Five-and-a-half miles southeast of ASU, Sycamore Square apartments put you in easy range of campus. If you’re heading to southern areas of ASU to sites such as Sun Devil Fitness Complex, McCord Hall and the Carey School of Business, the quickest driving route takes 14 minutes in no traffic and about 20 minutes in heavier traffic. To access this route, you’ll drive west on Southern Avenue, north on Price, west on Broadway and north on College.
If you want to get in a little exercise while you’re heading to campus, you can cycle there in about 30 minutes. In fact, biking to ASU is probably the best way to get to campus since it’s inexpensive, and there are plenty of bike services on campus. The most efficient cycling route leads you west on Southern Avenue, northwest on the Tempe Canal Trail and west on Apache Boulevard. Apache runs along the southern border of campus.
Riding to ASU is fairly easy, too, with Valley Metro’s transit system. To reach most areas of campus, you can catch a Route 61 bus at Southern Avenue and Sycamore/Dobson. You’ll ride for about 16 minutes and change to a Route 65 bus at Mill and Southern avenues. The entire trip to the southwestern edge of campus takes about 29 minutes. The bus continues north along the campus’ western edge to points such as Sun Devil Stadium and Wells Fargo Arena.
There are plenty of shops, restaurants and helpful amenities near Sycamore Square. The apartments are next to CVS, Medquest, See’s Candies and a number of quick-service restaurants. Mesa Community College is two blocks to the south, and Fiesta Mall is another block to the east. Fiesta Mall features stores such as Dillard’s and Hollister as well as restaurants like In-N-Out and Panda Express. Just a block north of the mall, you’ll find the National Comedy Theater, American Discount Foods, McDonald’s, Harris Bank and Philly Steak and Wings. Banner Desert Medical Center is just a couple of blocks southwest of the apartments.