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Old 02-08-2016, 04:28 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.
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Old 02-08-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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An hour is probably about right, although I'm sure here will be days when its longer. I wouldn't consider that, but if you're ok with it, then go for it. There's only one route, I-85.

Why not just live in G'boro? Its a nice place to live. Nicer than Durham is some ways.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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An hour is probably about right, although I'm sure here will be days when its longer. I wouldn't consider that, but if you're ok with it, then go for it. There's only one route, I-85.

Why not just live in G'boro? Its a nice place to live. Nicer than Durham is some ways.
I agree with this, Honestly speaking, Having lived in both, Greensboro is much larger and has more things to do than Durham, also the North East side of town is a great place to live.

But in the end, it is ultimately up to you. that was just my 0.2$
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Old 02-09-2016, 12:55 AM
 
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I appreciate the input. My husband is focusing his job search in the Triangle area. That is where we decided to relocate after visiting (I haven't visited Greensboro, so there's a chance I would like it there too, but for now we're sticking to the plan). My job search is also focused on Raleigh/Durham, I'm just trying to decide if this other opportunity would be worth the drive.
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Old 02-09-2016, 06:29 AM
 
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I appreciate the input. My husband is focusing his job search in the Triangle area. That is where we decided to relocate after visiting (I haven't visited Greensboro, so there's a chance I would like it there too, but for now we're sticking to the plan). My job search is also focused on Raleigh/Durham, I'm just trying to decide if this other opportunity would be worth the drive.
It would have to be a tremendous opportunity for me to consider that commute. But thats me. I hate long commutes.
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Old 02-09-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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A lot of triangle workers live in Mebane, it would cut down on your commute, and RTP is a short drive also.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:14 PM
 
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Not to be a Greensboro hater, but I think Durham is a better choice. The whole Research Triangle is just nicer than the Triad, in my opinion. Durham is a far more vibrant and progressive city, although some areas of Greensboro are getting better in this department. Anyway, the drive on I-85 between Durham and Greensboro is certainly doable. It'll take an hour or so. Chapel Hill will also take an hour if you want to stick with the Triangle, another possibility.

I wouldn't recommend Mebane. It's a growing town between Durham and Greensboro, but it's still on the smaller side. If you want a smaller town, go for it. However, you'll have to drive about 30 minutes to either Durham or Greensboro for entertainment. Neighboring Hillsborough fits in the same boat to a certain extent, but only lies about 15-20 minutes from Durham.
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:16 AM
 
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IMO south durham and downtown durham dont feel connected I would opt to live around greensboro growth is a little slower, still has all the good stuff, still feels southern, 5 year plan for the triangle is a question mark with all the immigration.

I say this living in Durham

greensboro is also very progressive that's pretty off the mark lol. But I admit you will see more uh, how do we say on this forum?, natives milling around greensboro
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:58 AM
 
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That is the kind of commute that most folks are willing to do on a temporary basis (maybe in school in Greensboro or vice-versa, living in G-boro and in school in Durham). Most folks wouldn't want to do that on a daily basis, but I'm sure there are some couples who have to. I don't think most people would want to sustain it long term. They'd be looking for new jobs in one place or the other.
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Old 02-11-2016, 12:17 PM
 
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greensboro is also very progressive that's pretty off the mark lol. But I admit you will see more uh, how do we say on this forum?, natives milling around greensboro
I have no idea what this means.

The smaller towns in between don't really appeal to us, we're trying to avoid total suburbia.
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