If you want to enjoy the beauties of the golf course without straying too far from the Arizona State University, consider making the Papago Fairways your next home. This apartment complex is located on East Taylor Street in Phoenix, but it’s only four miles north of the ASU Tempe campus. It’s also located on the Papago Golf Course and within easy access of the AZ-202 loop and State Route 143.
If you take the 202 loop to campus, get off at the Scottsdale Road exit and go south. The northern edge of campus is just south of Tempe Town Lake, and you can take Scottsdale Road until it turns into Rural Road. This road will take you straight through campus, allowing you to branch off to reach any of the university buildings.
If you prefer to stay off the highway, take North 53rd Street south to Van Buren Street, and then go west to North Priest Drive. Traveling south on Priest will take you to University Drive, and University will take you to the western edge of campus. You can continue on University to reach all campus buildings.
It takes approximately an hour to reach the ASU campus by foot, but you have the option of driving your private vehicle, taking the light rail or enjoying a bike ride of less than 30 minutes. While there are buses that will take you to many destinations surrounding the apartment complex, it’s not easy to reach the university by bus.
To take the light rail, walk just over a mile to the corner of Priest Drive and Washington Street and board a southbound train headed toward Main Street and Mesa Drive. Get off at the Veterans Way and College Avenue stop, which places you at the transportation center on the western edge of campus. From there, you can walk to most areas of campus, or there are Fast Forward buses that make traveling campus easier.
The Papago Fairways Apartments are located right by the Papago Golf Course as well as the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. The Rolling Hills Golf Course is just a little further to the south, and popular scenic areas like Hole in the Rock are nearby as well. You may also enjoy a visit to the Tovrea Castle and Garden, which is less than half a mile from the apartments. There are a variety of restaurants and bars less than a mile away.