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Old 12-22-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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My wife and I are considering moving to either East or West Goshen. They both seem like fantastic places to live and raise a family. I was curious if anyone could offer a realistic picture as to the commute time it would take to drive to and from Center City Philadelphia. Unfortantely the train is not an option as I need access to my car on a daily basis to run out to job sites. I'm typically in by 8 and leave the office around 6:30.

Are there any other options to cut down the time and avoid the typical mess on 202 and 76? I gave it a test run and it took over an hour. I'm curious if anyone has any alternate routes that help save time or if my experience is pretty much how it is.

Any help or comments will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Tim
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Ugh, not a commute I would want. Might help you to go some backroads, like 352 to Rt1 to 476 to 95...but really I doubt it!
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: South Philly
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Even if you were to take the train it would likely take you an hour or more as it's probably quite a hike from where you are just to get to the nearest train station.

If the train is closer to you than I think I would set up a corporate account with For Business, Zipcar or with PhillyCarShare (http://www.phillycarshare.org/businesses.php - broken link) and start taking the train. Because I'm not trying to waste time and energy fighting traffic and if I have to drive for work I'm using the boss's car.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: West Mount Airy
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I just checked on map quest from zipcode 193809(which I believe is West Goshen Township in West Chester) to Center City. It took you 322 to 202 to 76 to 676 and supposedly you would arrive in 45 minutes. Remember, timing is key here in Philly. I worked at Graduate hospital and took 76 every am and it took less than 15min BUT I was driving in at 6am. Ok so then on mapquest I clicked avoid highways and it says now it takes 52 minutes and takes you West Chester Pike to Chestnut St, so I'm assuming it's through Lansdowne.Not bad actually. You take Chestnut St pretty much right to Market st. I'm pleasantly surprised that this is probably a viable option for you if you like West Goshen so much. good luck!
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: West Mount Airy
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oops, 19308
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: West Mount Airy
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ahh,I'm having an issue typing...19380!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Thank you for your help!!
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