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Old 03-15-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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My family is considering buying a home in Kitts Creek. I have not seen any posts about noise from the trains riding in front of the development in front of the development. Does anyone know how many times a train runs through there daily? Also, do they blow the train horn before going over the crossing? The development doesn't seem to be in the flight pattern of RDU Airport but we haven't been out there to hear the trains.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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I can't speak for the trains, but everything in morrisville is within hearing distance of airplanes. Doesn't bother me though. It's just background noise
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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In Kitts Creek, the plane noise is minimal. In fact, I wouldn't even notice it if I didn't actually see the planes in the distance.

There is train noise, especially in the front of the development. And yes, they do blow the horn. It's only a few times a day so it's not much of a burden. I work from home and I'm not bothered by it.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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The development is not in the RDU noise abatement zone. You can find the noise maps at http://www.rduaircraftnoise.com.

The train whistle noise should be minimal once they close the crossings at Barbee Rd and then at Church/54.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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You can't hear the planes because of the trains.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:38 PM
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, do they blow the train horn before going over the crossing?
Pretty sure that is a law for any rail road crossing.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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[LEFT]RubyJane - are you buying new construction or the Southern Plantation plan 8 inventory home? Be sure to get a price reduction on either since they recently increased the price of new build by $22,000. They have had a very bad 2009 selling only a handful of homes. The neighborhood will not be completed at this rate for another 5-8 years. If you want to sell in that time you will be competing against new builds which always makes sell a used home hard. Becareful with this neighborhood and bargain. Other neighborhoods in that area have sold much better and will have greater resale.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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Default Train horns...

This is an issue that use to bug me to no end...and the more you pay attention to it, the worse it seems...
I lived in a town where the trains came through whenever...I was like 1 mile away...but do to the forest or something...it had a amplifyde effect...like a boise radio...

I even called the train company...csx or something, and complained...they said there was nothing that could be done cause it was a federal law that they blow...

But what has been done is reduced decimal horns...horns that aren't so loud....

One of the smartest things you can ever do for yourself is before you buy a home...make sure there are not train tracks near-by...
Expecially ones with no gates....
Go to where you want to buy a house...and just stay in the house for hours...listen for barking dogs, airplanes and train horns...

Cause when your home, and trying to read or just think...the interuption of a train horn can 'derail' your concentration...and by then it's to late to do anything about it...

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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Thank you so much for your input on the train noise and home values in Kitts Creek. The custom home we were interested in was way overpriced given the comps in the last six months. Also, the train noise was a concern so we bought elsewhere.

Thanks again to everyone who replied. It is very helpful to hear from people who live in the neighborhood and surrounding area
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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Thank you so much for your input on the train noise and home values in Kitts Creek. The custom home we were interested in was way overpriced given the comps in the last six months. Also, the train noise was a concern so we bought elsewhere.

Thanks again to everyone who replied. It is very helpful to hear from people who live in the neighborhood and surrounding area

Glad you made a good decision. They have had to reduce prices and still shifting very few homes. Not great for resale.
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