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Old 12-17-2007, 08:59 PM
 
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I'm considering a move to the area which would put my job over in the Micron area of Boise. Can someone please put into proper perspective exactly how bad the Nampa-Boise commute really is? I'm considering Nampa due to the more affordable housing but want to know if the commute is really that bad.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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If you commute with everyone else in the 7-8AM time frame, it will be stop and go for much of the way. That commute is roughly 25-30 minutes in 'good' traffic but I would guess it's closer to an hour during the rush. Of course, if you aren't very close to the freeway in Nampa it will take even longer.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:44 PM
 
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Before you commit to Nampa, look in Boise with a real estate agent. Moving to Nampa is not affordable, if you replace the $200 of mortgage with gas and car maintenance. My time even if I am doing nothing is worth more than sitting in a car on I-84.
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:39 PM
 
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Well that and since from my observations while visiting, I-84 will be getting worse for a long time before things get better, if you move out there and commute, you need to be thinking about spending 2 hours a day in traffic at SOME future point if you must commute during the typical commute window.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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Before you commit to Nampa, look in Boise with a real estate agent. Moving to Nampa is not affordable, if you replace the $200 of mortgage with gas and car maintenance. My time even if I am doing nothing is worth more than sitting in a car on I-84.
That's a good point. Look at area 1260 of Nampa south of I84. I believe the cut-off between Canyon County and Ada County on that side of town is McDermott Rd. So you'd want to look at anything just west of McDermott. Quick surface roads to get you to Boise and out of the thick of traffic would be Victory Rd, Amity Rd, and Lake Hazel Rd.

So what I'm saying is, if you lived out by one of the roads I mentioned,get on one of them and head east, then take Eagle Rd and head north till you can pop on I84 heading to downtown or where-ever you need to be. You still will have some commute time, maybe 20-25 min depending on where you live, but it will get you out of thick of the traffic coming from Canyon County and it will save you time.

Last edited by Torrie; 12-21-2007 at 11:29 AM..
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