Pricy campus-area apartments give ASU students an honorary bachelor’s degree in gentrification.
By Nicole Tyau | Phoenix Magazine
Sydney Warsaski wanted the classic “college experience” when she started at Arizona State University in 2016. Warsaski, now 19, was attracted to the typical college lifestyle, and ASU’s Tempe campus offered it. After a year in the dorms, she wanted a place with a private kitchen. Her search began for a new living situation.
For Warsaski and many students, finding an apartment that’s safe, affordable and, as Goldilocks said, “just right,” is difficult. The Tempe real estate market isn’t kind to students with limited means, yet more high-end apartment complexes are springing up.