4 thoughts on “It’s Time for Quiet Housing to Be an Option

  • February 7, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Noise “pollution” is never ending, even in a single family home. But you’ll be in such a quiet and solitary environment that the loudness of your condo will eventually fade away. We’re so constantly bombarded by sounds that we hardly notice any more; your situation was worse than most because you’re so sound sensitive and you lived under the loudest people ever. So glad this is soon over for you and you’ll love living in a sfh!

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    • February 7, 2019 at 10:59 am

      Yes, outside noise is less immediate than hard thuds directly overhead, or the creepy laughter of stoned teenage boys coming through the wall. I’m in the backyard of the airport and that never bothers me. I like hearing trains.

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  • February 7, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    This article came along just at the right time for me! I have lived at the condo unit I bought 19 years ago. It was nice at first but lately I am really fed up. I don’t know if it’s me or if things have changed. Well it has changed at my complex recently and not for the better!

    I live upstairs in a two-story place and have a downstairs neighbor. I’m in my early 60s and I am very noise sensitive. At first it didn’t bother me much. But now it has. A couple, just a little bit older than me, live downstairs from me. They are not better than the 30-somethings. They fight a lot and make a lot of noise by yelling and cussing. I can’t tell them to keep it down because they “have a right to do whatever in their own place”. Yet, they have told me about noises coming from my place that bothers them. They don’t work and are not well. So they are home all of the time. Plus, I’m sure, they take drugs or medications that make them act aggressive.

    Also I go to the pool area at where I live. It’s a nice area, but the jerks at my place ruin it for me. They are mostly 30 somethings and they don’t know how to be considerate to others. There are families with little kids that scream and holler a lot.

    It didn’t used to be like that when I first moved in. Practically everyone at my complex owned and lived in their units. Now it’s mostly rented out. Big difference in people.

    I am dying to move out of my place but don’t know what to do. I don’t want to buy a condo ever again. I’m looking into renting but it’s too pricey. Forget about a house of some kind for me! I could get a house if I moved out to the boonies because I could get fairly good money if I sold (which I desperately want to do!). But that would mean I have to quit my job and may not get another job. So I’m in despair and don’t know what to do!

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    • February 7, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      I feel for you! I hope you can find something that works–sending my best thoughts.

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