The Enclave Apartments
You may consider The Enclave a suitable location to take up residence if you want to stay close to the Arizona State University as well as the highway. The apartment complex is located less than three miles south of the Tempe campus and within six miles of the Price Freeway and the Superstition Freeway.
The fastest way to drive to the ASU campus is to take Dorsey Lane northbound to East Broadway. Go west on Broadway and north on Rural Road. This road will take you straight through the center of campus, so you can turn off at any point. You should reach the southern edge of campus within five or six minutes in light traffic, but it may take several more minutes to reach the northern buildings.
When you're ready for outdoor recreation, take Rural Road straight through campus until it turns into North Scottsdale Road. Cross over the Salt River, and then enjoy visits to the Rio Salado Park, Tempe Town Lake Marina and Phoenix Zoo. There are also many parks and trails for walking, biking and jogging in this northern area. For commuters, this is also where you will access the Red Mountain Freeway.
If you want a more direct route to campus, take Dorsey Lane to East Alameda Drive, and then go north on McClintock Drive until you reach University Drive. This road will take you from the eastern edge of campus to the western edge, so you can reach all campus destinations easily.
The area surrounding The Enclave is easy to travel in your personal vehicle, but it's also convenient to multiple Valley Metro bus lines. You can walk south on Dorsey Lane for approximately five minutes to catch a bus at the Southern Avenue intersection. This route will take you east and west on Southern Avenue, giving you access to shopping centers, restaurants and large retailers like Walmart.
If you want to ride a bus to the ASU campus, you will need to board at the intersection of Southern Avenue and McClintock Drive heading north. You can then transfer to a westbound bus at Apache Boulevard or University Drive to make your way into campus. The buses do allow you to use their bike racks, so you may want to bus to campus and bike your way between buildings.
The Sprouts Farmers Market is approximately a 10-minute walk from The Enclave, and you can reach Walmart within 20 minutes on foot or less than five minutes by car. If you have children, this location places them within two miles of McClintock High School, Connolly Middle School, Grace Community Christian School and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School. For fun and entertainment, there are several small parks and restaurants in the area, and the Shalimar Country Club Golf Course is a four-minute drive or 15-minute bus ride to the east.