La Terraza at the Biltmore
While La Terraza at the Biltmore is approximately 11 miles northwest of the Arizona State University Tempe campus, it’s also about six miles north of downtown Phoenix. The apartment community has a Phoenix address and is convenient to the Piestewa Freeway and Papago Freeway for those commuting to work.
The fastest route to the ASU campus is on the AZ-202 loop, heading east from the apartment complex. You have to get on AZ-50 from North 20th Street to get onto the 202 loop, and then you take the Scottsdale Road exit. Scottsdale will take you across Tempe Town Lake and into the northern edge of campus. This trip takes approximately 15 minutes without traffic, but you will need a few more minutes to drive across campus to your final destination.
If you don’t have a personal vehicle, expect to spend approximately one hour traveling to the ASU campus by bus and light rail from the La Terraza apartments at Biltmore. You can also take the public buses to reach many restaurants and entertainment venues throughout Phoenix and Tempe. Most buses permit you to store a bike on their exterior racks, allowing you to comfortably ride your way around campus or downtown Phoenix.
Start out by walking less than half a mile to the bus stop near 24th Street and Campbell Avenue. Take a route 70 bus heading south on 24th toward Baseline Road. Get off at the Jefferson Street stop and board the light rail traveling east toward Main Street and Mesa Drive. Get off at the Veterans Way and College Avenue stop, and then walk or take the campus Fast Forward buses to your final destination.
One perk of living at La Terraza at the Biltmore is immediate access to some of the best Biltmore attractions. The Biltmore Fashion Park is a popular shopping mall located less than one mile to the north, and the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club is just over a mile to the north. If you travel west of the Piestewa Freeway, you will reach Madison Park, Madison Park Middle School and the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. There are also many restaurants surrounding the apartment complex, and some are within walking distance.