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Old 02-14-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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Hi All! We're considering moving back inland to enjoy some New England land (we're on the water now). Has anyone commuted from the Northeast Corner (the "quiet corner") of CT to Boston. One of us would be doing it and it maps at just over an hour, mostly on the Mass pike. Thanks in advance for any experiences/insights!
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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That's over 60 miles - that's terrible without traffic. And Boston has some extremely bad traffic.

You should look into southern New Hampshire or the far western portion of the metro area.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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It's a long drive but mapping it out and thinking it looks OK, I am guessing you are fine with long commutes. I used to do a 40 mi/each way commute, so I get it. A friend of mine did the drive for a year. Not to Boston proper, but he was *just* inside 128, and lived not too far from the last exit in CT off of 395. He was able to work a 4 day week in the office and was able to flex his hours a bit where he was on the road early, beating a good chunk of the a.m./p.m. rush. His issue was if there was one incident- weather, car accident, what have you- your commute just went from pretty long to RIDICULOUS.

I would find it more palatable if you didn't have to work a traditional M-F 8-5 type thing. However, only you can judge what you find acceptable.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. We left the inner burbs (Conord) and have found that there's a reason it's so expensive there! Anything other than means hellish traffic.
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