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(Some Florida Guy)   Florida man buys Florida home right next to the Florida Turnpike. Later complains that no one told him about the noise before his purchase   (villages-news.com) divider line
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2020-11-21 3:57:02 PM  
I live on the landing approach to Peachtree Dekalb Airport, which is basically an airport for corporate jets.  When my neighbor bought the house next door he asked me how often the planes fly over.  His jaw dropped when I told him it was about every 15 minutes from 7am until 9pm.  Check out that shiat before you buy.
 
2020-11-21 4:16:25 PM  
Gosh, if there was only some way to know what was in your backyard before you purchased it.

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When we were shopping for our first house, way before Google, we went there early one morning, and could hear all the activity at a truck maintenance facility nearby, plus highway traffic. Took a hard pass.
 
2020-11-21 4:23:05 PM  
Noise? Hell. Imagine the asthma rates for children who live near that thing. Cancer rates, too.
 
2020-11-21 4:23:16 PM  
Wait a minute I think I now finally understand pro-lifers there are same people whom support ending buyers remorse
 
2020-11-21 4:26:42 PM  
Yeah... I live about 3000 feet from an interstate highway, and there are fairly thick woods in between.  I can hear the highway noise in the front yard, but not so much in the back yard (opposite side).  Some of the houses in the neighborhood back right up to the highway, and even with a huge wall to block the sound, it's still loud.

Years ago, I rented a house that was 250 ft from an interstate, with no sound wall.  It was awful.  Like, "couldn't talk on the phone in the back yard" loud.
 
2020-11-21 4:27:23 PM  
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ngl this sounds amazing. anyone tried it?
 
2020-11-21 4:31:12 PM  
I was looking to buy a house in Durham, NC probably 10 years ago. It was a new development. Put down a security deposit. Walked the property various times of the day and discovered the property backed up to train tracks. Got my security deposit back. Look before you leap, asshole.
 
2020-11-21 4:32:59 PM  
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2020-11-21 4:33:50 PM  
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2020-11-21 4:34:32 PM  
We've had jibronies up here but houses next door to farms and try to use to have them sh
 
2020-11-21 4:36:50 PM  

bonzo.deep: We've had jibronies up here but houses next door to farms and try to use to have them sh


Sorry... Shut doen. Also some city-iots that bought a house a quarter mile from a racetrack/drag strip that has been there since the 1950s
 
2020-11-21 4:38:33 PM  
I agree with anyone saying look before you leap, but there are solutions the developer shouldhave used unless they wanted their name to be mud. Sound barriers are pretty common around here since most neighborhoods are near major roads or highways. Then again, it's Florida...sound barriers probably don't fare well against hurricanes.
 
2020-11-21 4:39:56 PM  

bonzo.deep: bonzo.deep: We've had jibronies up here but houses next door to farms and try to use to have them sh

Sorry... Shut doen. Also some city-iots that bought a house a quarter mile from a racetrack/drag strip that has been there since the 1950s


Concord, NC by chance? If not, we had a similar thing happen at the Charlotte Motor Speedway/Zmax speedway
 
2020-11-21 4:42:00 PM  
I live in a state where you have to disclose that stuff when you sell a house.  Even if it seems obvious.

I live 2 blocks from a hospital helipad they finished building right after I bought my house.  It isn't a problem, I only notice a few copters a month.  But I'm going to make damn sure I disclose it when I sell.
 
2020-11-21 4:44:33 PM  
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2020-11-21 4:45:56 PM  

tuxq: I agree with anyone saying look before you leap, but there are solutions the developer shouldhave used unless they wanted their name to be mud. Sound barriers are pretty common around here since most neighborhoods are near major roads or highways. Then again, it's Florida...sound barriers probably don't fare well against hurricanes.


Noise barriers are not built when some dumbass builds a home next an existing road. They're built only when capacity (i.e. more lanes) are added to the road. And it has to be cost feasible - meaning it will benefit more than one or two houses.
 
2020-11-21 4:49:03 PM  
When I worked at an apartment complex in a gentrifying neighborhood, there was a middle-aged man who would call down to the front desk in an absolute frothing rage because the cars rolling through the intersection outside had their stereos cranked up too loud.

He fully expected me, the front desk receptionist, to do something about that.
 
2020-11-21 4:50:03 PM  
I'm about 2000 ft from an interstate, but since it's in the city, there's plenty of sound blocking/ absorbing buildings and trees in between. The el is actually louder, since it's heavier and generally moving faster than the traffic anyway. Neither is as bad as the airplanes which occasionally rattle our 105 year old windows.

I lived for a couple of years across the street from freight/commuter train tracks. The first night was hell, but eventually I got used to it and slept through the ruckus.
 
2020-11-21 4:50:21 PM  
We moved to a house near the train tracks.  You can actually get used to the sound.  You can also plant trees to muffle the noise or you can get a Woodstock-esque sound system that will play bird and nature and shiat at 600 ear bleeding decibels.

ARE THOSE BIRDS ALWAYS THIS LOUD?

