If you’re commuting to ASU from Windemere apartments, you have a variety of options available to you. If saving time is important, the best way to get to campus is to drive your own car. The apartments are adjacent to the Superstition Freeway, so the drive to the university usually takes 15 minutes using Superstition Freeway and Price Freeway/Loop 101. Morning traffic can delay your commute, sometimes adding as many as 15 minutes to your drive time.
If you want to save the cost of on-campus parking or use more environmentally friendly methods, you can either ride your bike or take public transit. Riding your bike is probably the cheapest option, but the ride takes about an hour to complete. ASU operates free campus shuttles so you can take a break from your bike once you get to the university.
For cost-efficiency and ease, public transit is your best option, but it’s time-consuming. Most transit routes to campus take an hour or more. You can ride a Route 136 bus and transfer to a Route 30 bus to get to campus in an hour and 20 minutes. You can alternatively board a Route 136 bus and transfer to a MAIN shuttle or Route 45 bus to get to a light rail train. If you want to use public transit and time is a concern, you’re better off driving or biking to the light rail station at Mesa and Main Street. The station is 4.4 miles from the apartments. The train ride to campus takes 22 to 25 minutes, making the first university-area stop near Skyspace and the psychology buildings. It makes another stop near Sun Devil Stadium and downtown Tempe.
There are many shops and restaurants four blocks south of Windemere apartments, including Trader Joe’s, Starbucks, Wells Fargo Bank, Applebee’s, Einstein Bros. Bagels and EOS Fitness. Go another block south, and you’ll discover dozens more conveniences and entertainment spots such as Amazing Jake’s Food and Fun, Discount Tire Store, Fry’s Marketplace, Jester’s Billiards, Walgreens and Jamba Juice.