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Piña Colada Cheesecake Bars

There’s no better way to get ready for summer than with your favorite dessert and your favorite ice-cold cocktail! These crave-worthy piña colada cheesecake bars will definitely make you feel like you’re sitting right on the beach with a cold sip in your hand.


  • 1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 blocks cream cheese

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • ¾ cup coconut flakes

  • 1 cup canned pineapple juice

Get the full recipe here.

Boozy Firecracker Popsicles

Just like your favorite childhood treat, these firecracker popsicles are the perfect way to welcome summer! This boozy recreation is ideal for lounging on our resort-style pool deck and is sure to be the highlight of your Memorial Day Weekend.


  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 3 cups fresh lemon juice

  • ⅓ cup vodka (half lemon vodka, half cherry vodka)

  • ⅛ tsp raspberry extract

  • Red and blue food coloring

Get the full recipe here.

S’mores Dip Foil Packs

Bring this classic campfire dessert to your Cameron residence with these easy s’mores dip foil packs! Simply layer all the ingredients in some foil and head to the BBQ stations to throw them on the grill for 4 minutes. Cut open and enjoy by the outdoor fireplaces!


  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • Graham crackers

Get the full recipe here.

Make your Memorial Day Weekend at The Cameron 10x sweeter with one (or all) of these must-try dessert recipes. Give us a call to schedule your tour of our Tempe apartment community today!

Memorial Day Weekend Desserts to Whip Up in Your Cameron Kitchen

Memorial Day Weekend Desserts to Whip Up in Your Cameron Kitchen

No-Fry Fried Ice Cream

Beat the Memorial Day Weekend heat with this simple and delicious fried ice cream recipe! The best part? There’s no need for a deep fryer because this recipe uses an easy shortcut by rolling the ice cream in buttery, toasted corn flakes to give it that perfect crunch. Ingredients: 1 cup of your favorite ice cream 1 ½ tbsp. butter 1 ¼ cup corn flakes ½ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp. granulated sugar Get the full recipe here.

Now, mix all three of those together, and you have the “A” Mountain Challenge!

“A” mountain, or Hayden Butte, is less than 10 minutes from The Cameron. It’s about a 30-minute hike, 1,496 ft. in elevation and stamped with a 60-foot-tall golden “A” for Arizona State.

Hike it throughout the month of May to enjoy the views, earn prizes and support local Tempe businesses!

“A” Mountain Challenge Important Dates

May 15th: Last day to register

May 8th: Round 2 Prize Distribution at Morning Squeeze - 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

May 20th: Round 3 Prize Distribution (Location TBD) - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

May 31st: “A” Mountain Challenge ends!

June 4th: The Grand Prize Winner will be announced.

June 5th: Round 4 Prize Distribution at the Hayden House - 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Milestones & Prizes

Camelback: 2,707 ft. = 4 times 

Prize: A Mountain Sticker

Mt. Humphreys: 12,633 ft. = 10 times 

Prize: $5 Gift Card to a Downtown Merchant

Mt. Rainer: 14,411 ft. = 25 times 

Prize: $5 Gift Card to a Downtown Merchant

Mt. Everest: 29,032 ft. = 40 times 

Grand Prize: A new Zebra Z1 e-bike* OR a Downtown Tempe Staycation Package. 

To learn more about prizes, challenge rules and registration details, visit:

There are so many exciting events and adventures all around our Tempe home! Get in touch with us today if you have any questions about vibrant Tempe living at The Cameron.

“A” Mountain Challenge in Downtown Tempe

“A” Mountain Challenge in Downtown Tempe

Tempe is filled with amazing nature, sunny weather and exciting adventures. If you’ve lived here for a while now, you’ll know that...

1. It’s proud ASU territory 2. Hiking is all the locals’ favorite hobby. 3. The spring weather is phenomenal.

Always Work from Top to Bottom

When you dive into your carefully planned cleaning schedule, it’s important to start from the top. This will force dust and debris downward and will keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean the space. So, if you’re cleaning your living room, start with dusting the ceiling fan, then tackle furniture, and finally, sweep the floors.

Choose Your Cleaning Products Wisely

While they might smell fresh, most cleaning products expose us to harmful chemicals and toxins. Consider using more eco-friendly options, including a steam cleaner that can be used on multiple surfaces, naturally derived, biodegradable cleaning products, or opt for something homemade! Click here for some non-toxic home-cleaning formulas.

