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Old 03-29-2009, 11:30 AM
 
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Would the commute from Elburn to Broadview be do-able for daily commute? or does the train service operate on this journey?

We are moving to the area soon and as previously posted, have horses. I am find a lot of properties in our price range in the elburn area, but don't want to straddle my poor dear hubby with an outrageous commute. Mapquest puts it at a 40 mile commute, with a 55 minute drive drive.

What do you think.

Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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I think its a bad idea and I would never ever do it. Too far and we have too bad weather and traffic jams for that commute. There are many lovely suburbs that are much closer than Elburn that you could move to.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I think it'd be well over an hour commute in each direction. There's no train to Broadview. The closest commuter rail stops on the line from Elburn would be Melrose Park and Bellwood and would require a transfer to a bus to get to Broadview.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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living here in sugar grove, elburn is our neighbor just a few miles north! I can tell you that during regular business time travel, the drive time would be more than an hour. my husband commutes to naperville, which is a straight shot down I88. and it takes 25 minutes. however, in traffic at night, it takes longer to get home. I think you would be looking at 1:15 minimum, perhaps longer.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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NO, NO, NO. Move closer in. If you compare commuting costs and the value of your time, it is more cost effective to move closer in.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Unfortunately the OP has horses - not too many (if any) places that are remotely affordable in dupage county and/or cook where she could house them. She is going to have to suffer a long commute in order to keep them. Something to consider though.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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Yep - two mares and a mini gelding, who are dictating where we can live in the suburbs. Wayne looked promising, with maybe a 45/1 hour commute, but just trying to find other options too.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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It would be quite possible. Travel by train to Melrose Park takes about an hour, during which you might sleep, but make sure you set your alarm. Stationing a bike at Melrose Park for the final trip, or there may be bus service. It is no worse than what many loop commuters are doing. One caveat is a transfer may be involved depending on schedule.
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