Best consideration? Do you want to live in the Sacramento Valley or the Sierra Foothills?
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To answer your question, the commute time from El Dorado Hiils will be approximately 30 - 45mins depending on the traffic at that time. The commute time from Carmichael will be about the same, Again it all depends on the traffic at that time. The good news is that you avoid the peak traffice times which occurrs around 7:30am - 9am and again at 4:30pm - 6pm. If you are looking to reduce your commute time, as gas prices continue to rise, you might want to consider other areas such as River Park, East Sacramento, Glenbrook and possibly Curtis Park or Land Park. They are all very nice areas and your commute time will be reduced significantly. I hope this helps.
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