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Old 07-09-2007, 02:30 PM
 
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Hi,

We are relocating from Michigan to the Minneapolis area and I have seen some nice new construction in Rogers, but am concerned that it would be a really rough commute to downtown...your thoughts??? Also any comments on Rogers vs. Maple Grove in respect to amenities, schools...would be appreciated!
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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I wouldn't want to drive that, but alot of people would. Rogers is pretty far out there, you will have many more amenities in Maple Grove. Maple Grove simply has ten times the people. Schools will be fine in both areas. Personally, I would go for Maple Grove any day. Others may say something different, but those are my two cents. Good luck on relocating, welcome to Minn.
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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That area is probably one of the worst for commutes in the cities and really Rogers vs Maple Grove doesn't make all that much difference heading into Minneapolis. I would investigate other areas personally, the western suburbs are the easiest commute into downtown. Bloomington and points south have easy access to the light rail and the express bus to Minneapolis, both of which will be faster then driving from Rogers. Eagan/Mendota Heights/Inver Grove Heights have the easiest commutes to pretty much every where in the cities (minus the current road construction situation).
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:05 AM
 
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That's a terrible commute. And forget getting home early on Fridays. Every boat and camper in MN is on the way north. I've been making this drive for years and just as long as you know what you are getting into! And if the weather is bad......
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:04 AM
 
Location: St. Paul, MN
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Wink Just in case you need more discouragement...

Choosing to commute from Rogers to Minneapolis would be a very very very very bad decision ---- unless you love to spend all your free time in your car.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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Default How long?

How long is that drive in rush hour?
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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How long is that drive in rush hour?

It could be an hour or more depending on the day. I have been stuck in traffic in the Maple Grove area for over an hour and moved about 10 miles. On Friday heading home, it could be double that. On a good day with no real traffic, 30 minutes (Saturday afternoon around 2;00 or so)-it is about 25 miles away.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis Metro
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Rogers is cheaper and you can get a bigger yard. Maple Grove is bigger, more expensive, and has TONS of amenities. Personally, I love Maple Grove. A drive from Rogers to Minneapolis is about 30 minutes. However, if traffic is bad.... It will take a VERY long time. Driving to Minneapolis from Maple Grove is about 15 or 20 minutes depending on where you are. Again, this is with good traffic. When traffic is bad, be prepared to sit. The schools in MG and Rogers are about the same. Almost all Minnesota schools are very good.
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:12 PM
 
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Default Rogers is not THAT far

I don't know if you've already relo'ed, but just in case. I live in a brand new development in Rogers. Before I relo'ed, people told us Maple gRove was great, but Rogers was so far. The reality- a house we almost bought was only 4 miles closer than our house in Rogers to my husband's work, but that house had 6 miles of back roads to take to the Hwy, where our current one is 2 miles to the Hwy. It takes us 30-35 minutes to get into the city on weekends. My huband works off 394 & 169 and it takes him 30-45 minutes, depending on what time he leaves home. Sometimes 5 minutes can make that big of a difference in commute time. I have many neighbors who commute into downtown with no problem. Someone mentioned that Fridays were a bear. Yes they are because everyone is headed up north to their cabins, but you find alternate routes like Hwy 81 or Hwy 30. WE got a great custom home for about half what Maple Grove would have cost. Good luck!
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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No offense, but Rogers isn't that attractive. Again, no offense.
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