Next door to ASU’s University Services building, Brix apartments make your commute to the university practically nonexistent. Even the main part of campus is just three blocks away. While driving to campus takes only four minutes, parking on campus is limited and expensive. Walking, biking and public transportation are better options.
The walk to ASU can be accomplished in 10 to 15 minutes. For more distant areas of campus, you can easily catch a free ASU FLASH Forward/FLASH Back shuttle. Biking to the university is an even quicker prospect, taking just six to seven minutes. One of the simplest bike routes travels west on Spence and north on South Rural Road. Rural Road runs the length of ASU’s eastern border, and you can access most parts of campus from this area.
Local buses can take you to the opposite, northwestern edge of campus in merely eight to 12 minutes. If you walk about seven minutes to the corner of Vista del Cerro and Rural Road, you can catch the free neighborhood shuttle, Orbit Mars. The Mars shuttle makes several university stops along its route, including one near the light rail station at University and Rural. This stop gives you access to the center of campus, and if you hop on a light rail train, you can travel northwest to Phoenix or east to Mesa. The Mars shuttle also stops at Tempe Transportation Center at the far north end of campus near Sun Devil Stadium and downtown Tempe.
Because you’re so close to campus at Brix apartments, you’re also close to dozens of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. You’re two blocks from Whataburger and Chevron, four blocks from Walmart and six blocks from Daley Park. Three blocks away, near the intersection of Apache and Rural, there’s a Starbucks, a McDonald’s, a Chase bank, Pete’s Fish and Chips and Thai Basil. Five blocks to the south, you can shop at Safeway and Staples, get your car fixed at Midas and dine at Starbucks, Panda Express or Applebee’s.