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Old 10-13-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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My family is possibly relocating to the MSP area and I would be working in St. Louis Park. What would the commute time be from Rogers to SLP?

We are looking for a newer house in the $400K range in a nice neighborhood, lots of young kids (we have two (3 and 5)), good schools, and hopefully a good amount of Stay at Home moms as my wife will be staying home. I would like to keep my commute under 45 minutes if at all possible.

If there is an area closer that you'd recommend, it would be appreciated.

Thanks!!
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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That's going to be an absolute brutal commute and I doubt you could do it in 45 minutes.

$400,000 buys a lot of house here compared to some areas of the country, so you have a lot of options. Eden Prairie is the obvious suggestion, there's a lot of higher end newer homes there. Or the newer areas of Chaska, Chanhassen, or Victoria- someplace in the southwest that's north of the river.

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Old 10-13-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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Thanks for the information.

Would Prior Lake, Savage, or Shakopee be worth looking at or would that be a brutal commute?
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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There's always backups on the river bridges going north, especially I-35W, US 169, and MN 77, which is why I suggested staying north of the river, but the cities you mentioned aren't as far as Rogers so they'd probably be doable in the 45 minute time frame, and they do have a lot of the caliber of home that you're looking at. Except for the old downtown areas most of the housing south of the river is newer, since the area really took off after the new 169 bridge (called the Bloomington Ferry Bridge locally went in in the mid-1990s. All the cities mentioned (except maybe Eden Prairie) have a lot of brand new construction in your price range too.).
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Old 10-14-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Why not Plymouth, Long Lake, or Minnetonka?
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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The best thing you can do is divide the metro area into 4 quarters using 35 as your N/S and 94ish as your E/W axis. If you stay within your pie segment, you commute will be reasonable. If you go outside of your pie segment, that is where you run into issues. For St. Louis Park work, I would head west for your best options, Victoria and Waconia being places I would start looking. They both sound like what you are looking for and will have reasonable commutes to SLP.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:47 PM
 
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I'd look at Plymouth or Medina personally if you want newer houses as you'd find in Rogers. If you don't mind older neighborhoods, there are some really nice areas of Golden Valley that would have a super short commute.

Rogers would be horrible, especially in the winter. I did Brooklyn Park to Eden Prairie for years and I'd never do it again. Rogers would be worse.
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