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Old 10-31-2017, 07:50 AM
 
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I知 here again, thought we had this down. Hubby would like us to also consider Gwinnett County lawrenceville or snellville.
Originally pinned down Fayette County. Now work is off 285 exit 5; will commute from Lawrenceville or snellville be do able?
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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It's not going to be fun. There are worse commutes that people in Atlanta trudge through daily. You are talking about a ~50 mile commute through some very congested areas. That's probably around an hour of driving if you are going the speed limit the entire time, which will almost never be the case. You'd need a lot of patience and a hybrid to make that your daily grind.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:14 AM
 
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285 Exit 5 is Langford Parkway, way over by Greenbriar Mall in SW Atlanta or East Point. No way in you know where would I do that commute on a daily basis. Fayetteville would be SO SO much better if your job is @ this location.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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I sure wouldn't want that commute on a daily basis. Why not locate somewhere closer?
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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I知 here again, thought we had this down. Hubby would like us to also consider Gwinnett County lawrenceville or snellville.
Originally pinned down Fayette County. Now work is off 285 exit 5; will commute from Lawrenceville or snellville be do able?
It really would not make much sense. I would find something closer to work (or find a job in Gwinnett).
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Old 10-31-2017, 01:34 PM
 
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I知 here again, thought we had this down. Hubby would like us to also consider Gwinnett County lawrenceville or snellville.
Originally pinned down Fayette County. Now work is off 285 exit 5; will commute from Lawrenceville or snellville be do able?
A commute from the Lawrenceville area to Exit 5 off of the Southwest Wall of the I-285 Perimeter (near Greenbriar Mall) probably would not be the most highly recommended if one is coming from the north side of the Lawrenceville area that would using I-85.

The toughest part of a daily commute from the Lawrenceville or Snellville areas of Gwinnett to the Greenbriar Mall area would be getting to I-285.

A commute between the Lawrenceville area and the Greenbriar Mall would be maybe slightly less painful (but still very challenging on many days) if one is commuting from the south side of the Lawrenceville area and can use US Highway 29 (Lawrenceville Highway) to get to I-285 where one would be able to go around the east and south sides of the Perimeter to get to Exit 5 on the Southwest Wall of the I-285 Perimeter.

Overall a Lawrenceville-to-Greenbriar Mall area one-way commute would range from between 1 hour (on the rare days with no traffic) to upwards of 1 hour, 50 minutes and/or more on not-so-good days during rush hour.

A Snellville-to-Greenbriar area one-way commute would be even less painful, ranging from between 60-90 minutes and/or more during rush hour by way of US Highway 78 to the east and south sides of the I-285 Perimeter.

Lawrenceville or Snellville to Greenbriar would not be the absolute worst commutes that a large major metro area like Atlanta could offer.

But Lawrenceville or Snellville to Greenbriar also would not the comparatively much shorter commutes that other areas closer to the Greenbriar area like Fayette County, Coweta County, Douglas County and Southern Cobb County would offer.

... Which, quality areas that are closer and provide much shorter commutes to (and from) I-285 Exit 5/Greenbriar Mall like Fayette County, Coweta County, Douglas County and Southern Cobb County are areas that you should look in first before committing to longer rush hour commutes from (and to) Gwinnett County.
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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Thank you all for your reply and advise.
Going back to the original Fayette County plan.
You all are awesome.
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Old 10-31-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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I agree with the others.

If you want to expand your search also consider Newnan and western Cobb County. Cobb County is a large suburban county in the way Gwinnett Co. is.

I'm from Gwinnett right where the Stone Mountain Freeway starts and I can get to that area in about 50 minutes without traffic and about 1 hour - 1:10 with traffic. I do this all the time as I park nearby for long-term off-site airport parking.

Your drive from Lawrenceville to Snelleville to the same area will add 10-30 minutes on top of my drive depending where you located. So that commute would be anywhere from 1:10 to 1:40 in traffic.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:30 PM
 
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I知 here again, thought we had this down. Hubby would like us to also consider Gwinnett County lawrenceville or snellville.
Originally pinned down Fayette County. Now work is off 285 exit 5; will commute from Lawrenceville or snellville be do able?
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I agree with the others.

If you want to expand your search also consider Newnan and western Cobb County. Cobb County is a large suburban county in the way Gwinnett Co. is.

I'm from Gwinnett right where the Stone Mountain Freeway starts and I can get to that area in about 50 minutes without traffic and about 1 hour - 1:10 with traffic. I do this all the time as I park nearby for long-term off-site airport parking.

Your drive from Lawrenceville to Snelleville to the same area will add 10-30 minutes on top of my drive depending where you located. So that commute would be anywhere from 1:10 to 1:40 in traffic.

This.

If work is off of I-285, Exit 5, consider the following areas (that are similar to Fayette County, Lawrenceville, and Snellville):

1. Fayette County
2. Coweta County
3. Douglas County
4. Southern Cobb County
5. Southern Paulding County
6. Western Cobb County
7. Villa Rica Area of Carroll County
8. Whitesburg Area of Carroll County



I hope this helps. Good Luck.
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:45 AM
 
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I agree with the others.

If you want to expand your search also consider Newnan and western Cobb County. Cobb County is a large suburban county in the way Gwinnett Co. is.

I'm from Gwinnett right where the Stone Mountain Freeway starts and I can get to that area in about 50 minutes without traffic and about 1 hour - 1:10 with traffic. I do this all the time as I park nearby for long-term off-site airport parking.

Your drive from Lawrenceville to Snelleville to the same area will add 10-30 minutes on top of my drive depending where you located. So that commute would be anywhere from 1:10 to 1:40 in traffic.
Yes we are looking at Newnan also. They seem to have more housing compared with PTC
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