U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Washington > Seattle area
Seattle area Seattle and King County Suburbs
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 04-06-2011, 03:38 PM
1 posts, read 1,592 times
Reputation: 10


I will be relocating to Mercer Island in four months and do quite a bit of flying. I plan on basing out of Boeing Field in Seattle. What would be the average commute time between the two locales? What time of day would be best?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 04-06-2011, 03:49 PM
1,251 posts, read 2,139,982 times
Reputation: 732
One advantage of living on MI is you have access to I90 HOV lanes even if a single driver. They head toward Seattle in morning and head toward MI in afternoon. And in the morning traffic on I5 south from I90 is not a problem. Most of your drive time might be getting off the island depending on how far south you live. Once on I90, you could be at Boeing Field tower in 20 minutes. Same for return trip.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2011, 05:49 PM
1,170 posts, read 3,707,352 times
Reputation: 671
Below is a link to check Seattle freeway traffic. Maybe you could look a couple times before your move to check when it's wide open. Between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm is usually ok except some days around lunch it gets heavy again.

I used to work a little south of Boeing Field and from the North end of Mercer Island it usually took 20 minutes. The freeways can get backed up, and it helps to have some alternate routes already mapped out.

WSDOT Seattle Area Traffic - Traffic Conditions and Travel Alerts
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $99,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Washington > Seattle area

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 - Top