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Old 08-29-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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I was initially intent on moving to Seattle, but I'm reconsidering due to much of the city being plagued with annoying airplane noise. I now know why its called Jet City. Does the downtown or inner SE are an experience much plane noise? What are the worst areas for plane noise? Thanks.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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Plane noise in PDX isn't all that bad, due to the runway configurations being how they are. Most noise is funneled over the Columbia, industrial areas, or natural areas. The only area that I know can be really annoying is to the east/SE of the airport in Parkrose, Fairview, and Gresham. Other parts of town aren't bad at all.

I don't know about the airport in Hillsboro, though.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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I don't know about the airport in Hillsboro, though.
Only during the air show. Most of the rest of time it's not really a problem.

When I lived in Downtown Gresham I never really had any noise complaints about the airport.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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Only during the air show. Most of the rest of time it's not really a problem.

When I lived in Downtown Gresham I never really had any noise complaints about the airport.
My son practices in the evenings at Gresham HS, and it's just amazing watching all the birds drop in for their final approach, easily close enough to determine which carrier they're from.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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Jet noise in Seattle? Where in Seattle do you live? I have never experienced much issue with planes in much of that region.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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It's called Jet City (if, indeed, that's what it IS called) because Boeing is based there, not because of excessive plane noise.
It's certainly not an issue where I live in Portland.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:38 AM
 
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Boeing is in Seattle...hence the term "Jet City"? Boeing is so big and the term so well known there are several businesses and restaurants that use the term as part of their name. Nothing to do with plane/airport noise
Unless you live in the N Portland area right next to the airport, noise wont be a problem there either
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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I'm in Capitol Hill. But I've heard plane noise all over downtown, Wallingford, U dist, and Kenmore. The noise isn't as loud farther up north as the planes are a bit higher up, but the noise still noticeable and is mildly annoying.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:52 AM
 
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If you're concerned about whether a particular area in Portland has airplane noise, go to PortlandMaps and enter the address. Then hover over the Property tab and choose Noise. You'll see how much airport noise the place gets in the 5 maps it will generate.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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I'm in Capitol Hill. But I've heard plane noise all over downtown, Wallingford, U dist, and Kenmore. The noise isn't as loud farther up north as the planes are a bit higher up, but the noise still noticeable and is mildly annoying.
You must be very sensitive to noise cause I have never noticed it to be an issue. Anyway, just about everything in Portland is fine because almost all the flight paths run over the Columbia area. As long as you don't live in line with an airport runway you won't really notice airplanes.
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