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Old 09-11-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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Hello. Hoping to hear from residents how long rush hour commute times would be to just north of Love field (Northwest Hwy and Lemmon) from the following cities: Southlake (roughly between white chapel and carroll ave north of 114), Flower Mound (southern/eastern parts, like a subdivision off Wichita Trail), Lakewood, and West Plano (DNT and Parker). I've reviewed google maps to get the estimates, but was hoping to get the real scoop from folks on the ground that make that commute in rush hour.

Google estimates without traffic
Lakewood - ~20 min
W Plano - ~20 min
Southlake - ~30 min
Flower Mound - ~35 min

Thanks!
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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I have done the route from Lakewood to NW Hwy/Lemmon, and the way I go (avoiding major highways) it takes me about 30 minutes.

I have also done Southlake to Lakewood, and that was 50 minutes with no rush hour traffic, so it would easily be an hour or more for commute times.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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I agree with robmab - Lakewood to NW Hwy/Lemmon is about 30 minutes.

We live in Lakewood and go see friends in Flower Mound. It takes atleast 45 minutes without traffic. I don't think you could get from Flower Mound to Love field area in anything less, especially during rush hour times.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Until the southbound access on 2499 is improved in 2017, getting in and out of FloMo will continue to be awful. This was removed from the DFW Connector, then added back in at the end of the project.

http://www.dfwconnector.com/pdfs/Med...nstruction.pdf
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Any reason you have not looked into the UP/HP area? That would make your commute incredibly easy and bearable.

Last edited by bencronin04; 09-12-2013 at 09:16 AM..
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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Depends on where you are in Lakewood - it's pretty big. The closer you are to Mockingbird, the closer your commute to Love. Takes about 20 minutes for me most trips.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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Flower Mound to Love Field--my dad has been doing this for 10 years (Wellington Area, right next to Wichita Trail). I just called him up and asked him just for you

He can do it in 25 minutes with no or low traffic (I believe him, I've gone with him a few times in the early morning/late evening), but during rush hour it can take 45 min-1 hour.

We know a surprising amount of people that commute from Flower Mound to Love that work at Southwest, but I agree there are closer places to live. Coppell cuts a good 10-15 min (more in rush hour) off the Flower Mound commute.

I bet West Plano isn't too bad, but I bet that is a Dallas North Tollway route. Consider the tolls. I don't know what the traffic is like on a daily basis, but I do know if there are any accidents, you are so screwed. You cant get off and there are no shoulders on most of the road.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Why are you looking in the burbs? Why not consider Dallas? Did you know there are parts of N.Dallas that are in Plano and/or Richardson school districts?
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Why are you looking in the burbs? Why not consider Dallas? Did you know there are parts of N.Dallas that are in Plano and/or Richardson school districts?
This.

I'd recommend looking in Richardson but the commute wouldn't be ideal from the 75/635 area. I used to work down near Love Field and the commute was awful. North Dallas along DNT is a much better option.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:45 AM
 
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Hello. Hoping to hear from residents how long rush hour commute times would be to just north of Love field (Northwest Hwy and Lemmon) from the following cities: Southlake (roughly between white chapel and carroll ave north of 114), Flower Mound (southern/eastern parts, like a subdivision off Wichita Trail), Lakewood, and West Plano (DNT and Parker). I've reviewed google maps to get the estimates, but was hoping to get the real scoop from folks on the ground that make that commute in rush hour.

Google estimates without traffic
Lakewood - ~20 min
W Plano - ~20 min
Southlake - ~30 min
Flower Mound - ~35 min

Thanks!

If you're open to Lakewood public schools, look in the WT White feeder pattern in North Dallas (75229, directly north of Love Field between approx Royal & 635). White and Woodrow have been long-regarded as the top neighborhood public schools in Dallas ISD. The commute would be a cinch- just a 5-10 min straight shot down Marsh, Midway, or Inwood.
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