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Dallas Real Estate- Commutes to Work are Increasing

The Associated Press put out a brief report this morning saying that commutes are increasing.  More and more people are leaving for work between 5 am and 6:30 am.  When I was in corporate America, I remember leaving for work at 7:35 am in order to be at work at 8am.  What a difference!  If I had to leave at 6:30, I wouldn't be a hampy capper (happy camper) throughout the day due to lack of sleep.

There has been a 50 precent increase  for commutes over 60 minutes from 1990-2000.  However, many more commuters are going from suburb to suburb instead of suburb to city.  More and more companies are moving to where the employees are, and that's a good thing!

There are several companies in the Dallas area that have satelite offices around the Metroplex.  That way the commutes can be shortened and work more productive.

Comment balloon 3 commentsDonna Harris • October 16 2006 01:44PM


People must like commutes or they wouldnt do them. No one in this market likes to commute more than 30 minutes.
Posted by Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs ( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.) about 12 years ago
Donna, when we were in Cedar Park, Texas commuting to Austin every morning, it was an hour each way, and we had to leave the house by 6:30 a.m., or for every minute we were late, we were twenty more cars behind.  It was awful.  Now, I'm in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where there's virtually no rush hour.
Posted by Christopher Smith (TREGO REALTY) about 12 years ago
I recently read that every $10,000 spend in commuting costs is equivalent to $100,000 more house. Maybe some of these long commuters want to reconsider.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) about 12 years ago