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Old 12-23-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Default Sienna Plantation Commute

Can anyone comment on a commute time estimate from Sienna to Downtown?

More concerned with morning times rather than evenings. Also, how much of a difference does the back of the neighborhood make vs. the front.

FB tollway would not be a problem from a cost issue, so please include all opinions and all routes if you know of a better route.

Thanks!
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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if you like spending half your life in traffic go for it!
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Old 12-27-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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I live in Sienna. I have friends in the front of the neighborhood who like it but I personally LOVE living in the back. I takes me about 8 minutes to get out of the neighborhood (give or take a couple minutes due to traffic and lights) 288 is pretty close to Sienna so you could take that into downtown. Not sure how the traffic is on 288 during the mornings but I would guess it's jam packed Your best bet is the FB tollway if you want to get to work quickly. I wouldn't take 59 b/c it takes you 20-30 minutes just to get there! One other way is to take Hwy 6 to 1092 to 90 to either 610 or S. Post Oak to 610.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:11 PM
 
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I live in Anderson Springs and it takes me 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on traffic in the mornings to get to the exxon building. I take 1092 to 90 to 59 to the spur. You can cut 10 minutes if you go by the Fort Bend tollway to 90 and through the medical center. Once I get past the park, I jump over to San Jacinto and take that in. The lights on Main are killer once it aligns with the light rail.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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I have some friends who work at Texas Medical Center - and they use Almeda Rd (FM 521) all the way into the med center - its not a freeway but the time lost on stop signs & lights is made up in the form of less traffic and stress.

I suggest you try it out a few times using different routes before u decide to buy.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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Any ideas on how long it would take from the Sienna entrance (or say the McKeever intersection) to the Hobby Center downtown going in the morning ? Say if I left at 6:45 AM or 7:30 AM ?
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Any ideas on how long it would take from the Sienna entrance (or say the McKeever intersection) to the Hobby Center downtown going in the morning ? Say if I left at 6:45 AM or 7:30 AM ?
6:45 - one hour
7:15 - hour and 15 minutes

Unless..... you wend your way over to Almeda (FM 521) then you can cut about 15 minutes off that.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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I have some friends who work at Texas Medical Center - and they use Almeda Rd (FM 521) all the way into the med center - its not a freeway but the time lost on stop signs & lights is made up in the form of less traffic and stress.

I suggest you try it out a few times using different routes before u decide to buy.
+1

We live on the west side of SRC and that exACTLY what we do. From McHard, it's 33 - 38 minutes every day (virtually, of course).

Ronnie
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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6:45 - one hour
7:15 - hour and 15 minutes

Unless..... you wend your way over to Almeda (FM 521) then you can cut about 15 minutes off that.
Thanks !

How much of a difference do you see in non-school season vs when schools are in session ?

I did 288?mcHard from McHard to Downtown in ~ 25 min at 6:45 AM in a dry run last week and was pleasantly surprised

regards
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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Thanks !

How much of a difference do you see in non-school season vs when schools are in session ?

I did 288?mcHard from McHard to Downtown in ~ 25 min at 6:45 AM in a dry run last week and was pleasantly surprised

regards
Add 12 - 15 minutes once school starts. But if I were you, I'd stay off 288 and take Almeda from McHard.Ronnie
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