Walls & Windows Need Love, Too

When it comes to a cleaning routine, walls and windows are often forgotten. Dust doesn’t only stick to floors and other flat surfaces! An easy way to wipe down your walls is with a damp towel (starting from top to bottom, of course). When it comes to your windows, it’s best to use a microfiber cloth, paper towels, or newspaper to prevent streaks.

Remove Excessive Pet Hair

Is your furry-friend starting to shed their winter coat in your pet-friendly Cameron residence? An easy way to get the excessive pet hair out of your carpet, rugs, and furniture is using a window squeegee. The rubber edge easily grips and removes the hair. Finish the job by running a vacuum over the clean, hair-free surface.

Your sophisticated Cameron residence deserves a little TLC. Start your spring-cleaning journey today!

The Cameron’s Spring Cleaning Tips

The Cameron’s Spring Cleaning Tips

Make a Schedule

The first step to a successful spring-cleaning routine is making a schedule. Ask yourself, “What areas need the most work?” and, “Which spots often get skipped during my regular cleaning routine?” Those are the best places to start. Having a plan will help keep you focused on the task at hand.

  1. Turn Off Your Devices and Go Outside

There’s no better day to disconnect and reconnect. Unplug your electronics and explore our beautiful Tempe neighborhood on two feet or two wheels! Take a scenic bike ride around Tempe Town Lake or a quick stroll over to Tempe Marketplace. There’s so much to explore around The Cameron.

  1. Revamp Your Household Products

Take inventory of your household items. Do they contain a lot of harsh chemicals? Are they single-use? Support more sustainable brands this Earth Day by swapping these items for those with eco-friendly ingredients, reusable components or minimal packaging.

  1. Adopt a Houseplant 

Taking care of our planet starts in your Cameron home. Head to a local garden center in Tempe this Earth Day and adopt a plant pal for your room or home office! Here are some of our favorite benefits of houseplants:

  • Reduced indoor air pollution

  • Improved mood and well-being

  • Help us grow closer to and increase our care for nature

There are endless ways to celebrate our beautiful home without going far from yours. Reach out to us today to explore and learn more about vibrant Tempe living at The Cameron.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at The Cameron

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at The Cameron

Earth Day is April 22nd, and we’ve made you an itinerary to celebrate the day at The Cameron! From small and simple choices made at home to time spent exploring our vibrant Tempe neighborhood, going green has never felt so exciting. Here are 3 ways you can celebrate Earth Day this year.

Singh Meadows

Just over 2 miles from The Cameron, Singh Meadows is an indoor farmers’ market where shoppers can find locally sourced vegetables, fruits, and Singh Farm’s famous raw honey. Need a new lunch spot? Their on-site restaurant offers delicious vegetarian and vegan-friendly breakfast and lunch items, plus fresh and organic juices. They’ve even recently opened The Barking Bodega, their brand-new, off-leash dog park, so your furry-friend can get the full Singh Meadows experience, too! Visit them every Friday and Saturday from 7am-2pm.

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market

Nestled on Brown Ave. and First St., this bustling market offers a little bit of everything, from salsa and jams to barbecue brisket and Syrian desserts. Some of The Valley’s best farms, including Blue Sky Organic Farms and McClendon Select, take up ample space here, selling fresh and organic produce, free-range eggs, and locally made cheeses. Depending on the season, shoppers can also find seasonal specialties like cider, tamales, and freshly cut flowers. They’re open every Saturday from 8am-1pm, October-May, about 7 miles from The Cameron.

Downtown Mesa Farmers’ Market

Open year-round, the Downtown Mesa Farmers’ Market hosts some of the best local farmers and makers in the Phoenix area. Some of their best finds include rare succulents and cacti from Little Shop of Horticulture, handcrafted soaps from The Naked Fig Soap Co., beautiful pastries and desserts from Pastry Unicorn, crave-worthy pizza from Bored Baker Pizza Maker, and so much more. Visit them every Saturday from 8am-12pm, just 5.5 miles from The Cameron. Be sure to check out their Instagram page every Friday for their weekly vendor lineup!

Finding fresh, Arizona-grown produce and supporting local vendors is easy when you live in a convenient Tempe location. Schedule your tour of The Cameron today!

