from the driveway of this house to Tramway and Central is like 13 miles and 13 minutes (going the speed limit). I lived in this house since 1990. Seldom is it dicey to drive to town, but on occasion it is. I-40 gets closed sometmes; however, if you live in Cedar Crest or such in the E Mtns, you tell the officer at the gate and all but one time since 1990 was I not told to go a head, be careful....going up old 66 instead of I-40. I didn't have AWD until i guess about 2009 and did fine. I did like the secure feeling of the AWD when I got it, but could have done without it. My kids had excellent teachers and administrators...and since they all graduaed, the E Mtn Charter School (about 1 1/2 miles from the house) has opened and I have heard excellent things said about it.