Dorsey Place Apartments
Look for the Dorsey Place Apartments on University Drive just off the eastern edge of the Arizona State University Tempe campus. The complex is situated across the street from the three-building University Center complex, which is a collection of administrative offices serving the university.
Since University Drive runs through the center of campus, Dorsey Place residents have the luxury of walking out their front door and reaching the campus library and most academic buildings within 15 minutes on foot. Entertainment venues like the Wells Fargo Arena and the Sun Devil Stadium are within walking distance of the apartments as well.
While most Dorsey Place residents appreciate the ability to get around campus on foot, you may still need to depend on the Valley Metro buses and light rail system. Bus route 30 serves University Drive, and the closest bus stop is at the corner of University and Dorsey Lane. This route will take you across campus and to many restaurants and shopping centers east and west of campus.
You can catch route 72 buses on Rural Road and head north until Rural turns into Scottsdale Road. The bus will take you over Tempe Town Lake so that you can explore the marina, Phoenix Zoo, Rio Salado Park and many other areas perfect for hiking, biking and picnicking. The light rail system allows you to explore downtown Tempe beyond the campus, but you have to walk a few minutes to the University Drive/Rural Road train station to board.
If you want to escape the crowds of campus and spend some time outdoors, catch a route 62 bus going west on University Drive towards Tempe Marketplace. Get off at the Ash Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway stop, and then walk north to reach Tempe Beach Park. This trip should take less than 20 minutes and will allow you to enjoy time on the shores of Tempe Town Lake. Tempe Center for the Arts is just a few more minutes to the west and is a great place to walk by the water in the evening. University Drive is also home to a long list of restaurants and bars, so the Dorsey Place Apartments will put you in the center of campus action.