Best Farmers’ Market Finds Near The Cameron

Best Farmers’ Market Finds Near The Cameron

Tempe Farmers’ Market

In addition to local fruits, veggies, meats and cheeses, the Tempe Farmers’ Market carries everything from locally made hummus, salsa, and tortilla chips to jams, nut butters, and vegan deli favorites. Plus, it’s one of the best spots in town to find delicious espresso drinks made with locally roasted coffee beans. Not a coffee person? They’re also serving up organic smoothies! Some of their most popular flavors include Desert Palm and Ginger Berry. Visit them daily from 8am-11pm about 6 miles from The Cameron.

Outdoor Dining

Cheers to sunny days spent eating and drinking on energetic patios in Tempe. Our close proximity to both Tempe Marketplace and Mill Avenue means endless options are never far away! Some of our favorites include: Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill and Bar Louie at Tempe Marketplace, and CASA Tempe and Pedal Haus Brewery, both on Mill Avenue.

Resort-Style Pool

You don’t need to leave The Cameron to have a memorable day. Soak up the beautiful spring weather from our resort-style pool deck, complete with shady cabanas. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your personal oasis in the desert. With over 300 sunny days per year, Tempe and The Cameron are your golden tickets to an extra-long pool season.


Adventure is calling! Lace up your hiking boots and experience the beautiful desert scenery for yourself. “A” Mountain is just minutes away and provides one-of-a-kind views of Tempe and Arizona State University. Looking for a longer trail? We recommend the stunning rock formations of Papago Park, located a 10-minute drive from our community.

Spring Training

Play ball! One of the most unique entertainment options in Arizona is Spring Training. The Cactus League games are open to limited attendance, so don’t wait to get your tickets! You can watch the Chicago Cubs play just over a mile away from The Cameron, and the Oakland Athletics are just over 5 miles away.

The Cameron’s convenient Tempe location puts you just moments from the perfect spring season. Schedule your tour and start living the lifestyle you deserve!

Springtime Activities Near The Cameron

Springtime Activities Near The Cameron

Tempe Town Lake

There’s no time like springtime in our vibrant Tempe neighborhood! Celebrate the start of the season with a trip to Tempe Town Lake and enjoy a day of paddleboarding, kayaking and biking just steps away from The Cameron. Check out Tempe Boat Rentals or Northshore WaterSport Rentals to rent the perfect equipment for your day at the lake.

Gather the Right Equipment

Maximize your success by finding the proper workout equipment to meet your training needs. Head next door to Target at Tempe Marketplace and pick up some dumbbells, resistance bands, an exercise mat, a jump rope, and more. No equipment? No problem! You can easily get an effective workout with bodyweight exercises.

Track Your Progress

Not only can tracking your progress help keep you motivated and accountable, but it also shows when and where changes need to be made in your training, allowing for easier modifications. You can track your progress by wearing a fitness tracker (Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc.), using mobile apps, or simply writing down what you do on a calendar or notebook.

Keep a Schedule

Establishing a plan will help change your approach to exercise. When your workouts become a part of your daily routine, they become essential to your lifestyle, and you will no longer dread them or see them as a chore. As time goes on and you continue to stick to your plan, even those days where you don’t really feel motivated, your routine will help you keep going.

Get Outside

While strength training can be beneficial to do at home, outdoor exercise is always recommended, as well. Walking, jogging, biking, and rollerblading are great outdoor cardio workouts you can do nearby at Tempe Town Lake or around the neighborhood. Don’t forget to practice social distancing!

Go ahead and ditch the gym membership! It’s easy to stay on top of your fitness goals from your home at The Cameron. Give us a call to schedule your tour today.

Keeping Up with Your Fitness Goals in Your Home at The Cameron

Keeping Up with Your Fitness Goals in Your Home at The Cameron

Establish a Dedicated Workout Space

Whether it’s in your spacious living room or bedroom, setting up a dedicated workout space in your Cameron residence creates a permanent visual area that will be a constant reminder of your fitness goals. It acts as your own ‘accountability partner’ that’s there for you whenever you need it.

Makers Space

Set your creativity free in our unique Makers Space! Whether you’re cooking up something delicious in the demo kitchen or enjoying a change of scenery for your work-from-home routine, this space has it all. The only question is, what will you create in this one-of-a-kind amenity space?

Fitness Center

Reach your goals without leaving home thanks to The Cameron’s state-of-the-art fitness center! From free weights and cardio equipment to the sleek spin and yoga room, you’ll find everything you need for your unique workout routine. You can kiss your gym membership goodbye when you find your next home at The Cameron.

