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Old 05-07-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Thumbs up Job in Burleson. Can I commute from Colleyville?

got a job offer in huguley hospital in Burleson. we have 3 kids(6th grade, 2nd grade, 1st grade). good school and safe neighborhood absolute must. can we live in colleyville and commute to Burleson? will the commute be within 30-40 minutes in peak hour?

if colleyville not a good choice, what options we have? Thanks in advance!!!

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Old 05-07-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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OMG. Sure you can make that long drive everyday, but you're going to spend a fortune on gas and waste a lot of time in your car.

Why Colleyville? There are areas of south Fort Worth that are in similar price ranges and have good schools, and would be a lot closer to the job. What is your price range?
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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Can you? Yes.

Will it be the most fun thing in the world? No.

30-40 minutes during peak rush hour? I'm inclined to say no.

Would I do it? No.

See the thread below referencing Alcon for ideas. Alcon is 4-5 miles north of Huguley, but you might get some ideas.

Looking for a good neighborhood reasonably close to Alcon
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Well, collet like us not an option then. Comparing kennedale vs. Mansfield which one will be better considering school and commute?
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Well, collet like us not an option then. Comparing kennedale vs. Mansfield which one will be better considering school and commute?
I'm always curious why people name the town they have a job offer in and then start asking about crazy commutes from far-off towns or questions regarding the surrounding towns to live in. The town where the job is located in never seems to come up as an acceptable town to live in and they don't even bother to ask about it.

So, let me ask you, what is wrong with Burleson? It is in the top 10 cities listed as the fastest growing cities in north Texas. It seems to me if you had a job offer at Huguley you would drive the few miles down 35 and look Burleson over.

As far as Mansfield is concerned, there are also nice areas there to live and the commute would be easy as well. Just take 20W to 35S or go the back way down 1187 and you'll come into Huguley's back door.

But to answer your orginial question about the commute from Colleyville to Burleson, yes it can be done. Would I do it? Hell no, you couldn't offer me enough money to make that trip twice a day, especially during peak hours.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Well, collet like us not an option then. Comparing kennedale vs. Mansfield which one will be better considering school and commute?
Kennedale
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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I'm always curious why people name the town they have a job offer in and then start asking about crazy commutes from far-off towns or questions regarding the surrounding towns to live in. The town where the job is located in never seems to come up as an acceptable town to live in and they don't even bother to ask about it.

This!!
There is a LOT to be said for a short commute!
Burleson is a nice little town. I have a couple of coworkers who live there and really love it. Save yourself the time and trouble and just live near where you work!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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forgot to mention that my wife has to commute to Irving 1 or 2 days a week. i know burleson is good/growing city, but not sure how the commute will be from burleson to irving....

thanks a lot! this site is very useful.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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forgot to mention that my wife has to commute to Irving 1 or 2 days a week. i know burleson is good/growing city, but not sure how the commute will be from burleson to irving....
OK, that makes a big difference. Burleson to Irving isn't going to be a good commute. But she will be doing it just a come of times a week vs. your commute most days of the week. Look at south Arlington as a compromise.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I used to communte Mansfield to Las Colinas daily for work. Such a miserable commute....and Ididn't have the extra element of 3 kids to deal with. I moved to Irving. Kennedale would be a worse commute than Mansfield and southwest Arlington, too. Is it at all possible to move to Buleson or Aledo and for Mom to do 2 consecutive days and spend the night once a week in Irving? Some of the extended stay motels have really reasonable rates and might cut her a deal if they got the consistent business of one night a week every week. Otherwise, I think the whole family will really suffer if Mom is strung out doing that drive 2x a week.
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