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Old 03-07-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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Putting a call out to locals for suggestions on what a typical commut time is from the Railyard and other locations to Los Alamos so I can focus my home search. I have to be at work by 8ish and am ok with upto 45min as long as it’s not bumper to bumper crawling. I’m also open to nice areas on the fringe of the city.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:25 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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It was discussed in this thread:

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Old 03-07-2018, 11:12 PM
 
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Thanks Pancho,

Good info. That was eight years ago. Has traffic been the same or increased over the years?
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Old 03-08-2018, 11:34 AM
 
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You should not have any problem at that time of day, especially, getting to Los Alamos from say the Railyard or Casa Solana (in the latter neighborhood there is at least one car-pooling group that commutes back and forth to Los Alamos) within about 40 minutes. In this town there's rarely bumper-to-bumper traffic except sometimes on Cerrillos Road. For an easier commute you'll probably want to live in the mid-to north/northwest parts of the city with easy access to Hwy 285.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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You can also look in Tesuque, which is just north of SF, and a little closer to LA. 45 mins. is plenty of time, and no, the traffic out that way hasn't increased in 8 yrs. The traffic inside SF has increased, but not on the highway out of town, and over to LA.

Unlike somebody on the linked thread, I wouldn't recommend living in the south of town, and taking the bypass to get out to the highway in the north. That will add 20 minutes or so to your commute. You would no longer be within your 45 minute limit.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:10 PM
 
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You can also look in Tesuque, which is just north of SF, and a little closer to LA. 45 mins. is plenty of time, and no, the traffic out that way hasn't increased in 8 yrs. The traffic inside SF has increased, but not on the highway out of town, and over to LA.

Unlike somebody on the linked thread, I wouldn't recommend living in the south of town, and taking the bypass to get out to the highway in the north. That will add 20 minutes or so to your commute. You would no longer be within your 45 minute limit.
Awesome. Great feedback
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:12 PM
 
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You should not have any problem at that time of day, especially, getting to Los Alamos from say the Railyard or Casa Solana (in the latter neighborhood there is at least one car-pooling group that commutes back and forth to Los Alamos) within about 40 minutes. In this town there's rarely bumper-to-bumper traffic except sometimes on Cerrillos Road. For an easier commute you'll probably want to live in the mid-to north/northwest parts of the city with easy access to Hwy 285.
Perfect! Again thank you
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:01 PM
 
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I do not know your reasons for deciding on Santa Fe. I can say that I live in downtown LA and love living there. It can be hard to find a place to rent and even if you do, it'll probably be expensive. Still There is huge quality of life improvement that comes with being within walking distance of everything and having a five minute commute.

The BIG caveat is that I'm already married. There isn't much of a dating scene in LA.
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