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Old 05-04-2016, 12:41 PM
 
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Hi All -

We're considering moving to Fountain, Security, or Widefield from Denver. But I'm wondering about noise. The map shows nearby railroad tracks and the Colorado Springs Airport. Are these something you "just have to get used to," or does the noise maybe travel in a different direction from the residential areas? Are some areas much quieter than others? Any information is appreciated - Thank you!
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:49 PM
 
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To be honest, I never really thought of it as *noisy*. Annoying when you catch the train coming out of certain neighborhoods... but not noisy - and we were very close to the train at one point in a rental. Fountain & Security Widefield are my favorite areas out there. Friendly, low crime .. overall I was really happy in both areas. Good luck & I hope you find what you're looking for!
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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Thank you for the quick reply!

I don't mind an occasional train or jet, but I've stayed in motels across the street from train tracks and heard loud whistles literally every five minutes through the night. And I grew up near a Naval air station. Our whole house would shake several times every day when the jets flew directly overhead. So that's my frame of reference.

But from your reply, it looks like we won't have to be concerned with that kind of noise. And I'm glad to hear it's a friendly area. I have a background with the military, so we should fit in pretty well.

Thanks again!
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:02 PM
 
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I rarely hear the train whistle anymore - there is a rule in effect that they don't need to blow it crossing the intersections in the Fountain/Security/Widefield area. However, I really enjoyed hearing it as a kid - it was a very pretty sound from a distance. I live quite close to the tracks now - less than 1/4 mile and I can hear the train if I listen for it but most of the time it is not noticeable at all. I suspect if you're new to the area you will notice it more to start out.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:10 AM
 
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Thank you Otowi -

I like to hear a train whistle from a distance, too, but it's good to know the trains don't have to use their whistles in that area. The main noise "cutoff" for my home would be if I could have an uninterrupted conversation in my yard, or not have the whistles wake me up at night.

Thanks again
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