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Old 11-16-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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I commute 2.5 - 3 hours each way from vernon, NJ to Madison Ave. NYC. Drive 30 min. to the bus, 1.5 - 2 hrs. on the bus and 20 min. from port authority to grand central. I do it because my wife is home with the kids, we go snowboarding at Mountain Creek 3 days per week during the ski season. We have season passes to the water park. I can go hunting out my back door. See deer every day, bear every couple of weeks, Got a big house with 2 acres of land in a private lake community I could never afford in any other area with a closer commute. We moved from Long Island with a 5 min. commute renting. We love it here and will never go back.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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My typical round trip commute by car used to be 2.5 hours and over 60 miles. That was before I had kids and I still hated it. If that was a train it might have been better. Now I spend only 50-60 min in my car. I love the commute, but don't like schools so I'm planning to move and again spend more time in my car, but my commute won't be as bad as before.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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I commute 2.5 - 3 hours each way from vernon, NJ to Madison Ave. NYC. Drive 30 min. to the bus, 1.5 - 2 hrs. on the bus and 20 min. from port authority to grand central. I do it because my wife is home with the kids, we go snowboarding at Mountain Creek 3 days per week during the ski season. We have season passes to the water park. I can go hunting out my back door. See deer every day, bear every couple of weeks, Got a big house with 2 acres of land in a private lake community I could never afford in any other area with a closer commute. We moved from Long Island with a 5 min. commute renting. We love it here and will never go back.
how on earth do you go snowboarding 3 times a week when you have 14+ hr days? sat and sun i can see, but what about the 3rd? you probably don't get home until 7pm at the earliest. when is your downtime?
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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how on earth do you go snowboarding 3 times a week when you have 14+ hr days? sat and sun i can see, but what about the 3rd? you probably don't get home until 7pm at the earliest. when is your downtime?
If I had to guess Friday night, wake up late Saturday.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:09 AM
 
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I recently moved to Carlstadt and my commute to Lexington is about 50 minutes: a couple of minutes walking to and waiting for the bus, 25-30 minutes on the bus, 5-10 minute walk and wait for the subway, 9 minute subway ride. It's tolerable when I don't have to spend too much time at the office(in before 7, out at 4), but if I have to stay a little later(which also makes the commute home more of a chore) it feels like I've woken up super early to go to work yet I've spent all day there or getting there.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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My commute is 1hr 50 mins, drive to station, train and subway ride. I hate it, that is almost 4hrs on the road everyday. I try to get some work done on the train ride.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:18 AM
 
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OMG an hour anda half has gotta suck!
It takes me 20 to 30 (usually) into work, and 45 to an hour back home.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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My commute is 1:20 minutes door to desk. I can say that I have a very happy life, have plenty of time to spend with my wife and kids and the commute does not bother me in the least. In fact, I appreciate the alone time
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:01 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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How far is your commute to work door to door? Specifically if you live in NJ and work in NYC how long does it take?

Is an hour and a half commute door to door (one way) completely miserable?
beyond what i would do, but lots of people do it, so i wouldn't say completely miserable
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Wow, I can't believe what I'm reading. How do people not mind 1.5 - 2 hour commutes?? Do you not have families? I can't imagine losing 4 hours of every day being on a train, bus, or car. The longest I ever had to commute was 45 minutes by car and it felt like an eternity. My commute now is 5 miles (10 minutes). I feel like I have regained much of my life back. I can actually spend more time with my kids now and be able to relax with my family.
i'm not shocked that people do it, but am surprised at how many people don't seem to mind it.

i'd rather read to my son than read on a train, personally. 60 minutes door to door to my office in NYC was nice. I can't imagine commuting much more than that, and now i have a 23 mile drive that takes me 35-40 minutes.
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