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Old 04-01-2013, 10:04 PM
 
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What is the real travel time from FM to Akard @ 7am and 5:30pm?
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:57 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Depends on your starting point in FM whether it's north or south FM. Figure a good 40-50 minutes depending on traffic.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Prosper
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I would put it closer to an hour at 7am, even longer at 5:30pm. Plano to Akard used to take me 45-50min just from there in the morning.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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I would say an hour in the mornings, longer in the evenings. We live just east of Akard street and have friends in FlowerMound. Even at an "off" time, the drive is 35-40 minutes.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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Co-worker takes 45-60 min during a normal day. If you can do conference calls on the way in, the time flies by. Give yourself an hour to get home. If you aren't trying to make 6pm baseball practice for a kid, and can, once again, be on the phone/listen to book on tape, it's not a "horrible" commute.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Co-worker takes 45-60 min during a normal day. If you can do conference calls on the way in, the time flies by. Give yourself an hour to get home. If you aren't trying to make 6pm baseball practice for a kid, and can, once again, be on the phone/listen to book on tape, it's not a "horrible" commute.
Being on a conference call is a recipe for disaster. You have to concentrate on the call. Do all if us a favor and drive only.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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Thanks all - it seems Dallas is like Atlanta, LA, etc.
It would be as far south in FM as possible
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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The problem with Flower Mound is the lack of roads leading in/out of the town, especially in the north/south direction. There really are only two: 2499 and the single-lane road over the Lake Grapevine Dam. Needless to say, 2499 is absolutely packed at peak hours! FM is also not geographically close to downtown Dallas, and there is no option for public transit or rail.

Have you considered Coppell? It has much better access to freeways, and also has excellent schools.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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I have looked at coppell. Seems way more type A
But is closer and the dart comes into play too.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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I have looked at coppell. Seems way more type A
Actually, there really isn't much difference between the two besides lot size, taxes, and price of homes. I'd say no difference people-wise at all. Really.
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