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Old 08-27-2008, 07:01 PM
 
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Default reasonable to commute from Tuscaloosa to Columbus, MS?

There's a good chance that my husband will take a job in Columbus, MS. I am not satisfied with the reports on the schools there, nor in Starkville. Being a UA grad, I am interested in the possibility of living in Tuscaloosa...I'm only assuming there would be better schools, cultural options, shopping, things for children, etc. Does anyone have any input on the drive between T-town and Columbus?
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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There's a good chance that my husband will take a job in Columbus, MS. I am not satisfied with the reports on the schools there, nor in Starkville. Being a UA grad, I am interested in the possibility of living in Tuscaloosa...I'm only assuming there would be better schools, cultural options, shopping, things for children, etc. Does anyone have any input on the drive between T-town and Columbus?
Even if you live in Northport, it's still about 55 miles to Columbus. Mostly 4-lane, but there is a 10 mile stretch of 2 lane that goes through two speed trap towns (Gordo and Reform). So, depending on where in Columbus your husband works, it would be over an hour each way. Would it be worth it? Maybe. Tuscaloosa is much better situated for shopping & activities. I don't know anything about their schools, though.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Sixty miles and 75 minutes according to Google Maps. That is a very long way even if it is a perfect drive. An 8-5 job means leaving at 6:45 and getting home at 6:15. If you lived 15 minutes away that is two extra hours of driving per day. Don't look at it as 2/24ths of a day, look at it as about 2/3 of your disposable daily time assuming we all have three hours of time for whatever.

No way.
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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Sixty miles and 75 minutes according to Google Maps. That is a very long way even if it is a perfect drive. An 8-5 job means leaving at 6:45 and getting home at 6:15. If you lived 15 minutes away that is two extra hours of driving per day. Don't look at it as 2/24ths of a day, look at it as about 2/3 of your disposable daily time assuming we all have three hours of time for whatever.

No way.
It depends. I guess you've never lived in Columbus, MS.

If I had it to do over again, I would have lived in Tuscaloosa or even Tupelo and commuted every day.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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That would be a heck of a long commute.
Perhaps it would be possible (though admittedly a bit expensive)
to have a small place in both areas, so that you could live near the job in Mississippi during the week, then spend weekends in Tuscaloosa ?
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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You should consider looking at the Gordo area. It's about halfway between the two and the school is good. Only 20 t0 25 miles from T-town, maybe 30 to columbus.
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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I definitely would not live in Columbus or Starkeville. But if I HAD to choose, it would be Starkeville. I grew up close to Columbus and it used to be and up and coming community, but it just started reverting 10 or 15 years ago and just keeps going backward. The town has very little to offer. Depending on where (in Columbus) your husband will be working, I woukld look at all the surrounding cities before considering a move to Colimbus.
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