Built-In Sonos Speakers

The days of playing music through your phone speakers are over. Set the perfect vibe for every moment in your Cameron residence with convenient built-in Sonos Speakers. Start your day with some easy listening and your morning coffee and end your day with a glass of wine and something upbeat.

Need help making the perfect playlist? Check out our recent blog here:

Spacious Walk-In Closets

Your clothes deserve an elegant home, too. That’s why The Cameron offers spacious walk-in closets! Finding your favorite outfit is a breeze and there’s more than enough space for adding new pieces from your next shopping spree at Tempe Marketplace. Discover mornings made beautiful & organized in your Cameron residence.

From our thoughtfully designed amenity spaces to convenient in-unit features, there’s so much to fall in love with at The Cameron in Tempe. Contact us to schedule your tour today!

Crushing on The Cameron

Crushing on The Cameron

Resort-Style Pool Deck

It’s the season of love and we can’t help but to fall head over heels for all the amazing amenities and in-unit features The Cameron offers. Turn any day into a staycation at The Cameron’s resort-style pool deck. Take a dip in the pool, soak up the sun or lounge by the cabanas. There’s no better place to enjoy the sunny Tempe weather than this oasis in the desert. The perfect day awaits, just add water.

Add Your Must-Have Appliances

The main attraction, aka the coffee maker, should be the first thing you place in your new coffee bar. Depending on how you take your coffee, you’ll want to make room for other appliances, such as an espresso machine, coffee grinder, milk frother, and an electric tea kettle.

Display Your Mugs and Supplies

The next step to creating your perfect coffee bar is storing your mugs and other accessories. Simply tuck them into your spacious cabinets or get creative by using a freestanding mug tree or shelf. As for other supplies, such as sugar, syrups, and straws, you can make them accessible by displaying them on a stylish tray or a lazy Susan right on your countertop.

Store Your Coffee

Now it’s time to store your beans. Keurig and Nespresso users can find many styles of coffee pod storage, including drawers, towers, and baskets. For those who choose to go the drip-coffee route, it’s important to store your coffee grounds and beans in an airtight canister to ensure freshness.

Add Your Signature Style

When it comes to decorating your coffee bar, the sky’s the limit. Add your signature style by choosing mugs in your favorite color, displaying a custom sign, decorative accents, plants, and so much more. The best part? You can find all your decorations and more next door at Tempe Marketplace.

Wake up to the perfect cup of coffee every morning in your Cameron apartment. Give us a call to schedule your tour today.

How to Create an At-Home Coffee Bar in Your Cameron Kitchen

How to Create an At-Home Coffee Bar in Your Cameron Kitchen

Choose the Perfect Spot

The first step to creating your ideal at-home coffee bar is finding the perfect spot to set up. Ideally, you want a spot that offers adequate space for all your supplies and gives you easy access to the sink, trash, and outlets, and your spacious kitchen at The Cameron offers just that. Plus, its sleek granite countertops and custom accent tile backsplash make for the perfect backdrop.

Happy Hour

Everyone needs their fun, upbeat playlist to cheers to! The first song should be your queue that work is officially over for the day. Whether you go the nostalgic route or stick with the current top-40, this is your playlist to put on when you want to boost your mood. Not only is your Cameron kitchen a sleek place to cook meals, it’s also the perfect place for a little late night dance party.

Getting Motivated

Your workout doesn’t start until this playlist comes on. A motivational playlist is a great way to get your heart pumping and to push you to do that last rep. When selecting songs, it’s important to pick tracks with the right tempo for your workout. Once you find the perfect collection of songs, hit shuffle and enjoy an at-home workout in your spacious living room or head out for a jog around nearby Tempe Town Lake.

Winding Down

For this final playlist, think Saturday evening nightcap or Sunday morning coffee. This is the list to add your slower favorites to for easy listening. Before you start your workday or after your happy hour playlist ends, fill your residence with relaxation.

No matter what playlists you create, they’re sure to complement your Cameron residence. Contact us today to find your dream apartment in a vibrant Tempe location!

Creating the Perfect Playlists at The Cameron

Creating the Perfect Playlists at The Cameron

Working from Home

Set your creativity free when you call The Cameron in Tempe home. Each residence includes built-in Sonos speakers, which allow you to set the perfect vibe for every occasion. Creating a playlist to get you through the workday? Try something calm to keep on in the background. We suggest a playlist of songs with limited or no lyrics to ensure the music doesn’t become distracting and you can stay productive. The last thing you want is to lose your train of thought because you’re singing a song in your head.


