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Old 04-24-2007, 06:08 AM
 
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I'm looking to hear from people who commute from east Mesa to either Scottsdale or Phoenix.

What's your average drive time?
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Old 04-24-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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I'm looking to hear from people who commute from east Mesa to either Scottsdale or Phoenix.

What's your average drive time?

I lived off of Ellsworth and Guadalupe before I moved a little father in to Gilbert and it took me at 45-50 minutes to get to 51st and Elliot in Phoenix. That was before the new freeway.

I moved to Power and Guadalupe and it took me anywhere from 25-50 minutes depending on the time of day. The time you leave for work will play a big part in your commute. I had flexable hours I pretty much went in anywhere from 6 in the morning to 8. The earlier the better.

If you are traveling to Scottsdale you will probably jump on the 202 to the 101. That 101 is one ugly freeway.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:23 AM
 
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A rule of thumb is that it’s going to take an hour from most parts of Mesa to some of Phoenix or Scottsdale. Alot of the time is based on just “where” to and from. Traffic patters are very strange in the metro area. You can take freeways and drive a shorter distance and yet it may take longer to get where you want ~ only because of traffic patterns and the number of accidents that plug up the routes. I had found that leaving home or the office 10 minutes different in time could cause me to lose 20 minutes or more in a commute with traffic.

Miles don’t count with time either. I could find a different route that was a little longer by a few extra miles and I could also save 10 minutes plus or minus by driving further and out of my way. Again it’s the traffic patterns and the locations that must be taken into consideration.

Mesa is an hour plus or minus with normal non rush hour traffic. Rush hour and an accident could cause that to double in time.
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