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Old 05-14-2012, 02:48 PM
 
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I will be relocating to Dallas in July or August and I'm really looking forward to it. I've spent the last month reading forums/blogs and reviews on different neighborhoods, commutes and what to expect. I found out that the office will be in Coppell and I was looking to live in Uptown, Knox Henderson or closer to Downtown Dallas. I was wondering what might expect in regards to commuting times.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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LONG AND SLOW

you either go over to 35 and go north. it is a parking lot. and there is constuction at 635...

or you go up 75 to 636 and that is really a parking lot with major construction on 635 for the next year or more.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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That is not a pretty commute. There is construction all over the Metroplex and it never seems to end. You might want to rethink living downtown. Maybe Addison might be a better choice. It would pretty much put you in between Coppell and downtown. However if being around restaurants, nightlife, etc. is more your speed, and you don't care about a commute, then live downtown. It all depends on what is more important to you.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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Well, I would like to live as close to downtown as possible. I'm 26, single and relocating from Jacksonville, Florida. Being around restaurants, nightlife and activity is definitely more my speed at the moment.

However, I also would have to consider the pros and cons...if the commute really is that bad, then I would want to look into other options. I also don't mind too much of a commute. At the moment I'm commuting to work around 20-25 minutes in the morning and 30-35 minutes in the evening.

Thanks for the insight btw.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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Not as bad a commute as the previous posters think. I'm assuming your office is near beltline and 635? you can take 114 to beltline from downtown and be there in under 30 minutes. A little longer if you are coming from Uptown.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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I made that commute from Oak Lawn to 635/Belt Line for years. Typically a bit over twenty minutes hauling ass, taking I-35-/-183-/-114, pretty much non stop. Normal hours you'll be going against usual traffic though after five there may be backed up traffic south bound blocking the Oak Lawn exit.

If you're in Uptown, Oak Lawn Ave will be your easiest access to I-35. If I-35 is shut down then Lemmon to Northwest Hwy to 114 is a good alternate for outbound. Sometimes on return, you'll want to take 183 and exit Mockingbird to Lemmon if I-35 southboud is busted.

Go for Uptown, you won't regret. My reference to Uptown is from Pearl to Knox though others would put more definition. It's all the McKinney strip, don't sweat the details. You'll have enough life left to make other decisions later.

Added > make a google map search from zip code 75219 (Oak Lawn) to Coppell, Tx. Make sure the route traces I-35 to 183 to 114. It'll show about 17 miles @ 22 minutes. Your only contact with I-635 will be crossing it. Maybe. Depending on final destination.

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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It's less than 30 minutes. I think the other people must have been thinking Coppell to Uptown. Even with the construction, it's still not going to be more than 30 min unless there's a wreck.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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You'll be making a reverse commute, so not that bad. Ironically we are moving from the Uptown area to Coppell
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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Responses are great, insightful, descriptive and very helpful. Thanks for everyones response. I usually never go into anything blindly and do my own research. I have done a lot in regards to the areas around Dallas, what to expect regarding nightlife, cost of living, what areas have to offer, character, personality etc...

Commutes are hard to get a decent grasp on without seeing/experiencing it yourself. The only common theme that i've noticed, is that the traffic is bad...to say the least.

If the commute is just around 30+-minutes, I have no problem with that.

At the moment, I'm considering a place in Post Worthington...any added insight into that complex/area would also be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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Live closer to work and visit downtown and uptown on the weekends/time off. I like the least bit of hassle possible during the work a day....during my days off/time off(I could care less). There is DART to the downtown/uptown areas, so on those days/nights you wish to go there, you can! And if you happen to go out at night and not make it to a DART stop, in enough time, to hop on a bus or train....you can take a taxi; unless you plan on going out every night of the week. Then, you might wish to live closer to your entertainment venues. Good luck!
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