Known for its majestic red rock scenery, Sedona is a 2-hour drive from Tempe and is perfect for those seeking a day of hiking on some of the most scenic trails in the state, including Devil’s Bridge, Cathedral Rock and Doe Mountain Trail. Feeling spiritual? Head to one of Sedona’s many Vortex meditation sites.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Experience Africa in the heart of Arizona at the Out of Africa Wildlife Park! Located a 90-minute drive north of Tempe in Camp Verde, this award-winning park offers one of the best zoo experiences in the state. Guests can enjoy interactive animal encounters, along with a full African Bush Safari and a zip lining experience that flies over the animals.


A former mining town of Arizona, Jerome is now a ghost town located just a 2-hour drive outside of Tempe. Its rustic buildings have been turned into small shops and restaurants, but it still maintains its Old West character. Visitors can explore the Jerome State Historic Park and the Mine Museum.

Antelope Canyon

About 4 hours north of Tempe, Antelope Canyon offers one of the most awe-inspiring outdoor experiences in Arizona. While exploring the canyon is encouraged, a guided tour is always required. Guides will not only keep you safe in the canyon, but will also give you loads of information about the history, geology and culture of the Antelope Canyon area.

Our ideal Tempe location gives you easy access to some of the most scenic destinations in Arizona. Give us a call to schedule your tour of The Cameron today!

Day Trips from The Cameron

Day Trips from The Cameron


Go from desert views to a beautiful pine tree backdrop when you make the 2-hour trip to scenic Flagstaff, AZ. Home to Northern Arizona University, Snowbowl and a section of historic Route 66, Flagstaff is a quaint college town that offers an array of amazing restaurants and bars, as well as several hiking trails and other amazing outdoor recreation destinations.

Do What Makes You Happy

Through its ups and downs, 2020 was a year to discover what you really like and dislike about your lifestyle. Whether you want a clean slate in your career, a new place to live or a different hobby, now is your chance to switch things up. No matter what changes you’d like to make, The Cameron has what you need to live your way. It’s time to find a residence that brings you joy each and every day.

Show Gratitude More Often

It’s important to reflect and be thankful, because someone, somewhere has it worse than you do. The start of 2021 is the best time to show your appreciation for the things we may have taken for granted in the past. Tip your delivery driver extra, thank your grocery store cashier or check in on those who mean a lot to you. It’s easy to show your gratitude and you never know whose day it will make.

Find Joy in the Little Things

We’re all guilty of getting caught up in life sometimes. Now is a great time to slow down and find pleasure in the simple things in life. Take a scenic stroll around Tempe Town Lake, watch another episode on Netflix with your dog or FaceTime with your best friend. At the end of the day, it’s the little things in life that bring you the most joy.

Start off the new year with a new residence at The Cameron, located in the perfect Tempe location. Contact our team to schedule your tour of our community!

Goals for the New Year at The Cameron

Goals for the New Year at The Cameron

With each new year comes a fresh start. There’s no better time to refresh your lifestyle and make positive changes. Here are some goals to consider for yourself in 2021 at The Cameron.

Seniors are Less Demanding

A senior animal is often less demanding than an energetic, untrained puppy or kitten. Most grown-up pets don't need the constant monitoring and training that puppies and kittens need, so they're a desirable choice for elderly people, families with children or those with a busy schedule.

You’re Saving a Life

Many people are quick to adopt puppies, kittens and younger dogs and cats. Shelters are often overcrowded and unfortunately, older animals are among the first to be euthanized if they aren’t adopted within a specific time frame. By adopting a senior animal, you’re giving it a second chance to live out the rest of its life with dignity and love.

Older Pets are More Calm

Adult dogs and cats have established demeanor and temperament, which will give you an idea of how they will fit into your lifestyle. Older dogs are out of the energetic puppy phase, which will result in a more relaxing living experience in your Cameron home. Adult cats are used to experiencing new sights and sounds, making it easy for them to acclimate to new environments.

Seniors Make Instant Companions

Age is not a determining factor in an animal’s affection or ability to develop new relationships. Senior pets have already grown into their personalities, and most of them have been socialized and know how to get along with humans and other animals. An adult dog or cat will be the perfect addition to your Cameron lifestyle.

