Two blocks from the Superstition Freeway in Mesa, the Trails at Harris gives its residents ample options for getting around the region. The apartments are 11 miles from Tempe’s busy ASU campus, and driving between the two sites often takes less than 20 minutes. Of course, morning rush hour traffic can slow the commute, and drivers may spend as much as 35 to 45 minutes on the drive to ASU.
Public transportation provides a better alternative to driving to the university, saving commuters hundreds of dollars on campus parking fees and the frustration of dealing with traffic. Riding the bus to ASU takes about an hour, beginning with a 37-minute ride on a Route 61 bus. You can catch the westbound Route 61 bus at Southern Avenue and Harris Drive, a 14-minute walk from the apartments. You’ll transfer to a Route 65 bus at Mill and Southern avenues, and ride for another 13 minutes. Route 65 buses travel alongside the university’s western side, offering stops near Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Katzin Concert Hall and the Nelson Fine Arts Center.
If you prefer commuting by light rail train, you can drive or bike to the nearest light rail station at Mesa Drive and Main Street. The station is less than four miles north of the apartments. Trains from this station reach campus within 22 to 25 minutes and offer two stops adjacent to popular spots on campus.
Harris Elementary school is across the street from the Trails at Harris apartments, and Mesa Grand Shopping Center is on the other side of the school. The shopping center features AMC Mesa Grand 24 cinemas, Starbucks, Texas Roadhouse, Michael’s, OfficeMax, PetSmart, Walmart, Party City, Dunkin’ Donuts, a nail salon and several other restaurants. Emerald Park is across the Superstition Freeway from the apartments, offering a fun place to play hoops on lighted courts, challenge a friend to disc golf, have fun on a shady playground and enjoy a picnic.