NAW!  THEY'RE MIGRATORY.  JUST WAIT UNTIL WINTER WHEN THE EUROPEAN SWALLOWS ARRIVE WITH THEIR COCONUTS

Also, there's a tax that generates money for a noise barrier on the highway.  Just slip your local congresscritter a few bucks and they'll put up a fancy faux brick wall between you and the highway.
 
2020-11-21 4:51:31 PM  
If every car was electric, there would be much less noise problems.
 
2020-11-21 4:52:50 PM  

lolmao500: If every car was electric, there would be much less noise problems.


But not completely eliminated. Still noise will be generated from tires rolling on the pavement.
 
2020-11-21 4:54:44 PM  
My parents were considering two houses when they moved. One was a cookie cutter house that had some highway noise but the other was a contemporay that had a noisy water pump & a small dining room. I wanted them to get the contemporary but my mom couldn't deal with the idea of a small dining room.

So we got the cookie cutter house which had NO dining room.
 
2020-11-21 4:55:35 PM  

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ngl this sounds amazing. anyone tried it?


That's not a beer.  That's a cocktail.  Do you serve it with a paper umbrella?
 
2020-11-21 4:56:13 PM  

thomasvista: lolmao500: If every car was electric, there would be much less noise problems.

But not completely eliminated. Still noise will be generated from tires rolling on the pavement.


Yup, most noise is tire noise. My parents home is on the side of a ridge, on the other side of the valley is the interstate, and mostly you hear the drone of truck tires. No exhausts or anything.
 
2020-11-21 5:06:17 PM  
The obvious solution is to reroute the interstate.
 
2020-11-21 5:09:50 PM  
My parents live half a mile north of the Florida Turpike and you can hear it if the wind is coming from the south.  It must be unbearable in your backyard.  Why would you even consider that place?
 
2020-11-21 5:16:36 PM  

Izunbacol: Yeah... I live about 3000 feet from an interstate highway, and there are fairly thick woods in between.  I can hear the highway noise in the front yard, but not so much in the back yard (opposite side).  Some of the houses in the neighborhood back right up to the highway, and even with a huge wall to block the sound, it's still loud.

Years ago, I rented a house that was 250 ft from an interstate, with no sound wall.  It was awful.  Like, "couldn't talk on the phone in the back yard" loud.


I live directly on a highway with a suggested 35mph curve everyone takes doing 60, thus hitting the rumble strips. There's also a firestation across the street.

The previous owners left some trees when they moved the house here and planted a small copse at the corner. It's actually pretty quiet (the dude who lives across the street is also the fire chief, and doesn't turn the sirens on until he's past the bend. His wife probably...politely...asked him not to after too many 3am calls).

Put up a hedgerow, fertilize the hell out of it to grow thick, tall, and fast.

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2020-11-21 5:26:16 PM  

Trainspotr: I'm about 2000 ft from an interstate, but since it's in the city, there's plenty of sound blocking/ absorbing buildings and trees in between. The el is actually louder, since it's heavier and generally moving faster than the traffic anyway. Neither is as bad as the airplanes which occasionally rattle our 105 year old windows.

I lived for a couple of years across the street from freight/commuter train tracks. The first night was hell, but eventually I got used to it and slept through the ruckus.


I used to live under a somewhat major bridge that had a bike path 3ft from my camp. Given time, you can adjust to screen out just about any noises besides speech. The ONLY noises I couldn't sleep through were someone yelling "BIIIIIIIIKE!" and goddamn Canadian Geese during the Spring. I actually slept mostly through a flash flood because I was used to the sound of the creek, and the vibrations of the retaining wall/dirt were similar to buses/trucks passing overhead. If i hadn't had to work that day I would've been stuck on my ledge for at least a whole day til the water receded.
 
2020-11-21 5:28:41 PM  
I live next to NAS Oceana, and have Navy Super Hornets flying low overhead regularly. I laugh at his highway noise.
 
2020-11-21 5:32:37 PM  
maybe move to a state that has better zoning laws and looks out for residents instead of developers

on second thought, you're too much an idiot, stay in florida where you belong
 
2020-11-21 5:35:18 PM  
No one tell him that most of inland Florida is also sinkholes.
 
2020-11-21 5:37:23 PM  
My house is in the departure and approach path for two different naval stations.

But I knew this when I signed the purchase and I enjoy hearing the sound of the jets - though once in awhile the noise is unappreciated.
 
2020-11-21 5:37:34 PM  

VictoryCabal: I live next to NAS Oceana, and have Navy Super Hornets flying low overhead regularly. I laugh at his highway noise.


This.

My ENTIRE life, I have lived in the landing pattern of an airport or military aviation base.  Even if I hadn't had that, I spent six years at a base where the old KC-135 'water wagons' could literally rattle the fillings out of your teeth - since then I've slept through explosions, earthquakes, and the motorcycle repair shop 100 feet down the street.
 
