Apartments on University Drive in Tempe

University Drive is one of the major west-to-east thoroughfares in the Phoenix area. At its western terminus, it begins just south of the Salt River at the curve of Interstate 10 in Phoenix. It continues east for 25 miles, cutting through Tempe and Mesa and ending in Apache Junction. This connection to several of the Phoenix area’s important towns makes living on University Drive very desirable.

  • Grandes Cortes

    1150 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
    Transportation. A mile-and-a-half directly west of the ASU campus, Grandes Cortes puts you close to the university’s Wells Fargo Sports Arena, Mona Plummer Aquatic Complex, the Brickyard Engineering complex and College of Design. Walking to campus can be accomplished in just ...

    $ 806 - $ 806
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

  • Studio 710

    710 South Hardy Dr.Tempe, AZ 85281
    Studio 710 Apartments The Studio 710 apartment complex is located less than one mile west of Arizona State University, and you can reach the northwestern edge of campus in just two minutes with light traffic. Start out traveling east on West University ...

    $ 655 - $ 705
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

  • Alta Tempe

    1260 E University Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281
    Alta Tempe Apartments The Alta Tempe Apartments share a parking lot with the ASU University Center complex on the corner of University Drive and South Dorsey Lane. University Center is a three-building unit that houses the Office of Human Resources and offices ...

    $ 1266 - $ 1266
    1 - 1 Bedrooms

  • Dorsey Place

    1275 E University Drive Tempe, AZ 85281
    Dorsey Place Apartments Look for the Dorsey Place Apartments on University Drive just off the eastern edge of the Arizona State University Tempe campus. The complex is situated across the street from the three-building University Center complex, which is a collection of ...

    $ 775 - $ 850
    2 - 2 Bedrooms


The Tempe segment of University Drive is especially attractive since the street bisects the ASU campus. West of the university, the road’s two-mile stretch runs through many downtown streets. Most of the apartment complexes directly on this section of University Drive are a bit older, built in the 1950s and 1960s. They are, however, conveniently close to ASU and a variety of restaurants and shops. You’ll find Rally’s, Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts in this area.

The closer you get to campus, the stores and restaurants become more abundant and more upmarket. Even so, there’s enough variety that every budget can be accommodated. You’ll find Chili’s, Tempe Farmers Market, Chick-fil-A and P.F. Chang’s on University Drive two blocks from campus. Here, you’ll be close to all of the dance clubs, pubs and live music venues in downtown Tempe.

To the east of campus, University Drive apartments enjoy easy access to light rail trains at the University Drive/Rural Road station. Apartment developments here are slightly newer than those on the far west side of campus, but they have similarly convenient access to stores and restaurants. Devil’s Advocate Sports Grill, Copper Blues Tempe and Chompie’s are just a few restaurants close to these apartments. Living here also puts you near entertainment at Kolby’s Corner Pocket Billiards, Four Peaks Brewing Company and Creamery Park.

Tempe’s portion of University Drive ends just west of Dobson Road, where there are several apartment developments and local services. Here, you’ll have easy access to gas stations, a hand surgery center, several cafes and quick convenience stores.