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Old 04-09-2013, 10:47 AM
 
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We found out yesterday that my husband's employer is closing the plant he currently works in and relocating everyone to Apopkoa, FL. This is going to happen sometime in July. We live in Apollo Beach and I work in Riverview/Brandon area. We are going to seek employment for him in the Tampa Bay area, however if we do not find anything by July, he will be making that drive on I-4 4-5 times a week.

Does anyone commute from Tampa Bay area to the Orlando area? We do not want to relocate and if we did, I wouldn't go further than Lakeland because my job and the kids school is near my work. The only benefit I see to moving inland is reduce change of hurricane damage and saves him gas/travel time but will increase mine.

I really hope he finds something local in the next few months but if he has to make this drive, I am curious how bad it is. His shift right now is 4:00 AM start time so I imagine he will be traveling on I-4 early morning.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Terra
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Sounds like he would be missing both rush hours, which is a positive, but Apopka is still pretty far... I'd guess about an hour in the morning and 1.5 hours coming back.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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wow NUTS... that's a long drive- start pricing tires.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:33 PM
 
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He can always take the 429 extension all the way up to Apopka. It's a toll road but you will avoid having to go through the tourist corridor and downtown Orlando. Overall it should take just over 1 hr and 20 mins for the trip. I do it often.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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The morning commute won't be too bad as far as traffic goes, but his commute home will be horrible. If there is a wreck plan on adding about an hour to the commute time.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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An Hour. And. 20 Minutes.... Holy crap, I don't envy anyone who does that. I just did the math to see how much of your life you waste commuting, and wow. My advice? Start sending out those resume's like yesterday, cross your fingers/pray/do a voodoo witch dance...whatever your style, but get him a job in the TB area ASAP, girl!
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Oof... I've made the drive out there a few times. It's a hike and he will get tired of it really quickly. Best of luck to you in the search for something else.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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That won't be a pretty commute....Apopka is North of Orlando and yes taking 429 will take him straight to Apopka but that is not a daily commute! I would send out resumes too; moving to Lakeland won't help much as you will litterally live on I-4!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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PS we lived in Loongwood several years ago which neighbors Apopka and it took 2+ hours to get to the beach in Clearwater.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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Does anyone commute from Tampa Bay area to the Orlando area? We do not want to relocate and if we did, I wouldn't go further than Lakeland because my job and the kids school is near my work. The only benefit I see to moving inland is reduce change of hurricane damage and saves him gas/travel time but will increase mine.

I really hope he finds something local in the next few months but if he has to make this drive, I am curious how bad it is. His shift right now is 4:00 AM start time so I imagine he will be traveling on I-4 early morning.
One of my former co-worker did the Orlando to Tampa commute 5x a week. He had a beat up Honda Civic that he claimed gave him 45 mpg..

4AM start time is excellent since he will have no traffic going in and coming back (later in afternoon)

Apart from commuting time, I would worry about commuting cost and in general any health issues(not sure how old your hubby is)

Best advice is to do the commute on the weekends NOW and see how he feels!!!
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