All depends on the time of day. During normal commuting hours, I would estimate 45-75 minutes depending on the weather (rain always adds time). On a Saturday, you could get there in under 30 minutes at normal speeds.
If you're going to do this on a daily basis, be prepared for 45-60 minutes on average. Other factors are how close you are to the major Hwys (400, 75), whether you can use backroads as altnerates and how far north you are.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Barry Wolfert, Associate Broker
The 400 crossing is a rather congested area on Holcomb Bridge. You'd likely be happier if you stick to the properties on the East Side of 400. I'd say you'd be saving about 10-15 minutes / day each way. Of course it will vary significantly day to day. Another area of back up is often crossing the Chattahoochee River to enter Gwinnette County. There's only a few roads that cross the river so alternate routes are limited.... more
Well, rush hour traffic is generally really bad anywhere around 400. You are correct in that Holcomb Bridg Road is a bottleneck area. As far as East or West of 400, the traffic on the back roads that connect from Alpharetta into Gwinnette County through Duluth are the worst. However, if you are commuting do downtown Atlanta from there and actually getting on 400, it's about the same on either side. If you tell me where you'll be commuting to, I can probably recommend an area with the least traffic that will get you a nice home in a swim/tennis for your price range that will also have excellent schools. Feel free to contact me any time. See my web site link below for full contact information.... more
Oh yeah, I should mention that I try and avoid driving on Atlanta freeways following a bad crash several years ago (thanks to a driver who was disabled and trying to drive and talk on the cell phone at the same time). So, I'd be commuting from East Cobb to Roswell using secondary roads.... more
Grimes Bridge Road is a good road to use to avoid Holcomb Bridge Road... For the period of time it is closed it puts more traffic onto Holcomb Bridge Road. I have lived in the area for 26 years and always used Grimes Bridge Road to get from the Martin's Landing area in east Roswell to the "downtown" Roswell area on the west side of Roswell. Over the years traffic has increased... mainly at rush hour times. In non rush hour times it has not had heavy traffic.... more