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Old 03-25-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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My spouse works in Terre Haute; I just got a job in Richmond, IN. Where should we live to make each of our commutes relatively reasonable? We are open to urban or suburban. If we wanted good schools, how might that change your answer? (No kids yet, but perhaps at some point...Not a make or break issue.)
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:08 PM
 
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Well that is going to be really tough. Honestly, the best place so both of you don't have a horrible commute would be somewhere in Indianapolis or a suburb with easy access to I-70. Either way though, it is going to be a rough commute. However, given the situation, each commute will be about 1 1/2 hours if you live in Indianapolis.

Terre Haute and Richmond are about equidistant from Indy and they are both along I-70. I hope this helps? I would look for an affordable suburb (maybe like Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg) or maybe Greenfield.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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Do you want to establish a home in one city and get a small appartment in the other for during the week? Can one of you tellecomute or work fewer days? I would try to avoid two long daily commutes.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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That's definitely going to be hard. A few miles further in each direction and you would be able to say that you work in Ohio and your husband works in Illinois. If this job situation is the way is has to be, I would recommend looking at either Avon or Plainfield. They are the closest Indy suburbs to I-70 with good schools and are pretty nice areas. Brownsburg is also a great community, but a little further from I-70 than the other two and if I were you I would want to shave as many minutes off my commute as possible.

Greenfield is on the other side of Indy closer to Richmond and is okay, but won't have as many of the stores and restaurants that you will find in the western suburbs. It's also a little farther from Indy than the Avon or Plainfield and the schools may not offer as many opportunities as the western suburbs. It's also more of a rural as opposed to a suburban feel.

There aren't many places in the Indy city limits close to the I-70 corridor with good public schools. Most aren't areas you would probably want to live in either.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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Do you want to establish a home in one city and get a small appartment in the other for during the week? Can one of you tellecomute or work fewer days? I would try to avoid two long daily commutes.
Just in case the OP returns, I agree with this 100%.

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Just to clarify, if it helps. Both of us can probably avoid commuting 5 days. 3-4 depending on the week is more like it.

For the short term, if we discount the issue of schools, does that change things? For example, living in the Mass Ave district?
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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What the heck, try it and see. I think you can get 6 month leases at Riley Towers which is a couple of blocks west of Mass Ave. That should be enough to see if living in the middle will work. There are probably other places in the area as well.
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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A quick follow-up.... we moved to Irvington, so it's just a quick hop onto I-70. We moved in August and so far the commute is not a big deal (aside from the gas prices). One of us drives in 3-4 days a week, the other 4 days a week. It's about an hour 15 min each to Terre Haute & Richmond. No kids yet, so can't speak to the schools, but we like Irvington very much.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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Glad to hear the move has gone well. Irvington is very nice. My girlfriend works/lives in Richmond right now so I'm very familiar with the drive that way out 70. I hope everything continues to work for you guys.
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