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Old 08-29-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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Hello,

I'm considering a position at the University of South Florida in Tampa and we're interested in living in Safety Harbor. Anyone else do that commute or could tell me how long it would take?

Thanks!
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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It's gonna be a bear. I would say 45 mins would be the least and maybe more like a hour. Depends on rush hour also.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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That's at least 45 minutes at 6 am on a Sunday morning. I can't imagine the rush hour times.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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Over an hour, easy. Traffic to USF is awful anyway, I know because I worked there decades ago ( even then it was bad!) and my husband worked there 10 years ago. I would never live in Safety Harbor and work at USF unless you really want a horrific commute with the worst traffic imaginable.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Even from Danashores to USF was a easy 45 min years ago. More like 30 mins after 7pm.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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How about commuting north of Tampa Bay, avoiding the bridges? It looks like Hillsborough Avenue is a straight shot toward USF -- but is it a traffic mess?
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Old 08-31-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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How about commuting north of Tampa Bay, avoiding the bridges? It looks like Hillsborough Avenue is a straight shot toward USF -- but is it a traffic mess?
IMO, it won't be better, and might be worse. I would live closer if I were you, this will not be a fun commute.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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How about commuting north of Tampa Bay, avoiding the bridges? It looks like Hillsborough Avenue is a straight shot toward USF -- but is it a traffic mess?
It would be a total nitmare.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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Yeah, not the best commute by far. You're screwed if there's an accident on the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Hillsborough is a nightmare and is not a straight shot to USF. During rush hour it can take 40 minutes to go 9 miles. I love Safety Harbor but I wouldn't want to drive that every day.

You have Wesley Chapel, New Tampa or even Land O Lakes would be an easier commute
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