Next to Loop 101, Towne Square Apartments are also close to Loop 202 and Interstate 10, making transportation to and from the apartments very convenient. Using Loop 101 and the Superstition Freeway, you can drive to ASU in 16 to 20 minutes. That commute time stays pretty consistent throughout the day, but morning rush hour congestion can increase your driving time to 35 minutes.
Riding public transportation is a less stressful, more environmentally friendly alternative to driving your car to ASU, and you’ll save hundreds of dollars in on-campus parking fees. The simplest transit option is the local Route 72 bus line, which picks up passengers at the bus stop on Chandler Boulevard and Country Club. The bus stop is about three-quarters of a mile from the apartments, so plan to spend about 15 minutes walking to the pick-up point. Once you’re on the bus, it’s a 37-minute ride to campus. The bus makes seven university-area stops, reaching the university’s southeast corner first and providing convenient access to campus sites such as the Sonora Center. The bus continues up the eastern side of campus and turns west to the center of ASU to sites such as Palo Verde East and Bateman Physical Sciences Center. Finally, the bus turns north on the western border of campus, giving you access to buildings like Sun Devil Stadium.
If you’re a cycling enthusiast, it is possible to ride your bike to campus. However, the trip takes about an hour each way.
Thude Park is just across the freeway from the Towne Square Apartments, offering space to fly remote control airplanes, picnic, play basketball and soccer and walk on designated paths. Chandler Festival Shopping Center is next to the park. The center features Lowe’s, Conn’s HomePlus, PetSmart, Nordstrom Rack, Ross, T.J. Maxx, Buy Buy Baby and several restaurants, including Mimi’s Cafe and Outback Steakhouse. There are even more shops and dining spots available four blocks to the south of the apartments at the 180-store Chandler Fashion Center.