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Old 05-19-2010, 12:10 AM
 
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Hello,

I'm considering to take a position in San Rafael and reside in Napa. Does anyone make this commute during rush hour? I'm interested in knowing how long the drive can average to get there and back. Is the drive as awful as I'm imagining it could be? I'm not from the North Bay, so local feedback would be very helpful as I consider relocation possibilities.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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If the job is in San Rafael, why are you looking to move over to Napa and commute? Have you ever been to Napa? If you've only been there as a wine touring vacationer I do think you will find Napa to be a huge disappointment for full time living.
Are you in N.Carolina, tarheel? Just a guess.
Locally Napa is not a place that many would choose to live in, plus the commute wouldn't justify it either.
There are many closer and better places to live, if you are not obligated to live in Napa.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Thanks. I'm actually in the Sacramento area. I'm quite familiar with Napa and enjoy the downtown, find the size of the town ideal, and like their older housing stock. So far, in my research I have found the cost of housing to be less in Napa than in other nearby towns (e.g., Sonoma, Petaluma, etc.). Marin County cities are too small, quiet, and expensive for my liking.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Location: 3814′45″N 12237′53″W
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Okay then. You already know how bad 29 is. Then 37 is a crap shoot for the single lane section. if you get stuck behind the big slow truck, then...you know...

Once you get to Atherton Ave and onto 101 it's an improvement in speed, and they added lanes in San Rafael which has helped traffic get around the usual slow down for the central San Rafael exit, if you are going to central San Rafael then, I guess you'll be slowing down considerably again.

If you do 29 to 121/12 through Sonoma, I'm guessing it would be faster than taking 29 all the way down to 37. Are you familiar with these roads?
It has the same issue though about the slow big truck (there's the cement company on that road) but it would be the 'road less travelled' compared to the 29/37 combo.

Either way you're looking at an hour, barring an accident or especially gnarly traffic.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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does any body know any vans that carpool from davis or yuba city to napa state hospital if u do can you call me at 530-8448960
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