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Old 09-23-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: stafford
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Default Need help on how to commute

I was wondering if someone could possibly tell me what is the best way to return to Fredericksburg from Richmond after work hours on a daily basis. I will be relocating to Fredericksburg and applying for work in the Richmond area. Please help!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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You have three options... Interstate 95, Route 1 and Route 301. MOST of the time 95 is going to be fine (and it is a much easier commute than going north from Fredericksburg). If there is an accident though, you will find most people bail and head to Route 1. More than likely 301 will be out-of your way, but it is there as a back-up just in case. We just moved from Fredericksburg to the Richmond area and I use 95 when we head up to visit.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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I was going to say . . . . I commuted from NoVa (Arlington) to Richmond for years via I-95. You just have to get used to it, NEVER think about it, and pay attention to the guy in front of/beside you. Alternate routes are "fine," but everybody else knows them, too, so good luck with that.

Depending upon where you're moving from, I-95 will either feel familiar or freak you out. You'll get used to it, if the latter. Fredericksburg itself is not without traffic issues. We go up Rt. 17 a couple of times a year and are astounded at how bad the traffic flow is.

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Old 09-24-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Isn't there a bus linking the Richmond area to Fredericksburg for commuters? I believe it's $6 each way, and with gas so expensive it definitely makes it worth it. I believe it would only be viable though if you were working downtown.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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any reason you don't just move to Richmond? friendlier area, cheaper, less traffic.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: stafford
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Family. Also I'm told that Fredericksburg is nicer than Richmond. Is that true?
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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It's all in the eye of the beholder. I personally prefer Richmond much more than Fredericksburg, but I'm sure there are other that hold the opposite view.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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Default Choose Richmond

Um...I seriously question the person who told you that F'burg is nicer. We lived on the outskirts of "Fred Vegas" for 5 years and then we moved just outside of Richmond 3.5 years ago (we're in Hanover Co.). I would choose Richmond or its surrounding areas hands down. No contest.

Here's the deal. F'burg certainly has some "cute" areas with its million dollar Victorians...but Richmond has about 10 times as many in the Fan. F'burg has a mall and Central Park for shopping. Richmond has the best shopping options I've seen anywhere in VA w/ no traffic issues (Short Pump, Stoney Point, Libbie & Grove, etc. are great!). Oh, and let's discuss traffic. Central Park, Rt 3, and Rt 17 are basically a parking lot during the evening rush hour as well as holidays. I once went to a child's birthday party in Central Park in mid-December and we were 30 minutes late due to the LAST MILE. Ugh. Finally, if you don't want to live in a city you have LOTS of suburban choices around Richmond just brimming over with the best schools in the state (Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, and my personal fav Hanover).

What's not to love??
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: stafford
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This is something that I have to look into. I really don't want to live in a city but on the outskirts and I have a 4yr old that I worry about as far as good pre-schools and neighborhoods. Not to mention I hate having to deal with a lot of crazy traffic.
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