Near one of the major east-west regional roadways, Baseline Road, and the popular Superstition Freeway, Vista Montana at Val Vista Lakes makes driving around town fairly easy. In fact, driving to the ASU campus 12 miles away is your best method of commuting to the university. The quickest route is usually west along the Superstition Freeway and north on Price Freeway/Loop 101, exiting at University Drive. This takes you to the heart of ASU’s campus and buildings such as Urban Systems Engineering and Bateman Physical Sciences Center. The drive usually takes 18 to 28 minutes but can last up to 35 to 40 minutes during the height of morning rush hour.
If you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on ASU parking passes each year, and you don’t mind a longer commute, then public transportation is a good option. Using Bus Routes 60 and 72 or a combination of Routes 61, 112 and a light rail train, you can reach the campus in an hour-and-a-half. A better alternative if you want to use public transit is to drive to the closest light rail station at Mesa and Main Street, seven miles away. There, you can board a train that will take you to the campus in 22 minutes.
While biking to campus is possible, it will take you a little more than an hour to cover the distance between the apartments and the university.
Many restaurants are close to Vista Montana at Val Vista Lakes, with Wildflower Bread Company, IHOP, Arby’s and Nando’s Mexican Cafe just a couple of blocks to the east. You also have access to a variety of nearby services, including Jiffy Lube, Lightman Computer Repair, Farmers Insurance and Desert Pulmonary and Sleep Consultants just two blocks away. Village Square at Dana Park and Walmart are just a few more blocks to the northeast. Personal services like those found at Massage Heights, Relaxation Foot Spa and Derma Bella Spa are also within blocks of the apartments.