Well, I work 25 miles from home, takes me 25 minutes to get to work. IF it snows, it can take 2 hours! (It always seems I'm heading to work right before they get the salt trucks out!)
And, if you have to go into the city at rush hour, a 30 mile drive can take an hour, but usually it's not too bad unless there's a major accident or something.
In fairness, I do love living here - it's far enough in the 'burbs that I can be away from the city, but close enough that it's 30 minutes or less to the zoo, the aquarium, baseball, football, art museums, the Freedom Center, perfomring arts, concerts, etc. I really do like it in the area, as much as I say i want to leave!