Ten miles northwest of ASU and downtown Tempe, Bloom 24 is conveniently located near Loop 202, Highway 51 and Interstate 10. If you plan to drive to campus daily, you can expect a 16-minute drive in light traffic. That commute length increases by about eight minutes during rush hour. The best route to take is Loop 202 east, exiting at Scottsdale/Rural roads. The campus is just a block-and-a-half beyond the Salt River overcrossing.
While you’re close enough to bicycle to work in about 48, most routes are hilly. The flattest cycling route is south along North 24th Street to Grand Canal Trail and East Washington. From there, the route turns south on North Mill Avenue, leading you to the west side of ASU. The route’s elevation rises 82 feet and declines 52 feet.
If you’re looking for a viable alternative to driving, the best choice is public transportation. There are several routes available, but taking Bus Route 70 and light rail makes your commute just 41 minutes. You can reach Bus Route 70 by walking three minutes to the bus stop at 24th and Flower streets. Take Bus 70 to the light rail station at 24th and Jefferson, and ride the train 20 minutes to the stop at University Drive and Rural Road. There, you’re close to the central area of campus. If you need to go to the north end of ASU, stay on the train another to disembark at Tempe Transportation Center at Veteran’s Way and College Avenue. There, you’re close to Sun Devil Stadium and Plummer Aquatic Complex.
At Bloom 24, you’ll enjoy a variety of stores and services along 24th Street. Chase Bank is four blocks south on 24th, and New China Buffet, CVS, ABC One Hour Cleaners, Green Burrito and Barb’s Bakery are five blocks south. North along 24th Street, you’ll find McDonald’s, the post office and Meineke Car Care Center. Fry’s Food and Drug is about a mile southeast of the apartments, and Sprouts Farmers Market is a mile-and-a-half northwest.