I have been living here 2 years now. It is as good as it gets for a grad student. The apartment is right next to light rail and orbit buses so getting to school is no problem. This is a small complex, neighbours are quiet and peaceful. The houses are in good condition and all the appliances are running properly. Garden is well tended and is gorgeous with lots of flowers and birds.
There is one thing that sets this place apart from all the other places around: Gloria the apartment manager. She taking such good care of the place and her tenants. I feel like no matter how good I describe her, I would do her injustice. You just need to live here to understand.
Gloria, the landlord, keeps the grounds looking so nice and well kept and knows every tenant by name. The place is safe from what I've seen and I've lived there 3 years and have never had a problem. The place looks really nice compared to the area because there are a lot of landscape, trees, plants, etc. Apartments are a bit older and outdated, but not bad for if you're a college student. Overall a great place.
Transportation: 1 minute walk to the light railway station and a bus stop. ASU is just two LTR stops from here, and food city is just one stop away. You can take the bus 81 to the Tempe Marketplace. You can also ride your bike to the food city and ASU.
Environment: The apartment is like a garden. It is not in big scale and you will have quiet, friendly neighbors.
Manager: We all love Gloria. She is a really nice lady and takes good care of everything.
Moreover, my roommate and I pay the lease online. Water is covered.
I can not think of anywhere else fit me better.