U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Hampton Roads area
 [Register]
Hampton Roads area Chesapeake - Hampton - Newport News - Norfolk - Portsmouth - Suffolk - Virginia Beach
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-30-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
202 posts, read 620,772 times
Reputation: 121

Advertisements

Looking at a map, I see that Williamsburg has an airport. How noisy are the skies around there? How does the airport affect the value of houses? (How far away does one have to be before it isn't an issue?) Do people say, "I don't want to live in Williamsburg because of the airplane noise"? or are the other things in Williamsburg (W&M, Colonial Williamsburg, etc.) enough of a draw that people don't care about the planes?

I grew up in Queens, NY near (but not right next to) both LaGuardia and JFK airports so we did hear some airplanes but it was never really a problem (not too loud). Just wondering how people in Williamsburg feel about the airport there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-30-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
3,508 posts, read 11,902,750 times
Reputation: 1010
From what I've heard, it's minimal. I lived near Norfolk International for 20 years and it was rare to hear anything. Oceana is a whole other story, though in Windsor Woods, it's not as loud as other neighborhoods closer to the base.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-30-2008, 10:23 AM
 
20 posts, read 67,444 times
Reputation: 15
the only airport in Williamsburg, is a little private plane airport. Williamsburg/ Newport news airport is in Newport News. The Roller coasters probably make more noise
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-30-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
3,508 posts, read 11,902,750 times
Reputation: 1010
Quote:
Originally Posted by blindwayne View Post
the only airport in Williamsburg, is a little private plane airport. Williamsburg/ Newport news airport is in Newport News. The Roller coasters probably make more noise
I completely forgot about Busch Gardens noise...dang, I can only imagine!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-30-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg
1,153 posts, read 3,343,429 times
Reputation: 361
We live here in Williamsburg/ James City County and hardly ever hear an airplane. We do hear the train when it comes through...ever so faintly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-01-2008, 02:13 PM
 
5 posts, read 8,746 times
Reputation: 13
I lived in Kiln Creek which is right next to to the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. No sleepless nights. There are not as many flights that go out from there like the major airports. It is actually in Newport News right off of Jefferson in Denbigh.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-01-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
202 posts, read 620,772 times
Reputation: 121
Thanks all!

Good to know.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-01-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
2,383 posts, read 5,396,558 times
Reputation: 1123
I live about 5 miles from the train and can hear that at times and honestly did not even know that we had an airport for the first year that I lived here! It's not a huge commercial airport like in Richmond so it's not bad at all.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-02-2008, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
8,323 posts, read 13,149,373 times
Reputation: 4865
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erma View Post
I completely forgot about Busch Gardens noise...dang, I can only imagine!
Actually, I used to live a hop, skip, and jump from Busch Gardens (I could walk there) - and the noise was still not as bad as the jets over us in Windsor Woods.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-02-2008, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
3,508 posts, read 11,902,750 times
Reputation: 1010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuharai View Post
Actually, I used to live a hop, skip, and jump from Busch Gardens (I could walk there) - and the noise was still not as bad as the jets over us in Windsor Woods.
I think the choppers are noisy and the jets we don't hear as much. Even my Jacks isn't bothered by the jets. A friend of mine lived more towards Lynhaven Pkwy on Scarlet Oak and it was amazing the noise difference between my place and hers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Hampton Roads area
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top