If you’re looking to add a new furry-friend to your pet-friendly Cameron residence, consider saving a life and adopting a senior dog or cat from one of these local shelters.

Benefits of Adopting a Senior Pet at The Cameron Cover Image

Benefits of Adopting a Senior Pet at The Cameron

They Require Less Training

Older pets are often potty-trained and have already mastered the training basics like “sit” and “stay”. They’ve learned many of life's lessons already, and they’re quick to understand what you're asking from them. Adopting a trained senior pet will save you a lot of time and energy that you’d normally have to dedicate towards training a new puppy or kitten.

The Menu

The best Thanksgiving starts with the best menu. Rather than put all the food out at once, consider breaking it up into sections. Begin with an appetizer, such as sweet potato bites or a bacon spinach dip, to keep everyone from getting hangry. Then move on to the main course, which usually includes a roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing and much more. Finally, end things on a sweet note with a seasonal dessert, like pumpkin pie or an apple crisp.

Hosting virtually? Send your loved ones the same menu to ensure everyone has what they need to cook an unforgettable meal on the big day!

Local Grocery Stores

Looking for the perfect turkey? Planning to make a new stuffing recipe? Pouring a seasonal drink? Find all the ingredients on your list at Target at Tempe Marketplace or Safeway, just 8 minutes away. Don’t forget to pick up all your groceries before it’s too late! Grocery stores within close proximity also mean that if you forget something, or maybe your first attempt doesn’t go as planned, there’s no need to sweat it.

Your Cameron Kitchen

The most important part of cooking any feast is having the kitchen to handle the job. Lucky for you, The Cameron’s sleek kitchens have everything you need, and more! From convenient appliances to granite countertops and dine-in gourmet islands, this heart of the home has your back. Your Thanksgiving guests are sure to be impressed whether they come over for the holiday or see it as your Zoom background.

No matter how you’re celebrating this year, we wish you a delicious and memorable holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from The Cameron!

Preparing for Thanksgiving at The Cameron

Preparing for Thanksgiving at The Cameron

With the biggest feast of the year just around the corner, we want to make sure you’re prepared for Thanksgiving at The Cameron. Whether you’re celebrating virtually or in person, we have everything you need for a successful day.

A’ Mountain

Significant to Arizona State University, Hayden Butte Preserve, aka ‘A’ Mountain, is one of Tempe’s most popular outdoor recreation areas just a few minutes from The Cameron. Offering 0.9 miles of trail, this spot is perfect for those looking for a quick outdoor adventure and picturesque views of downtown Tempe.

Tempe Town Lake Trail

Tempe Town Lake offers a 7.4-mile long trail that is perfect for all skill levels. Whether you’re looking to sweat it out with a bike ride or take a relaxing stroll with your dog, this trail has everything you’re looking for. Lucky for The Cameron residents, easy entrance to the trail is nearby at Tempe Marketplace.

Crosscut Canal Path

Linking Tempe and downtown Scottsdale, the 4.5-mile Crosscut Canal Path begins a few minutes away from The Cameron at Papago Park. Perfect for walking, running, biking and more, the trail runs along the Crosscut Canal and passes by the Desert Botanical Garden and The Phoenix Zoo, offering plenty of stunning desert scenery. 

South Mountain Park and Preserve

Spanning over 16,000 acres, South Mountain Park and Preserve is one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Park goers of all skill levels can enjoy more than 51 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, along with impressive city views. The park’s east side trails can be accessed from its 48th Street entrance, just a short drive from The Cameron.

When it comes to getting outdoors, Tempe’s options abound. Begin your next adventure when you schedule your tour of The Cameron today!

Best Tempe Hiking & Biking Trails Near The Cameron

Best Tempe Hiking & Biking Trails Near The Cameron

Papago Park

Located just a short drive from The Cameron, Papago Park offers 10 different hiking and biking trails that cater to all skill levels. Popular trails include the Papago Fitness Trail, Double Butte Loop, Galvin Bikeway Trail and the famed Hole-in-the-Rock formation, which offers stunning sunset views of the downtown Phoenix skyline.


Tired of the same outfits in your closet? H&M has a wide selection of clothing for all ages. Create a new outfit from scratch or simply add some accessories to elevate an old favorite. Discover fashion and quality at the best price without traveling far from home. Some other options you might enjoy at Tempe Marketplace include Nordstrom Rack, Old Navy and PacSun.


