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Old 05-02-2013, 04:22 PM
 
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My husband has an interview for a job in Albany, Ga and we're thinking about living on the north side of Tallahassee. Google says the commute is about 90 minutes, which is do-able if this is true. Does anyone know how accurate it is? We currently live in Northern Virginia, and a 90 minute commute is pretty standard here (even if the destination is only 30 miles away). We thought that living in Tallahassee would be more favorable than living in Albany, Ga, is this a correct assumption? Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:23 PM
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Yes, if you are willing to commute, it is doable. Try living near Bradfordville which is extreme north Tallahassee.

Tallahassee is much more cosmopolitan that Albany.

Nicer place to live.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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I agree that Tallahassee is a nicer place to live than Albany (pronounced "All-benny," accent on second syllable, by many locals).

But yow! A 90-minute commute? Around here, people complain about a 20-minute commute.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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You're going to have to buy a LOT of gas, and there will be tremendous wear and tear on your car in such a long commute. On the bright side: gas is cheaper in GA than it is in FL.

Plus don't overlook the fact that you'll still probably be subject to GA income tax, even though you'll be a resident of FL, which has no income tax.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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Wow, that sounds awful to spend at least 3 hours a day that one could be spending with family on the road.

Albany is a nice town. Sure it has rough parts, so does Tallahassee. Find a nice neighborhood in Albany.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:01 PM
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Yea, to be honest that is a really long way to commute for work.

Albany has high class and middle class nice neighborhoods.

If I were you all i would just live in Albany..


Between the 2 i would choose Tallahassee over Albany every time though.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:56 AM
 
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Its a pretty drive but too far for a commute.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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Thanks for everyone's replies. My husband is still in the running for a job in Albany. Just a couple of extra things I wanted to mention, the reason why we were looking at Tallahassee is because we're a mixed race couple, so our kids are (obviously) mixed race, and everything that I've found online has talked about the rampant racism in Albany. So ya, we could definitely live in a middle-high class neighborhood in Albany, but then we'd be worried about racism. At least with an urban area like Tallahassee, there would be more accepted diversity.

As for the commute, it took my husband 3 HOURS to get home from work last night (20 mile commute)! From everyone in Northern Virginia, be thankful of your commutes!
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:47 AM
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Erin, its really up to you. My advice is to try your luck in Albany first, and if it doesn't work out try something else. Another option that would be a much shorter drive would be to try Thomasville which is a small town, much smaller than Albany, but it might just work out.

If you are dead set on the long commute and it really does not bother you then try Tallahassee. Its the nicest city around by far.

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Old 05-09-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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Stay in NoVa, I would unless theyre paying a million dollars for the job.
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