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Old 06-22-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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The walls and floors are thin so I could hear every single foot step. Kids running around everywhere. I could even hear people closing kitchen cabinets. Definitely live on the top floor and find out if they put cement between the floors. Most don't.

I am so sorry about your current situation. I feel your pain.
Well how widespread is this problem? Is this in ALL apartment complexes? In my current apartment building, the ceilings are so thin that I can hear every footstep the girl above me makes when she's walking around, and I can even hear her iPhone vibrate with EVERY text she receives. I think she leaves the phone on a table or something, and I can hear the vibrations. It's horrific.

I do not want to live on the top floor because (a) I don't want people hearing me and (b) living on the first floor is much more convenient for moving in and carrying in groceries, etc.

This problem, by the way is not exclusive to apartments in Columbus. It's in NYC and CT also, and probably EVERYWHERE. Virtually every apartment I've lived in has horrible soundproofing and you can hear everything through the walls and ceilings. Maybe I should just rent a house or townhouse.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Well how widespread is this problem? Is this in ALL apartment complexes? In my current apartment building, the ceilings are so thin that I can hear every footstep the girl above me makes when she's walking around, and I can even hear her iPhone vibrate with EVERY text she receives. I think she leaves the phone on a table or something, and I can hear the vibrations. It's horrific.

I do not want to live on the top floor because (a) I don't want people hearing me and (b) living on the first floor is much more convenient for moving in and carrying in groceries, etc.

This problem, by the way is not exclusive to apartments in Columbus. It's in NYC and CT also, and probably EVERYWHERE. Virtually every apartment I've lived in has horrible soundproofing and you can hear everything through the walls and ceilings. Maybe I should just rent a house or townhouse.
I don't think there is such a thing where you live in an apartment building and literally never hear a neighbor at least a few times. That's just part of living in a collective space. Living in apartments since I was 18, most of them in Columbus were very quiet, and just the very occasional soft thud from a neighbor was ever really heard. I know you may be prone to worry, but really, it's not an issue most places, especially, I imagine, in the Dublin area.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I don't think there is such a thing where you live in an apartment building and literally never hear a neighbor at least a few times. That's just part of living in a collective space. Living in apartments since I was 18, most of them in Columbus were very quiet, and just the very occasional soft thud from a neighbor was ever really heard. I know you may be prone to worry, but really, it's not an issue most places, especially, I imagine, in the Dublin area.
Dublin seems expensive, based on what I've seen. I want to stay under $1,200.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:20 PM
 
Location: OH
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Have you considered New Albany? There are loads of apartments between Morse and Thompson Rd. Some went up as recently as a year ago. Others are maybe five years old. Some of them are Lifestyles communities with amenities targeted toward a younger demographic. I would imagine there would be an LGBT presence if that is what you are looking for.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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As long as it's not a complex full of college kids. I want a quiet, mature community to live in. Not elderly, but not with a party vibe.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Have you considered New Albany? There are loads of apartments between Morse and Thompson Rd. Some went up as recently as a year ago. Others are maybe five years old. Some of them are Lifestyles communities with amenities targeted toward a younger demographic. I would imagine there would be an LGBT presence if that is what you are looking for.
New Albany would be a longer commute to Dublin, though. I'm not aware of much, if any, real LGBT population around New Albany. And it's expensive.

Perhaps NW Columbus. Would be cheaper than Dublin and still a nice area, and much closer to work.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Sadly, I don't think I will find the type of apartment that I'm looking for. I want a place that has absolutely no one above me or below me. There are places like this in CT. How can there not be any in Cbus metro?!?!

I'm talking about places like this. I used to live here and loved it:

One & Two Bedroom Townhomes near UConn; Vernon, CT - Santini Villa
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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Around Henderson/Kenny there are tons of townhome complexes. They're not top of the line, but they run from 800-1000 a month and are an easy commute to Dublin. Here's an example I just pulled off CL: http://columbus.craigslist.org/apa/5042530138.html
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Around Henderson/Kenny there are tons of townhome complexes. They're not top of the line, but they run from 800-1000 a month and are an easy commute to Dublin. Here's an example I just pulled off CL: Gorgeous, spacious, conveniently located!
That's a beautiful place, but it doesn't look like an apartment that's specifically designated for rentals. It just looks like someone's condo that is owned by someone and wants to rent it out. I don't like that. I only like complexes in which 100% of the units are rental units only.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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That's a beautiful place, but it doesn't look like an apartment that's specifically designated for rentals. It just looks like someone's condo that is owned by someone and wants to rent it out. I don't like that. I only like complexes in which 100% of the units are rental units only.
In the area in which that unit is located there are many other townhome complexes that are specifically rentals.
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