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How far do you live from your office?
« on: January 09, 2015, 02:07:51 PM »
So I was fortunate to get a new job recently that reduced my commute from 30 miles and 45 minutes to 3 miles and 5-10 minutes. I'm over the moon about this (almost irrationally so according to friends and family). I'll be able to run or bike to work in the morning when things warm up (there's a gym with showers here, too), so I'm ecstatic.

How far do the rest of you Mustachians live from work? Do you drive or run/bike?

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 02:10:46 PM »
19.1 miles 25-30mins
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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 02:13:54 PM »
5 miles, ~25 minutes, bike

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 02:15:08 PM »
8 miles. mostly drive but am adding in more and more biking to work.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 02:16:37 PM »
18 miles, 1-1.25 hours each way in the Civic. It absolutely sucks, but was the compromise we made to decrease housing costs.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 02:18:07 PM »
4.9 miles Mustang, tourist area and fast roads. Hoping to bike some.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 02:18:55 PM »
4.5 miles.  I bike often but need a vehicle during the day so it doesn't always work out.  It is really great living so close to work.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2015, 02:19:44 PM »
49 miles in LA Traffic.   Fun Stuff!

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2015, 02:21:02 PM »
I live about 5 miles from work. I drive (10-15 minutes one way) due to the lack of shoulders/sidewalks/bike lanes on 40-50 mph roads.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2015, 02:23:42 PM »
49 miles in LA Traffic.   Fun Stuff!

My heart goes out to you, brother. Do you spend more time in the car or in your office every day?

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2015, 02:24:27 PM »
8 miles, about 40 minutes by bike.  Used to be a 1.5 mile  30 minute walk, but we moved for better schools.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2015, 02:24:54 PM »
15 miles - 25 minutes to 45 minutes depending on life

hoping to move closer this year and turn that into a 3 mile, 15 minute bike ride

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2015, 02:32:58 PM »
I am 3.3 km from the office right now. I am house-sitting and take a 130 lbs Akita with me to the office so we walk there and back mostly through a nice lake trail, 50 mn if he doesn't stop at every other tree but most times it takes us about one hour which is quite long at -35. It is only 15 minutes by bike mostly via the same trail which is cleared in winter, but I stopped biking for now due to a few unexpected landings when the big dog decided to stop and sniff something without prior warning.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2015, 02:35:24 PM »
15km (maybe 6-7 miles? not sure). It's an hour by bus, assuming you don't have to wait too long for one, or 15-45 minutes by car, depending on when we leave home in the morning.

There's zero point in moving closer to either my work or DH's work. I think my record for different office locations around the city was 4 in 18 months. Moving house is expensive and painful, and not worth it for us.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2015, 02:37:49 PM »
1 mile, I walk almost every day.  Back in the states it was 4 miles, and I was too chicken to bike.  I might try it next time though.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2015, 02:38:50 PM »
26.8 miles, 40 minutes driving and 1.5 hours on the bus (each way)... we split the distance between DH's commute and mine when we bought the house.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2015, 02:50:55 PM »
I carpool for 35 miles for about an hour one way so I'm able to take advantage of the HOV lane.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2015, 02:54:43 PM »
10 miles each way

I considered moving years ago, MMM convince me to stay because ER will occur in about 4-5 years. Everything else I need is within 1-3 miles from home.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2015, 02:56:29 PM »
850 miles. But I telecommute mostly.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2015, 03:00:36 PM »
49 miles in LA Traffic.   Fun Stuff!

My heart goes out to you, brother. Do you spend more time in the car or in your office every day?

Ive accepted it.....Ive manage to carpool part of the way.  2 hrs a day in my car.    I still manage a 40 % saving rate though

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2015, 03:01:04 PM »
17 miles one way, about a half hour drive on 2 lane state highways, speed limit 45-55 mph. 

I am very lucky to commute to school for free because my aunt works on campus and her commute brings her right past my house :)  On the days she can't drive for whatever reason (probably less than once a month), I drive a 2010 Ford Fusion @ 22-25 mpg and pay between $2 and $10 for parking (because I drive myself so infrequently, paying for a commuter lot pass doesn't make sense, but on the days I do drive I have to pay ridiculous amounts for garage parking). 

We bought the house a year ago in the exact middle of my husband's old work, my school, and my family.  20-30 minutes to each.  It occurred to me last night that we could sell and move to the town my school is in but preliminary napkin math is showing it as a wash financially. 

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2015, 03:06:25 PM »
50 miles from work, 8 miles from carpool.

The bad is I work in the middle of nowhere (there is no housing in biking distance), the good is everyone carpools from town.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2015, 03:06:48 PM »
I work from home. My company office is on the other side of the country (US) and there is more talk of them coming out here than me ever going back there to visit.

My husband works 25 minutes (19 miles) away.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2015, 03:19:02 PM »
Five minute walk if I hurry.

Ten minutes if I don't.

If the musicians in Washington Square Park are playing something I feel like listening to sometimes I stop and listen or read. Or if I run into a friend and we get a bite or a drink.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2015, 03:22:40 PM »
40 miles. I walk to the station (1mile) and take the train. I telecommute a couple of days a week.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2015, 03:27:13 PM »
Nine miles.

26.8 miles, 40 minutes driving and 1.5 hours on the bus (each way)... we split the distance between DH's commute and mine when we bought the house.

Wait, your commute is 2 hours and 10 minutes each way? Over 4 hours per day?


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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2015, 03:46:48 PM »
12.5 miles.  I drive.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2015, 03:49:21 PM »
About 8 miles and 20 minutes. I have to allow additional time for parking and actually getting to the building I work in. My work location moved a few years ago, my commute used to be shorter. However, for this geographic area my commute is likely well below average and I don't have to get on the horrendous highway system.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2015, 04:02:47 PM »
About 1 mile.  I walk or bike.  I have not purchased a parking decal for my workplace in 15 years.

