Apartments in Tempe Near Light Rail

Tempe residents enjoy access to two light rail stations, both near the city’s bustling ASU campus. Choosing an apartment near one of the two light rail stops gives you easy and quick access to towns in the region. To the northwest, you can reach popular Sky Harbor Airport and 20 other points in Phoenix. To the southeast, several stops in Mesa put you close to sites such as East Valley Institute of Technology, Pioneer Park and Mesa Arts Center.

  • Pala Mesa

    2433 West Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
    Pala Mesa Apartment Homes The Pala Mesa Apartments are located in the city of Mesa on West Main Street. The complex is positioned less than three miles east of the Arizona State University Tempe campus and offers easy access to the AZ-101 ...

    $ 638 - $ 1075
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.12 miles distance
    1 min 2 min

  • Skywater at Town Lake

    601 W Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281
    Skywater at Town Lake Apartments Located within three blocks of University Drive, the SkyWater at Town Lake Apartments will place you within a 10-minute drive or bus ride to ASU. The recommended route begins by going westbound on West Rio Salado Parkway ...

    $ 868 - $ 1773
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

    0.19 miles distance
    1 min 3 min

  • Coral Point Apartments

    2343 West Main Street, Mesa, 85201
    Transportation. If you’re looking for a quick commute to ASU, Coral Point Apartments is an excellent solution. Four miles east of the university, the apartments offer a straight-line drive to ASU along Main Street/Apache Boulevard. The street runs the length of ...

    $ 423 - $ 810
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.3 miles distance
    2 min 5 min

  • Amber Gardens Apartment Homes

    625 W. 1st Street Tempe, AZ 85281
    Transportation Less than a mile from ASU’s Brickyard Engineering and Artisan Court, Amber Garden Apartment Homes put you in the heart of downtown and ASU. Whether you prefer driving, walking, biking or bus-riding, you’ll have a quick commute ...

    $ 463 - $ 820
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.32 miles distance
    3 min 6 min

  • Decco 109/121

    109 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
    Transportation. The apartments at Decco 109/121 are just six blocks from ASU’s southwest corner and less than two miles from downtown. This proximity to the ASU campus makes walking to work or class a breeze. If you head east on Broadway ...

    $ 498 - $ 850
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.41 miles distance
    2 min 8 min

  • Agave Apartments

    1718 S. Jentilly Ln Tempe, AZ 85283
    Agave Apartments Located less than a half mile south of the Arizona State University Tempe campus, the Agave Apartments are perfect for students walking or biking to campus daily. By heading west on Vista Del Cerro Drive and then north on Rural ...

    $ 400 - $ 740
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

    0.5 miles distance
    4 min 9 min

  • Tempe Vista

    2045 E. Broadway Rd. Tempe, AZ 85282
    Tempe Vista Apartment Homes You’ll find the Tempe Vista Apartment Homes approximately two miles southeast of the Arizona State University Tempe campus and about half a mile west of the Price Freeway. Residents can reach the university in approximately five minutes without ...

    $ 437 - $ 751
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    0.75 miles distance
    5 min 15 min

  • Onnix-west

    1500 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282
    Transportation. Onnix-west apartments are ideally located just one-and-a-half miles east of the ASU campus on East Broadway Road. A quick half-hour walk puts you on the southeastern edge of campus, near university administrative offices and the Sonora Center residential college. Just ...

    $ 507 - $ 890
    1 - 2 Bedrooms

    1.17 miles distance
    5 min 23 min

  • Arbour Park

    1901 E. Apache Blvd.Tempe, AZ 85281
    Transportation Arbour Park Apartments are less than two miles east of ASU’s Tempe campus on East Apache Boulevard. Traveling west on East Apache takes you directly into the southeastern portion of the campus, near the Sandra Day O’Connor ...

    $ 0 - $ 0
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

    1.21 miles distance
    8 min 24 min

  • Tempe Metro

    Tempe Metro 1811 E. Apache Blvd. Tempe, AZ 85281
    Tempe Metro Apartments The Tempe Metro Apartments are located approximately one mile east of the Arizona State University campus near the intersection of East Apache Boulevard and South McClintock Drive. The most direct driving route is north on South McClintock Drive and ...

    $ 645 - $ 1140
    1 - 3 Bedrooms

    1.33 miles distance
    8 min 26 min


The northernmost light rail station stop in Tempe is at Veteran’s Way and College Avenue. It’s also the main bus transit hub, Tempe Transportation Center. The station is just steps from Sun Devil Stadium, Wells Fargo Arena and other prominent ASU event venues. Living in apartments near this light rail station places you directly in the heart of downtown Tempe. You’ll be close to the popular nightclubs and restaurants of the Mill Avenue District. Here, you’ll find plenty of live music and weekend dance parties. Restaurants and eateries range from national chains such as Gordon Biersch and Starbucks to local favorites like Thirsty Dog 2 Go and Gringo Star Street Bar. Area stores are equally diverse, including Urban Outfitters, Brand X Custom T-Shirts and Brio Diamonds and Jewelry.

The second light rail station in Tempe is on the southeast side of campus at University Drive and Rural Road. Apartments near this station put you close to ASU’s Biodesign Institute and Skyspace. You’re also near convenient self-storage facilities, car washes, shipping services and salons. Several strip malls filled with cafes and shops line University Drive, giving you ample options for dining and shopping. Apartment buildings in this area tend to be large and brimming with amenities. Several are new, multi-story buildings with interior corridors.

Although it only takes three minutes to travel the distance between the two Tempe light rail stations, each area has its own distinct character. The Veteran’s Way/College Avenue station offers a lively, urban feeling. The University Drive/Rural Road station is in a more suburban atmosphere.