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Old 01-21-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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I work 8:30 - 5:00 in downtown Atlanta, and I'm considering purchasing a home in the Camp Creek area (One of the Ryland, Pulte, or McCar homes). We're currently renting a very small apartment about a mile from my job, but we really need a house, and a mortgage isn't much more than our current rent. However, I don't want to drive more than 30 minutes to and from work. Anybody got any estimates about the general morning and afternoon commute times between Camp Creek and Georgia State?
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:38 PM
 
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...well, you can save yourself parking by hopping on a train over by East Point...

....if you're driving from Camp Creek to I-85 North I wouldn't expect much traffic until the merge with I-75 and then you'll only have a few exits...

...it just depends how far off of Camp Creek you are?

...If you're near 285, up to I-20 might be a better option.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Billerica, MA
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The Camp Creek commute would be more than 30 minutes into downtown Atlanta simply because of the connector, which gets backed up all the time. Of course, if you leave earlier, then you'll avoid that. Plus, coming home - the connector southbound is horrendous. Oftentimes, 30-45 minutes just to get from Brookwood to Langford Parkway at the height of commuting. I agree with the previous poster - take your car to the College Park or East Point MARTA station and take the train northward from there. Trains on that part of the route leave every 5 minutes during peak times and every 8-10 minutes on off-peak hours.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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i disagree, I've done that commute several times and it's more like 20 minutes. South Fulton is an up and coming area that is very close to the city that is upscale and still affordable. Houses are moving fast!
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:49 PM
 
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It really depends. I used to drop my son off in Ben Hill with a friend (just off of Langford, one exit north of Camp Creek) and it would take about 30 minutes to get from there to my job in midtown. If you take I-285 to I-20 and exit BEFORE you hit the connector and use side roads, it's really not that bad. I hardly ever ran into any traffic that way.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice, everybody. I would love to take MARTA, as it stops about a block from my office, but I regularly have to drive to other offices during the day. I know that it's quite an easy commute in off hours, but I've never driven it during rush hours. I may actually get up early one morning to drive down there and back, so I can check out the rush.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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Your best route to be to take 285 North to 20 East and get off at the Spring Street or Whitehall Road Exit before the connector and take the streets into downtown. It shouldn't take more than 25-30 minutes. Interstate 20 inside of the perimeter is a breeze coming form the Westside of town (Inside of 285) in the mornings compared to other areas in the city.

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Old 01-23-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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Sweet. That sounds great. One of the reasons we started looking in that section of town (aside from price) is that there are so many ways to get to downtown from there. Anybody else got any secret routes?
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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Sweet. That sounds great. One of the reasons we started looking in that section of town (aside from price) is that there are so many ways to get to downtown from there. Anybody else got any secret routes?
Also depending from where your located at near Camp Creek you can take Fulton Industrial to I-20 East into downtown instead of 285 to 20. You could also take Langford Parkway aka Route 166 from either the connector(75/85 south of downtown) or from 285 past the Cascade Road exit. It really depends on what park of Camp Creek you will be residing in. I own rental property in the area and I take all threee routes depending on the time and how I'm feeling .
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