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Old 01-05-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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I personally take the South Shore train from the East Chicago stop up to Chicago every day for work from my Schererville home. Door to door its about an hour and 20 mins one way.

I know this is long, but I wanted to get a feel if anyone else has this type of commute, or longer? What is the total door to door one way commute time for some of you who work in Chicago?
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: SW Michigan
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I've heard of people commuting from as far away as LaPorte. I'll bet that's close to two hours.
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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when I lived in Grayslake, Illinois ... taking the train was 2 hours door to door.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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I personally take the South Shore train from the East Chicago stop up to Chicago every day for work from my Schererville home. Door to door its about an hour and 20 mins one way.

I know this is long, but I wanted to get a feel if anyone else has this type of commute, or longer? What is the total door to door one way commute time for some of you who work in Chicago?
There are plenty of people who have you beat easily. I'm not one of them, but have heard of people taking the train from Chesterton/Portage and as far as Michigan City/LaPorte.

It can be worse even within Lake County, if people commute from Southern parts of Dyer, St John, CP, Cedar Lake or Lowell.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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I dont understand commuting that distance. I would rather live near my job that makes things so simple.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I dont understand commuting that distance. I would rather live near my job that makes things so simple.
Yeah well if I could save a few hundred thousand dollars on a house,pay lower sales taxes,property taxes,etc. by sacrificing a few hours commute time per day to do it I would.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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Avengefire is exactly right... living downtown gets old, it's inconvenient in every way possible, and the real estate is frankly just not worth it at all. i wanted a house, which obviously means no city. so it's either nwi or the chicago suburbs... i've done plenty of research, and the house i have right now would easily cost double in illinois, with significantly higher taxes. also, schererville and many of the towns in lake county are actually closer than many of the well known Chicago suburbs such as Naperville, Lake Forrest, Barrington, Elgin, Auroura, etc. So to get a nice house for half the price, it's worth a little bit longer to me and any other reasonable individual.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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we lived downtown ... and I couldn't imagine having kids down there unless we were ka-jillionaires.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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Default Longest Commute to Chicago

I live in Newton County, the county south of Lake County. A lot of the men down here drive up to the steel mills every day for work, and I know of quite a few people who work in downtown Chicago. Average commute is one and a half to two hours each way. It's no big deal, you get used to it after a while...gives you time to think, or time to catch up on phone calls. Taxes and cost of living are much lower down here, its out of the rat race, and no crime. If anyone wants to buy my house (on 11 acres), give me a holler!
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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I've heard of people commuting from South Bend on the South Shore into Chicago, and that involves a different time zone. That sure makes for a long day.
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