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Old 09-11-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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No it doesn't. Northwest Highway....
I've driven EB Northwest Highway at rush hour...still calling BS.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I've driven EB Northwest Highway at rush hour...still calling BS.
It all depends on what parts we are talking about as well. I'm used to the area around Lake Carolyn.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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It all depends on what parts we are talking about as well. I'm used to the area around Lake Carolyn.
I was between 75 and Garland, took forever.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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UNT is bad news from just about everywhere.

Live in Lakewood.

Let your daughter commute. Make sure she schedules her classes outside of the rush hours.

Have her transfer to UTA or UTD after a semester or two.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:19 PM
 
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No it doesn't. Northwest Highway....
Clearly, you've never tried taking Northwest Hwy between Midway and Preston during rush hour. It's not a good option.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:05 PM
 
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Get on Royal if NW Highway is bad... however, if there's not a wreck or a lane closed off (or a couple of buses) it's not that terrible. It does move and there are a few ways around things. I'm much rather be on that then trapped on a freeway or tollway.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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Thank you for the information! If we live in Plano would we want to live near the 75 or the Dallas tollway for the commute to Lakewood? Any other suggestions for commuting using side streets or back roads.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Thank you for the information! If we live in Plano would we want to live near the 75 or the Dallas tollway for the commute to Lakewood? Any other suggestions for commuting using side streets or back roads.
You would want to live on the 75 side of Plano to commute to Lakewood; just be forewarned that 75 is awful. There are a ton of 18-wheelers and it drives a lot slower than the tollroads do. There are pretty much no alternate routes. You can take Hillcrest or Greenville (run parallel to 75) but it will increase the commute by 1.5X...only an option when there is a bad wreck.

I just pulled google traffic at 7:30pm on a Wed night (far past rush hour). Lakewood Village to Parker Road & 75 (in the direction of traffic) is 36 minutes right now. It will easily be about 50 minutes in rush hour. It's also showing about 40 minutes to UNT; I'd add another 20+ minutes during rush hour and allow 45 min in off-peak hours.

I would REALLY suggest living as close to work as you can - whether it's Lakewood, Lake Highlands, or east of White Rock Lake where housing is less expensive. It's a absolutely gorgeous part of Dallas! Your daughter should live on campus, especially if she's a transfer student (which it sound like she is) if she ever wants to make any friends in her new city/ college.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I would REALLY suggest living as close to work as you can - whether it's Lakewood, Lake Highlands, or east of White Rock Lake where housing is less expensive. It's a absolutely gorgeous part of Dallas! Your daughter should live on campus, especially if she's a transfer student (which it sound like she is) if she ever wants to make any friends in her new city/ college.
I complete agree with both points here. Your daughter will get a lot more out of her college experience by living on campus, and the expense of the dorms will likely be cheaper than the gas and wear and tear on her from making that awful commute. Honestly, I look back on my college years, and the friends I still keep in touch with were the people I hung out with when we all lived in the dorms together!
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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What would the George Bush tollway commute be like? If we lived south of it in Carrollton or another city? I have read on other sites this tollway is quicker. My daughter has health issues and I would like her to live at home.
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