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Old 10-09-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I am relocating to Atlanta from out of state. Our apartment will be near Vinings and my job will be in Duluth. I was thinking of taking 285 to 85 to get to work but was told 285 between 75 and 85 is a mess for commuting daily. What are some other good routes to get around traffic from Vinings to Duluth?
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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I am relocating to Atlanta from out of state. Our apartment will be near Vinings and my job will be in Duluth. I was thinking of taking 285 to 85 to get to work but was told 285 between 75 and 85 is a mess for commuting daily. What are some other good routes to get around traffic from Vinings to Duluth?
That's the only way honestly...you have to get on 285 or 75...can you pick somewhere close to Duluth? You'll be in a lot of traffic! I'm assuming you work normal hours
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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What are your hours?


Look at NaviGAtor traffic map at 5pm
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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Why would you pick an apartment across town from your job? Does your significant other work in Vinings or something? If not, go live closer to Duluth. If so, live in the middle around Perimeter.

If you are set on living there, 285 is your only option. Once you get past 400 it really isn't that bad but you are looking at 45 minutes to 1 hour each way every day.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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What are your hours?


Look at NaviGAtor traffic map at 5pm
AND don't forget about the morning 'sunshine slowdown' .
Agreed with those who want to know the hours of travel and the compelling reason for living in Vinings but working in Duluth. Yikes!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:52 PM
 
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Hours are 8am to 5pm. Living in Vinings because the apartment there is paid for as part of my relocation package.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:10 AM
 
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A company employing you in Duluth paid for an apartment in Vinings as part of a relocation package? If I were you, I'd ask them for a more reasonable solution. There are plenty of apartments in and around Duluth that would be comparable or better than those in Vinings for a comparable or cheaper price.

With all of these people asking you questions and suggesting alternatives, you may be asking yourself, "is the commute really THAT bad?" The answer is yes, yes it is.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Expecting you to live in Vinings and commute to Duluth is HIGHLY unreasonable (though I've known employers to demand worse things). I'd highly recommend you renegotiate the terms of that relo package. HIGHLY!! N
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:39 AM
 
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If they recommended that location they either want you to quit or they are dumb. Nobody In their right mind would neverrrrrrr recommend that commute lol
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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In that case 285 is your only option. It isn't the worst commute in Metro Atlanta, once you get past 400 the ride should be smooth up to Duluth, but leaving work at 5 you are going to hate going home.
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