Rio Salado College Off Campus Apartments
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Rio Salado Community College
Truly a college for the new age, Rio Salado offers its classes almost entirely virtually, and although it has over 13,000 students, there are just over 30 full time faculty members. Maricopa County is huge and sometimes remote, and Rio Salado brings education to those who can't come to the usual centers.
Learn at Home
However, for those that like to be close to their classes and able to actually speak to their teachers and admin staff when necessary, Rio Salado is located in Tempe, just outside of Phoenix. While Tempe rates only 60 out of 100 for walkability, this matters little when you realize that much of your learning will be done at home, right in your student apartment. For library facilities, Arizona State University is close by.
Ideal Apartments for Students
You'll likely want a separate study and sleeping area, to feel that you aren't eating, sleeping and breathing your school work - go for a place with several bedrooms. There are quite a few apartments with up to 3 bedrooms available starting at $600 around Tempe, mostly closer to Phoenix. Vineyard Estates is just under ten miles out of Tempe, and has 3 bedroom apartments for $699 per month, while Grigio Tempe Town Lake is closer to Rio Salado's admin center but slightly more expensive. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments for rent here are around $1,200 per month.
Breaks for your Brain in Phoenix
Getting out and about will be crucial when you are both working and sleeping in your student housing. While there is a greater diversity of activities in Phoenix itself, there are still quite a few choices in Tempe. Go for a simple change of scenery while you brush up on the books at Dutch Bros Coffee, where the Kahlua Kickers are lauded by many, but the staff are considered to be the real asset, with a great friendly team atmosphere. Get away from your computer screen at the Time Out Lounge, one of Tempe's best bars, a mid-priced cash only venue that is good for both private reading time or happy times with friends.
Look for coffe shop and bar reading material at Changing Hands bookstore, a second-hand and new shop which is actually one of the best-reviewed businesses in Tempe! They have in house book signings, and one of the best metaphysical as well as biographical sections in Phoenix.
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Son is on Arizona collegiate team. Needs a rental months of June and July. Dad will stay with him. Anything available?
You can display only those apartments that offer short term leases clicking on the 'Search by Amenities' button at the top right of the apartment listings page and select 'short term lease.' You can also see all apartments near ASU here: http://www.mynewplace.com/student-housing/off-campus-arizona-state-university-apartments.
I've got dogs. What are the best places in Tempe for being outdoors with pets?
Tempe Beach Park is a great dog-friendly spot where patrons can enjoy the picnic tables and multi-use paths, as well as the many festivals and concerts held year-round in the park. The dog park at Tempe Sports Complex is a huge park known for its welcoming pet owners and pooch-friendly amenities. Mitchell Dog Park is another option, a smaller grassy park with a fenced in area for dogs and benches for its two-legged visitors.
Where in Tempe should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?
Tempe was recently named the "Best Walking City in Arizona" and ranked 66th out of 100 major U.S. cities according to walkability. With 165 miles of bike and scenic pathways and plans for more, many of Tempe's residents are able to walk to work. Downtown Tempe and the area surrounding Arizona State received a walkscore of 95 out of 100- considered a "walker's paradise". Many shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and public transportation outlets are located within walking distance of these areas.
What neighborhoods in Tempe are good for eating out?
Perhaps the most concentrated area of restaurants and cafes in Arizona is located in Tempe's Mill Avenue District. University Dr near Gillian, Mitchell Park West, and Riverside is another area with many options for eating out. Apache Blvd near University Heights and Alegre Community also abounds with eateries, as does most of Broadway. To the south, Valley Fair and Southern Palms Shopping Centers, both located on Southern Ave, are dense with restaurants.
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