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Old 01-01-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Bidford, UK
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We are moving to Tampa very soon and have been looking into the areas I like best. We love Longleaf Community nr NPR but don't want more than 30 minute commute to Tampa. He will be working on W Busch Blvd, ZIP 33618, so won't be heading into downtown Tampa. The websites all say 25-35 mins, but they never allow for rush hour traffic, but I want to get a realistic view from someone who regulary does the journey! thanks in advance....
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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That is a LONG commute, it takes my husband 25-30 minutes in the morning and in the afternoon up to 45 minutes sometimes from Busch Blvd to Lutz/Van Dyke Rd...and it takes 45 minutes from Lutz to NPR on Van Dyke to Gunn to 54 in the morning....and not all the way to the beach...my daughter's dentist is in NPR and it takes us 40-45 minutes to get there from Lutz....to commute daily from NPR to Busch is long and the traffic is crazy at rush our or when it rains...people usually forget how to drive when it rains here and everyone drags at 20miles an hour...very aggravating...
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Longleaf is only about 10 minutes from the Suncoast Parkway, then right down to Busch Blvd. It's doable in 30 minutes if traffic isn't backed up for an accident or breakdown.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:38 AM
 
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Suncoast doesn't have an exit for Busch Blvd, he will have to exit at Gunn hwy and go from there, Gunn turns into Busch Blvd.....Gunn is pretty busy in the am and has a million stop lights too....or he can exit at Dale Mabry and take that down which from that point which exactly at Van Dyke rd he will have a good 25 minutes to go should no one is taking a nap during the morning commute....or evening.....or he can take Gunn all the way down to Busch...to avoid tolls on Suncoast, that would not be a fast commute tho as people driving usually on Gunn don't seem to know what speed limit is....I happen to take that road often and it is not a fast commute...
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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The Suncoast exit for Busch would be the one at Wilsky Rd. I'm not sure where on west Busch the OP is specifically looking to go. I found the Gunn Hwy. traffic problem to be Sickles High School. If you're not travelling during school drop-off or pick-up times, it's not bad. The million stop lights must have been installed recently since I only recall 10 or 12 and they're mostly around the Citrus Park area. The Suncoast avoids those for a small toll.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Bidford, UK
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Thanks for all your help! Seems like could be a long journey!
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