Quote from Dixielee
I have just taken a travel assignment at Paradise Valley hospital near Phoenix. We currently live on a farm and would like to find housing far enough outside the city so we will not be too shocked by crowds and traffic. I will be working 10 a-10 p so the traffic hopefully will have died down a bit, but what would be a reasonable distance to commute and not be too burned out by the drive. We are looking as far south as Casa Grande, Eloy and Florence. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what a reasonable commuting distance might be. I am originally from Atlanta so I am not a stranger to traffic, but I did not like it then either! We love our little farm in the Ozarks, but are looking to get away from the winters here. It seems that rent in the Phoenix area was about $1000/mo. minimum, so we were thinking if we liked the area we might just as well buy something inexpensive as a second home and return every winter. Any comments or information about the area would be appreciated. Thanks.
I would say anything over 10 miles from the hospital would burn you out on the drive. Casa Grande, Eloy, and Florence are WAY TOO FAR TO COMMUTE! It can take more than an hour to commute from one end of Phoenix to the other when it's not rush hour!
Example - I live in N. Phoenix (maybe 8 miles west of PV Hospital) and driving to Gilbert to see my cousin in NON-RUSH hour traffic is 45 minutes via freeways. From my house to the airport in NON-RUSH hour traffic is 30 minutes.
If anything, you want to go far north of Phoenix if you are going to commute to PV. The cities you mention are all south.......meaning you have to drive all through Phoenix to get there.
You might like far north Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem. They are not cheap though.
...........Oh never mind, I see I am replying to a very old post.