A mile northwest of ASU and downtown Tempe, Dolce Apartments put you in the heart of northern Tempe. If you work or study at ASU, the apartments give you plenty of transportation options. Walking to the campus’ northwestern buildings such as the Brickyard Engineering and Tower Centers takes 20 minutes. The quickest route leads you south on South Hardy, east on West 5th and south on South Mill Avenue. Riding your bicycle on that same route takes just six minutes. Several FLASH Forward/FLASH Back shuttle stops are a block farther south, making travel to distant parts of campus easy.
Riding Valley Metro buses to campus offers a nice alternative to walking and cycling to work and school. Walk .2 miles southwest on South Hardy to the West 5th Street intersection, and catch the Venus Forward bus to 5th and Maple. From there, it’s a quick four- or five-minute walk to ASU’s Brickyard and other sites on the western side of campus. The entire trip takes about 10 minutes. You can also walk a block north to the intersection of 1st Street and Hardy to catch the Route 62 bus. Route 62 also stops at 5th and Maple.
Proximity to downtown, Tempe Town Lake/Salt River and the northern portion of campus provides many shopping and dining options for Dolce Apartments’ residents. If you’re in the mood for eating out, Gordon Biersch, Which Wich?, Culinary Dropout and Macayo’s Mexican Restaurant are within 1.5 miles east of the apartments. Starbucks is just a few blocks south at the corner of University and South Hardy. For sundries, Circle K and CVS are on the way to campus near University Drive and South Mill Avenue. Rollins Family Market is the closest grocery store, just a few blocks south of the apartments. Entertainment is plentiful, too, with the Tempe Center for the Performing Arts about a half-mile away. Tempe Beach Park and Hayden Butte Preserve are one mile from the apartment complex.