We lived a theoretically 20 min drive from school for the first 2 terms this year. We were building a new house and it was his FYOS so it was worth it.
However, in morning traffic it was up to 45 minutes. No way to know what it would be so you had to give yourself 45 minutes.
Afternoon traffic was around half an hour some days, especially Fridays.
So it took up to 3 hrs a day with return trips.
If you plan on having any more babies that adds another complication.
The other issue is playdates etc. It is just too hard for most people and we didn't do many before we moved.
It was such a relief to move 800 metres from the school. I wouldn't do it for anything less than a spectacular school.
Edited by belindarama, 13 November 2012 - 06:24 AM.