Hanover Mill Avenue

    101 W 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281 - Downtown Tempe

    $782 - $1319
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.31 miles Distance
    4 mins    6 mins

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  • Residences on Farmer

    615 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $800 - $800
    3 - 3 Bedrooms

    0.37 miles Distance
    2 mins    7 mins

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  • Alta Tempe

    1260 E University Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281

    $1266 - $1266
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

    0.43 miles Distance
    1 mins    9 mins

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  • Brix

    1424 S. Jentilly Lane Tempe, AZ 85281

    $425 - $650
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.43 miles Distance
    2 mins    8 mins

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  • Dorsey Place

    1275 E University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281

    $775 - $850
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.43 miles Distance
    1 mins    9 mins

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  • 12fifty5 On University

    1255 East univeristy dr. Tempe, AZ 85281

    $475 - $749
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.56 miles Distance
    2 mins    11 mins

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  • Agave Apartments

    1718 S. Jentilly Ln Tempe, AZ 85283

    $400 - $740
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

    0.56 miles Distance
    2 mins    11 mins

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  • The Place on Jentilly

    1717 S Jentilly Ln, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $1130 - $1130
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.56 miles Distance
    2 mins    11 mins

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  • Rancho Las Palmas

    1249 East Spence Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $416 - $712
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.68 miles Distance
    3 mins    14 mins

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  • The Standard

    615 S Hardy Drive Tempe, AZ 85281

    $418 - $418
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.68 miles Distance
    4 mins    14 mins

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  • Decco 109/121

    109 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282

    $498 - $850
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.75 miles Distance
    2 mins    15 mins

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  • Amber Gardens Apartment Homes

    625 W. 1st Street Tempe, AZ 85281

    $463 - $820
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.87 miles Distance
    4 mins    17 mins

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  • Grandes Cortes

    1150 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $806 - $806
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

    0.93 miles Distance
    4 mins    19 mins

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  • Skywater at Town Lake

    601 W Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $868 - $1773
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

    0.93 miles Distance
    5 mins    19 mins

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  • Studio 710

    710 South Hardy Dr.Tempe, AZ 85281

    $655 - $705
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

    0.93 miles Distance
    3 mins    19 mins

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  • Foxfire Apartments

    The Foxfire Apartments 1701 E. 8th Street Tempe, AZ 8528

    $411 - $721
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.06 miles Distance
    5 mins    20 mins

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  • Ten01

    1001 E. Playa del Norte Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $593 - $1620
    1 - 4 Bedrooms

    1.06 miles Distance
    5 mins    20 mins

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  • 1133 West Fifth

    1133 West Fifth St. | Tempe, AZ 85281

    $0 - $0
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.12 miles Distance
    5 mins    23 mins

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  • Tempe Metro

    Tempe Metro 1811 E. Apache Blvd. Tempe, AZ 85281

    $645 - $1140
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

    1.18 miles Distance
    6 mins    23 mins

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  • Onnix-west

    1500 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282

    $507 - $890
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.24 miles Distance
    4 mins    24 mins

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  • VELA at Town Lake

    555 North College Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281

    $910 - $3199
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.24 miles Distance
    5 mins    25 mins

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  • Arbour Park

    1901 E. Apache Blvd.Tempe, AZ 85281

    $0 - $0
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

    1.37 miles Distance
    7 mins    27 mins

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  • Hayden Lane

    1920 East Hayden Lane Tempe, AZ 85281

    $600 - $600
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.43 miles Distance
    6 mins    27 mins

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  • Hayden Terrace Apartments

    1925 E Hayden Ln, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $0 - $0
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.49 miles Distance
    6 mins    29 mins

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  • Saldo Springs

    242 South Beck Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281

    $498 - $825
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.55 miles Distance
    6 mins    31 mins

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  • San Marbeya

    1720 E.Broadway Road, Tempe AZ 85282

    $627 - $704
    2 - 3 Bedrooms

    1.55 miles Distance
    5 mins    31 mins

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  • Eden

    2045 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, 85282

    $458 - $475
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.62 miles Distance
    6 mins    32 mins

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  • Anzio

    1330 W. Broadway Rd Tempe, AZ 85282

    $0 - $0
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.99 miles Distance
    8 mins    39 mins

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  • Tempe Vista

    2045 E. Broadway Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282

    $437 - $751
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    2.11 miles Distance
    7 mins    42 mins

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  • Residences at Fountainhead

    2520 S. Plaza Drive Tempe , AZ 85282

    $0 - $0
    2.17 miles Distance
    8 mins    43 mins

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  • San Portella

    2155 South 55th Street

    $705 - $705
    2 - 2 Bedrooms

    2.3 miles Distance
    8 mins    45 mins

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Living Near ASU Campuses

Obviously one of the most important things to consider when searching for an ASU apartment is where you are in location to campus. ASU has four main campuses and two additional units: Tempe campus, West campus, Polytechnic campus, Downtown Phoenix campus, Thunderbird and Colleges at Lake Havasu City.

