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Old 09-07-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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Hi All. I'm moving down in 5 weeks, and have been apartment hunting but cannot seem to find an answer to a major question.

My office is in the Egypt Lake area, so I would be taking the 275 bridge over from St Pete. According to Google maps, the drive is only 25 minutes to half hour- which is acceptable. However, I would need to be at work by 8am, and leave around 5pm... so I am right in the middle of rush hour.

Would rush hour add much to my drive? I'm torn between South Tampa, Ybor and St Pete, and I think this may make my decision easier, depending on your answers

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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You will be definitely in the worst of rush hour and although Google may put commute time at 25 minutes it will be the rare day you'll be making that commute in 25 minutes, i'd budget an hour each way..
If i were working in Tampa i'd be looking at a place closer to work..
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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You will be definitely in the worst of rush hour and although Google may put commute time at 25 minutes it will be the rare day you'll be making that commute in 25 minutes, i'd budget an hour each way..
If i were working in Tampa i'd be looking at a place closer to work..
Thank you Jambo, that is the answer I was looking for. I'll be staying out of St Pete for sure.

I appreciate it!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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You will be definitely in the worst of rush hour and although Google may put commute time at 25 minutes it will be the rare day you'll be making that commute in 25 minutes, i'd budget an hour each way..
If i were working in Tampa i'd be looking at a place closer to work..
I agree with Jambo, that would be a terrible commute. From your choices I would pick south Tampa HANDS DOWN.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:18 PM
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However, I would need to be at work by 8am, and leave around 5pm... so I am right in the middle of rush hour.
Getting to your desk at 8am is beating the worst of rush hour here. There's some traffic, but you can usually drive as fast as you want on 275 at 730am. Heading home at 5pm would be more of a slog; probably 30ish mins from the Dale Mabry entrance to downtown St. Pete.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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The problem isn't so much the traffic as it is the accidents on the bridge. And yes, there is always an accident on the bridge. Doesn't matter which bridge either, it'll always be the bridge you're on.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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Ha, thanks everyone... it is always just my luck to find the streets with accidents.

I'm going to stay away from St Pete. Was only really thinking that to be closer to beaches, but I'd rather drive a little farther on a weekend day, than sit in traffic for so long every weekday.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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Well, how many days will be going to work per week, and how many days will you be going to the beach? I get the ideal to take a walk on the beach after work...but, then I'd find work by the beach not the other way around.......

South Tampa would be your best bet...

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Ha, thanks everyone... it is always just my luck to find the streets with accidents.

I'm going to stay away from St Pete. Was only really thinking that to be closer to beaches, but I'd rather drive a little farther on a weekend day, than sit in traffic for so long every weekday.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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Well, how many days will be going to work per week, and how many days will you be going to the beach? I get the ideal to take a walk on the beach after work...but, then I'd find work by the beach not the other way around.......

South Tampa would be your best bet...
It would be 5 days per week to the office, and while I plan -right now- on going to the beach all the time on the weekends, it likely will end up as something I don't do very often... thats how it always works. haha....

Its only a year, I can deal with anything for a year. If I find I want to go to the beach every day, I'll just move somewhere closer to the middle at that point. I think South Tampa will be just fine for now.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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South Tampa is ideal. Close to Gandy. Take the Gandy brudge, you're like 15 mins away from St. Pete.
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