Bragging about your long commute and how early you get to work is a thing of the past. Since Covid had some of us working from home, many Texans found out that living closer to work has its advantages.

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Tero Vesalainen
Tero Vesalainen

If you care about your family, mind, and your body, a short commute is proven to be beneficial. So why are many Texans, especially in South East Texas making longer commutes than ever?

The Rent Is Just Too High In Major Cities

In South East Texas the smaller towns just an hour's drive from Houston are much cheaper to live in. The wear and tear on your car and daily fill-ups a the pump could be less expensive than the cost of living in a larger city.

Kseniya Ragozina
Kseniya Ragozina

Texans are making long daily journeys to work 5 days a week. Some commute to different counties and drive for over an hour to get to their work site.

Crunching the numbers could be the reason that some of these mega commuters take the daily risk of being on the highways for hours. It's all about the savings

Working And Living In Far Apart Places In Texas

Trying to pull off working and living in far-apart places just doesn't make sense to some in Texas. Some of us with the longest commutes could be simply trying something new that could offset the higher cost of living in large cities.

People with longer commutes could just be gaming the system. Stacker compiled a list of counties with the worst commutes in Texas using data from the Census Bureau.

Nightmare Drives: Counties With The Worst Commutes In Texas

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the worst commutes in Texas.

Gallery Credit: Stacker

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