San Palacio Apartments
While the San Palacio Apartments are located in Chandler, Arizona, the commute time to the Arizona State University Tempe campus is approximately 20 minutes without traffic. This location is close to the AZ-101 Loop, AZ-202 Loop, US-60 and I-10, and you can reach downtown Phoenix in approximately 30 minutes without traffic.
The fastest way to reach the ASU campus is to take the 101 Loop north to the South Rural Road exit. Go north on Rural until you enter campus, and turn off on the side roads to reach your final destination. This road goes through campus and turns into Scottsdale Road once you pass Rio Salado Parkway. If you continue on Scottsdale until you leave campus, you can visit the outdoor recreational areas located north of the university. This includes Tempe Town Lake Marina and the Phoenix Zoo.
If you don’t have access to private transportation, expect to spend up to two hours commuting to the ASU campus on the Valley Metro bus. You do have the option of taking the light rail, but you will need to take a bus to the closest light rail station. This trip will still take at least 90 minutes one way.
To reach the nearest bus stop headed to the university, walk or get a ride to the corner of Dobson Road and Pecos Road. This location is approximately 1.5 miles from the apartment complex. Take a route 96 bus headed north on Dobson toward Mesa Riverview. Get off at the 2nd Street exit to board a route 30 bus headed west on University Drive. You can exit at the University and Mill Avenue stop and walk to your final destination on campus, but there are other stops along University that may leave you closer to your destination.
The San Palacio Apartments are approximately four miles north of the Ocotillo Golf Resort and the Snedigar Recreation Center. The Paseo Vista Recreation Area and the expansive Tumbleweed Park are close by, and Ryan Park offers a baseball field and lake less than three miles to the east. The immediate area surrounding the apartment complex features a long list of restaurants serving pizza, submarine sandwiches and everything in between. There are also some friendly bars and pubs in the area, and some offer delicious food and live music in addition to drinks.