The Local Apartments to Open in Tempe

When it comes to choosing an apartment, you need more than just a comfortable place to call home. Location, unique amenities and beautiful, functional design elements all come into play—and The Local Apartments in Tempe, set to open in May, delivers all of this and more.

The Local, managed by Mark Taylor Residential, starts with a fab location, at the intersection of University and Ash, so it’s a short walk to Arizona State University, Tempe favorites like Cartel Coffee, Casey Moore’s Oyster House, Tempe Beach Park, and a quick 10-minute drive to the airport. Anchored by city’s newest Whole Foods Market, residents are just steps away from an array of healthy food options including prepared takeaway foods and a cool in-house café / bar with mezzanine and street-level outdoor seating.

Did you say amenities? The Local has them all from the fifth-floor pool and cabana deck to an expansive 6,000+ square-foot “Barcade” complete with everything necessary for fun night in, like a chef’s kitchen with dining; a cozy living room/TV lounge; billiards, darts, air hockey and a Scrabble wall; and an intimate pub/poker room – all with stellar views overlooking University Drive. When it comes to your four-legged friends, The Local welcomes them, too, and even has a pet-grooming lounge with lockers.

For fitness buffs, there’s a yoga/barre studio with an outdoor terrace, a club-worthy fitness studio with personal training and group fitness classes, and bike storage and repair room. Telecommuters will adore “Wired”, the communal coffee and cyber bar with free WiFi or any one of the private work-from-home suites. Perhaps the property’s most unique offering is “The Electric Ballroom,” a glass-enclosed karaoke/music lounge primed for your solo. You can pretty much bank on some serious Instagram action at The Local.

Each of the 286 apartments is beautifully-appointed with finishes like quartz kitchen countertops, Italian tile kitchen backsplash, backlit bathroom mirrors, hardwood-style plank flooring, full-size washer and dryer, balconies, concrete design details and exposed ducts, walk-in closets and much more. There are even high-tech and eco-friendly features that today’s renters desire, like energy-efficient lighting and stainless steel appliances, pre-wring for internet and TV and a keyless FOB access system.

The Local offers spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedrooms floorplans, with rents starting at $1,338. For a limited time, click here to find out how to get six weeks free at The Local.

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