Tempe Park Place Apartments
If you follow Rural Road from the southern tip of the ASU campus, you'll reach the Tempe Park Place Apartments in approximately 2.5 miles. If you decide to call this community your home, you'll have the luxury of reaching the Tempe campus in just six minutes without traffic. The apartment complex is located on Rural Road, so the school is literally "just down the road."
Rural Road runs straight through campus until it transitions into North Scottsdale Road and crosses the Salt River, leading to a variety of outdoor recreation areas like Rio Salado Park, Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. To attend live theatrical performances at the ASU Gammage, turn west on East Apache Road just as you enter campus. Traveling further north will lead you past the administrative and academic buildings, and crossing University Drive will lead to the athletic training fields and entertainment venues like the Frank Kush football field, Wells Fargo Arena and Farrington Stadium.
Living in the Tempe Park Place apartments will assure you easy access to the ASU Tempe campus by car, but this is also an ideal location for anyone depending on public transportation. You can walk from the apartment complex to the bus stop at the corner of Rural Road and Lakeshore Drive in less than five minutes.
This will put you on a northbound Valley Metro bus heading straight into the ASU campus, and you can continue riding through campus to reach the parks and restaurants located north of the Salt River. Students or staff members without private transportation can use the bus racks to transport their bicycles onto campus, and the southern half of campus is designed for easy bike access.
If you want to head south on Rural Road to reach other places of business or a variety of restaurants and shopping centers, a southbound bus stop is located 0.1 mile from the apartment complex at the intersection of Rural Road and Carter Driver. Bus route 72 will take you to all points of interest along Rural Road and Scottsdale Road, and you can transfer to other bus routes in order to reach destinations west or east of the apartment complex.
The Arizona Mills shopping mall and Sea Life oceanic play park are located less than three miles to the west of the Tempe Park Place Apartments. You can also reach multiple small parks within a mile of the complex, each offering open green space, picnic tables and play areas for children. One of the larger parks is Kiwanis Park and Lake, located approximately two miles south off of Mill Avenue.