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Old 03-06-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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I need help. I'm moving to Greensboro in June and have decided Northwest High School is where my Daughter will go so we'll live in that district. Well, I need some help in deciding what sub-divisions are best in terms of airport noise. I have all the maps from the airport that show the flights in and out and their routes, but it's all Greek to me because I don't know the distances from the airport to the various subdivisions in that area and what level of airport noise is really load or you can't even hear it. The subdivisions where I've found homes so far that peak my interest are: River Hills, Oak Bend, the Cardinal, Cardinal Commons, Hawthorne Chase, Knolls of Hawthorne, Cabot Park, Lansdown. Not being from the area I'm really at a disadvantage. Thanks
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:57 PM
 
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I remember seeing residents of the Cardinal protest before on the news about the Fed Ex Hub being built awhile back because of the noise it was going to bring.

...Well the Fed Ex Hub is almost complete, and soon to open in 2009 (FedEx hub set for 2009, CEO says : News-Record.com : Greensboro, North Carolina)
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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I guess that depends on what you determine as 'noisy.' Living in the northeast corner of High Point airplanes constantly fly around our house. Do I hear them? Yep
Do they bother me? Nope. Usually they are high enough so that the noise isn't bothersome.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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Definitely make sure you are outside the Noise Contour area before you buy. That will help with the noise. Check it here (it's an Adobe PDF file)- https://www.flyfrompti.com/gee/doc/NOISE_CONTOURS.PDF (broken link)

"Noise Contours as developed by the FAA from the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Runway 5L/23R, proposed new overnight express air cargo sorting and distribution facility, and associated improvements dated November 2001. "

Questions on it should be directed to Mickey Elmore @ 336-665-5600.

Good luck!
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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try to avoid the NW portion of Greensboro.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Hi everyone... I'm bumping this up.

The noise contour study is dated 2001 and the link to the story re the hub opening is pretty dated too. I hunted around and found some newer articles.

This article (http://www.myfox8.com/wghp-fedexdelaysopeningofgreens-8149107,0,5963935.story - broken link)states the earliest as Fall, 2009, but this article (http://www.greensboro3.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=1&twindow=&mad=&sdetai l=1431&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=&ccat=&ccatm=&rest ate=&restatus=&reoption=&retype=&repmin=&repmax=&r ebed=&rebath=&subname=&pform=&sc=2762&hn=greensbor o3&he=.com - broken link)dated December 2008 says its opening in June 2010. It looks to be dependent on the economy and demand for FedEx.

Has anyone found a newer noise impact map later than 2001? Better yet, have the flights started to come in and out of PTI? How bad is it thus far? How does it impact Jamestown? Groometown?

It's contradictory... I'm sure the jobs and the opportunities that necessarily come with the influx of such an employer are most welcome, but the flight paths sorta wreck the better zip codes in the NW part of town. D'oh!

Thanks in advance.

Best,
L.Az
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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Jamestown and Groometown Rd. area are 10-15 miles from the airport. You will hardly even notice airplanes at all. I would say the main areas to stay clear of if you are THAT worried about airplane noise would be Cardinal / River Hills.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: greensboro
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If you like, you can call the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority and ask for Mickey Elmore- he's the guy who can tell you exactly where a particular home will be in relation to the air traffic and noise. I think his number is 336-665-5600.
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Old 09-04-2009, 05:25 AM
 
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Bumping........
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Old 09-12-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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We had encountered the same problem when we were moving to the city two years ago. We looked at all of the neighborhoods that you had mentioned. Because the Fed Ex hub will not be fully functioning until 5 years from now, there is no way to project the amount of noise at that time. I can just tell you from my research there is going to be a great number of planes flying in and out of that hub during the hours of 3am and 5am. Because of that, we decided to move to the Northern area into Northern schools. Now that we have been here awhile, we feel we made the right decision for our family. Love the area and the schools. The one drawback is that there is very little in light of stores, resturants, so we have to drive a little more than we would like. I hope this helps.
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