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Old 12-18-2014, 01:30 PM
 
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Use the Waze app. Other than that, good luck.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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Or...a house in Metro Atlanta...
Wife is keeping her job, and we're splitting the distance.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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575 gets a lot of traffic too. It can be worse than 75 north of 575. Only way I'd be ok with that distance is if there were no way to get stuck in a lot of traffic. My old 30 mile commute would easily take over an hour in the afternoon and that's staying in the middle of Gwinnett.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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You are going to regret it. Be prepared to spend three or four hours a day in traffic. If you are adamant on living up that way, get a job somewhere like Kennesaw or Marietta.
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Old 12-18-2014, 05:21 PM
 
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I commute from Acworth to the windy hill exit off 75, right before the 285 split. I get to work by 7 to avoid a lot of traffic, but 285 is generally worse than 75 that time of day. I would go even further and recommend getting to work by 630. Get you morning routine down to like 15min, have breakfast in the car.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:55 AM
 
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I really appreciate the advice guys, but here's my current situation. The job in sandy springs is offering to double my pay from my current position. Normally, money doesn't matter that much to me, but my current job is likely to be gone within a year or so. There's no opportunities in my career field in my general area, and there's literally hundreds of jobs in the sandy springs/alpharetta area.

So, my plan, right now, is to deal with the commute for 6 months until school is out for the year, and move my family to around the ball ground area, and drive through alpharetta to reach sandy springs just to avoid the interstates. I'm one to wake up early anyway, but getting up at 5 just to leave at 5:30 is hard, even for me. My commute will be 180 miles round trip, every day, for an hour and a half, hopefully.

I don't like the situation, but it's the best I've got so far.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: O4W
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What are your hours?
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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8-5 for at least the first 3 months for training, I think I have the option of choosing a much later start time, like 12-9 afterwards. I'd personally prefer something like 6-3, but I doubt it's available.

I was watching the traffic today, and it wasn't bad. I'm assuming it was because of all the holidays, and doesn't represent how the north perimeter usually is.

Also, just for fun sake. What causes the backups right there? I see there's a GDOT project supposedly starting in 2016 on 400, that lasts for nearly 4 years. Think that will help matters? I know it will certainly make it worse while it's going on.
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Old 12-19-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: O4W
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Today or the next 2 weeks don't count. Check back on Jan 5th to see how traffic is lol.

Most of the jobs here in that area are In Alpharetta, Perimeter and Buckhead.. All of the traffic that you will experience are people going to work in those areas.

Your afternoon drive is screwed if you get in 285. Try taking those back roads like Johnson Ferry Rd to Roswell Rd to Piedmont Rd/etc to save some time. Hell that might even work in the morning if you reverse it around.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Marietta, Georgia
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I was going to recommend getting off at exit 258 and taking Akers Mill rd/Powers Ferry rd to Mt. Vernon and then all back roads to avoid i75/285, but you'll be hitting stop lights galore. You can avoid 285, but your commute won't be any faster if that's your main concern.
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