NEIGHBORHOOD

The Lifestyle You Deserve

Aspire was created for University of Arizona students who want the best possible living experience

Our prime location offers a relaxing refuge, an easy commute to campus, and the conveniences of a vibrant local community
OUR LOCATION

Your Launchpad to Explore Tucson

Aspire offers an ideal mix of safety, security, and discovery. With the University of Arizona and its global academic outlook just steps away, you also have easy access to a thriving walkable community and stunning nature within a bike ride or short drive.

Aspire is located in the West University neighborhood, a lively college area anchored by 4th Avenue, which is lined with craft coffee shops, taco joints, and late-night bars that draw hip crowds for live rock and indie gigs. The shopping scene centers on quirky indie stores selling vintage clothing and used books. Art, anthropology, and history museums draw visitors to the University of Arizona campus, which also hosts sports events and guest lectures.

University of Arizona

Aspire is the perfect option for students looking to be close to the University of Arizona campus. No need to worry about transportation, traffic, or parking – Aspire is less than two minutes walk away from UA’s campus! Do you prefer to get around on two wheels? You’ll love living in this neighborhood, which is considered a biker’s paradise.

Restaurants

From brunch to dinner, there are the best restaurants and nightlife options in all of Tucson within a short walk from our front door! With such easy access to University Ave, you won’t have any trouble finding some great shopping or dining spots. Some of our favorite local spots are listed below.

Coffee shops

Live that laid-back but always stimulating college life. Treat yourself to a daily or weekly ritual at one of the neighborhood’s many cozy cafes.

LOCAL HIGHLIGHTS

Places to Love

Here are some of our favorite local spots, from small shops to chic new restaurants. Go explore – and let us know yours!

Gentle Ben's Brewing

Near-campus brewpub with plenty of custom beers, brew-friendly eats & outdoor seating.

No Anchovies

Pizza joint crafting specialty pies in a compact dining room with bench seating & a full bar.

Time Market

Grocery store setting for grub such as pizza & subs, with an espresso bar & beer on tap too.

Culinary Dropout

Cool, British-style gastropub chain with quirky decor, serving inventive cocktails & comfort food.

Illegal Pete's

From loaded, Mission-style burritos to bowls, salads, nachos, quesadillas, and—of course—our signature queso, Illegal Pete’s is all about handmade food crafted with responsibly sourced, high-quality ingredients.

EXPLORE YOURSELF

University of Arizona Off-Campus Student Apartment Living That’s Connected

Curious about local life? From wellness offerings to a thriving social scene, we’ve got you covered, day and night. Our always-evolving neighborhood is ready to serve you.

Whether you’re making a dash to class at the University of Arizona’s Main Campus or catching a football game at Wildcat Stadium, everything you need to experience UArizona lies just a few steps away. Learn more about Aspire’s neighbors with our detailed map below.