Seven miles southeast of ASU and near the Superstition Freeway, Waterford Place apartments give residents many convenient transportation options. Driving to campus takes 10 to 12 minutes using Superstition and Price freeways; you’ll add another 10 minutes to the commute if you’re driving to campus during rush hour.
Light rail runs through Mesa, so the trains are the perfect transit method if you prefer taking public transportation to the university. To access the light rail system, you can hop on a northbound Route 104 bus at the Alma School and Baseline roads bus stop. The bus ride takes about 14 minutes. If you want to bypass taking the bus, you can bike or drive to the closest light rail station at Main Street and Alma School Road. The train ride to campus takes 13 to 16 minutes. The first ASU-area stop is at University and Rural roads, near the university’s Biodesign Institute and Skyspace.
Cycling to campus is a good alternative to driving or taking the train to campus. The ride will take you 37 to 45 minutes, and you have many route choices available. Most routes will lead you first to the campus’ southeast area, near sites such as the Sonora Center. If you need to get to other points on campus, you can continue riding your bike, or you can use ASU’s free FLASH Forward/FLASH Back shuttles.
A convenient shopping center is located next to the Waterford Place apartments. There, you’ll find Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Applebee’s, Lotus Indian Market, Sunny’s Beauty Supply, a cosmetology school and a host of other stores and restaurants. One block west of the apartments, across Alma School Road, are Valley Women’s Care, a Chevron station and a European market. A block north, across Baseline Road, there are dozens of other conveniences, from ARCO and Chase Bank to a car wash.