Students at ASU are getting ready to go back to class next week. And for hundreds of students, their new digs won't be some cramped dorm room. They're living large in a brand new apartment complex right off campus.
This is a lot different than my college living situation. The new complex definitely is more like a resort. It has a lot of high-tech amenities -- and wait until you see the pool.
The District on Apache is the latest apartment complex to open near ASU's main campus in Tempe. Residents start moving in Friday, and leasing manager Caitlin Bayley says the apartments are almost all spoken for.
"It's you know brand new, 900 beds across the street from ASU's campus, walking distance. No one has seen anything like this before."
The 279 units are fully furnished and feature high end finishes like granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.
But this is no doubt the main draw -- a huge lazy river pool. The only one of its kind at an apartment complex in Arizona.
The idea of floating on an inner-tube during these hot summer days was enough to get ASU senior Gerld Carter to make the move.
"This is just such a unique pool, very different from anything I've ever seen before. So I definitely wanted to be a resident here and be able to experience that in my last year of college," says Carter.
And while they're floating on the lazy river, people living here at the District can also watch TV or movies on this giant outdoor TV screen.
There's also a two-story gym, .a shuffle board table in the recreation room, and a virtual golf course where you can practice your swing. Gerld says it feels more like a resort than an apartment complex.
"It's going to be tough to leave this and go to class every day, but I'll find a way. It's always waiting when I come home."
Of course it's not all fun and games, so there are also several study rooms and conference rooms for students looking for a quiet place to study away from that pool.