Bounded by the Superstition Freeway, Interstate 10, Loop 101 and the southern portion of Loop 202, Chandler Court is in an ideal location for getting around the region. If you’re heading to ASU, you can drive the nine-mile distance in about 17 minutes when traffic is very light. Driving north on Loop 101 is the fastest route, but it becomes congested during the morning rush hour and can nearly double your commute time. If you’re traveling to ASU in the morning between 6:15 and 8:15 a.m., you’re better off using surface streets such as South Rural or North McClintock roads.
Cycling the route in under an hour is possible, but it involves several road changes. If you’re looking for an alternative to driving to ASU, Valley Metro’s transit system is your best option. Route 72 buses can get you to the campus in 35 minutes, and you can reach those buses with a quick, three-minute walk to the Chandler Boulevard and Los Feliz Road bus stop. Route 72 buses stop at several university areas. The first ASU stop is at the southeast corner of campus at Apache Boulevard and Rural Road. The next stop is at the University Rural Light Rail station near ASU’s SkySpace art installation. The bus continues on to stop in the center of campus near the Palo Verde dorms, on ASU’s western border by the College Avenue Commons and at Tempe Transportation Center next to Sun Devil Stadium.
Five blocks from Chandler Court, you’ll find a host of restaurants and services, including Red Robin, Bank of America, Olive Garden, Wells Fargo and Five Guys Burgers. Chandler Fashion Center is six blocks away, offering Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Macy’s and 197 other shops and restaurants. Even grocery shopping is convenient, with Albertson’s a mile-and-a-half to the north and Whole Foods two-and-a-half miles to the northeast. Playgrounds and recreation areas are close, too, with Harter Park about 11 blocks from the apartments and Thude and Pequeño parks just across Price Freeway.