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    Neibourhood Noise Level Tolerance - Low

    Having endured some very obnoxious, horrible tenants living in the suite below me, I am now very aware of every noise I hear. I date someone who lives in a townhouse, and he has noisy neighbours now as well - they blast their stero on the weekends. Of course, it bugs me when I am there. I already had a run in with his neighbours about it.

    What is your noise level tolerance? I am afraid mine is not very high. I wince at the least bit of noise and have to hold myself back from saying anything to the person causing the noise. One of these days someone might just "let me have it" for snapping at them.

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    I have been so lucky that my neighbors aren't very close. My lot is almost an acre. Of course, I know when I move it will be worse since I am looking for a very small yard. Actually, I don't remember ever having noisy neighbors - except for the boy that threw firecrackers down the basement steps of my apartment. The noise here is the trains and I am a couple of blocks from it. They say they get used to it but I never did. Was closer in the last house and it all totals up to 50 years. I do want to stay in this town when I move and hope I don't have to be quite as close but there are trains on 3 sides of town! My daughter in Fort Worth is having big trouble with noisy neighbors and smokers next to and above her apartment. And she's allergic to smoke too.

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    Grgranny:

    Wow! What a luxury - a one acre lot. My mom and dad had one-half an acre and that was large.

    It's a drag having to downsize! Actually, I would not mind the train sound too much. It would depend of course, how close to the tracks I am and how often I would hear it. However, it's better than people noise.

    I feel bad for your daughter. People can be so obnoxious these days and they don't care about anyone else! That's the part that gets me.

    I wish you the best in your move. I too hope to move soon.

    Thanks!

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    Lad, I was born and raised on a large ranch in the country, so growing up, the sky was the limit as far as noise was concerned. I now live in town and love it, and I'm pretty tolerant to voices, but not so for loud music after 10 o'clock at night, and barking dogs anytime of the day or night.......42

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    I hate hate hate hearing my neighbors!!! I grew up in the DC metro area and we were lucky enough to have a house set on a huge acre plus lot... never heard anything but bugs and birds.... when we moved to texas we had a huge lot again (most people do down here, everything's bigger in texas you know ) Every now and again one of our neighbors will hire a mariachi band to play for some patio party, but other than that the only noise we hear is from the waterfall in our pool and the ocasional deer hooves on our patio (we really dont know how they jump our 6 foot fence).

    But oh goodness in college I had the worlds loudest neighbors... keg parties every night of the week, firecrackers for no reason... drunken screaming. I loved the energy my freshman year, but at 22 I feel like I'm over that phase.

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    That must have been a great way to grow up! Did you have a horse? I always wanted a horse.

    Where was your ranch? It must be difficult to live in the city now. I hate the city.

    The "natives" seem restless tonight. Kids screaming. People slamming doors as they leave. I can't wait to move out of here. It will be soon. I hope!

    I hate living in an apt.

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    I was the 7 th of 10 kids. I have 2 teenagers. Each one is equipped with her own stereo. Anything quieter than a sonic boom doesn't bother me. I just learned to tune it out.

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    SusanBeth:

    I can't do that! Noise - especially loud intrusive noise - bothers me! Boom boxes, noisy cars, loud stereos, whatever - can't tolerate it for long.


    It's a noisy world. Going Mad!!!! If I had a stick of dynamite!!!!

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    Originally posted by Ladskater
    It's a noisy world. Going Mad!!!! If I had a stick of dynamite!!!!
    Lad, you already forgot the wisdom of Maxine



    Dee

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    Noise................

    Ladskater,

    I presume you have no children?

    If not, don't go there. Talk about noise!

    Dizzy

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    I have a pretty high tolerance for noise, I guess. The building I moved into last fall is annoyingly "quiet" - there are people who call themselves the Noise Police and complain about every little noise. One yelled (yes, yelled) at a new tenant who was mixing maragritas in a blender - at 6pm on a Friday! While I was doing work on my place on a Saturday afternoon that involved hammering, I was told that someone in the building "might" be taking a nap, so I had to stop. Another woman was forced to get wall-to-wall carpeting, and the person below her still didn't believe her and complained that she was too loud walking around. I think this is just rude.

    In a multiple-unit building there is a certain level of noise bleed that one has to expect. I can hear my next-door neighbor's tv and stereo at normal levels, someone's phone (can't figure out whose) is audible in my kitchen, and the girl who lives above me wears heels 24/7 and I always hear her clicking around (she also slams her door when she gets home :D) - but these are everyday noises and I imagine they hear me the same way. I leave my radio on when I'm not home so the dog won't bark, and I can hear it through my door in the hallway, even though it's at a very normal volume.

    I'm not saying that people in apartment buildings should tolerate being kept awake at 3am by partying neighbors whose stereos are on full blast - but between the hours of 8am and 10pm (midnight on weekends), I would never dream of complaining about anyone else's noise, and I would not respond very well to someone telling me to keep it down.

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    Living in the city, I had no tolerance for TVs or radios heard through the usually paper thin walls. I even had one neighbor who was outraged that I didn't want to hear opera. At 1AM on a midweek morning.
    Now that I live in the "country" the crickets are driving me nuts. I have to play my radio softly on the weekends so the silence doesn't keep me awake. Maybe I just need a tape of subway trains and ambulance sirens as my nighttime sounds of serenity.

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    Bronx.......crickets driving you nuts........I can relate to that....

    Lad.......our ranch was in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley...not horses, but plenty of ranches around us had them, so I got my fill of riding. The only thing in our barns were tractors, (modern day horses for ranching).......:D 42

    I love living in town because the country can be "too quiet", believe it or not and that can be the loneliest of sounds. I've had my share of apartment living though, and swear the guy who lived above me wore granite boots...doesn't anyone go barefoot anymore? 42
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    While I am pretty tolerant of noise, last night, at about 2 am, my neighbors came home from the bar and she was completely drunk and screaming at him, obscenities and all. They decided to argue in the hallway. Lovely.

    I lived right across the street from a busy train track when I lived in Landstuhl, Germany, and it only took me about a week to get used it. I miss it now. :(

    Laura

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    Dee4707 :

    That's Hilarious! Thanks. I should have that made into a poster for my wall.

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