There are plenty of regional transportation options for those living at The Sycamore at Scottsdale apartments. The residences are less than five miles directly north of the popular ASU campus and downtown Tempe, 5.5 miles from Tempe Marketplace and six miles from Sky Harbor Airport. While driving your own car to ASU’s campus only takes about 12 minutes, parking on campus is limited and expensive.
Luckily, Tempe is exceedingly accommodating to bicycles, and riding your bike to the university is quick, inexpensive and environmentally friendly. There are a host of bike services on campus, from bike parking and air compressors to a helpful bike co-op. Several bike-friendly routes lead you from your apartment to the university in 25 to 30 minutes. The most direct route takes you south along North 68th Street/North College Avenue, cutting over to the Canal Trail near Papago Park. You’ll cross the Salt River using Scottsdale Road, which leads you directly to ASU’s Packard Baseball Stadium and Karsten Golf Course. If you’re tired of riding your bike at this point, you can catch one of the free ASU FLASH shuttles to other areas of campus.
The local bus system is an excellent commuting choice, as well, offering routes that deliver you to campus in 35 to 40 minutes. The eastbound Route 29 bus stops in front of the apartment complex at Bus Stop #11928. You’ll transfer to a Route 72 bus at Scottsdale and Thomas roads. The route 72 bus runs along the northwest side of campus, stopping near Packard Baseball Stadium and Skyspace. The bus then turns down University Drive for more convenient university stops before turning north along the western side of campus.
Fry’s Food and Drug is just a few blocks from The Sycamore at Scottsdale apartments, and Streets of New York Pizza, Burger King and Salt River Rafting are just a few blocks to the northeast. A few more blocks east, on Scottsdale Road, you’ll find dozens of other conveniences, from Starbucks and Jamba Juice to Albertson’s and Sally Beauty Supply.