From the desk of Rio Vista REALTOR, Ralene Nelson: One thing you will love about Rio Vista is that not only is it affordable – it is an easy commute to several large population cities, just 20 – 30 minutes from Fairfield, Vacaville, Antioch and Stockton. On top of that Rio Vista is located on the Sacramento River in the California Delta.
Anyone stuck in traffic can tell you just how important commute time is.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 11 million of us drive an hour or more to work each way. In addition, Trulia’s Best and Worst Cities for Commuting, an analysis of American Community Survey data, and a 2015 online survey of more than 2,000 American homeowners, shows that commute times in the 50 biggest U.S. cities have steadily increased since 2009.
This could encourage some homebuyers to consider swapping larger houses and longer commutes for more modest properties closer to work. Others refuse to give up on square footage, a big backyard, and other suburban amenities. But no matter what you’re looking for, your future drive time to work is an important part of the house-hunting puzzle.
While these strategies won’t magically cut your travel time in half, they will help you focus on the big picture. “Having the opportunity to escape a bustling city and enjoy a more laid-back lifestyle can add a huge quality-of-life boost when somebody becomes a commuter,” says Birmingham.
Source: trulia.com ~ By: Wendy Helfenbaum