A few blocks from Piestewa Freeway in Phoenix, Urban Walk residents enjoy many convenient transportation options. The apartment complex is nearly 10 miles north of ASU’s Tempe campus and downtown Tempe. Getting to ASU from the apartments is relatively easy, whether you choose to drive, bike or ride public transportation.
Driving to campus is the most expensive option since campus parking passes are hundreds of dollars. The commute from the apartments to the university can be made in a quick 16 to 20 minutes using N. 24th Street and Loop 202. You’ll be traveling in an opposite direction from most commuters, so the drive time stays fairly consistent during busy morning rush hours.
If you’d like to save a little money, reduce your carbon footprint and have some extra time to read or work, public transportation is the best ASU commute option. The quickest transit route makes the commute in 35 minutes, and it begins with a 10-minute walk to the bus stop at 24th Street and Clarendon. There, you’ll board an eastbound Route 70 bus and ride 12 minutes to the light rail station at 24th Street and Jefferson. The train travels 18 minutes to the first university-area stop at Veteran’s Way and College Avenue. This stop is next to Sun Devil Stadium and near Desert Arboretum Park. You can stay on the train if you’re heading to more central ASU sites. You’ll travel another two minutes to the University and Rural Road station, convenient to Biodesign Institute and psychology buildings.
Cycling to campus is ambitious but possible, taking 46 to 50 minutes each way. Bike services are widely available at ASU.
The closest conveniences are three blocks north of Urban Walk apartments along Indian School Road. Some of these sites include Chopper John’s, Smart & Final, Sprout’s Farmers Market, QuikTrip and Angry Crab Shack. You’re also less than two miles from the upscale Biltmore Fashion Park, where you’ll find stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, Macy’s and Pottery Barn.