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Old 05-16-2007, 04:50 PM
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Hi, I am moving to Scottsdale this month and will be working in Sun City. I have heard the commute will be horrendous. I will be on the 101 for about 25 miles. What time in the morning does traffic become heavy? Any input or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:27 PM
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Why don't you live in Peoria or Surprise where it's closer and more affordable, both in gas and housing. Opposite commute takes approx 1 hour each way in rush hour. Without traffic, 30 minutes going real fast on the freeway.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:12 AM
Location: Austin TX
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That is one of the more horrendous commutes in Phoenix that I can think of. It can be even more horrendous depending upon where in Scottsdale you're moving to. If you'll be close to the northernmost end of 101 Loop, it will be better than if you're in south Scottsdale and having to travel 180 degrees around the loop to get to Sun City.

Then you've got Bell Road to deal with from 101 to Sun City which is hugely stop and go and very busy.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:37 AM
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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You might want to look for housing in Surprise. There are some great buys right now and plenty of rentals on the market.
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:27 AM
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Depending on where you are in Scottsdale I really think the 101 portion of your trip could be somewhat do-able.

But I'm with gigi... once you get off the 101 it can be really ugly trying to get over to Sun City, again I guess it depends on how far west you're heading.

I took Bell Road from the 101 over to Grand Ave just the other day. It's less than a 10 mile drive and it took me 45+ minutes. Coming back may have been a tad quicker, but not much. That was mid-day.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:36 PM
Location: Surprise, Az
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If you go over 75 in certain areas of the 101 the Speed Cameras will get you. You will get a nice ticket in the mail. Ask the Cards QB Matt Leinart.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:45 PM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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As far as rush hour times...

Usually starts getting heavy at around 7:00 in the morning and last until about 9:00-9:30 then in the afternoon it's usually from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
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