One of my favorite websites – Gizmodo – pointed out a new feature on Trulia that is really useful, if it’s accurate. It’s a map that shows commute times. You plunk the little marker down on a location and then move the cursor over other parts of the map and it shows how long the commute is.
So often buyers will say they want no more than, say, a 30 minute commute. In the DC area, that’s not as simple as drawing 15 mile circle around a house. Traffic is such that I might be able to get to Baltimore from Cheverly far faster than I can get to Silver Spring on a Friday afternoon. Give it a try – here I’ve dropped the pin on Cheverly, MD and dragged the slider to show up to a 60 minute commute.
Actually, I’m not sure you can get anywhere anymore on a Friday afternoon, especially if the weather is nice!
How does the map stack up with your commute-time? Do you find it accurate or does it paint too rosy a picture for our area?