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Old 09-20-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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There are some of us sitting here reading this trying to figure out what your problem is... lol. Jk. I make the drive from North Frisco to the West End around downtown Dallas to work. When school is out, I can leave the house around 6:45 and be there in about 35-40 minutes which is nothing to me. But then school started .... now it's taking me about an hour or so to get there, I think - I haven't checked. I really don't mind the driving as much as I mind the tolls. And there really are no good alternates from where I live that I can see. Oh well, I'm sure the Tollway will be a double-decker soon... and if not, I'm sure that extra lane going in each direction will solve everything...

I'm still looking around for a new house, but can't find anything that fits the price/requirements down south. That, and this is just a contract job, so in another few months to year or two, who knows if I'll still be working there (despite the fact I do like working there). I'm actually considering moving further away. Into Prosper. My first warning to people considering moving up there and working Downtown is to consider leaving before 6:30am if you can. Also, if you take the Tollway and are budget-conscious, be aware how much you're spending on tolls to get there and back.

Anywho, I feel your pain ... such is life in the Metroplex nowadays.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:29 PM
 
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Yup, Frisco, W Plano... you are stuck with toll roads, but seeing some of the McMansions around there I wonder why people don't factor that into their home buying purchase? All in all it's a drop in the bucket compared to the home itself.

DNT is definitely up there as a narrow, soul crushing commute, especially anywhere north of 635 you will certainly be in 20 mph category. To get past Frankford takes me a solid 20-30 minutes if I decide to take local roads. Preston, Ohio/Hilcrest, Coit... they all back up, trust me. The city must time these lights to try to push you back on the DNT. Sometimes I don't think the big house and yard is worth my time anymore if I can't even sit down and enjoy the darn home - all of my free time is stuck on concrete.

And I have noticed lately that there are people making the reverse commute. DNT and 75 gets clogged outbound south of 635! Dallas is seriously lacking in good infrastructure. Someone here mentioned Houston - I look back fondly on my Houston commute days since I-10 is a whopping 8 lanes each way, and counting all the feeders and HOV it's all in all 26 lanes (per wikipedia). Although I must say commuting in Houston is far worse, haha. At least that city is expanding roads left and right. Dallas, yeah right.
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