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WanderingEng  ·  319 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The new magnetism of mid-size cities

    We're technically in the Greater Boston Area which really means our commutes are an hour+

Do people routinely commute an hour? From an hour away, I could buy land for $10,000 an acre and build a house for $150/sq ft.

PTR  ·  319 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think I read somewhere that the average Bostonian's commute is about a half hour. But we're congested - an hour away could be less than 15 miles.

A vacant quarter acre near my favorite movie theater is listed at $1M.

WanderingEng  ·  318 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That makes sense, and the congestion here varies depending on where you're going. My office is rural but right off the interstate, just off the first exit out of town. I saw farm equipment across the road today. Staying close to the interstate and not crossing town at rush hour, I could cover close to a mile per minute. A thirty minute commute feels a little crazy because I could be thirty miles from town.