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Old 05-28-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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It would be one thing if they did it, let's say, only on the Fourth of July or Memorial Day, but EVERY Friday and Saturday night from about 8pm til 2am. The only time they don't have a fire in the street is when it's raining.

I get what everyone is saying about being neighborly, but, really? Every Friday and Saturday? There aren't many people I want to see that much of.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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I would be annoyed if it were every Friday and Saturday like you say. On holidays - sure. Once per month? Perhaps. But every single weekend? No. It's nice that they invited you, but then again, they'd really be shooting themselves in their feet if they didn't invite the neighbors. Since they're nice, why not bring it up to them? Of course, you'll look like the bad guy. Do the other neighbors participate? Is it just in the spring/summer or all year long.

I lived on a cul-de-sac and we all got along. Sometimes there were parties, but they were special events only. I wouldn't want to live near that every. single. weekend.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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So what happens when you want to drive to or from your house? Do these people expect you to park on another street and walk to your house? I suspect these are also the kind of people who think it is ok to light fireworks a few feet away from your car.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Your neighbors are a bunch of nedreck idiots. A public street is not a backyard. Call the police.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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If there's any alcohol involved, I think that's an additional violation the cops could get them on. I'm assuming in the Police/Nanny State that is VA, consuming alcohol on a public road is a heinous offense.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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I'm looking at this from a different point of view. I've always thought that if I lived in a cul de sac area, it would be fun to have parties with the neighbors in the circle. And the fact that they invited you...I'd embrace it so long as they leave a space for people to get out with their cars.
I would pay extra to have such neighbors.

However, do you have an HOA? HOA that was over the last development I lived in was pretty hard line about stuff like this.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I would pay extra to have such neighbors.
But would you want it going on until 2am when you had to go to work the next day? Would be fine if we gathered there just during cocktail hour and the occasional weekend cookout.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:18 AM
 
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But would you want it going on until 2am when you had to go to work the next day? Would be fine if we gathered there just during cocktail hour and the occasional weekend cookout.
This is more along the lines of what I mean, though the OP said this occurs Friday and Saturday nights; they probably assume their neighbors work a standard 9-5. I was thinking more along the lines of a daytime, bust out the grills and a tv running off a generator for football sort of thing. At 2:00 a.m., I'd be annoyed.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I live in a cul-de-sac and I absolutely would not put up with this. After reading this thread, I really appreciate the fact that my neighbors keep their parties in their front or back yards or in their homes and that it's quiet once it gets dark out (a lot of families have young kids). Parking and space can already get tight being at the end of the cul-de-sac, so I would find it pretty rude for a group of people to just take up all that space. What if you want to have visitors over? And what about the noise factor especially since this is late at night. I don't know what you can do about it, but definitely don't just put up with it! Good luck!
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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But would you want it going on until 2am when you had to go to work the next day? Would be fine if we gathered there just during cocktail hour and the occasional weekend cookout.
agreed
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