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Old 06-25-2007, 05:03 AM
 
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where would be my best chance to have a quiet apartment? I am so ****ing sick of living in these **** holes with noisy *******s living around me, I honestly cant take it anymore, I am open to living anywhere
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:44 AM
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Move to the top floor of a brick building built in the 1800's above an old woman. That worked for me.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Live in an upper end unit with good insulation. Small complex (8 units or less) is even better.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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where would be my best chance to have a quiet apartment? I am so ****ing sick of living in these **** holes with noisy *******s living around me, I honestly cant take it anymore, I am open to living anywhere
I seem to live in a very quiet brand new apartment building with apartments on 3 sides. Not sure about the other buildings in the complex but here's the trade off..the central air is loud when it kicks on that you have to turn up the TV volume in your own apartment. Also, smoke smell still comes through the walls/ceiling. Anyone know what to do about that?
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I suspect almost all apartments have at least some element of noise. After all, there are people on the other side of the wall, and walls aren't perfectly soundproof.

Your best bet is to buy your own home. If that's not possible, rent someplace boring and out of the way. It'll reduce the chances of having noisy young people (who want to be near fun) and noisy low-income types as neighbors (they tend to rely on public transport). Choose a place with small apartments so there won't be a lot of kids.

One of the reasons my husband and I chose our apartment building was because it was so quiet. We toured 2 of the buildings in our complex and there were no kids, and you could hear a pin drop in the hallways.
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:45 PM
 
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If the apartment has to be in metro Atlanta--good luck.

'Ambient noise' of the most profound varieties exists until you get well beyond the city in any direction--about 30 miles, imo.

From Wikipedia---
Ambient noise level - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:25 PM
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That probably is the case with most cities. I grew up with so much 'ambient noise' (growing up off of Western Ave. in the Chicago are will do that to you I guess) that I found it hard to sleep without it. I love my white noise in the evening.

That being said, there is a huge difference between ambient noise and rude noisy neighbors, a huge difference indeed.
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