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    How long is your commute to work?

    That Dave Ramsey mortgage thread got me thinking about work commutes. How long is yours? And are you content with it? Or does anyone bike to work?

    While I currently rent 30 minutes away from my work, it never bothered me since I don't deal with rush hour traffic. I have the option of working from home a couple days a week, but I've limited it to once a week with school schedule. But in Feb I'm moving 10 minutes (4 miles) from the office, and also tempted to pick up a bike for work when the weather gets warmer.
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    #2
    6 miles/15 minutes
    Steve

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      #3
      36 mi / 1hr or so

      4 days per week

      used to be 46 miles before moving a little bit closer

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        #4
        Currently, it's 5-20 min, depending on if the closer gate is open (otherwise I have to double back). At home in Alaska, it's 25-30 min. In general terms, I'm fine with up to about a 30 min commute... Beyond that, I'm probably looking for some other options. When a carpool/ride-sharing setup is available, I'd consider a longer commute, maybe up to an hour... But it really would just depend on there being significant reasons NOT to live closer to work.

        For example, when we move in the spring, we're looking at living 45-55 min away from my work. However, my wife will be going to school 20 min in the other direction, there's a ride-sharing van established, and the actual town where I'll be working is pretty podunk, and I really don't want to live in a tiny town.
        "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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          #5
          10 miles, about 15-16 min's depending on traffic, 3 times a week.

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            #6
            50 miles/at least 1 hr

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              #7
              We live on the base where my husband works, so it takes him four minutes to get to work. He drives, but he really should be biking! We save nearly $200 in fuel by living so close to work.
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                #8
                8 mi/12 min. I would LOVE to have a place in the country with a few acres (which you can have 35 min outside of town) but I'm anti commute and would never live more than 15-ish minutes from work. I work downtown and live in a LCOLA. Generally speaking, it's cheaper to live closer to downtown than in the burbs as long as you aren't in a swanky downtown condo/townhouse.

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                  #9
                  Anywhere from 35 min to an hour, depending on traffic/crashes. It's about a 30 mile drive, but I drive a company vehicle

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by riverwed070707 View Post
                    it's cheaper to live closer to downtown than in the burbs
                    That's the exact opposite of most urban areas. It's usually more costly to live downtown so people move out to the suburbs. They get a lower cost home but a longer commute in return. You're lucky that it's the other way around where you are.
                    Steve

                    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                      #11
                      4 miles ~ 10 minutes

                      wife has 1 flight of stairs
                      Gunga galunga...gunga -- gunga galunga.

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                        #12
                        30 feet - 8 seconds.

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                          #13
                          23 miles, about 45 minutes. 60 minutes if there is snow on the roads. I don't like the commute but make the most of it listening to audiobooks.

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                            #14
                            10 minutes 3 miles. DH is 15 minutes 5 miles. We value our time highly and chose to live in a substantially smaller house than what we paid for because we wanted the location. The location means a short commute for me and a short commute for him. He does bike and enjoys it. I don't mostly because I do all the kid pickup and drop off and it's inconvenient to not have a car in case of emergency.
                            Last edited by LivingAlmostLarge; 01-03-2020, 04:48 PM.
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                              #15
                              8 miles.
                              Less than 15 minutes.

                              All back roads so no traffic
                              Brian

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