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Old 05-25-2015, 08:51 PM
 
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We currently reside in Seattle and are considering a relocation for a job that would be located in west Phoenix near Tolleson. We have family in the Queen Creek area and really like the housing and school situation there. Queen Creek to the Tolleson area is about 50 miles. Would that commute be brutal? We are also considering the Gilbert/Chandler area as a nice in-between location. I am not familiar with Phoenix traffic but can see from the forum that I10 can be rough. Any insight would be great.

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Old 05-25-2015, 09:11 PM
 
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Would that commute be brutal? We are also considering the Gilbert/Chandler area as a nice in-between location. I am not familiar with Phoenix traffic but can see from the forum that I10 can be rough. Any insight would be great.

Thanks!
Yes, it would be brutal. A commute from Gilbert or Chandler would be only slightly less so. Anything that requires you to pass through Downtown during rush hour on the way from one side of the metro area is a potential problem. If you're going to work on the west side, it's probably best to live on the west side or at least in a central area that would enable a reverse commute.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:53 AM
 
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I wouldn't do it, but if it means a lot to you, there is an alternative. As of now, I believe you can take small highways/streets south of Phoenix (in part through the Gila River Reservation) and loop up through Komatke and into the West Valley. I'm not sure if that's faster or not, or if weather gets bad (like around monsoon season) if those roads are reliable. If this is going to be long-term, the 202 will eventually make that route much faster, though keep in mind it will be a few years until that's finished so you'd have to put up with the commute until then. I included the link below. You may want to research other areas that are in your budget and have decent schools, but that will put you much closer to work. I live in East Phoenix (Camelback East) and work downtown. Without traffic I can get there in less than 10 minutes, but it typically takes me close to 20 because of congestion. Rain, holidays, events, etc. can make that even longer. You would have to go with traffic to that same area, then keep going west.

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Old 05-26-2015, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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You will get very tired of that commute. Going down through the reservation roads is not a viable regular option, and I'm not sure it's shorter. It's going to be more than "a few" years before the 202 freeway loop is completed, so don't plan on that to relieve your commute all that soon. I would find something closer to work, (no further than west Chandler near the I-10 and the existing 202 which would take you out to Queen Creek to see your family.)
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:27 PM
 
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Queen Creek? It is far from everything and the Mesa-Gateway Airport flight path is over that area. Let your family visit you.
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:18 PM
 
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I wouldn't do it even if I got to live rent free.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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West Phoenix near Tolleson is nowhere near Central Phoenix.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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West Phoenix near Tolleson is nowhere near Central Phoenix.
The OP said the work site was west Phoenix. No mention of central Phoenix. You may be thinking of another thread posted by someone else.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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The OP said the work site was west Phoenix. No mention of central Phoenix. You may be thinking of another thread posted by someone else.
Read the thread's title.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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Read the thread's title.

You know, I just noticed that. Sorry. The other thread has the central is really west problem too..
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