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Old 02-11-2019, 05:20 AM
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Iím considering taking a new position with neighboring agency. Iím used to working in town where I live so Iíve been spoiled. The door to door distance is about 40 miles, 50 minutes each way.

How far is too far to be realistic? We might end up relocating if I take the job but we may stay put too.

whats your experience?
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:25 AM
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I drove between 50 minutes to an hour, I moved a couple times but had same job, for 31 years.
Got used to it.

These were highway miles.
If I had to drive in one of those places where it takes an hour to go 5 miles I never would have made it.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:31 AM
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42 miles 1 way, 2 stop signs and 3 red lights; all 2 and 4 lane through the woods and around a lake (about 50 min)
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:31 AM
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longest commute I ever had was 17 miles. Some days it was nice, some days, like snow, it wasn't. I hear of some people driving an hour or 2 both ways to work, I am not use to that and could never do it... I agree, depending on the type of drive it is, would make the decision a bit easier...
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:33 AM
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Here in NC my commute is 32 miles each way. With a quick stop to grab coffee itís about 45-50 minutes. Most of it through the countryside. its not bad, buts itís about as much as I want to do anymore.

in FL my commute was anywhere from an hour and ten, to two hours depending on traffic. Same when I commuted from southern Md into metro DC. I donít ever want those again - too much aggravation, cost, and mostly too much time out of the day.

Mentally I can do the killer commute for about two years before it really really sucks.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:39 AM
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72 miles each way. Takes me about an hour in the morning, hour and 15 in the afternoon.

I'd move, but my mortgage is only $600 a month and my kids are in a fantastic school district.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:39 AM
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Depending on the traffic lights my drive is 6-8 minutes. I couldn't do the hour plus some of you do.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:40 AM
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12 steps to my office.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:46 AM
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I've been spoiled. Never been more than 15 minutes away. Current commute is 3 miles. Wife drives 15 miles to Tampa that can take anywhere from 25 minutes to 1 hour plus. Its not necessarily the time in the car its the stress of the drive - easy highway or bumper to bumper.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:48 AM
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About 17miles one way in about 25 minutes. 1/3 back roads and 2/3 highyway miles
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:54 AM
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1 hour 20 minutes each way with a 20 minute commute by boat 4 days a week. I work on a private island east end of long island ny
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:55 AM
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27.2 miles. Takes about 50 minutes in the morning and about an hour at night. I drive through Dallas at the worst times so really not bad as far as time goes. I took a promotion about 1.5 years ago. I used to live 5 miles from work for 17 years. Took a bit to get use to commuting.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:57 AM
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It is 1.4 miles by car, 24 miles by railroad, 2.2 miles by subway and a 1 block walk - 1 hr and 5 minutes if all the connections work and there are no mass transit delays.
In the NYC area, commutes under an hour each way are extremely rare unless you live in Manhattan, and 90-120 minute commutes are not uncommon at all.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:57 AM
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I'm retired now but I was driving from Key Largo to Port Everglades every day. That's 90 MILES EACH WAY!
You really have to love where you live to commute that far.
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6 miles
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Originally Posted by gc28 View Post
1 hour 20 minutes each way with a 20 minute commute by boat 4 days a week. I work on a private island east end of long island ny
When are they ever gonna close that place down? It's been in and out of the news for yrs now.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:59 AM
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I did a 40 mile one way commute for one job I had. It wasn't bad. All highway so commute time wasn't any worse than jobs I had that were half the distance with lower speed limits and more stops. Only draw back is that you rack up miles on the car fast. I left the job, but not due to the commute.

That would probably be about the max for me.

My commute now is only 4 miles and I can't stand my job. I'd take a longer commute for a job I liked in a heartbeat.
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Forgot the distance but half an hour commute either way.
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For 11 years commuted 40 miles one way from Braintree to Pawtucket RI. not a bad highway commute going the opposite way of traffic, the anxiety of getting stuck in winter snow storms trying to get too and from work was a killer for me, one of the reasons I decided to retire!
Sitting is the new smoking, if your commute is longer than 1/2 hour it's not good for your health.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
I’m considering taking a new position with neighboring agency. I’m used to working in town where I live so I’ve been spoiled. The door to door distance is about 40 miles, 50 minutes each way.

How far is too far to be realistic? We might end up relocating if I take the job but we may stay put too.

whats your experience?
40 miles in 50 minutes, assuming that is the total time from leaving the driveway until arriving at the work parking space means not a lot of traffic, traffic lights, local traffic etc. My wife has 23 or 24 miles on the road, and 50 minutes from driveway to until the work parking space is a good day, and those don't happen regularly.
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