Your home is your castle...it is always worth the drive if you can afford the commute. If finances are a concern, yesterday by night gas prices in Humboldt County rose to $4.49 per gallon, I have not yet looked today....I need to buy gas, my tank is low...below. My SUV seems to swallow my gas in big gulps these days. Annoying. You will have to way the cost effectiveness of your purpose and your need. If your home is like heaven...and your job is a distance...it may be worth it if you can afford it. If not, you will compromise your heavenly home by not being able to afford the commute to work.
Sincerely, Saundra Allman