2020-11-21 5:40:32 PM  
My apartment is literally a few hundred feet from multiple train tracks. And yes they get used a lot. I'm used to it now and the apartment does muffle it quite a bit. Occasionally you do get one that seems to take it's own sweet time to slow down and it just squeals for a while. That is annoying.  Usually that's followed by a pretty loud thud as they park it.
 
2020-11-21 5:41:23 PM  
Around here they decided that having some of the locals wait for the trains was a bad thing so they are raising the track above the road.  That means everyone for miles will have far more train noise and it is wasting half a billion dollars of tax money but at least the union tied government officials got paid.
 
2020-11-21 5:42:11 PM  

VictoryCabal: I live next to NAS Oceana, and have Navy Super Hornets flying low overhead regularly. I laugh at his highway noise.


That would be cool for like 10m then really farking annoying.
 
2020-11-21 5:44:45 PM  
When I was in the Navy one of my bosses was the wing commander for all of the S-3 Viking jets at North Island.  He had to continually meet with a citizens committee that was always complaining about the noise from the S-3s.  The head of the citizens committee was a retired Navy aviator who had my bosses job about 10 years prior.
 
2020-11-21 5:45:27 PM  

TheCableGuy: My house is in the departure and approach path for two different naval stations.

But I knew this when I signed the purchase and I enjoy hearing the sound of the jets - though once in awhile the noise is unappreciated.


A friend claims he had bunk under under the landing zone or the catapults of a carrier.
 
2020-11-21 5:46:47 PM  
When I felt like I'd made up my mind on which house to buy, I parked across the street and spent a night in my car, just to see how the noise was. I was half-expecting to also find out how the local police force operated, but nobody seemed to notice.
 
2020-11-21 6:04:55 PM  

Squid_for_Brains: When I worked at an apartment complex in a gentrifying neighborhood, there was a middle-aged man who would call down to the front desk in an absolute frothing rage because the cars rolling through the intersection outside had their stereos cranked up too loud.

He fully expected me, the front desk receptionist, to do something about that.


"Huh.  HUH!  I can't hear you.  Someone has their car stereo really loud!"
 
2020-11-21 6:21:23 PM  
Maybe Karen should complain to the the HOA.

I live in a van down by the river. Damm trout splashing around keeps me awake.
 
2020-11-21 6:24:50 PM  
I'm near Woodstock Georgia. It's always amusing the complaints on Nextdoor when Dixie Speedway starts their season. No, it's not street racing. Sorry, they've been there since forever. Yes, you can hear it several miles away.
 
2020-11-21 6:28:35 PM  
Just hold out until Florida Man gets eminent domain'd
 
2020-11-21 6:32:24 PM  

Unobtanium: Gosh, if there was only some way to know what was in your backyard before you purchased it.

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When we were shopping for our first house, way before Google, we went there early one morning, and could hear all the activity at a truck maintenance facility nearby, plus highway traffic. Took a hard pass.


We looked at a house right behind a tire shop. Constant sound of air tools taking of lug nuts. That was a NO.
 
2020-11-21 6:38:48 PM  
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2020-11-21 6:40:26 PM  
When O moved back to NYC after the Navy I moved into a 3rd floor apartment on Jamaica Ave in Richmond Hill Queens, windows facing the el, as in you waved at the people in the train 20' away as it went by. Got used to it.
 
2020-11-21 6:41:41 PM  
Clark County, Nevada in the 90s. A guy bought a house next to some Union Pacific train tracks. The agent assured him the trains didn't run at night. Then UP changed their schedule. He went crying to the local papers, they discovered he was an actual rocket scientist. He got dragged pretty hard about it.

Also, in Clark County, a huge pig farmed operated for decades way out in the middle of nowhere. But development kept creeping closer and closer, until he was surrounded. Then people started complaining about the smell. Dude's been there since forever. They caught a log of grief for that one as well. (Don't know if the pig farm is still there. I left about 20 years ago.)
 
2020-11-21 6:43:03 PM  

Unobtanium: Gosh, if there was only some way to know what was in your backyard before you purchased it.

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When we were shopping for our first house, way before Google, we went there early one morning, and could hear all the activity at a truck maintenance facility nearby, plus highway traffic. Took a hard pass.


It's the newest phase of The Villages. They are building down both sides of the turnpike. I've been told they have purchased land all the way to hwy 50, which is the outskirts of the greater Orlando area.
 
2020-11-21 6:48:49 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: When O moved back to NYC after the Navy I moved into a 3rd floor apartment on Jamaica Ave in Richmond Hill Queens, windows facing the el, as in you waved at the people in the train 20' away as it went by. Got used to it.


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2020-11-21 6:51:33 PM  
We have one of those going in San Diego now.  Gun range, established in the 1920s.  Heavy use since then.

Housing developments, within the last 10 years.  People complain about the gunfire.

Result?  The gun range gets shut down and has to spend the $$$ on lawyers to go to court.

Me?  My feeling is "When did the {airport|farm|gun range|uranium mine} get built?"  If the $bad_thing was there when you bought your house then tough shiat.  Otherwise, well, otherwise never seems to happen in these cases.
 
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