San Melia Apartment Homes
The San Melia Apartment Homes are located on 48th Street in Phoenix, Arizona, approximately 10 miles south of the Arizona State University campus in Tempe. The commute time to the university is under 40 minutes from this location, and downtown Phoenix is less than 45 minutes away without traffic. Positioned just west of I-10, this community offers easy access to AZ-202, AZ-101 and US-60.
To reach the southern edge of the ASU campus, take West Ray Road east and turn north on South Kyrene Road. Go east on Baseline Road to South Rural Road, and follow Rural north until you arrive on campus. Rural will take you through campus, turning into Scottsdale Road after the Rio Salado Parkway intersection. Following Scottsdale further north will take you over Tempe Town Lake to visit the Phoenix Zoo and a variety of golf courses and outdoor recreational areas.
If you don’t have a car and can’t carpool with other students or faculty members, you will need to rely on the Valley Metro bus system to reach ASU from this location. There are two bus routes that will get you to the university, but you will have to transfer to a second bus or the light rail to complete the trip.
The closest bus stop to the apartment complex is at the corner of 48th Street and Thistle Landing Drive. Take a route 108 bus heading toward Superstition Springs TC on 48th, and get off at the Elliot Road and Hardy Drive stop. Board a route 65 bus heading north on Mill Avenue toward Tempe TC, exiting at the University Drive stop. You can take Fast Forward buses or walk to reach other areas of campus from this location. The trip can take up to an hour one way.
The San Melia Apartment Homes are located three miles north of the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, and the Lone Butte Casino is approximately four miles to the southeast. The area surrounding the apartment complex is home to a variety of restaurants that serve everything from Mexican and Thai to Chinese and Vietnamese. There are also coffee shops, doughnut shops and sports bars within a mile of the apartments.