In the Camelback East Village area, Escondido apartments are 10 miles northwest of ASU and downtown Tempe. They’re ideal for commuting to the university because all three main routes to the campus are usually free of the typical morning rush hour traffic congestion. That means your commute will range from 16 to 28 minutes regardless of what time in the morning you begin your trek. On the other hand, parking on campus is pricey, and driving your vehicle alone isn’t very environmentally friendly.
To combat the downsides to commuting by car, consider using Valley Metro’s extensive public transportation system. While your commute will be about an hour, riding the bus allows you to direct your attention to other activities, from reading or studying to working or chatting. The fastest bus route begins with a walk to the bus stop at Indian School Road and 36th Street where you’ll board an eastbound bus on the Route 41 line. You’ll transfer to a southbound Route 72 bus at Scottsdale and Indian School Road for a 25-minute ride to Tempe Transportation Center. The transit center is steps from Sun Devil Stadium and Wells Fargo Arena.
While the streets around Escondido apartments are mostly residential, there are several pockets of stores and restaurants nearby. About 13 blocks to the southwest, you can shop for groceries at Sprouts Farmers Market and Smart & Final, lunch on sandwiches at Firehouse Subs, dine on Italian at Giuseppe’s on 28th, gas up the car at QuikTrip and take cake decorating classes at ABC Baking and Cake Decorating. Nine blocks to the south you can store your things at Allstate Self Storage, indulge in fresh pastries and coffee at BoSa Donuts, grab a beer and watch a game at Zipps or dine at Beckett’s Table or Crudo.