Just five blocks from Loop 202 and other major area highways, Stonebridge Ranch is 20 minutes from the center of ASU. The quickest driving route to the university leads you west on Loop 202 and north on Loop 101, cutting over to campus on University Drive. In light traffic, the drive takes 19 minutes. During morning and evening rush hours, the journey takes between 20 and 35 minutes.
Parking on campus can be pricey, so you might consider making the 14-mile trek using Valley Metro’s efficient bus and light rail systems. The most expedient route to campus takes a little more than an hour and requires a transfer from the bus to a light rail train. Bus Stop #15941 at Country Club and Arizona avenues is a half-mile walk northeast from the apartments. You’ll ride the bus for 38 minutes to the light rail station at Country Club and Main. There, you’ll hop on a train to the university. If your destination is on the eastern side of campus, near sites such as Skyspace, Cornerstone Mall or Whiteman Tennis Center, you can disembark at the University Drive and Rural Road station. If you need to travel to ASU’s northwest area or to downtown Tempe, your best bet is to continue on the train to the Veteran’s Way/College station. The entire trip takes an hour and eight minutes.
You have plenty of shopping and dining options near Stonebridge Ranch. San Tan Gateway North is just about five blocks east of the apartments, offering Walmart Supercenter, Chase Bank, Dollar Tree, Goodwill, GameStop, Sally Beauty Supply, Wendy’s, Del Taco, a nail salon, a cupcake shop and a cafe. San Tan Gateway South is another block south, featuring Kohl’s, Planet Fitness, Starbuck’s, Sam’s Club and more banks, stores and eateries. San Marcos Park, San Marcos Golf Course and Chandler Center for the Arts are just a few blocks north of the apartment complex.