Five blocks west of Pima Freeway/Loop 101, Viridian Apartments offer terrific access to regional landmarks, such as ASU. The 10-mile trek to ASU is easily made in 14 minutes using the Pima Freeway. Traffic on this section of Loop 101 tends to stay consistent, so the drive during rush hour usually stays in the 12-to-20- minute range. If you don’t mind paying for rather expensive ASU parking, driving to campus is actually one of the most efficient ways to commute to the university.
While public transportation throughout the region is usually very efficient, the routes available to you at the apartment make the commute 45 minutes to an hour. Still, if you want to save money and the environment, the local bus system is a viable option. The quickest route uses the Miller Road Trolley to take you to the Route 72 bus stop at Scottsdale and McDowell roads. The bus’ first university-area stop is near Packard Baseball Stadium on the northeast side of campus, then it goes on to make five more stops through the university.
Riding your bike to campus is also an inexpensive alternative to driving your car to ASU. The ride can be made in 40 minutes using Hayden Road, then following along the western side of Continental Golf Course and the east side of Coronado Golf Course and El Dorado Park Creek. You’ll arrive first at ASU’s Packard Baseball Stadium. You can continue on biking to your campus destination from there, or you can catch one of the university’s free FLASH shuttles in the stadium parking lot.
Scottsdale’s Viridian Apartments are convenient to a wide range of stores and services, including a Mobil gas station and McCormick Preschool. Across Granite Reef Road, you’ll find a 7-11 and Saguaro Veterinary Clinic. Just one block south, Walgreens, Buzzberry, Basha’s, Paul’s Ace Hardware, Bike Emporium and TruHIT Fitness offer most of your everyday necessities and a few indulgences. The apartments are also just a few blocks from Pueblo Elementary, Saguaro High and the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt.