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Desert Botanical Garden

Experience the beauty of Arizona with a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden, only 5.6 miles away. Enjoy 55 acres of desert wildlife that includes thousands of species of cacti, trees and flowers. Spend the day taking in the sights and sounds of nature without ever leaving the city. Learn more about the Desert Botanical Garden and purchase your tickets here:


Take a hike, literally. The Cameron puts residents just 3.3 miles from “A” Mountain, offering premium views of Tempe and Arizona State University, and 4.7 miles from the trails of Papago Park. Not only do you get to take in the scenery, but it’s also a great workout. Lace up your hiking boots and set out on your next adventure today.

Golf Courses

Looking to play 18? There are plenty of options of where to book your next tee time. Shalimar Golf Club is only 3.8 miles away, Rolling Hills Golf Course is just 4 miles away and Papago Golf Course is 6.5 miles away from The Cameron. Take advantage of the weather and improve your game, all at once.

You’ll find plenty of entertainment inside, outside and nearby The Cameron. Schedule your tour today and discover elevated Tempe living in the perfect location.

Outdoor Activities Near The Cameron

Tempe Town Lake

When you call The Cameron’s central location home, you’ll find an array of outdoor activities without going far. Soak up the last days of summer and first days of fall at Tempe Town Lake, just steps away. Cruise around the lake on your bike, take a scenic walk or spend the day on the water. Tempe Boat Rentals makes it easy to rent kayaks, peddle boats and more! A great day is waiting, just add water.

Apartment Life Coordinator, Aly H.

Meet Aly, our awesome Apartment Life Coordinator committed to providing opportunities for you to connect with your neighbors! Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Aly attended Grand Canyon University and is a former Zumba instructor. She loves a good Happy Hour and has a passion for throwing great events. Aly is always bringing the fun to The Cameron!

Assistant Manager, Andrea G.

Say hello to our talented Assistant Manager, Andrea! No matter what you need at The Cameron, Andrea is here to help. When she isn’t at our community, you can find her stargazing at the Gilbert and Flagstaff observatories or taking in a light show at the Desert Botanical Garden! Andrea is a valuable member of our team that makes living here even better.

Leasing Professional, Ben M.

Whether you’re a current resident with questions or a future resident looking to take a tour, Ben, one of our talented Leasing Professionals, is here to help! Ben used to own an outdoor sporting goods store and he’s brought his adventurous spirit over to The Cameron. His favorite part about our community are the residents he gets to work with each day, and if you’re looking for a hidden gem in Tempe, he suggests The Golden Pineapple.

If you’re searching for the perfect studio, one, two or three-bedroom apartment in an energetic Tempe location, Ben can surely help you find it at The Cameron. Schedule your in-person tour today or head to our website for a virtual tour.

Meet The Cameron Team

A key part of what makes living at The Cameron so great is our amazing team. From our friendly leasing team to our hardworking service staff, everyone plays an important role.

In order to provide our residents with a top-notch living experience, we’ve also partnered with Apartment Life. They help ensure The Cameron feels like home by planning social activities and events for our residents to enjoy.

Missing your furry friends at the Phoenix Zoo? During their temporary closure, the zoo is offering Digital Safaris via Facebook Live, where visitors can stay connected with videos, virtual safaris, blogs, educational programming, behind-the-scenes insights of caretaking provided by keepers, and so much more. 


Don’t let staying home keep you from expanding your mind. The Herberger Theater Center created virtual tours of current exhibits on display in its gallery, including Candid, featuring the work of 16 Arizona artists, and In Celebration of Women, featuring the work of 30 female artists from Arizona. 


Have an oceanic adventure from anywhere! OdySea Aquarium is offering a digital experience with educational content and live animal cams on their website. The staff also provides additional Q+A sessions, photos and videos through FacebookInstagram, and their YouTube channel.  


Now more than ever, self-care should be a priority. Civana Wellness Resort & Spa offers a virtual healing experience through Facebook and Instagram, where you can join them for intention setting ceremonies, gratitude circles, movement classes, and so much more.  


The possibilities for at-home excitement are endless when you live at The Cameron. Schedule your virtual, self-guided or in-person by appointment only tour today.  

Virtual Experiences at The Cameron

Phoenix Art Museum

Stay inspired while staying home with the Phoenix Art Museum’s online art collection. Free to explore, the collection features more than 19,000 pieces that span many cultures, media, and time periods, making for the perfect at-home museum day in your Cameron residence.

Arts & Crafts Stations

No matter your medium, The Cameron’s Maker’s Space comes complete with arts and crafts stations, making it easy for residents to elevate existing talents and discover new creative passions without ever leaving home. Step out of your comfort zone and try something new today!


Productive Workspaces

In our new world of working from home, it’s important to find the right space that will help you get and stay motivated and productive. Our handcrafted Maker’s Space provides workspaces, furnished with comfortable tables and chairs, that are sure to help you stay on track. 


Ultramodern Bike Room

Does your ride have two wheels? Our original Maker’s Space conveniently connects to the bike room, where residents can store, fix, and clean their bikes. You can even throw some air into your ride with the free tire pumps! Get your ride ready to go for your next adventure around Tempe Town Lake.


Cook, craft, work and be yourself in The Cameron’s brand-new Maker’s Space. Head to our website to schedule a virtual, self-guided or in-person tour of our Tempe apartment community today. 

Introducing Our Brand-New Maker’s Space

Chef-Inspired Demo Kitchen

Whether you cook like a pro or are just starting out on your culinary journey, our sleek Maker’s Space provides a fully equipped demo kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plenty of space to whip up your favorites or experiment with new recipes. What will you cook up?

Adopt a Pet

There’s never been a better time to add an animal to your pet-friendly residence. Check out local shelters like Lost Our Home Pet Rescue or Saving One Life when you’re searching for your newest addition. Spending more time at home means you have plenty of time to train a new pup or welcome a new cat to The Cameron. Give them a warm welcome by getting cleaned up at our on-site pet spa.

Check in on Loved Ones

It may not seem like much, but checking in on the ones you love most can go a long way. Whether you prefer to text, call or video chat, reaching out to friends and family can make someone’s day. You never know who needs assistance picking up supplies or a simple laugh from a friendly face. Take a few minutes out of each day to reach out to a special person in your life.

Support Local Restaurants

Restaurants have been one of the industries that have been hit hardest by the recent pandemic. It’s more important now than ever to order takeout from your favorite local spots. Some delicious options close to The Cameron that are offering takeout include, Nektar Juice Bar, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Ghengis Grill, Spinato’s and more! Show your go-to eateries how much they mean to you by ordering to go.

Say Thank You

Do you know someone working on the frontlines? Reach out and let them know how much they’re appreciated or Venmo them for a free lunch on you. Don’t know anyone on the frontlines? You can still send food deliveries to local healthcare facilities. It’s important to thank those who are putting their health at risk each day to ensure the health and safety of our community.

Give Back from Home at The Cameron


Searching for a way to volunteer, but don’t know where to look? VolunteerMatch is here to help! This unique website will pair you with a variety of nonprofit organizations looking for assistance, ranging from arts and education to children and seniors, and more. They have connected over 15 million volunteers with the perfect nonprofit. Start helping today! Visit their website:

Changing Hands Bookstore

Have you already read through your stack of books? Choose your next title to dive into with the help of Changing Hands Bookstore. Find what you’re looking for on their website, then enjoy free curbside pickup! There’s no better way to unwind at The Cameron than with your drink of choice and a great new story. Your new favorite book is waiting for you just a 10-minute drive away.

Visit Change Hands Bookstore’s Website:

Press Coffee

Whether you’re just starting your day or need an afternoon pick-me-up, Press Coffee is here to help. Located less than 3 miles away from The Cameron, Press has quickly become the go-to coffee spot for many Arizonans. Choose from their delicious drinks in-store, or have your roast of choice shipped to you for free! Upgrade your morning routine while supporting a local small business.

Visit Press Coffee’s Website:

RunBuddy Mobile

Your pup can support small local businesses, too! RunBuddy Mobile specializes in canine exercise and they bring it right to your doorstep with their air conditioned fitness unit. Not only will it help your dog maintain a happy and healthy life, but it will also be their favorite 30 minutes of the day. Head to their website to read their training brochure, watch videos of their services and book your pal’s first run!

Visit RunBuddy Mobile’s Website:

In times like these, it’s more important than ever to help support small local businesses. Become a part of our amazing Tempe community when you call The Cameron home.

Supporting Small Local Businesses Near The Cameron

Honeymoon Sweets Bakery

Life is sweeter with customized desserts from Honeymoon Sweets Bakery. From one-of-a-kind cakes and cookies to unforgettable pies and cupcakes, they’re sure to have what you’re looking for. Whether your next celebration is in-person or on FaceTime, make it one to remember by picking up your new favorite treats for the occasion. For your convenience, order through their website by noon and pick up your order the next day between 7am-2:30pm, Monday-Saturday. Visit Honeymoon Sweets Bakery’s Website:

Located in Gilbert, Friends For Life Animal Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization whose mission is to significantly impact the animal population through rescue, adoptions and so much more. Visit their website or follow them on Facebook to view their current adoptable animals and to stay up to date on upcoming events.  


Not only does Lost Our Home Pet Rescue save stray and abandoned animals, they also supply temporary medical care, foodsupplies and pet-fostering services for owners that are at risk of having to surrender their beloved animalHead to their website to view their current adoptable dogs and cats and those animals that need a foster home. Check them out on Facebook here 


A non-profit, no-kill shelter, Arizona Small Dog Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and saving homeless, unwanted, abandonedneglected and abused small-breed canines. So, if you’re looking to rescue a small furry companion, visit their website or follow them on Facebook for upcoming adoption events and to view their current adoptable dogs. 


Looking for the PURRfect companion? Saving One Life has you covered. A no-kill, volunteer run animal sanctuary, S.O.L. rescues stray, abandoned and surrendered felines throughout The Valley and San Diego County. Visit their website to view their adoptable cats and follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on upcoming adoption and charity events. 


Did you know that only 1 in 5 animals are adopted from a local shelter? Help raise that statistic by contacting your local shelter and adding a new furry-friend to your pet-friendly apartment at The Cameron. As always, if you can't adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, donate. If you can't donate, volunteer. If you can't volunteer, spread the word!  

