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Old 08-06-2017, 08:45 PM
 
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Considering moving to the Atlanta area, and budget constraints seem to be limiting areas to Woodstock or Kennesaw. (under $200k sfh). Job is in Atlantic Station - what would commute time by car be? What time would I have to leave to have less than an hour drive? Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Use the Google Maps directions feature, and you can specify the time of day of departure down to the minute. It will tell you what's typical.

Probably at least 1 hour during rush. Unless you want to leave at 6am or something. But check out what Google Maps says.

Personally, I'd try to buy a small condo at Atlantic Station, and walk to work. Or a condo in Vinings, for a bearable commute. But I don't know your situation.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:46 AM
 
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Like primaltech stated, the rush hour commutes between those Northwest metro communities and Atlantic Station would likely be somewhere in the neighborhood of an hour (about between 45-60 minutes) on many days, longer on the worst days.

You probably would have to leave home well before 6:30am (preferably about 6am or so) to guarantee a commute shorter than an hour on most days.

The most challenging part of the commute would be between the I-575 and I-285 junctions on an I-75 route that sometimes can be prone to lengthy delays caused by freak rush hour accidents and incidents both during the morning and afternoon/evening rush hours.

Holiday and vacation rush periods (particularly around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break and even during weekends during the summers) can and will also add additional traffic onto an I-75 roadway that is a major route for long-distance vacation and holiday travel between the North Central Midwestern states and Florida.

The good news is that a couple of reversible toll lanes will be opening up next year in 2018 along Interstates 75 and 575 north of the I-75/I-285 Northwest/Cobb Cloverleaf interchange that will help make rush hour travel easier for motorists using those lanes.

The not-so-good news is that those reversible toll lanes on Interstates 75 and 575 will rise in cost during peak hours and will likely quickly grow to be exorbitantly expensive to use during morning and afternoon/evening rush hours.

Like primaltech recommended, I might strongly consider looking into other housing options before saddling myself with a commute that can be as unpredictable and as delay-prone as I-75 North sometimes can be between the I-285 Cobb Cloverleaf and I-575 junctions....That's particularly if you don't plan on paying the expensive rates that it likely will cost to use the I-75/I-575 reversible toll lanes during morning and afternoon/evening rush periods and/or if you don't plan on leaving for work before 6:30 am on a frequent basis.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Hello

I had the pleasure of visiting Woodstock over this past weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the city's unique charm. People were outside enjoying the beautiful weather, walking along the historic downtown lighted sidewalks, dining at outside tables of the unique little restaurants, shopping and just enjoying themselves. The town seemed to have everything that families could want or need, from national and local stores and eateries to libraries and parks. There's even access to Lake Allatoona from Olde Rope Mill Park.

But on to your question. Depending on your departure time, it appears that you can arrive at Atlantic Station in anywhere from an hour to just over an hour and one-half by taking the XPress Bus from His Hands Church Park and Ride.

Good luck.
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Old 08-07-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: usa
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If you don't have a family or need for a single family home, try living closer to work. Maybe some parts of Marietta or Smyrna if the suburbs are your thing, if not some condos in Atlantic Station are in your price range. That commute is going to be brutal. If there's an accidental or other delay, there aren't any good alternatives(Cobb Parkway is usually jammed as well)
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