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Old 05-04-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Rocky Mountains
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Sorry for posting twice - my screw up.

Can anyone give me a rough idea of the commute times from Rockwood School District towns like Chesterfield, Eureka, Fenton, etc., to downtown (the Arch as a reference - close to my new potential job.) with both peak rush and off peak times?

Thank you.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Ballwin, MO
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Sorry for posting twice - my screw up.

Can anyone give me a rough idea of the commute times from Rockwood School District towns like Chesterfield, Eureka, Fenton, etc., to downtown (the Arch as a reference - close to my new potential job.) with both peak rush and off peak times? Thank you.
You can get from Eureka to the Arch in 25 minutes maximum most of the time. During peak rush hour (and that's it, an hour max) it will take you 45 minutes. Actually this Saturday, I drove Hwy. 44 from Jefferson to Hwy. 141 (at Fenton), never going over the speed limit and it took less than 15 minutes. Jefferson is just three exits from the Arch. My wife does the drive from Grand Avenue where she works to our house in Ballwin, next to Chesterfield, in 20-25 minutes, during rush hour, everyday. Chesterfield covers a big area, and with I-64 (Hwy. 40) closed for a few miles, it could take as much as an hour from the farthest areas.

St. Louis is an extremely easy city to get around.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Rocky Mountains
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Thank you - I am not married to any particular town, just the school district of Rockwood, as it looks top notch.

I appreciate the info - Rockwood Schools and working downtown sound very doable.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:14 PM
 
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Hwy 40 is closed in some parts until the end of 2009, for renovation, expansion and ease of getting around. And that will temporarily increase some distances, i.e. Chesterfield etc...but again, to anyone that is seeking to live in Stl for more than 1 year, this shouldn't matter to them.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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Call me different, but Eureka to the arch is much more than 25 minutes. St. Louis is easy to navigate, but the roads can be very clogged. I-270 is a jungle just about 24-7, I-64 is a deathtrap, and I-70 can be very busy. Eureka to downtown is estimated at 40 minutes on Mapquest, and that would be on a good day. You will take I-44 which is a lot busier these days due to the I-64 shutdown.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis' traffic is nothing compared to similarly sized metros. 270 is a jungle from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. but that's about it!
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Ballwin, MO
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Call me different, but Eureka to the arch is much more than 25 minutes. St. Louis is easy to navigate, but the roads can be very clogged. I-270 is a jungle just about 24-7, I-64 is a deathtrap, and I-70 can be very busy. Eureka to downtown is estimated at 40 minutes on Mapquest, and that would be on a good day. You will take I-44 which is a lot busier these days due to the I-64 shutdown.
Okay Different. I just did the drive Saturday, and do it all the time. For reference I just did the same drive I did on google maps and here's the link:

to: Eureka, MO - Google Maps

I see this link doesn't show the search, but put in St. Louis, MO in the directions tab which takes you from city hall, pretty much the same distance, but might take a minute or so longer than the arch.

28.1 miles, 34 minutes. Okay, so I do it in 25 minutes. Either way, it's not a bad drive, and not worth eliminating Eureka.
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