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Old 03-20-2016, 09:17 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I live in CA and the snow added maybe 10 minutes to my former 20 minute, 11 mile commute. Not counting time spent digging out our short driveway. CA gets a lot of snow.
I forgot there are places in California that have snow. Not around where my sister and I live.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Sounds pretty ideal to me but my last real job was a 100mi per day commute in Minnesota with a lot more than it's share of bad weather! Bad days could take 3 hours 1 way.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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How could anyone think a commute of 15 minutes was too much?
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:59 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Sometimes takes me 45 minutes to go 6 miles.
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Old 03-20-2016, 11:03 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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10 miles is probably too far to walk to work.

2 - 3x per week is fine for a commute of a few minutes.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:05 AM
 
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I can't believe a ten mile drive is questionable, unless one lives where traffic is bumper-to-bumper 24/7.

I once lived in rural Riverside County, CA and drive 76 miked to Long Beach, CA to my job.

DH is 68, still works full time and drives 15 miles every day. Our one lane road does not have winter maintenance. There have been times it iced over so bad, he couldn't get up the big hill, would have to beach the car at the bottom, and I would come down on the 4-wheeler to get him.

Ten miles/15minutes is a cake walk that nobody I know would even spit about; not even the 80 yr olds that are still driving, in my county.
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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I travel 10 miles each way to get to ANYTHING other than a small grocery, bank, or a couple restaurants. So NO, I don't think that's far at all.
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: NNV
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I'm looking to retire at age 62 and plan on transferring my full time job to a part time job with the same company across country, buying a new home but continuing to work part time 10-20 hours a week until I'm 65.
There are some very nice small to mid size towns which I think would be perfect for me that are maybe about 10 miles from where i would be working. The distance at most would be about 10 miles or about a 15 minute drive. There's relatively little traffic in these parts but I may have to put up with some snow in the winter. Not lots of snow and ice but they do get some winter weather.
If you found your dream home in retirement in a nice little town, would you travel 10 miles each way 2-3 times a week to work a part time job or settle for a home that might not be so perfect but in the same town where you work and put up with the drive for 3 years until you retire fully?
My main reason for continuing to work those 3 years part time is for extra income and health benefits until I'm 65.
Having a nearly perfect situation for a pre-retiree is an opportunity you shouldn't pass up. I'd think the drive is a non-issue.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Ok, I get the sarcasm but I'm glad you all think I'm being silly about this question. I currently live about 5 minutes from work and live in an area where it doesn't snow at all. Please forgive me. I know how easy I have it right now.
Then toughen up.
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Old 03-21-2016, 05:57 PM
 
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Then toughen up.
I'm toughening as I type this...LOL
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