Atlanta is well-known for many things, one of which is its traffic and long commutes! From 1990 to 2000, metro Atlanta’s average commute rose from 26 minutes to 31.2 minutes, the highest jump in the nation, according to Commuting in America III , a report by the Transportation Research Board.
Atlanta was also on a list of two dozen “Worst Physical Bottlenecks” for the Downtown Connector and two choke points on the northern end of I-285, where it crosses I-75 and I-85. Los Angeles was the only city with more; they have five.
But for those of you who are looking for a way to shorten your commute, Monte Hewett Homes has many great options to consider when purchasing your new home in Atlanta. Several communities in the Smyrna area offer good alternatives to the major interstate commutes to the city. Stonehaven at Vinings, Riley’s Walk and West Village are a few that are within minutes to Atlanta Road, which can take you directly to the city without having to merge onto a bottleneck like I-285. All three of these communities are located right outside the perimeter but are only a short drive to Atlanta. These are all single-family homes but West Village also offers townhomes.
If traveling out of Atlanta is required for your job, it’s great to live in these communities because Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is only a short distance away down I-285 South.