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Old 05-21-2009, 08:29 AM
 
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I am moving from Nebraska to Austin. My job is by the intersection of 1st street and 290. We are considering buying a house in Circle C , Oak Hills, or go as far as Belterra. Since my work schedule is going to be 8-5, I am concerned about the travel time at peak hours. I understand the traffic is very slow by the Y as well as 290. How slow is it?
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I live in Oak Hill & I use to work @ the intersection of 35 & 71/281. It took me about 30 min from walking out my front door to getting to my desk & logging into my computer.... about a 15 min drive.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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Belterra is a longer commute than Circle C or Oak Hill. Circle C usually takes about 20-25 minutes with traffic, 15 minutes without. The Y at Oak Hill is horrible, one day I drove down 1826 to 290 in the morning and it took me 20 minutes just to go 2 miles, yuck! Dripping Springs will eventually be better once the tollway goes in.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Southwest Austin
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There was a long thread on that commute recently, with varying opinions.
I would budget 45 minutes from Belterra, and most days you'd get there faster than that.
Steve
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Dripping Springs , TX
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From Belterra you can always go down Nutty Brown to 1826, and come up through Circle C via 45 and MoPac. Obviously this means that the commute from Belterra is longer, but only by the 5 - 10 minutes it takes to get to Circle C.

Compare that commute time difference to advantages or disadvantages of living in one place or the other.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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Even with that detour it still will take 35-40 minutes.
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