(Closed) Housing Dilemma

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 16
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5948 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

fmichelled123:  I used to live in SE FL and that traffic is a BEAR. I would move halfway in between. In CA I drove about 45 minutes each way and that’s as far as I ever want to go. Hope never to have to do that again, actually.

Post # 17
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54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

fmichelled123:  Can you try out the potential commute before you make a decision? Head out to wherever you are thinking of moving to and hop on the train at a time when you would normally be making that commute. That would let you see whether the atmosphere on the train is conducive to getting work done during the trip.

My commute averages 1 to 1.5 hours each way at the moment. I have no problem with it, since it gives me a valid excuse to chill out and read for 2-3 hours every day (something I love doing but would never make the time for at home). I definitely wouldn’t want to have a commute that long if I had to drive (rush hour traffic – no thanks!) but on a train, it doesn’t bother me in the least. I don’t consider it a crazy commute, it’s actually pretty common amongst the people I work with. Housing costs are so ridiculous in the city (Toronto) so a lot of people just commute in from the suburbs.

Post # 18
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Lodge on the lake

I would most likely move and commute the 140 miles each day. I don’t think it would be THAT bad on the train, especially because most of the stress of commuting comes from traffic and driving. It may not be enjoyable but a lot of people have to do it every day. Plus you mentioned your work would cover the cost of taking the train! Maybe you could wait until January to make the decision and see if something comes up for him closer to you?

Post # 19
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9525 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

fmichelled123:  If you want PM me your number, I will give you mine and the number of my past landlord. I have always had great luck with apartments. If he doesn’t have anything free he is best friends with the manager of the complex who knows of others who sublet at their market price, not current market price. 

Post # 20
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2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

skplue: no, that price is for a 1bd / 1ba apartment. It’s really bad for the new people moving here 🙁

Post # 22
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521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

bitsybee:  geeeez!! Good luck to everyone in SF right now. That’s ridiculous!

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