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Old 10-16-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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Does anyone know about how long it takes from the Power Ranch area of Gilbert to get downtown during rush hour times? My wife and I are considering a move to Gilbert from the East Coast and wanted to see how far out from downtown we could move without being too miserable. Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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google seems to think 55 minutes with traffic, i would guess that to be fairly accurate.


from: E Germann Rd to: Phoenix, AZ - Google Maps
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:29 PM
 
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I live in Gilbert and I personally would not consider a job in downtown Phoenix unless I had no choice. The drive is about an hour each way and there are nice neighborhoods closer in that could save you that chore. There are some really nice areas of Tempe, central Phoenix or South Scottsdale that could make your life easier.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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I know it's an old thread.. but holy smokes.. I don't know how people cope with it. I'm used to an old 30 min trip one-way.

This new position/location with up to 1 hour in the AM and 1 hour 15 mins PM is killing me. But I guess a lot of people "deal with it"... especially in these harsh times.

I don't think I can do this for years on end. Hopefully, something changes in 2010... a move and/or job.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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I know it's an old thread.. but holy smokes.. I don't know how people cope with it. I'm used to an old 30 min trip one-way.

This new position/location with up to 1 hour in the AM and 1 hour 15 mins PM is killing me. But I guess a lot of people "deal with it"... especially in these harsh times.

I don't think I can do this for years on end. Hopefully, something changes in 2010... a move and/or job.

I used to hate long commutes, too, but satellite radio makes it more bearable when I have to do it, which is hardly at all anymore. Plenty of comedy/news/sports/music stations. Sometimes I drive extra slow to listen to the ending of a bit on Howard Stern.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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I used to hate long commutes, too, but satellite radio makes it more bearable when I have to do it, which is hardly at all anymore. Plenty of comedy/news/sports/music stations. Sometimes I drive extra slow to listen to the ending of a bit on Howard Stern.
Yeah, I may have to subscribe to Sat Radio. I can understand how they have a "market" for their product now.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Last summer I did the commute from Gilbert to downtown Phoenix and I hated it. It just makes the day feel soooo much longer to have a 50 minute commute in the morning and probably more in the evening. I know some people are fine with long commutes, but it's definitely not for me!
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:17 PM
 
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Yeah, I may have to subscribe to Sat Radio. I can understand how they have a "market" for their product now.

Yep, and it's also great when you're traveling, as you never lose a signal. I can only listen to so much music on CD/Ipod, sometimes I want to hear talk on CNBC, ESPN or CNN, and it's nice to be able to do that in the middle of nowhere.
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