Array South Mountain Apartments are a comfortable 10 miles from ASU and Tempe’s downtown district. If you like the convenience of driving your own vehicle to campus, the commute in light traffic takes 18 minutes. In morning and afternoon rush hours, the commute extends to about 22 to 45 minutes. Drive times are fairly consistent, whether you choose to travel surface streets such as Rural Road or opt for using Interstate 10 and the Superstition Freeway.
Cycling to the university takes just less than an hour. Most routes, including South Mill and South College avenues, are mostly downhill and flat going toward campus. Keep in mind, though, that you’ll be bicycling uphill on your return trip.
If you’re committed to cost- and environmentally-conscious commute methods, your best bet is with Valley Metro’s excellent transportation system. Your shortest commute is on the system’s Route 108 and Route 65 buses. You can catch a Route 108 bus by walking two minutes to the bus stop at 48th Street and Knox Road. At Elliot and Hardy, you’ll transfer to a Route 65 bus which runs along the western side of ASU. You have eight stops near the university, beginning at 13th Street and South Mill Avenue and ending at Tempe Transportation Center near Sun Devil Stadium and Wells Fargo Arena. The full commute lasts about 56 minutes. If you need to go to the eastern side of campus, consider using ASU’s free shuttle system, FLASH Forward/FLASH Back, once you’re on campus.
Array South Mountain Apartments are just off Interstate 10, so you are close to a multitude of services, stores and restaurants. The Nosh Cafe and My Wine Cellar and Bistro are approximately a half-mile north of your apartment; Jamba Juice, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Chipotle and the amenity-rich Shoppes at Casa Paloma are about a half-mile to the south. Sprouts Farmers Market is also a half-mile south of the apartment complex, and Fry’s Food and Drug is two miles away.