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Old 10-16-2012, 12:29 PM
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Is it realistic to commute from Atlanta to Bowdon? Google maps says 1 hr 17 minutes. My boyfriend will work in Norcross so we would both have long commutes and would need to live in central Atlanta. I am exploring an opportunity in Bowdon, so not sure if I should pursue it any further..

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:40 PM
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Heh...I had to look up Bowdon, I'd never heard of it.

Google Maps says Bowdon is 63 miles west of Atlanta, almost to Alabama. I know someone who lives just over the Alabama line and drives to work in Atlanta every day, but I wouldn't do it. I'm not familiar with I-20 during rush hour, but I've gotten stuck in traffic there more than once due to random construction.

I used to have a 50-mile commute down 575/75, and during rush hour, that was 1.5-2 hours each way. If you can work off-hours it might be worth it, but otherwise you're setting yourself up for essentially an unpaid part-time job, in terms of a timesuck.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:58 PM
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If you live in the city and commute out to the suburbs your commute should be better traffic-wise. Of course that is just in general, day-to-day and your particular route may vary.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:18 PM
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Seeing how Bowdon is so far West, you'd want to live on the West side of Atlanta if at all possible. Your commute would be long mileage-wise, but probably not too bad traffic-wise, but starting off on the West side of town would make your boyfriend's commute to Norcross a little painful. If he works normal hours, his commute would be shorter mileage-wise, but potentially longer time/traffic-wise than yours.
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