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Old 03-07-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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Hello, I am planning to work in Salisbury and live in Mocksville. This would work best as my spouse will work near Winston Salem. I am not from the area and wonder if anyone can comment on the commute from Mocksville to Salisbury, and life in Mocksville area in general. The schools have great ratings. Thank you
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:29 PM
 
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I am planning to work in Salisbury and live in Mocksville.
http://goo.gl/maps/TpKN9
This would work best as my spouse will work near Winston Salem.
http://goo.gl/maps/tSTCs

...and life in Mocksville area in general.
Pretty much every wide spot in the road has become a town.
Most are "bedroom communities" or suburbs.
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Old 03-07-2015, 01:32 PM
 
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Mocksville is a rather small bedroom community of Winston, it has the basics and is a pretty nice smaller town.

Highway 601 will take you straight from Mocksville to Salisbury in roughly 30 minutes give or take, and will be mostly rural areas in between.
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Old 08-09-2015, 06:04 AM
 
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Don't mean to be a thread necromancer, but details provided were kinda sparse

If anyone else should come looking for this kind of information, yes, this situation is doable. Spouse and I were in situations quite similar to the OP. We live in the southern part of Davie County, I worked in Salisbury, Spouse in Winston-Salem.

I always gave myself 45 minutes to get to work at a business on Jake Alexander, up where it gets congested, and typically arrived 15 minutes early.

A few things to beware:

Weather - if we get ice and/or snow, once you leave Salisbury, heading out on 601, the roads can be treacherous, depending on the time of day. I was an early morning commuter and stayed in a hotel a couple of times in town rather than try my luck on the roads. The state does put down the de-icer, but 601 is still bad. If you live in Davie County on a side road, you can be in trouble.

Fog - it can get verrry dense along 601 early in the morning. I was always on that route between 6am-7am and there were times when I couldn't see past the hood of my car. Throw in some of the curvy stretches (especially that bad one approaching the Yadkin River - there have been deaths on the curve) and you'll find it necessary to take it very slow. And don't be surprised if someone rides your tail. Idiot drivers

The route - get yourself county maps of Davie and Rowan or map the area online. Learn the side roads that connect 601 to Woodleaf Road. There have been a few times where wrecks or high water closed 601. If you don't know the connecting roads, you'll find yourself having to backtrack to 801 or Woodleaf at the intersection near the pharmacy and taking the long way around (you can take 801 down to 4-lane 70 into Salisbury as a commuting route but that likely means passing through Cooleemee, which is often a 45 mph speed trap.) And - yes - I did say "high water." There are some low, swampy sections along 601 that spread across the road if we get a long, heavy downpour.

Franklin - that little community where the firehouse and convenience store stand right before White Farm Rd? Watch out for that damned intersection. Several times a year, people aren't paying attention to someone who is turning down the road next to the convenience store (to be fair - TURN SIGNAL, USE IT PLEASE) and there are rear-enders. Usually you can get around them, but it's annoying to come upon a traffic stall in that area and think "oh crap, someone wasn't paying attention. another wreck."

Davie County is well situated for people who work in Winston or Salisbury. Certainly the taxes are lower than Forsyth County and the area is beginning to have more conveniences like an improved hospital, some pretty decent eateries and a diversity of housing. We've been here almost 20 years and enjoy the area.
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