A question from a potential Buyer about the home for sale in 512 E Balboa Dr. prompted me to take this walk along College Ave to Arizona State University, Tempe Campus. The lovely weather and the breeze today made my stroll quite enjoyable and I learned more details about the history of the neighborhood, too.
Walking or biking along College Avenue feels like you are in a park.
Along the street, there are trees for us to enjoy and for the birds to perch on and sing, there is public art to entertain us, there are poems to tell us about the history of the place. Traffic on the street is calmed by islands with trees and art installations, and the pedestrian pavement is protected from high speed scooters, too. The pedestrian route has traffic calmers, too.
What did I see on my way? I passed by two schools, several kindergartens, several places of worship, Daley park and Meet me at Daley Park Mural (click 77 on the interactive map), the George ditch, the rail tracks, the pretty home with the roses. The free Tempe circulator passed by me several times, nodding me invitingly to hop on it. No, today I am walking to Gammage on Tempe ASU campus.
If we start feeling pressed for time, we can always jump on a scooter or on the Tempe Orbit Bus - it is free of charge and stops when somebody waives for them.
Daley park is a about mid-way from the home in 512 E Balboa Drive. There were several scooters neatly arranged by the bus stop. I still did not feel like getting a scooter to get faster to my destination.
The poem "For the Future" on the panel is from the Collected Poems of Wendell Berry - it starts like this:
I am the George Ditch.
Benjamin and Virginia
George dug me in 1883 to
bring water to their ranch ....
On the photo below, a lawn is being watered by flood irrigation.
And here is Gammage, the performing arts theater on ASU campus, where Broadway shows are performed 10 months of the year.
I reached my destination for today.
Then, I turned back to head to the opposite side of College Ave. for a stop by the newly-opened Fate Brewery.
Please visit the lovely, updated home for sale in this neighborhood - it was built in the sixties and meticulously modernized in the past year. I can be reached in person at 480-966-9353 or on my website http://talktosteffy.com.