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Old 04-22-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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Hi there! My husband and I are moving to Ft. Worth this summer for his job and I have a possible job opportunity in Denton. We are considering buying a home in South FW near I-35. I've done a mapquest and know that Denton is about 35 miles straight up I-35 from Ft. Worth. However, I also know that in the D/FW area, 35 miles can mean anywhere from a 45 minute commute to an hour and a half commute!

Can anyone tell me realistically what that commute would be? The hours would be typical (8:30am to 5:30pm). Also, in case the commute is horrendous, can anyone offer suggestions of nice areas between FW and Denton (preferably, not the suburbs)?

Thanks in advance -- everyone on this board is so helpful!
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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Driving up or down I-35 for a normal daily commute would be like having a root canal every day at least from what my husband has seen.

He has driven that way several times in the afternoon after working in downtown FTW to see what the commute would be like if we moved to towns like Keller n of 820 and close to I-35 or further out like Argyle...he hated it.

If you can listen to tv broadcasts via Internet--listen to any morning tv show--they do road/driving condition updates and while much of their info is Dallas--they do cover FTW and that 1-35 corridor is bad news...

If you lived in north part of Tarrant co like n Keller or Trophy Club or Haslet, you would cut the commute a little for a Denton trip but it would still not be easy getting into downtown on I-35...

Where would your husband's job be located--in downtown--on south or west part of town?
Denton is spread out--where is your possible job?

Don't know what you mean by "not the suburbs"--do you want rural acreage?
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:57 AM
 
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Thanks -- my husband will be working at Baylor All Saints Hospital (just South of downtown FW, I think). My possible job opportunity would be at University of North Texas in Denton.

We prefer older, urban areas to suburban areas (such as the historical districts close to downtown FW). We are definitely not interested in rural areas -- I should've been more clear! Really, we are just not interested in all the new development areas; rather, we're more interested in areas with history and character. Thanks!

Does anyone know whether travelling one way vs. the other is a better commute? Is it better to travel from FW to Denton and live in FW or travel from Denton to FW and live in Denton?
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