Your outfit isn’t complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Cruise the aisles of DSW and check out their assortment of men’s and women’s designer, dress, casual and athletic shoes. With Tempe Marketplace and Tempe Town Lake so close to The Cameron, it’s important to always have comfy walking shoes on deck. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, Road Runner Sports, Journey’s and Famous Footwear are also nearby.


Your four-legged friend deserves to shop, too. Whether you’re a pup parent or a cat lover, PetSmart is your one-stop-shop for everything you need. You’ll find a broad range of pet foods, supplies, toys, treats and more. The Tempe Marketplace location also offers a Banfield Pet Hospital, offering full-service veterinary care to keep your best friend happy and healthy.


Daily errands are a breeze when all your daily necessities are minutes away. Make it a quick trip for an item or two, or get a little carried away and buy a new wardrobe. We won’t judge. Making a new recipe in your Cameron kitchen? No problem. Target at Tempe Marketplace also offers fresh grocery services. For ultimate convenience, you can also order what you need for same-day delivery, drive up or in-store pickup.

The Cameron’s perfect Tempe location ensures you’re never far away from what you need. Schedule your tour of our beautiful community today!

Shopping Near The Cameron at Tempe Marketplace

Shopping Near The Cameron at Tempe Marketplace

World Market

The Cameron’s perfect Tempe location puts residents just moments away from all the shopping and dining of Tempe Marketplace. Thinking of adding a new piece or upgrading your decor? World Market is sure to have what you need. From stylish rugs to unique furniture, they have something for every distinct style. While you’re there, you can also pick up some delicious beer and wine to have in your Cameron residence.


  • 3 large apples  

  • 6 tbsp. melted butter 

  • ¼ c. sugar 

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon  

  • 2/3 c. old-fashioned oats 

  • Vanilla ice cream 

  • Warm caramel  


Click here for the full recipe. 


Caramel Apples 

Another fall-worthy treat to whip up in your Cameron kichen are some classic caramel applesEasy to make and easy to customize, these delicious treats are one of fall’s greatest pleasures. 


  • 4 Apples 

  • Caramel candies 

  • Toppings of your choice 


Click here for the full recipe 


2- Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies 

For all you pumpkin spice lovers, a fall-inspired treat we think will really speak to your soul are these 2-ingredient pumpkin cookies. This recipe is simple and sure to be a hit at your next get-together at The Cameron. 


  • 1 can of pumpkin 

  • 1 box spice cake mix 


Click here for the full recipe 


No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake 

Craving a delicious seasonal dessert, but don’t want to wait for it to bake? This quick and festive no-bake pumpkin cheesecake might be just what your sweet tooth needs.  


  • Graham crackers 

  • 1 c. cream cheese 

  • ½ c. sugar 

  • 1 c. canned pumpkin 

  • 1 c. whipped cream 

  • Pumpkin pie spice 


Click here for the full recipe. 


Cinnamon Apple Chips 

Whether you’re hosting a fall dinner party in your Cameron apartment or just looking for a new healthy snack, these apple chips are perfect for getting you in the fall spirit. No dehydrator needed! 


  • 2 apples 

  • tsp. sugar 

  • ½ tsp. cinnamon 


Click here for the full recipe. 


Fall is made for big sweaters, warm blankets and cool weather, how could it get any better than that? We think the only way is by whipping up an easy and delicious autumn-inspired dessert in your sleek Cameron kitchen.  


Easy Fall Dessert Recipes to Bake in Your Cameron Kitchen

Easy Fall Dessert Recipes to Bake in Your Cameron Kitchen

Crustless Apple Pies

Fill your Cameron apartment with the sweet aroma of these crustless apple pies. Ready in under an hour, this treat can be served a la carte or with a side of vanilla ice cream, because you deserve it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

The Cameron Self-Care Tips & Tricks

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

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

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

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

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!

The Cameron Bring Your Workout Home

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

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!

The Cameron Uncover Tempe's Hidden Gems

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

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

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.

Tempe Fall Concert

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!

The Cameron NYE

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

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.

The Cameron Living in Tempe

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. 

The Cameron Date Night Tempe

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.

The Cameron Top 10 Tempe Weekend Go-Tos

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!

The Cameron Best Restaurants in Downtown Tempe

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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