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Old 09-18-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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Ok, I searched and never found a definitive thread on this subject and thought it would be useful for people moving to the area to understand more about commuting in the Charelston area. I see a lot of people in other threads stating "It takes 25 minutes to get downtown from Summerville." But what does that mean? Regular hours or rush hour? So here are the rules:

1) Post where you are commuting from and where you commute to.
2) Post the time it normally takes you to commute to and from (if significantly different) work DURING RUSH HOUR TIMES.

Thanks everyone, I'm looking forward to moving to the area soon.
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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My husband had an apartment in the Farmington apartments in Summerville. They are located right behind the Walmart/Lowe's and near the Home Depot at the 199 exit.. It was 5 minutes to I26. On Sunday morning it would take him 32 minutes to get right downtown. During the week he would leave his apartment at 7:45 pm and it would take anywhere from 45 minutes to and hour and 45 minutes to get to work. We were all set to move to Summerville until he spent a month or two doing that commute. Most decent places to live in Summerville are not five minutes from the highway. So add that to your commute time.

Summerville is a wonderful location. It has all the conveniences of a bedroom community. But it's 30 minutes to the beach, downtown, etc. It depends on what you are looking for. I want to hop in the car and go for a walk on the beach after dinner. Can't do that in Summerville without spending almost an hour total int he car (there and back).

Access to the downtown is limited so when I-26 clogs up -- you are done. All it takes is one accident.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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Summerville (Knightsville area) to Huger Leave about 6:30am arrive between 7:15am and 7:30am via the Interstate....

Coming home I take 402 to 17A through Moncks Corner to avoid the Interstate traffic and it is a solid 70 minute drive.....
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Charleston Park off Dorchester to leeds Ave straight down dorchester leave at 7am ,40 friggin minutes.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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Great everyone, keep them coming! I already have found the info. very useful, I'm sure others will also.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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C'mon, no one else commutes? It's easy, here copy and paste this and fill in the blanks:

I live in ______:
I commute to______:
My commute time is_____:



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Old 09-21-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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I live in Goose Creek & commute to downtown (20 miles). Takes me 45 min on a good day. If there is a wreck on I-26 you can add another 45 min to it.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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Mt. Pleasant
Downtown
15mins drive plus 5mins park and walk to my office everyday.
I hate driving.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I live in the Cane Bay area of Summerville and it takes me 45 minutes to get downtown doing the speed limit with no traffic. Like above posters have said, it only takes one accident. I haven't ever tried going to Charleston during rush hour.

Anyways I think it depends where you live in Summerville and where you are going to in Charleston.When I lived in Oakbrook it took me 30 minutes to get to W.Ashley with no rush hour traffic. Leave home at 7am, and it was a 45 minute to an hour commute.

Side rant-
If you are going slow, MOVE OVER!!!!!! You know you are officially in SC when the fast lane and slow lane drivers are doing the same slow speed. Grrrr!
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:06 AM
 
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Thanks everyone! Carolina girl, I agree with you about slow drivers. Honestly, it seems everywhere I live, this is a problem.
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