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Old 04-18-2017, 12:50 PM
 
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Not from Kentucky, but moving to Lexington for family reasons. Have job opportunities in Louisville and London, but both seem like quite a drive. Both are temporary jobs, so I wouldn't have to commute for more than a year. Is this doable or insane?
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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Not from Kentucky, but moving to Lexington for family reasons. Have job opportunities in Louisville and London, but both seem like quite a drive. Both are temporary jobs, so I wouldn't have to commute for more than a year. Is this doable or insane?
Would living in say, Frankfort or Shelbyville be an option for the Louisville job, or living in Berea or Mt Vernon or even Richmond be feasible for London? None would be ideal - that would be both living and working in Lexington - but all of these options would require less driving than living in Lexington and working in either Louisville or London, yet you'd be reasonably close to Lexington.

Otherwise, you'd be on the road from 3 1/2 to 4 hours each day, and winter would definitely be a challenge, if accompanied by the usual snow and/or ice.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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Anyone else have thoughts?
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:48 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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For Louisville from Hurstbourne to I-265 isn't a problem but further in than that would have a lot of rush hour delays. In Lexington the traffic flows great on the interstates (delay free unless there's a wreck) but is bad in town. I'd recommend living as close to an interstate exit as possible while commuting elsewhere.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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Either is doable, but to be honest unpleasant.The drive from Lexington to Louisville would depend on how far you had to go into Louisville. Once you get past about the Waterson, it gets really unpleasant. From Lexington to London is easier, particularly as you would be going opposite the rush (which normally into Lexington in the Morning and out of it in the evening.) There are quite a few people who already do the London to Lexington commute.

I would ask how wedded you are to living in Lexington. Perhaps renting in a location closer to Louisville or London for the length of the job until you get permanently settled in Lexington.
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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It's a very scenic ride, but not one that I would recommend for a daily commute for that long of a period.

Back when we lived in Louisville, My husband accepted a job in Lexington and commuted everyday - it was around
3-4 hour commute daily. (one and a half to two hours each way)
he did it for several weeks, until we could take care of the relocation details,
but it made him pretty miserable.
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