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Old 08-06-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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I am moving to the Denver Colorado area and need to know the real scoop on rush hour traffic. I'd like to live in the western part of the Denver area (like Arvada or Lakewood), but my husband's job is in the south Highlands Ranch/Englewood area. Would his commute be horrible or doable? I'd like to see him once in a while.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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You're looking at a LONG & often unpredictable commute. Why not look at Highlands Ranch, Littleton (both the actual town of Littleton as well as unincorporated Jefferson County-- basically the SW metro area), and Centennial? What does Arvada & Lakewood offer that these parts don't?
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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The commute you describe would be horrible.

The only commute that would allow you to live on the west side of town and commute to (what sounds like) the DTC/Meridian/Inverness area would be living somewhere near C-470 or possibly Hampden/285.

Time of day also plays into the length of the commute. I commute from Ken Caryl to DTC (23 miles) using C-470 at 6:30 am, and it takes me 27-33 min. The same commute at 7 am takes 45 min.

My parents live in southern Lakewood close to 285, and the commute from Wadsworth and Hampden to the DTC (12 miles)at the same time and it takes 30-35 min. Driving down to Inverness/Meridian takes about 35-40 min.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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The commute you describe would be horrible.

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Time of day also plays into the length of the commute. I commute from Ken Caryl to DTC (23 miles) using C-470 at 6:30 am, and it takes me 27-33 min. The same commute at 7 am takes 45 min.

My parents live in southern Lakewood close to 285, and the commute from Wadsworth and Hampden to the DTC (12 miles)at the same time and it takes 30-35 min. Driving down to Inverness/Meridian takes about 35-40 min.
45 minutes is horrible?
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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45 minutes is horrible?
For Denver, yes.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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45 minutes is horrible?
For me, it would be. After a decade of wasting an hour and a half of my day (45 min. each way) driving to work in California, I've had it! Currently I'm 7 mi. from my job in downtown Denver, and that can take 30 min. each way, which I still feel is too long. But I can work from home 2 days a week, so that makes up for it. I now consider time in my car to be a waste of my life. 45 min. each way adds up to about 30 hours a month in your car!!
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