How long is the commute between Ellenwood and Alpharetta or marietta?

Asked by Dino1963, Annadale, VA Tue Dec 16, 2008

I just accepted a new position in Ellenwood. I have famly and I really like to be in Marietta or Alpaharetta, I am wondering how long will be the commute from Alpharetta to Ellenwood at rush hours?


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Hank Miller, Agent, Alpharetta, GA
Tue Dec 16, 2008
Ouch - that's a rough one no matter how you slice it.

The problem is that either Alphartetta or Marietta is opposite of Ellenwood. From Alpharetta you'll wind up running 400 to either 285 east/south or I85/75 south through the city. From Marietta you'll likely shoot I75 to 285 west and come around the SW side or run I85/75 through the city. It also depends where in those areas you'll be - just getting to the main routes can be suicidal....

I can speak pretty good on all this - I'm an appraiser as well and planning travel times/routes is key to being productive for me. For me, this run is a 45 minute run off rush hour - in rush hour I'd say a good 90-120 minutes total barring rain and accidents. Of course ruch hour ranges a good three hours or so - say 6:30-9:30 and 4:30 to 7:30 or so.

Give me more specifics and I'm happy to offer possible alternatives - hang in there!

Hank Miller, SRA, ABR
Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
Prudential Georgia Realty
678-428-8276
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Dino1963, Home Buyer, Annadale, VA
Tue Dec 16, 2008
Thank you Hank for your answer. When I accepted the offer in Ellenwood I thought that I can still live in Alpharetta or in West Cobb. I have 4 kids and very good schools and safe neighborhood are a must. However, since I won't be able to easily commute from Alpharetta to Ellenwood, I just made up my mid now to just stay where I am now, in Northern VA.

Thank you Hanks for you feedback
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