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How accurate is google maps times during morning and evening traffic hours?

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By Traveller March 4, 2021
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How accurate is google maps times during morning and evening traffic hours?

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By Kenz Traveller March 4, 2021

I’m moving to Seattle but curious how accurate google maps is with transpiration times. I’m trying to get a good feel for how far outside of Seattle I can live if working by the bottom of lake union, in Seattle.

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It is very accurate. I make it my life's mission to beat the time estimates and I never do. Traffic is always bad around Seattle. It has seen a bit of relief during COVID and the commute times are not nearly as long. Pre-COVID you could live 45 minutes out of Seattle and during rush hour expect to double that commute time.
Let me know if you need any advice on areas to live.
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Thanks Kim! With rush hours we would like to keep the commute under 40 minutes. With that said, have any suggestions on some good areas?