Twelve miles southeast of Tempe’s vibrant downtown and ASU’s campus, Argenta apartments give you respite from the campus clamor without compromising your convenience. If you enjoy driving to ASU, your commute time is roughly 19 minutes via the Superstition Freeway. During morning and evening rush hours, that commute lengthens to 22 to 45 minutes. You can also drive to the campus on surface streets, traveling north on Val Vista Drive and west on University Drive. University Drive leads you directly to the center of ASU’s campus. The entire drive on surface streets takes 22 to 45 minutes, even in light traffic.
If you’re looking for a less expensive commute option, bicycling to campus takes about an hour, so you’re better off opting for public transit. You can catch the quickest route by walking one minute to Bus Stop #13178 at Broadway and Norwalk and hopping on a Route 45 bus. Transfer to a light rail train at Sycamore and Main Street and travel another 11 minutes to the station near SkySpace and the Biodesign Institute. The total trip takes an hour and five minutes.
As an alternate route, you can also stay on your Route 45 bus and transfer to a Route 72 bus at Rural and Broadway roads. The bus stops at the southeastern corner of campus near Barrett Residential College and again at the University Drive and Rural Road light rail station. Bus 72 goes on to make six more university-area stops: near Palo Verde residence halls, near College Avenue Marketplace, near Sun Devil Stadium, near the Ceramics Graduate Studio, near Whiteman Tennis Center and just north of Karsten Golf Course.
The neighborhood around Argenta is chock-full of recreation and amenities. Chelsea Park is a short four blocks away; Broadway Storage Solutions is five blocks southwest, and Bank of America is eight blocks southeast. Just north of the apartments on Main Street, you’ll find Roosters Country sports bar and a QuikTrip gas station. Just beyond Main Street, one mile north of the apartments, is Fry’s Marketplace.