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Old 05-19-2008, 08:21 AM
 
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I know this commute will not be fun but all the jobs I find are in Alpharetta and I would only live ITP. My question is how much commute time out be alleviated if I lived in Buckhead versus Midtown/Downtown? Would it be worthwhile or would I only shave a few minutes?

Right now I am in Chicago and my roundtrip commute is 3.5 hours. Hopefully I can find a job ITP but so far it does not look good.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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The commute from Buckhead to ATL will be much easier than from Alpharetta - From Alpharetta at rush hour you will easily be an hour in the car. It depends one what you are looking for in a home, style, price range, etc. You can get a lot more home in the Alpharetta area versus the Buckhead/Midtown area.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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Thanks! I actually meant for this to be a reverse commute from Buckhead to Alpharetta vs. Midtown to Alpharetta. Would there be any gain in time from Buckhead. If I move to Atlanta I would only live ITP.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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you will have no problem from Buckhead to Alpharetta, mostly speed limit. You might encounter a bit more in the evenings once you get to the tollbooth area of 400. I've done it from the Buckhead area. Can't say for sure from midtown... mornings should be good but I do know you will find much worse traffic going south on 400/I-85 in the evenings once you hit the tollbooth. That can get quite bad. IN any event, no way will you ever have a 3.5 hr. roundtrip commute -- 75-90 roundtrip from midtown seems reasonable.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:51 PM
 
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awesome. thanks for you help!
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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Right now I do a reverse commute from Brookhaven area (ITP) to Alpharetta Exit 9. In the morning it takes 22-23 minutes. Evening, it takes 25 on a good day and up to 40 min one or two times a week. 400 is actually pretty clear in the evenings; it's the backroads that give me problems.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Thanks Go Blue. I feel better about applying for those jobs now Now hopefully I will get a call! I need to get something by the 1st of August.
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