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Old 09-08-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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I just moved here recently and most of my driving experience has been within Boston and the South Shore. My husband and I are thinking about moving somewhere along I-95 near the area of West Roxbury/Needham/Newton since he works in that area. I'm considering applying for a job in Danvers, but I'm scared of the commute. I did a Sunday test run up and down 95 today and it took 35-40 minutes (Sunday, no traffic). Can anyone tell me what this commute might be like during normal workday rush hour? It'd be 95-N in the AM and South in the PM.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: North of Boston
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It could be anywhere from 50-80 minutes on a typical workday. Definitely longer heading south in the evening than north in the morning.

If you get the job in Danvers why not look to move somewhere 1/2way between your husband's job and your new job? Something like Burlington or Woburn would split the difference.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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It could be anywhere from 50-80 minutes on a typical workday. Definitely longer heading south in the evening than north in the morning.

If you get the job in Danvers why not look to move somewhere 1/2way between your husband's job and your new job? Something like Burlington or Woburn would split the difference.
I would agree on the commute time and the suggestion of a different location. If you're dealing with a budget that will get you into towns like Needham & Newton then I would look at Concord and Lexington. They're more comparable than Burlington or Woburn.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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During a weekday commute it will take "about" double the time that your Sunday trek took you. I'm retired now but have done similar commutes many times. You just sit back and go with the flow. It's not easy but it's doable.
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