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Old 02-18-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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I'm relocating to the Raleigh/Durham area and have an opportunity in the Greensboro area. How reasonable/unreasonable is it to commute from the triangle area to Greensboro. Driving times would be early morning and midday (5am and 3pm), 3 or 4 days a week.

I have not decided on a home, but Durham seems best for this drive. Is this true?Are there preferable routes? Is the hour time estimate from Google maps accurate? Any info would be appreciated.
I know of a neighbor who makes this commute daily. She said it takes about 50 minutes and she doesn't seem to mind it.
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:23 AM
 
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Durham is projected to pass Greensboro in population by 2022, so I wouldn't say 'much larger'. I also disagree with the second part but I know different people have different ideas of entertainment.
I do not believe this true. Even if (and that is a big IF) Durham continues to have a 10.3% population growth (like it did from 2010 to 2014) for the next six years, then it still would not have surpassed Greensboro in population. That is also assuming that Greensboro doesn't have any growth at all.
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:57 AM
 
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If you're looking at Raleigh and Durham, you should check out the Amtrak schedules. The train ride to Greensboro is about an hour from Durham but the schedules might make it a little bit of a stretch for round-trip commuting unless you're ok with a longer or short than usual work day. However, if you can work around that the fare isn't ridiculous and you can also get a 10 ride multi-ticket that makes it slightly cheaper.

That way, you could live in downtown Durham and likely walk or bike to the station and not get caught in suburbia.
I love this idea, but I would need the freedom to leave/arrive on my own time. So I'm stuck with driving.
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:58 AM
 
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I know of a neighbor who makes this commute daily. She said it takes about 50 minutes and she doesn't seem to mind it.
What part of town is she coming from/going to?
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Durham, N.C.
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I do not believe this true. Even if (and that is a big IF) Durham continues to have a 10.3% population growth (like it did from 2010 to 2014) for the next six years, then it still would not have surpassed Greensboro in population. That is also assuming that Greensboro doesn't have any growth at all.
I know what I am talking about on this. Below are the numbers that use both cities yearly low and high growth rate. Durham will pass Greenboro sometime between 2020 and 2024.

Greensboro (2012: 275,896 / 2013: 279,639)
2014: 282,586 (1.0%) [1.2]
2015: 285,412 [285,977]
2016: 288,266 [289,409]
2017: 291,149 [292,882]
2018: 294,060 [296,396]
2019: 297,001 [299,952]
2020: 299,971 [303,552]
2021: 302,970 [307,195]
2022: 306,000 [310,881]

Durham (2012: 237,979 / 2013: 245,475)
2014: 251,893 (2.6%) [2.9]
2015: 258,442 [259,198]
2016: 265,161 [266,715]
2017: 272,055 [274,449]
2018: 279,129 [282,408]
2019: 286,387 [290,598]
2020: 293,833 [298,735]
2021: 301,472 [307,398]
2022: 309,311 [316,313]
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Old 02-19-2016, 07:20 PM
 
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What part of town is she coming from/going to?
She told me where she worked but, I can't think of it right now.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: North Greensboro
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I see what your saying on their projection of passing Greensboro but at the moment currently Greensboro is having quite the expansive growth spurt, I haven't seen this much growth in the borough since the last growth spurt in 2011 greensboro is nearing in on 300,000 residence at the moment right now currently there is development all over the city, new roads the new urban Loop just a lot of infrastructure going up right now, a lot of new residences, a lot of new housing developments and subdivisions, most parts of town don't even feel like they did 2 years ago, over well with all the construction and development going on, the city feels more alive and more vibrant and more like there's something actually going on rather than a the stagnant city like it used to be, Greensboro is not the same as it used to be at all, & I can say the same exact thing about Winston Salem triad cities are on the uptake right now.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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I love this idea, but I would need the freedom to leave/arrive on my own time. So I'm stuck with driving.
Well shoot. Once you move, do keep an eye out though, they're adding 2 trips daily in each direction along the line which should give you a few more choices in the next few years.
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