The Vintage apartments are four miles directly north of ASU, making the commute to the university quick and simple. Driving to campus takes less than 10 minutes in light traffic and up to 16 minutes in heavier traffic. The quickest route to the university takes you on a very short drive west on East Thomas Road, turning south on Scottsdale Road. Once you cross the Salt River, Scottsdale Road becomes Rural Road, which runs along the eastern side of campus. As you’re driving, you’ll come first to the northeast corner of campus and its Packard Baseball Stadium and Karsten Golf Course.
The apartments are also close enough to ASU to commute by bicycle. The most direct bike route takes you south on Scottsdale Road and can be finished in 22 minutes. Alternatively, you can also take a more scenic route along North Miller Road and by Coronado Golf Course, El Dorado Park Creek, Rio Salado Golf Course and Park and the Salt River until you reach Scottsdale Road. The picturesque route usually takes about 24 minutes.
Public transit is extremely convenient, too, and offers the advantage of saving you the expensive cost of parking your car on campus. The simplest public transportation route uses Route 72 buses, which you can catch at the Scottsdale and Thomas Road bus stop a half-a-mile from your apartment building. The bus takes only 17 minutes to travel to Packard Baseball Stadium. You can continue on the bus for other ASU-area locations or use the university shuttles to reach other points on campus.
There are dozens of helpful services, shops and restaurants close to the apartment. Within a one-block radius, residents of The Vintage can access MomDoc Women, Car Crafters and several auto repair shops, Scottsdale Storage, Forzano Furniture, Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic, Agave Pediatrics South and much more. Two blocks from the apartment, there are even more stores at shopping centers like Frontier Plaza, where you’ll find Albertson’s, Sally Beauty Supply, Jamba Juice and Starbucks.