Rescuing a New Furry-Friend Near The Cameron

Pound Animals Worth Saving (P.A.W.S.)

Founded in June of 2009, P.A.W.S. is a volunteer run, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of dogs and cats from county pounds, as well as stray, neglected and abandoned animals. Visit their website to view their current adoptable dogs and cats and check them out on Facebook for upcoming adoption events.

Put Your Phone on Airplane Mode

Though our phones make it easy for us to stay connected with close friends and loved ones, they can also make it hard to switch off and focus on yourself. Tell people that you’ll be unreachable for the day and switch your phone over to airplane mode. Don’t check your work e-mails, your social media, or any other notifications. Today is about you. 


Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important forms of self-care. Not only can it reduce stress and improve your mood, but it can also help you maintain a healthy weight and help to lower the risk of developing serious health problems like heart disease. Now, go take a nap! 


Give Yourself Positive Affirmations 

I am smart, I am strong, I am worth it! The key to building your self-esteem is giving yourself daily positive affirmations. They allow you to take control of your thoughts, beliefs, and perspective, and by regularly using affirmations in your self-care routine, you’ll stay motivated and stay focused on your goals. 


Start Journaling 

Journaling is an incredibly beneficial self-care technique that can reduce stress, enhance your mood, and clarify your thoughts and feelings. By documenting your accomplishments, goals, and the other positive things in your life, you can revisit them anytime you need a little boost in confidence. Time to start writing! 


Sometimes it can be easy to forget to take care of ourselves. Give yourself time to pause and practice self-care from the comfort of your home at The Cameron. Tour virtually today. 

Self-Care Tips & Tricks

Indulge in Your Favorite Meal

There doesn’t need to be a reason for you to treat yourself to your favorite meal. Making yourself happy for no reason at all is such an important part of self-care. So, go ahead and get to cooking or pick up your phone and order takeout from your favorite restaurant at Tempe Marketplace.

Words with Friends

Throw it back to a classic game that you can play from any distance. Words with Friends is a great way to challenge friends and pass the time. Whether you’re taking a break from working from home or need some entertainment for the night, Words with Friends will help you sharpen your vocabulary while having fun.


Have a party in your residence without the cleanup afterwards with the Houseparty app. You’ll have hours of fun with built-in games like Finish the Song Lyric, Quick Draw, Chips and Guac and more! Get ready to laugh with friends and family during your next virtual get-together on Houseparty.

Netflix Party Chrome Extension

Miss having movie nights with your special someone or your best friend? The Netflix Party Chrome extension allows you to watch all of your favorites with whoever you want! It synchronizes your video playback and even adds a group chat feature to elevate your experience. Now, you can finally get back to binge-watching you and your bestie’s new go-to series.

It’s more important than ever to stay connected with the ones you care about most. Start planning your next virtual evening with these fun ideas at The Cameron.

Hang Out with Friends and Family Virtually

Virtual Happy Hours

Just because we have to stay apart doesn’t mean we can’t still be together. Gather your friends, pour your favorite sip and host your next virtual happy hour from The Cameron on Zoom or Google Hangouts. Take advantage of Zoom’s whiteboard feature for fun games like Pictionary and Hangman, or stick to video and show off your skills with a talent show.

Start Small  

Starting with a 2-minute meditation for one week, then gradually increasing your time week by week, is the key to keeping up with a meditation routine. Ideally, you want to be at a 10-minute meditation by month two. 

Check in With How You’re Feeling

During your session, it’s important to check in with yourself about how you are feeling. Tired? Stressed? Calm?  Mindful check-ins can help you to develop self-awareness and self-control. 

Count Your Breaths

To keep your mind from wandering, try counting “one” as you take in the first breath, then “two” as you breathe out. Repeat this to the count of ten, then start again at one. 

Develop a Loving Attitude

When you notice thoughts and feelings during your meditation, look at them with a positive attitude. Your feelings are not your enemies, they are a part of you.  

Don’t Worry About Clearing Your Mind 

Many people assume that the goal of meditation is all about clearing your mind. It’s not. Having thoughts is normal, but if you do find yourself wandering, just return to counting your breaths. 

Do a Body Scan

Once you become better at following your breath, it can help to start focusing on one body part at a time. Starting at your toes, then your ankles, all the way up to the top of your head. 

Stay Committed

Finally, it’s important to stay committed to your meditation schedule. Don’t just stick to it for a few days, try and practice for at least one month to gain the utterly amazing benefits. 

Start your meditation routine in your living room at The Cameron and begin each day with a clear mind.

The Beginner’s Guide to Meditation at The Cameron

Meditating first thing in the morning sets a calm tone for your entire day, plus, putting it at the top of your to-do list prevents you from forgetting to do it later.


You can never go wrong with pizza and wings. Cure your cravings with their cheesy garlic bread and housemade marinara, boneless wings, their Get Meaty Pizza, or all three. Whether you’re in the mood for a filling lunch or a tasty dinner, get Spinato’s for delivery or pickup, just a 5-minute walk away.

Panera Bread

Searching for a light lunch to keep you productive while you work from home? Panera Bread is the answer. Indulge in a Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, Baja Grain Bowl with Chicken, or a bowl of creamy tomato soup. Don’t forget the mac & cheese for later. Get your meal for delivery or pickup less than half a mile away.

Red Robin

We’ve got two words for you: Gourmet burgers. Get all of your favorites for delivery or pickup, just a 3-minute drive away. Sink your teeth into the Smoke & Pepper Burger, the Southern Charm Burger, or the classic Red’s Tavern Double, all served with their famous steak fries.

Genghis Grill

Mix things up and build your own bowl for carryout or delivery. Make a one-of-a-kind meal with your choice of protein, veggies, sauces and spices. Can’t decide what to create? Order the flavorful Teriyaki Chicken Bowl or Sesame Beef Bowl. Find it all just an 8-minute walk away, inside of Tempe Marketplace.

Coldstone Creamery

Finish the day with dessert because you deserve it. Treat your sweet tooth to some of Coldstone’s classic creations, such as The Way The Cookie Crumbles, Dough For It!, and Cheesecake Fantasy. Have your ice cream delivered to you or pick it up and enjoy it on your 10-minute walk home.

Find all of these delicious options and more just minutes away from The Cameron. Schedule a virtual tour today!

Pickup and Delivery Options Near The Cameron

Start your day with something refreshing and nutritious from Nektar Juice Bar. Choose from delicious options, such as the Cold Brew Protein Smoothie, Acai Banana Berry Bowl, Green Apple Detox Juice and more! The best part? You can place your order for delivery or pick it up just a 6-minute walk from The Cameron.

Grey’s Anatomy

The perfect combination of drama and romance, Grey’s Anatomy offers iconic storylines (and a lot of unrealistic medical cases) in the chaotic world of Seattle doctors. The best part? They have a whopping 16 seasons to binge on both Netflix and Hulu. 


The Office 

Most of you have already seen this TV masterpiece, but The Office is an admirable workplace comedy that truly never gets old. You can binge-watch the entire series for the seventh or eighth time right now on Netflix and Amazon Prime. 


Stranger Things

A Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things is the perfect watch for those who love all things sci-fi with a side of humor. Watch the first three seasons right now on Netflix. The fourth season premier truly cannot come soon enough. 


The Good Place

Though it only had a 4-season run on NBC, The Good Place is a feel-good comedy that unknowingly offers guidance on how to be a better person while we’re still on earth. Get inspired and catch the entire series now on Hulu. 


This is Us

Enjoy a good cry every once in a while? Yeah, us, too. This is Us is a heart-felt and relatable family drama that’s sure to have you swimming in tears. Check out all 4 seasons right now on Hulu and the NBC app. 


Binge-Worthy TV Shows to Watch at The Cameron

The Walking Dead While most may not have the stomach for it, The Walking Dead provides action, adventure, gore, and of course, zombies. Catch the last 9 seasons of AMC’s zombie drama streaming on Netflix and the AMC app.

CorePower Yoga

Now more than ever is the perfect time to unwind and find your zen. Thankfully, CorePower Yoga has free classes online to help you relax. They’re live-streaming a variety of yoga and meditation classes ranging in duration. Start or end your day with some stretching and self-care in your residence at The Cameron.

24 Hour Fitness

No gym? No problem. 24 Hour Fitness is offering over 1,500 workouts on their 24GO app! Take advantage of custom workout plans, goal tracking, scheduling and more, all in one place. It’s like having a personal trainer on your phone. Put your excuses aside and get back on track.

Planet Fitness

While you’re working from home, trade in your commute for a workout. Planet Fitness is live-streaming workouts on Facebook led by their certified trainers. The classes are 20 minutes or less and are available to non-members. The best part? The only equipment you need is a laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Here at The Cameron, we care about the health and well-being of every resident. Head to our website to take your virtual tour today!

Bring Your Workout Home

ClassPass Just because you have to stay home doesn’t mean you need to slow down. Get your sweat on with ClassPass, offering classes including barre, HIIT, abs, yoga and more! Their library of workouts can be found on their website or through Google Play or the App Store. Start your two-week free trial and reach your fitness goals without leaving home.

Utilizing Wall Spaces  

When your belongings become a part of the walls, you don’t lose nearly as much square footage that you would with a standing bookshelf. Adding floating shelves in your home takes up zero floor space and can free up a large amount of storage for books, photos, and so much more. 

Statement Pieces 

Adding a few large statement pieces to your home, rather than multiple smaller pieces, can free up a great amount of floor space. For example, rather than adding two nightstands and a dresser, consider adding one large storage bench at the foot of your bed, giving you more space in your bedroom. 

Proper Closet Organization 

Even though The Cameron hooks you up with a large walk-in, it wouldn’t hurt to try and boost your closet space as much as you can. Slight changes like stacking sweaters and other thick items on shelves can free up drawer space and using multi-port hangers can potentially triple your hanging space. 

Don’t Forget About Doors

Utilizing ‘behind-the-door' organizers can free up a surprising amount of room in your apartment. For example, hanging shoe storage can be useful for both shoes and creating more drawer and shelving space in your bathroom and kitchen. The possibilities are endless. 


As if life at The Cameron could get any better, one of these tips could create even more space for you to thrive. Take a tour today and experience the pinnacle of Tempe apartment living. 

How to Maximize Space in Your Cameron Place

Multipurpose Furniture An easy way to maximize the space in your studio, one, two or three-bedroom Cameron apartment is investing in furniture that can double as extra storage. Some pieces include sleeper ottomans, bedframes with built-in drawers, and storage headboards.

Papago Park

Escape the city without leaving it. Sitting 5 miles away from our community lies scenic Papago Park. From exceptional hiking and fishing, to the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden, Papago Park truly has it all. Feel like playing a round of 18? Choose from Papago Golf Course or Rolling Hills Golf Course, both in the area. Set out on your next adventure and enjoy Tempe like never before.

Arizona State University Art Museum

Located on the Arizona State University campus, ASU Art Museum is the home of unique exhibitions and handcrafted collections. This hidden gem is internationally recognized as a leader in contemporary art. The best part? All of its beauty is waiting just 3 miles away from The Cameron. Spent the afternoon admiring all of the original work at the museum, then grab a bite to eat on Mill Avenue or at Tempe Marketplace.

Simply Smashing

Feeling stressed? Simply Smashing Rage Room might just be the answer. Individuals, couples and groups can enjoy some quality time smashing inanimate objects in a safe environment. Demolish bottles, dishes, ceramics, printers, televisions and more with bats or sledge hammers. Simply Smashing is only 2 miles away from our front doors and the only thing crazy about it is the amount of fun you’ll have.

Four Peaks Brewing Co.

Cheers to drinking local! But did you know that Four Peaks Brewing Co. is also serving up delicious brewpub food? Get the full experience at their 8th Street Brewery, just a short 2 miles away. They even offer one-of-a-kind tours to see how their beers are made. Whether you’re relaxing with friends on the weekend or grabbing Happy Hour from 2-6pm M-F, Four Peaks is a must-try.

Low Key Piano Bar

Sick of the same song and dance when you go out at night? Mix up your plans and head to Low Key Piano Bar on Mill Avenue. Low Key brings people together with cold drinks and dueling pianos. This new take on an old classic is sure to have you coming back. They’re open Tuesday-Thursday from 8pm-close and Friday and Saturday from 7pm-2am. The fun is just a 10-minute rideshare from our central location.

With so much to do so close to home, there’s never a dull moment at The Cameron. Schedule your tour today!

Uncover Tempe’s Hidden Gems

Tempe Diablo Stadium Experience a sporting event like no other. Tempe Diablo Stadium is the home of the Los Angeles Angels Spring Training and the Arizona Cactus League. Enjoy some MLB action up close and personal from February 21st - March 24th. Trust us, nothing beats a cold drink, a hot dog, the beautiful Arizona weather and some baseball. Tempe Diablo Stadium is 8 miles away from The Cameron.

Built-In Desks

Whether you’re catching up on emails or making progress on your passion project, getting productive from home has never been easier. Your well-designed residence at The Cameron comes with a built-in desk, making your commute just a few short steps from your bed. Less time on the road means more time to get work done, giving you extra time for the things that matter most. Plus, you can have the best coworker of all: your pet.

Private Conference Room

Need a change of scenery or a space for a meeting? Look no farther than our private conference room. We understand that your home can sometimes be distracting and too relaxing, so we’ve created an area that helps you keep your focus. The best part? When your office is a few feet away, you can enjoy setting your alarm later than normal. Slow down your morning routine and start to truly enjoy your day-to-day.

Gourmet Coffee Bar

Before you tackle your next project, get motivated in our gourmet coffee bar. Sometimes it’s hard to get started in the morning or avoid the exhaustion that hits in the middle of the afternoon, but we’ve got you covered. Our coffee bar has the pick-me-up you need to stay focused and attentive, no matter your choice of setting. Grab a cup and get back to the task at hand.

Makers Space

Working from home doesn’t always mean sitting around on your laptop. We understand that work comes in many shapes, sizes and styles, so our Makers Space is being designed to have everything you need. Along with a full kitchen and bike room, you’ll also have the option to open the garage-style doors to open up the room to the outdoors. The creative space of your dreams is coming soon.

The Cameron’s stunning amenities were designed for both work and play, so take full advantage and make life even more convenient. Schedule your tour today!

Discover the Art of Working from Home at The Cameron

Everything you need to be productive & comfortable.

The Cameron’s Fitness Center

Get fit without leaving home! The Cameron provides residents with a fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center, complete with free weights and top-notch cardio equipment. Residents will also appreciate getting their stretch on in our dedicated yoga room. 


Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon 

Up for a challenge? Make sure to register for Humana Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona on January 18th & 19th! Take part in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, or all four! The best part? Proceeds benefit the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. When you’re done with your run, don’t forget to check out the 2020 Finish Line Festival at Tempe Beach Park. Register here. 


Papago Park

Looking for more of a scenic workout? Located just minutes from The Cameron, Papago Park is a major hub for hikers to get their daily steps in. Popular hiking trails include 2.3-mile Double Butte Loop, the 5K Fitness Trail, and the short Hole-in-the-Rock Trail. There are plenty of options for all skill levels, so get out and be one with nature. 


Spinning at The Madison

Looking for a workout that feels more like a dance party? The Madison Tempe offers a never-ending schedule of Party on a Bike spinning classes! Get motivated during a 45-minute bike ride with exciting lighting, upbeat music and motivating instructors. Check out their schedule and book your next class here. 


Jog Around Tempe Town Lake 

Skip the treadmill and take your workout outdoors! Tempe Town Lake features generous paved and gravel running trails on both the north and south side. Choose to run a 3.5-mile stretch along the lake or challenge yourself and run the complete 7.5-mile loop!


Find plenty of options for getting fit and staying active when you reside at The Cameron. Schedule a tour of our apartment community today. 

Fulfill Your 2020 Fitness Goals Near The Cameron

New year, new you! Those who reside at The Cameron have easy access to several recreation opportunities that are just steps from home. We have listed a few ideas that we think will help you fulfill your fitness goals for 2020.

Free Fall Concerts at Tempe Marketplace

Grab your phone light and get ready to rock—music fans can’t beat Tempe Marketplace’s free, full-length shows with touring national bands, a beer and cocktail garden, and talented, local openers. Whether you’re looking for a fun date idea or a family night out, you can’t go wrong with ROCK IT UP Fall Concert Series. Have the time of your life at The District Stage located in front of Dave & Busters. Party starts at 7pm!

New Year’s Eve Roaring 20’s Affair

Known for their considerable beer selection, The Handlebar will be hosting a Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Affair! Beginning at 8:00pm, guests can enjoy live music from a special guest DJ and a champagne toast when the clock strikes 12. Though 1920’s apparel is not required, it is highly encouraged! 

GA Price: $10-$15


NYE 2020 at Varsity Tavern 

Varsity Tavern, the iconic ASU game day hot spot, will be hosting their very own New Year’s
Eve celebration in honor of the new decade. Toast to 2020 with a complimentary glass of champagne and watch as they countdown to midnight on Tempe’s biggest Megatron. VIP ticket options available. 

GA Price: $10-$15


C.A.S.A. NYE 2020 Block Party

Ring in 2020 with C.A.S.A Sunba at their annual New Year’s Eve Block Party! Taking over Mill and 6th Street, the popular college hangout will offer an additional outdoor bar with the perfect view of the Downtown Tempe NYE Pyrotechnic Spectacular Extravaganza. So, grab a bucket and celebrate the New Year the right way. VIP ticket options available.


Low Key’s 2020 Celebration 

Check out the biggest party of the year at Low Key, Tempe’s acclaimed underground piano bar. Get ready to party your way into the new decade with a Low Key Jell-O Shot and some of the best live music the city has to offer. Start off another great year with a fun and memorable evening with friends. VIP NYE table packages available. 

GA Price: $15-$20


Mill Avenue is the perfect destination to ring in the new year near The Cameron. Schedule a tour of our apartment community today!

Celebrate NYE on Mill Avenue

It’s time to bid farewell to 2019 and give a big hello to 2020!

What better way to celebrate the beginning of a new decade than on Mill Avenue? Check out some of these must-attend NYE events happening at the iconic nightlife destination.

Resort-Style Pool Deck

Living at The Cameron means making every day feel like a vacation. Discover your personal oasis at our sparkling resort-style pool deck, complete with relaxing cabanas. You’ll feel like you’re relaxing by the beach while you’re in the heart of the Arizona desert. Lay out and get the perfect tan or take a refreshing dip just steps from your door.

Creative Makers Space

Every creative idea began in an inspiring setting. Lucky for you, our Makers Space will be full of everything you need to express yourself and create your next masterpiece. It’s going to be the perfect location to get some work done, cook up your new favorite recipe in the full kitchen, or store your ride in the bike room. This room will also include a garage-style door to allow open access to the courtyard. What will you create at The Cameron?

Fitness Center

Trying to stay in shape or reach your peak physical form? Our state-of-the-art fitness center will make it easier than ever. You’ll be able to get your lift on with weights, sweat it out on cardio equipment, or find your zen in the spin & yoga room. Soon, you’ll be able to get active however you choose without needing a gym membership.

Direct Access to Tempe Town Lake

Nothing beats getting fresh air with a scenic view. The beautiful Tempe Town Lake is just steps away and offers something for every lifestyle. Take your workout outdoors and jog by the water or rent a boat and float the day away. A one-of-a-kind waterfront lifestyle is within reach when you have direct access to this oasis in Tempe.

Pet Spa

You aren’t the only one who will love living at The Cameron. Your friendly feline or lovable pup will be living their best life here. Enjoy taking long walks together around our vibrant neighborhood, then get them cleaned up. Thankfully, there’s no need to get your residence dirty during bath time anymore with the help of our on-site pet spa. Pet-friendly living has never been so convenient.

Outdoor Courtyards

One of the best parts about living in Tempe is enjoying the weather all year round. Our outdoor courtyards with lounge spaces are ideal for kicking back with friends during the day, and when the nights cool down in the winter, heating things up next to our fireplaces. These inviting amenity spaces were designed to fit your unique lifestyle and are sure to take entertaining guests to the next level.

Experience all of these top-of-the-line amenities and more when you call The Cameron home. Come take a tour today!

Experience Unique Amenities at The Cameron

When you call The Cameron home, you get much more than just an inviting residence. Whether you’re looking for a space to work on your passion project or an area to socialize with friends and neighbors, our thoughtful amenities have exactly what you’re looking for.

Tempe Town Lake

Say hello to your oasis in the desert. Tempe Town Lake is more than 2 miles long and offers a variety of fun activities. Take your workout outdoors by walking or jogging around the scenic trail or spend some time relaxing in the sun at Tempe Beach Park. Want to get closer to the water? Stop by Tempe Boat Rentals or Northshore WaterSport Rentals to grab a boat for the day and hit the lake. The beautiful Arizona weather makes Tempe Town Lake the place to be all year round.

Tempe Marketplace

Your day-to-day shopping has never been easier. Tempe Marketplace hosts a wide selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Swing by Target for all of your household products, grab dinner at Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, then get your game on at Dave & Busters. There’s something for everyone at this lively shopping center, located just steps away from The Cameron.

Easy Commuting

Getting from city to city is a breeze from Tempe. Commuting is simple when you have easy access to major highways. The Loop 101, Loop 202, I-10 and SR 143 make getting to downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa quick and convenient. Don’t have a vehicle? No problem. The Valley Metro Bus, Light Rail, rental bikes and scooters have you covered. No matter your preferred mode of transportation, exploring Tempe and its surrounding cities is never difficult.

Mill Avenue

Looking for a delicious lunch or lively nightlife? Mill Avenue has what you’re looking for. This vibrant street is home to a variety of unique shops, restaurants and bars. Treat your tastebuds to something delectable from Cornish Pasty Co or Mellow Mushroom, grab a drink at Loco Patron or CASA Tempe, then keep the night going at Low Key Piano Bar or Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. All of this entertainment is waiting for you only 10 minutes away.

Arizona State University

Tempe is also home to Arizona State University, one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. This energetic area bolsters plenty of activities for both students and the public. Catch a show at ASU Gammage, explore the ASU Art Museum, cheer on the Sun Devil football team or watch Arizona State basketball play at Desert Financial Arena. The ASU campus is located just 6 minutes away from our front doors.

Tempe is the perfect city for all ages and lifestyles. Come take a tour of The Cameron and see how great Arizona living can be.

Everything You Need to Know About Living in Tempe

Welcome to Tempe, AZ, where everything you need is within reach. From convenient shopping to fun outdoor activities, our city truly has it all. Whether you’re looking for a new city in Arizona or contemplating a cross-country move, Tempe is a great place to call home.

Take a Walk Across Elmore Pedestrian Bridge

Get to know each other while you take a stroll across The Elmore Pedestrian Bridge at Tempe Town Lake. Showcasing the beauty and innovative spirit of our community, this bridge is lit with vibrant blue lights after dark, making for the perfect place to take a walk and watch the gorgeous Arizona sunset. 

Desert Botanical Garden

Enjoy the beauty of the desert with the one who matters most at the Desert Botanical Garden. Roam and enjoy the garden’s charm on a guided walking tour, visit their newest art exhibits, Wild Rising by Cracking Art and Elephant in the Room, or attend one of the various festivals and events that they hold year-round. Check out their events calendar here.

Go to the Movies

Keep it simple tonight and treat your date to a good old-fashioned movie night. Stay in and watch your favorite film in your charmingly designed Cameron home, or head over to Harkins at Tempe Marketplace. If you’re looking for recliner seats, Mill Avenue is just a short drive away and is home to an AMC theater.  

Take a Hike

For those athletic couples, we recommend a hiking date at one of the many trails that Papago Park has to offer. From Hole-in-the-Rock Trail to Big Butte Loop, the park provides an array of trails that cater to every skill level. Not big on hiking? No problem, Papago Park is home to a golf course, fishing lagoon and several other outdoor recreation options. 

Dinner Date at Tempe Marketplace 

With more than 30 restaurants to choose from and delivering a refreshing outdoor environment, Tempe Marketplace is just steps from The Cameron’s front doors, making for an easy and convenient dinner date night. Head to Kabuki for come choice sushi, then hop over to Churroholic for a sweet treat. Not ready to go home yet? Bar Louie is open until 2am. 

The Cameron is conveniently located near the perfect date night hot spots in Tempe. Schedule a tour today. 

Memorable Date Night Ideas in Tempe

Whether you’ve just landed your first date or you're celebrating your 10-year anniversary, Tempe offers a wide variety of both simple and extravagant entertainment options during the fall season that caters to everyone’s needs for a memorable night

Mill Avenue

Live it up this weekend and stroll over to the Mill Avenue District. Located just steps from the Arizona State University campus in the vibrant area of Downtown Tempe, Mill Avenue is known for its nightlife and is a major hub for a wide variety of trendy bars and restaurants that are often buzzing with students and visitors.


Papago Park

Located just minutes from Downtown Tempe, Papago Park offers choice hiking and biking trails and is home to two of the regions most visited attractions, the Phoenix Zoo and the gorgeous Desert Botanical Gardens. Papago Park also offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including an archery range, fishing lagoon, the Papago Golf Course and much more. 


