• Lease length No
  • Security Deposit No
  • Dogs allowed Yes
  • Cats allowed Yes
  • Pet policy 100 lb Weight Limit•2 Pet Limit

Important Amenties

Other Amenties

  • Air Conditioning Yes
  • Alarm Yes
  • Balcony Yes
  • Cable ready Yes
  • Ceiling fan Yes
  • Diswasher Yes
  • Microwave Yes
  • Closets Yes
  • Washer dryer connections Yes
  • Garbage disposal Yes
  • Hardwood floors Yes
  • Regrigerator Yes
  • Stainless steel appliances Yes
  • Fireplace Yes
  • Internet included Yes
  • Smoke fee Yes
  • Patio Yes
  • Deck Yes
  • Island kitchens Yes
  • Elevator Yes
  • Tennis court Yes
  • Fitness center Yes
  • Resident parking Yes
  • Visitor parking Yes
  • Grills Yes
  • Basketball court Yes
  • Electronic payments Yes
  • Club house Yes
  • Campus shuttle Yes
  • Emergency maintenance Yes
  • Bus stop Yes
  • Patrol Yes
  • Gated Yes
  • Conference room Yes
  • Business center Yes
  • Computers Yes
  • Hot tub Yes
  • Carport Yes
  • Laundry facility Yes
  • Extra storage Yes
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Map & Location of VELA at Town Lake

555 North College Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281

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About VELA at Town Lake

VELA at Town Lake

If lakeside living appeals to you but a short commute to work or school is also important, consider taking up residence on the shores of Tempe Town Lake. VELA at Town Lake is located next to the lake’s marina, just south of the Red Mountain Freeway. The apartment complex is approximately two miles north of the Arizona State University Tempe campus, so you can drive from your home to your office or class in approximately five minutes in light traffic. It may take more time to find a parking spot and walk to your class.

The most direct route to campus from the apartment complex is via Scottsdale Drive. Take this road south until you cross Tempe Town Lake and enter campus. The name of the road will change to Rural Road once you cross East Rio Salado Parkway, and you can easily reach all areas of campus from this roadway.

East University is the main road running through the heart of campus, and most of the academic and administrative facilities are located south of this road. The northern campus above University is home to the big attractions, including Wells Fargo Arena, Sun Devil Football Stadium and the softball and football stadiums. This area is also home to the band and athletic training fields and the aquatic complex, so the VELA apartments are convenient for student athletes and coaches.


The fastest way to get from the VELA apartments to the ASU campus is to drive your personal vehicle over the lake, but you can also walk down Scottsdale Road. It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk from the apartment complex to the northern edge of campus, so you may want to consider riding a bike or catching a bus on Scottsdale. The buses will allow you to store your bike on the exterior bicycle rack, so you can pedal your way around campus once you arrive.

There are also many bus stops on both sides of Scottsdale Road, and even more stops are found on roads north and south of the lake. This allows you to explore the many restaurants, bars and entertainment venues surrounding campus in all directions.

Things Nearby

VELA at Town Lake is a rewarding place to live if you enjoy hiking, biking, swimming or simply driving through beautiful terrain. Besides sinking a boat in the water at the marina, you can travel northwest to explore the Rolling Hills Golf Course, Evelyn Hallman Park, Phoenix Zoo, Papago Park and Desert Botanical Garden. To the southeast, you have the Rio Salado Park and the Big Surf Waterpark.