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Old 05-01-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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We are looking at living in Morton Grove, commuting to Lincolnwood. According to Google maps, this couple of miles should take just 10 minutes to drive.

Now, before you smack me on the head and say "Yes, of COURSE it will only take a few minutes to drive that short distance, dummy!" let me explain that in Philly, there are areas that- seriously- they are so backed up, it can take you an hour to go a few miles.

So, is there anything I should know about the commute from Morton Grove to Lincolnwood? Is it as simple as it appears? (I suspect it is, I just want to be sure!)
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If you can give intersections that would help a bit. But overall it should not be that bad at all at any time of day.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The mornings should be a breeze. In the afternoons, depending on your exact Point A and Point B, you may want to avoid some high-traffic shopping areas, such as Skokie Boulevard going toward Golf Road/Old Orchard and Touhy Avenue west of Carpenter/Niles Center Road. But even those areas wouldn't add more than 5-10 minutes to your commute.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Lombard, IL
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if you walk or bike, less than 10 minutes.
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Right, this is not an area that has too many "natural barriers" such that exist in Philly -- no waterfront, railroad tracks are mostly quick moving commuter trains and freights are mostly scheduled for after peak rush hour. No movable bridges or other hassles.

The surface streets do get some shopping and office and related congested, but nothing like you'd encounter in the heart of NYC or even the tourist choked areas of Philly.
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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Great! Thanks for the info!
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