The Tomscot Apartments
The Tomscot Apartments are located just outside of Tempe city limits, so they have a Scottsdale address. The complex is approximately five miles north of Arizona State University, allowing residents to drive from their comfortable living quarters to the northern edge of campus in 10 minutes without traffic.
If you enjoy sporting events, dining out and/or outdoor recreation, you will appreciate living a short drive from multiple stadiums, parks, golf courses and restaurants representing a long list of ethnic cuisines. The apartments are located on Scottsdale Drive, and you can find all of these attractions as you walk, bike or drive north and south along this road.
To reach the ASU Tempe campus, travel south on Scottsdale until you cross over Tempe Town Lake. You are now entering the northern campus, which features the football and baseball stadiums, the softball and baseball fields, the athletic and band training fields and the Wells Fargo Arena. The road name changes to Rural Road once you cross East Rio Salado Parkway, and you will find most of the administrative offices and academic facilities south of University Drive.
It’s common for residents of the Tomscot Apartments to drive their personal vehicles to the university as well as to surrounding businesses and parks. The area is also easy to travel through the Valley Metro public bus system. Bus route 72 offers pick-up and drop-off points on both sides of Scottsdale Road, and the closest stop is at the intersection of Scottsdale and Thomas Road. It only takes a minute or two to walk to this stop, and you can travel south into campus or head north to visit the Scottsdale Stadium, shop at the Scottsdale Fashion Square or enjoy a meal at one of the area’s many restaurants.
When you’ve had your fill at the restaurants of Tempe and Scottsdale, venture five miles southeast of the Tomscot Apartments to test your luck at Casino Arizona or go southwest to the Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Zoo. You will also want to spend many evenings walking the riverside trails at Rio Salado Park, Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Center for the Arts.