Located in southwest Tempe, Finisterra is conveniently close to the Elliott Road interchange with Interstate 10. Six miles from ASU’s Gammage Auditorium and the university’s Carey School of Business, the apartments at Finisterra can be a relief from the hubbub of campus. Driving to the campus takes about 15 minutes when traffic is light, using either Mill Avenue or Kyrene Road. Cycling to campus takes about a half hour. If you follow Grove Parkway to the Canal Trail and then to South Hardy, bike lanes are available for most of the trip. Valley Metro’s bus Route 62 picks up at South Hardy and Guadalupe Road, and you can always hop on the bus there to ride the rest of the way to campus. All Valley Metro buses are equipped with bike racks.
If you’d rather travel the entire route to campus via public transit, there are several options. Bus Route 65 stops at West Grove Parkway and Hardy Road, about a mile east of the apartments. The walk to the bus stop should take about 15 minutes. Route 65 buses drop passengers at the southwest corner of campus at Mill Avenue and Gammage Parkway; the trip takes about 20 minutes. The same route continues on a few more blocks to downtown Tempe and the Tempe Transportation Center, where you can connect with other bus routes and light rail trains.
The apartment building’s location near I-10 and Elliott Road is ideal for access to a variety of restaurants, stores and local services. Walmart Supercenter is just across West Grove Parkway from Finisterra, and several auto repair shops are just a couple of blocks northwest. A number of well-known restaurants are within three blocks, including Starbucks, Subway, Red Robin, Applebee’s, Popeye’s, Panda Express and Fuddruckers. Costco and many auto dealers are about six blocks south of the apartments. Gas is just a block away, and several discount stores like Ross and Dollar Tree are nearby too.