Serena Shores at Val Vista Lakes
If you travel approximately 14 miles southeast of the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, you’ll find the Serena Shores Apartments nestled into the Val Vista Lakes pre-planned neighborhood. Situated off of US-60 on East Baseline Road, this community offers a commute time of under 30 minute to the ASU Tempe campus. Downtown Phoenix is less than an hour away without traffic, making this an ideal community for commuters as well as students and university faculty members.
To reach the university from this location, take US-60 West to the AZ-101 Loop. Go north on the Loop and take exit 52 to East University Drive. Follow University westbound until you enter the eastern edge of campus.
Serena Shores at Val Vista Lakes is located in the city of Gilbert, so you will need access to a reliable car when commuting to the ASU Tempe campus, Phoenix or other surrounding cities. If you plan to take public transportation, expect to spend up to two hours traveling each way by bus or light rail. You will need to transfer buses at least once to reach the edge of campus, and you will need to take two buses in order to reach the closest light rail station.
While there are Metro Valley buses serving many of the main roads surrounding the apartment complex, you will have to travel just over a mile to reach the closest stop with buses leading to campus. The most convenient stop is near the intersection of Guadalupe Road and Greenfield Road. From that stop, take a route 108 bus headed west on Elliot Road toward 48th Street/Chandler. Get off at the Kyrene Road stop to transfer to a route 66 bus going north on Kyrene Road toward Tempe TC. This bus will lead you north on Mill Avenue, allowing you to exit at the University Drive stop. This location is on the western edge of campus, and you can walk or use the Flash buses to reach your final destination.
The Superstition Springs Center is located approximately four miles northwest of the Serena Shores apartment community. This center features indoor shops, restaurants and a children’s playground. The Coyote Run Golf Course, Sunland Village Golf Course and Superstition Springs Golf Club are located within five miles of the apartments, and there are many restaurants within a mile of the community.