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Aj, Home Buyer in San Ramon, CA

How long is the communte from San Ramon to Walnut Creek in traffic on 680?

Asked by Aj, San Ramon, CA Wed Aug 11, 2010

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It really depends where our starting and ending points are. I will say it has gotten better now so I will say the usual 15 minutes with no traffic I will say just double that. Give me a call we can discuss it better. Hermie @925.980-6010
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My drive time Barb hit the nail on the head. It really depends where in WC. If it's deep down Ignacio Blvd... Keep counting.
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Dave makes good points. My travel times were based on starting near Crow Canyon Road. If you were to join 680 at Alcosta or start out from Windemere, that is a whole different ball game. And yes, it really can vary enormously. All it takes is a fender bender anywhere on your commute (unfortunately quite common) and all bets are off.

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Hello Aj,

I live and work in Danville / San Ramon. I made the mistake of moving into an investment property (REO) in Concord. Although I was basically living for free, fighting the traffic became my worst nightmare when trying to get to appointments. I'm back on the Danville / San Ramon border now and it's true, I wouldn't live in Concord for free, knowing that I need to commute regularly to Danville/San Ramon.

"Just do it!" as Nike says. You need to get up extra early 2-3 mornings and go to the place where you would live and do the commute. Also, if you can stall, do it again after school starts. Traffic picks up considerably when school is in session...on the side roads and the freeways.

Respectfully,

Vickie Nagy, CA DRE#01363932, Keller Williams Realty
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I think Barb and Bernard are the proverbial misty-eyed optimists. I think their estimates are in the category of 'when everything goes perfectly", or "the best that can be expected". Or maybe the traffic snarls come only when I'm there?

Also, you didn't say from where in San Ramon to where in Walnut Creek. The San Ramon business park on Bollinger by the freeway is one thing. On this end, if you're headed for Shadelands business park, add another 20 minutes once you're off the freeway.
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The morning commute shouldn't generally take more than 20-25 minutes to the south Walnut Creek exits. Returning to San Ramon often a little longer due to the reducing number of freeway lanes from Walnut Crek to the Stone Valley exit.

Bernard Gibbons

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Bernard Gibbons, J. Rockcliff Realtors
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Phone (925) 997-1585 - bernard@bernardgibbons.com

http://www.BernardGibbons.com
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If you are alone in your car (non-car pool lane) and it's around 4:30 - 6:30pm and it's raining, it can take 25-30 minutes to get to downtown Walnut Creek from Bollinger in San Ramon. If you have to go further than the South Walnut Creek exit, like Treat Blvd, add another 10 minutes.
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