No one likes traffic, and to get stuck in it can be a real pain no matter where you are, but 3 Florida roads made a list of the worst traffic spots in the U.S.
I was just talking to a friend in Chicago, where I’m from, about how I miss the city sometimes but do NOT miss the traffic. Sometimes it would take me 3 hours in traffic to get downtown, a drive that would usually take just over an hour.
You forget living in SWFL about big city traffic until you drive to Miami, Orlando, or even Tampa sometimes you can get stuck.
Well, a study by INRIX, that was done last year about hours lost sitting in traffic found that the average American lost 36 hours on the road thanks to congested lanes.
For Florida drivers, there’s 3 roads that contributed in a big way to time being lost sitting at a standstill on the highway.
When I was driving to Orlando last Friday, I got stuck in that lovely I-4 traffic, and it took me an hour longer than usual. On I-4, going westbound, an average of 74 hours are lost. US-17 South also made the list, as did I-95 North in Miami.
If you think that’s bad, it’s WAY worse in L.A. On I-5 South, from Euclid Avenue to I-605, 89 hours are lost each year on just that one part of the road. Drivers in L.A. also get stuck on I-10 East, losing another 55 hours per year during their commute.
The Top 10 U.S. Roads with the Worst Traffic:
SWFL Cities Make List Of Most Expensive Homes In Florida
Living in Florida, we’ve all seen our fair share of very expensive homes and SWFL cities have made a list of those with the most expensive homes in the state.
I love driving around Sanibel, Captiva, Fort Myers Beach or neighborhoods like Gulf Harbour and Port Royal and looking at those huge houses and dreaming..ahhh maybe one day.
Stacker put together a list of cities with the most expensive homes in Florida using data from Zillow , ranking them by the Zillow Home Values Index for all homes as of July 2022. And we are talkin’ big money. The most expensive city on the list has a typical home value of $8,321,638, the state average is $402,837.
If you’ve been in the market for a house, I’m sure you’re very familiar with the real estate market and how much higher houses have been priced over the last few years. In fact, Florida home values have risen by 81% over the past 5 years and the same trend is projected for the next 5 years. If you’re a seller, of course this is great news because the value of home has gone up and you’ll have your pick of offers, however if you’re buying, not only is selection limited, but higher mortgage rates may cause you to have to spend less or postpone your purchase.
Looking at some of the properties in the cities on this list, there is definitely no shortage of money!