Galleria Palms is a commuter’s dream, tucked into the northeast corner of the Superstition Freeway intersection with Interstate 10. It’s 3.5 miles from ASU’s Tempe campus and about four miles from downtown. The apartments are closest to the southwestern area of ASU’s campus, where you’ll find sites like Gammage Memorial Auditorium and W.P. Carey School of Business. Driving to campus on surface streets takes about 10 minutes, and parking is available for day pass users at the Apache Boulevard Parking Structure.
If you don’t want to hassle with parking fees, cycling to campus is a viable option. Most routes take about 20 minutes. One easy cycling route runs along South Priest Drive to West 13th Street. Traffic is moderate to heavy along Priest. Bike lanes are available alon most of the route, although they drop off for a few hundred yards around Broadway. Alternative routes include traveling along South Priest to Alameda, to either South Hardy or South Roosevelt before turning onto West 13th/Apache Boulevard.
If you like the convenience of public transportation, walk about six minutes to the bus stop at Southern Avenue and Clemente Drive. There, you’ll catch Bus Route 61 for a nine-minute ride to Southern and College avenues. There, you’ll transfer to the Orbit Jupiter bus. If you’re going to the southwestern section of campus, disembark at the Gammage. The bus continues north if you need to go to northern areas of campus.
You won’t have a shortage of things to do near Galleria Palms. The Arizona Mills Center is just across the Superstition Freeway from your apartment, giving you access to a multiplex theater and more than 150 shops and restaurants. You won’t even have to travel that far for gas at QuikTrip or a sub at Schlotzsky’s Deli. Food City and Fry’s Food and Drug stores are just a few blocks west across Interstate 10, and several banks are located in the block east and west of the apartment.