Great Falls Montana - Home of the Shortest Commute in the U.S.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX of Great Falls

Great Falls Montana - Home of the Shortest Commute in the U.S.

Great Falls Montana - Home of the Shortest CommuteIt's Official.  Great Falls now owns the title as The City with the Shortest Commute Time in the United States.  According to the Census Bureau report "Commuting in the United States: 2009" released Thursday, on average, Great Falls drivers need only 14.2 minutes to commute to work.

The average US commute time - about 25 minutes.  New York Metro area workers average 34.6 minutes to get to their jobs.

Of course those of us who live in Great Falls already know that you can get just about anywhere in town in around 15 minutes.  Now the whole country knows it too.  We don't have a "rush hour" in Great Falls, maybe just a few busier times during the day.  Even with around 58,000 people in the city, and two rivers to cross, there are still plenty of good roads to make your way around town quickly.

Great Falls Montana - Home of the Shortest CommuteTo put this into perspective, if we are 11 minutes each way below the national average, that is 22 minutes a day.  If you work 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year, that adds up to 5500 minutes a year, or over 91 hours.  That gives us more free time to hunt, fish, golf, boat and whatever other fun things we decide to do with our time saved on commuting.  I feel sorry for those folks that have to commute 30+ minutes each way.

Missoula, another Montana city averaged around 15.8 minutes.

Just another reason I am glad to live in Montana.

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Rainer
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Jayne Esposito
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I'll bet you guys don't have the traffic most places do!  When I lived in the NY metro area, my commute would be anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours one way! Now I'm happy to have a 5 minute commute!

Sep 22, 2011 05:27 PM #1
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Doug Maas
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Jayne, the traffic is just how we like it. Virtually non-existent.
Sep 22, 2011 05:36 PM #2
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