Tempe Center for the Arts  

Opened in 2007, the Tempe Center for the Arts is home to numerous arts and culture events, including art gallery tours and EDGE Happy Hour. The art center also offers several learning opportunities through a variety of art classes and workshops that cater to all skill levels and medium preferences.


Tempe Town Lake 

Located at the end of Mill Avenue, Tempe Town Lake is 2 miles long and is the second most visited public attraction in Arizona. Recreational opportunities consist of walking, jogging and bicycling along the bridge, recreation at Tempe Beach Park, Segway tours, and boat rentals, including paddleboards, kayaks, pedal boats and much more. 


Four Peaks Brewery 

Thirsty? We recommend grabbing a beer at Four Peaks Brewing Company. They offer locally brewed beers that really give you the taste of Arizona. You can even schedule an exclusive tour of their state-of-the-art brewery. Order some of their tasty pub food and revel in their selection of beers that were brewed, kegged and poured all in the same place. 


ASU Gammage 

If you’re looking for a “night out at the theatr,” take advantage of Arizona State University’s performing arts center. ASU Gammage is conveniently located in the heart of Tempe and among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. The venue hosts several popular Broadway shows and musical performances throughout the year, along with art exhibits and community programs. 


Sun Devil Football 

Get hyped up and make your way over to the Sun Devil Football stadium this weekend for an  Arizona State University football game. Nothing completes a weekend better than tailgating with friends and rooting for your favorite college team. Go Devils! View the 2019 game schedule here.


Kiwanis Park

This 125-acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation, including walking paths, fields for baseball and soccer, grills and picnic tables and urban fishing. Not to mention, their recreation center is complete with a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, a batting range and zip lining. Need we say more?


Arizona Distilling Company

Discover local handcrafted spirits at the Arizona Distilling Company. Products include Copper City Bourbon, Humphrey’s Arizona Malt Whisky, Mission Vodka, just to name a few! Head in and grab some bar bites and a complementary cocktail. You can also chedule an exclusive Tour and Tasting at the distillery as well.


The best part? Every one of these Tempe activities is just minutes from The Cameron. Come take a tour today and discover what life surrounded by options looks like.

Top 10 Tempe Weekend Go-Tos

Tempe is an upbeat college town loaded with an array of indoor and outdoor recreation for ultimate weekend entertainment.

Whether you're looking to sit down and relax with a locally brewed beer or ready to get active outdoors, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this lively city. Lucky for us, all of these options are right outside our door at The Cameron.

Pedal Haus Brewery

Located just 11 minutes from The Cameron is one of the top 10 best patios in Phoenix. From starters and snacks to sandwiches and pizzas, Pedal Haus Brewery is serving up tasty food and delicious drinks that will keep you coming back. You’re sure to love their savory Green Chile Burger or their unique White Truffle Mushroom Pizza. If a quick drink is more your speed, they offer Happy Hour from 3-6:30pm Monday-Saturday, as well as Sunday Funday deals to end the weekend right.

Rula Bula Irish Pub & Restaurant

Looking for a fun place to take your group? Rula Bula Irish Pub & Restaurant offers live music, entertainment, traditional food and great drinks in a historic building. Get an authentic taste of Ireland only 11 minutes away from home. Try one of their signature grilled cheeses or a classic like Bangers ‘N Mash. Wash it down with a pint of Guinness and start the night off right. Cheers!

Culinary Dropout

This trendy gastropub is serving up classic meals done right. Start things off with their Pretzel Bites for a warmup, then dig into their famous Fried Chicken or Shaved Prime Rib Dip. If you’re thirsty, take advantage of their large beer & house-made cocktail menu. After dinner, stick around for games and free live music. Find dinner and a night out all in one place at Culinary Dropout, just 12 minutes away.

House of Tricks

Don’t be fooled, House of Tricks is full of treats. This 1920’s bungalow offers New American fare in a cozy and intimate spot. Whether you prefer sitting on the patio, by their fire pit or at the bar, start your meal off with one of their 300 available wines. Pair your glass of red or white with their Charcuterie Plate or Smoke Korean Style Baby Back Ribs, then treat yourself to their Seared Ahi Tuna or Black Pepper Grilled Six Ounce Beef Tenderloin. You can find all of these delicious flavors 11 minutes from The Cameron.

Cornish Pasty Co

In the mood to try something different? Cornish Pasty Co’s modern bar and restaurant has you covered. They’re cooking up traditional & vegan Cornish pasties, as well as other English favorites, giving you a unique and authentic experience. Try a classic like The Oggie, filled with steak, potato, onion and rutabaga with a red wine gravy, or something original like the Cajun Chicken Pasty, filled with spicy cajun chicken breast, bacon, ham and swiss with a side of chipotle sauce. You can find these bold flavors and more just a short 11-minute drive away. Happy eating!

When you find your next residence in our vibrant Tempe neighborhood, you’ll find something new to try around every corner. Schedule your Hard Hat Tour today by calling (480) 590-7300, and be one of the first people to call The Cameron home!

Discover the Best Restaurants in Downtown Tempe

Eat, drink and be merry! Our central location puts you within arm’s reach of some delicious dining options. Whether you’re looking for a fun night of dinner and drinks or something on the romantic side, these restaurants have what you’re looking for. Indulge in a world of flavors without going far from home.

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