Tempe Campus

The Tempe campus is the largest of the ASU campuses. The campus lies in the heart of Tempe, about eight miles east of downtown Phoenix. The Tempe campus is home to the Sun Devils’ athletic complex, performing arts facilities and many high-tech research spaces. Many students choose to live near Mill Avenue, where most of the nightlife is located. Others may choose to live closer to downtown and commute to class. Apartments in the area vary in price, but location is generally what determines price. If you need to be near the light rail for public transportation, make sure the apartment you chose has that option. The Tempe campus is the largest, making it a hub for college students and a cultural destination, especially with Arizona State University Art Museum. The most important thing to consider is that the closer you live to campus, the more you will pay in rent.

ASU Downtown

ASU Downtown is, as you may have guessed, located in downtown Phoenix, in an area bound by Van Buren Street, Fillmore Street, 1st Avenue, and 7th Street. Because the campus is downtown, it has a more urban feel. The campus is home to the College of Health Solutions, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, College of Public Service and Community Solutions and Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In Fall of 2016, the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law will also move downtown in the Arizona Center for Law and Society. The most important feature in a downtown apartment is that you feel comfortable in your surroundings. Like the Tempe campus, you will ultimately pay more if you live closer to campus and transportation is the most important thing to consider when choosing your apartment.

West Campus

ASU West Campus is located in a suburban area in northwest Phoenix, near Glendale. ASU West is the smallest of the campuses in square footage, so it is a good choice for students that want a more casual college experience. Living near West campus can be more affordable for students because of its location. The West campus aims to blend a liberal arts education with 21st-century workforce preparation. Degree programs are offered by the W. P. Carey School of Business, the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and the College of Health Solutions.

Polytechnic Campus

ASU defines the Polytechnic campus as “a nexus for studies in interdisciplinary sciences, engineering, management, technology and education.” This campus offers students hands-on experiences including simulators for flight and centers for consumer behavior research, semiconductor fabrication, comprehensive commercial printing and design services, and on-demand digital manufacturing. The Polytechnic Campus is located in the southeast part of Mesa, which is about 25 miles southeast of Tempe and 33 miles southeast of downtown Phoenix.

Colleges at Lake Havasu City

In response to a high demand for low-cost education, Colleges at Lake Havasu City offer students undergraduate degrees that are high in demand. There are currently 18 bachelor's degrees and 3 exploratory programs that students can choose from.

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Thunderbird isn’t exactly a campus, but rather a unit within ASU. Thunderbird School of Global Management is one of the newest units of "Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise." The flagship campus is located in Glendale, Arizona, at Thunderbird Field No. 1, a former military airfield from which it derives its name.

Transportation at ASU

When determining where you want to live at ASU, deciding how to get to campus is one of the most important factors. Many students who do not have a car will need to live closer to campus while others who have transportation may decide to save money and live on the outskirts of campus. Getting to campus can seem tricky if you don’t have a car or don’t want to pay for parking, but luckily ASU offers public transportation for students.

City buses and light rail, discounted transit passes, Eco-Passes and car-sharing allow Sun Devils to travel quickly, easily and affordably throughout the area.

City Buses and Light Rail

Valley Metro provides bus and light rail service throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. There is at least one Valley Metro bus stop at each of the four ASU campuses, and light rail stops - with service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - on the ASU Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses. Transit suggests allowing up to 35 minutes for travel on the light rail between the Downtown Campus and the Tempe campus. For unlimited rides on the Light Rail, U-Passes are offered for students for $200.

Shuttles

ASU intercampus shuttles transport students, faculty and staff between the Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe and West campuses. Additional shuttle service is also available to the Scottsdale Mayo Clinic from Tempe and to the Thunderbird campus from West.

The current schedule for the ASU shuttle is listed below. Weekday shuttles operate when class is in session during the fall and spring semesters.

  • Gold route: Service between Polytechnic and Tempe campuses - Departs every half-hour on the hour and half-hour.
  • Maroon route: Service between Downtown Phoenix, Tempe and West campuses - Departs every half-hour on the hour and half-hour.
  • Mayo Express: Service between the Mayo Clinic and Tempe campus - Departs every 45 minutes.
  • Mercado route: Service between the Mercado Building on the Downtown Phoenix campus and Tempe campus - Departs every hour.
  • Thunderbird Express: Service between Thunderbird and West campuses - Departs every half-hour.

Tempe Flash: On the Tempe campus, students and employees can board one of two, free shuttle routes to get from one campus building or parking location to another. Shuttle service is available every Monday – Friday (with the exception of university holidays and limited service during class breaks).

Campus Parking: Students are required to pay for parking at ASU, which can often be expensive. The cost of parking depends on the campus that you are attending. A general parking FAQ can be found here.

Getting Involved

The transition from your hometown or previous city to a new college can be difficult. Finding an apartment near nightlife or near student activities can make the process easier. ASU has over 1,000 clubs and organization to join as well as a prominent Greek life community. Students can visit the Sun Devil Involvement Center to learn more about these clubs and organizations as well as leadership and student government opportunities. For links to student organization visit this website.

Many of the bars in the area are located on Mill ave and many students take ride services like Uber to the bars.

Living near other students is a great way to get involved. Try searching for an apartment complex that tailors to student needs. In these complexes, the landlords are usually aware of the student life that lives there and plan events to help student mingle.

The transition to a new city can be difficult, but choosing an apartment that provides an atmosphere that you feel comfortable in and that provides to the needs of students can help you feel more adjusted. Be sure to chose a place that is located close to your campus or near public transit. Also be sure that you feel like the other residents in the building are similar to you.