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Old 06-17-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: DFW, TX
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You don't have to take 78 from Wylie to get downtown. You can take any number of roads(544, Renner, Campbell, etc) to get to either 75 or 190 (George Bush) to head downtown as well.

That's the beauty of the Dallas area, there are a million ways of getting anywhere.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:14 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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But it will still take you a good hour or more to get to downtown from Wylie in rush hour traffic. There are no major highways going to/from that would help in that regards.

Last week I left my house in Northeast Garland right at 11:20 am and jumped right on 190, hit 75/Central south (traffic right now w/ the road construction), took Woodall Rodgers in downtown around to I-35 south and got off at Inwood. It took me right at 35 minutes and I was not going slow either when I was not stuck in traffic . I only had two red lights total to deal with too so no lights getting thru town to get to the highway.
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:32 PM
 
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Dallas can have bad traffic snarls, but nowhere nearly as bad as LA or Chicago. I think Dallas is much better than Houston or Austin because there are more ways to leave the city. And that should improve to the northwest corridor (Coppell/Carrollton/Lewisville) once DART has the train up and running. If I worked downtown I would find a way to ride the train. The key is to know when the "breaks" are in traffic. For example, if you are heading north to Denton from Dallas on i35, you pretty much need to be on the road by 4:30 at the latest or you end up within what I like to call the Corinth Traffic Vortex north of Lake Lewisville. The best option is to find a way to work from home. My husband's commute is five minutes if he stops to get a cup of coffee from the back of the house to the front of the house. More businesses are using this and it's worth asking about.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:02 PM
 
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I live in Lakewood and within 10 minutes of any place worth going - I never get on a freeway. And I can walk a lot of places. I buy gasoline once or twice per month.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Frisco, Tx
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Wylie on a weekend day will take 30-35 minutes to get downtown, at rush hour it can be an hour and a half or more on bad days. When choosing Garland, be very careful where you go, Garland does have plenty of bad neighborhoods. I would stay north of beltline at the very least or west of North Garland Road.(yes I know South Garland has some nice areas too, but they are hard to define to out of towners)
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