Recently, when I broken leg meant that I could not walk or bike, I either got rides from colleagues or took a bus.

I love love love living so close to work--and I am also just blocks away from grocery stores, coffee shops, etc.  The library is 1.5 miles away.  Love living in town.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2015, 04:06:49 PM »
1 mile. I mostly walk. If I do not feel like leaving the house, I telecommute.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2015, 04:19:50 PM »
Construction electrician, one of the downsides of my work is commuting all over the city and surrounding suburbs. Anything beyond we get put up in paid accomodations but it's reasonably expected that you drive anywhere in a 1 hour radius of the city as a commute if you get put on a job there. Part of me wishes I had an office job where I could bike to work and save money that way. But it's not all bad, I'm using my time to continue learning the trade and may one day go out on my own. Gas and vehicle wear and any other contracting expenses will be added into my overhead and billed out anyways. I may get lucky in 1-2 more years and get a company van + gas card and be able to take the van home at nights.

My typical commute is 20 minutes in city driving and I've been lucky this past year most jobs have been in the city. Even the ones on the far outskirts I've only had to go to a few days out of the year. But trying to buy a house to position myself close to work is somewhat futile. Not everyone works in an office :)

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2015, 04:21:55 PM »
Until all the "work from home" folks get to the thread, I'm going to claim shortest commute that's actually not working from home:

Less than one mile (.7) if I walk, a bit longer if it's -20 F and I drive (divided highway with stoplight for pedestrians but I have to go a couple blocks out of my way if I drive to get to a car stoplight).

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2015, 05:00:32 PM »
 I'm ~8km from the office (5 miles).  Most days I take transit, but occasionally drive when I need the vehicle (2001 Toyota Rav4) to go to a different site for work during the day.  I could move closer, but i love the little community I'm in now. Almost everything is within walking distance from my place and I'm on some great bike paths.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2015, 05:00:59 PM »
2 miles, or 10-ish minutes by bike. lots of car exhaust in my eyes on the way there, though.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2015, 05:13:54 PM »
50 miles, 45 mins :)

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2015, 09:15:13 PM »
7.5 miles, about 35 minutes by bike.  Rode everyday but 2 in 2014.  Booyah!

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2015, 09:26:29 PM »
3.9 miles right now, moving office in April so it will be 4.6 miles... I bike.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2015, 11:40:11 PM »
5.5 miles. 12 minute drive, 20 minute bike ride (25 minutes back on a bike as it's more uphill).

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2015, 04:58:13 AM »
So I was fortunate to get a new job recently that reduced my commute from 30 miles and 45 minutes to 3 miles and 5-10 minutes. I'm over the moon about this (almost irrationally so according to friends and family). I'll be able to run or bike to work in the morning when things warm up (there's a gym with showers here, too), so I'm ecstatic.

How far do the rest of you Mustachians live from work? Do you drive or run/bike?

Whaddya mean "when it warms up"?  A few days ago I walked the ~1 mile to my office when it was -3 F with a -20 F wind chill.  I was a awake by the time I got there.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2015, 05:59:26 AM »
10-12 minutes max but I couldn't bike it because it would take me at least an hour plus and my time is worth more than that to me. I workout before or right when i get home in the basement.  Its straight freeway and there really isn't a frontage road. Plus recently days below zero and icy snowy roads i will keep driving.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2015, 06:03:29 AM »
I live 0.4 miles. It is a 10-12 minute stroll to my office. It would take longer to drive it and an absurd $80/ month to park a 5 minute walk from there.

Forgot to mention "$80/month parking is such a sweet deal" according to my coworkers. $150-$200/month is the going rate around the office but a coworker buddies up to a garage to get us a "steal".
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« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2015, 06:17:03 AM »
11 miles, ~20 minutes.

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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2015, 06:40:04 AM »
10 miles by car or bus.  Bus ride is about 35-45 minutes depending on traffic.    13 miles by bike because the direct route is a busy road and by going a bit extra distance on side streets and paths it's a much more pleasant ride.   It takes about an hour by bike depending on how long I have to sit at traffic lights.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2015, 06:40:45 AM »
Just started a new job last week and I am about a 10 minute walk away.  Pretty nice change from my previous 20-45 minute commute each way.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2015, 06:55:04 AM »
Currently 4 miles, but it will double when the office moves downtown later this year. OTOH it will be on the bus route.

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« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2015, 06:58:09 AM »
7.5 miles, about 35 minutes by bike.  Rode everyday but 2 in 2014.  Booyah!
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4.5 miles to work, 4 miles home. I bike or take the autobus when I'm being a wimp (usually in Feb).

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2015, 09:30:45 AM »
30 minutes...  Depending on the route I take, it is somewhere between 16-20 miles.  The longer route has less traffic and more highway speed/less traffic lights.  Both routes take about the same amount of time, but one is more convenient headed east and the other more convenient headed west due to traffic and left turn avoidance and such.


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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2015, 09:49:50 AM »
5 miles. Unfortunately my sons kindergarten is situated in the exact opposite direction. But we take the bus/train where ever we go. On the days I don't have him I walk to work. A nice 1,5 hour walk. Perfect for starting the day with an inspiration audiobook or podcast.

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2015, 09:53:30 AM »
39 miles :(

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Re: How far do you live from your office?
« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2015, 12:08:01 PM »
It was 21 miles for six years, then my employer decided to transfer me involuntarily to an office 44 miles away. I was able to successfully negotiate the use of my company truck as compensation for the unpaid hour of extra commute.