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Old 08-13-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Mile High City
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Nj-are you talking 55 and over communities?? I've never seen a "adults only" complex. If you do know of one, please let me know so in case I ever need to head back into the apt life, I can live there.

On cold and rainy days, keep the kids indoors. I have no problem with kids being kids but to a certain extent. You really should respect your neighbors, end of story

 
Old 08-13-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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The Parents or Guardians should control their children and pets!!!!!!!!

It doesn't matter if you live in an apartment or house, children breaking things, running around without supervision making noise, or dogs unleased, leaving their calling-cards all over property isn't a pleasant experience.

You make it sound like it's acceptable for these things to happen, and then you tell people to find somewhere else to live if they don't like certain things.

The level of class is low when people allow their little bundles of joy ----- pets or children to do anything that comes naturally without any bounds. If more people simply had respect and set guidelines there probably wouldn't be so many complaints.

I don't understand your reasoning, miamiman.
Intelligence, I love it thank you.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 08:08 PM
b75
 
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Sorry guys it is just the nature of the beast. When living in an apartment you are going to hear more in the way of people's everyday living noise. You need to adjust b/c that is what you signed up for when you moved into an apartment. Do I think people should be having loud parties in the middle of a weeknight or blasting music? No. Do I think people are going to have arguments, laugh out loud, cry, fall, kids will jump, break things, swear, close doors, bang something & wear shoes in the house & clock alarms will go off - of course. Someone might even dance or watch a movie without headphones on. I live in an apartment - I've learned to deal with it just like I've learned to deal with the fact that I have less storage b/c I live in an apartment. It's just what it is like to live in an apartment.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara
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Then you can take the kids to the playground and let them play where its appropriate. When you are in close living quarters, then its not appropriate to everyday all day allow your kids to play and run around like maniacs. It affects other people. How would you like it if I played porn at full volume all day??? Yes, I have that right to but is it appropriate??? NO!!!! It's called respect and a lot of people simply do not have it period. It's called not being raised correctly.
IF you want to allow your kids to play all day or whatever, rent a house. And even then, there needs to be respect to your neighbors.
WOW! Someone who makes some sense! I rent and I have posted in this thread. I DO go out of my way to be a quiet and respectful neighbor. I expect the same out of my neighbors since we seem to have NO insulation between floors. Some noise I can always expect. Noise that CAN be controlled better be. We ALL pay a ton of rent and your rights to be a loud, obnoxious, a**hat do NOT override my rights to a peaceful evening at home. When I get off work at 2am, I make sure that I don 't wake my neighbors by keeping my tv VERY low, talking low if my husband happens to be awake, and not being a nuisance. COULD I be loud? Sure. I am just getting off work and no where near ready for sleep. Am I? No way. I value a good relationship with my neighbors. If I am having friends over (at a normal time, not at 2am) and I think we might get a little loud or goofy, I tell my neighbors ahead of time and let them know to hit the floor if I am too loud. They have NEVER had to.

Positive reps to you by the way.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: On our boat!
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There use to be "Adults Only" type of apartment complexes, but with the Laws about "discrimination", those apartment complexes don't exsist anymore. The 55+ ones are the only ones that don't generally allow anyone under the age of 55 years old. I remember, years ago, when single-level apartment complexes were available. Only problem, the owners didn't make enough money off of the renters.......not enough renters!
As far as "putting up with certain noises in an apartment", I don't think so! My comment to that is, "Wife and I pay rent here also!!" We shouldn't have to wear ear plugs IF the neighbors were just more considerate/respectful to other neighbors (like us). We also go
"out of our way" to keep noise down in our apartment, but we sure live around some people that "just don't give a da**....period!!"
 
Old 08-14-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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There use to be "Adults Only" type of apartment complexes, but with the Laws about "discrimination", those apartment complexes don't exsist anymore. The 55+ ones are the only ones that don't generally allow anyone under the age of 55 years old. I remember, years ago, when single-level apartment complexes were available. Only problem, the owners didn't make enough money off of the renters.......not enough renters!
As far as "putting up with certain noises in an apartment", I don't think so! My comment to that is, "Wife and I pay rent here also!!" We shouldn't have to wear ear plugs IF the neighbors were just more considerate/respectful to other neighbors (like us). We also go
"out of our way" to keep noise down in our apartment, but we sure live around some people that "just don't give a da**....period!!"
Paying rent doesn't entitle you to absolute silence from your neighbors. You should look for a single family home, or quit beefing.
 
Old 08-15-2008, 05:43 AM
 
Location: On our boat!
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NOT asking for absolute silence, only courtesy and respect that obviously a lot of people who rent apartments don't have or want to have!!!!!!!!! People know just how much noise they (or their kids) are making in an apartment, they just don't care to control it. Their "one and only" STUPID statement is...."you don't like it, move out". My statement is, "why don't you buy or rent a house out in the "boonies" somewhere where you can make all the noise you want to and your neighbors are miles away!"

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Paying rent doesn't entitle you to absolute silence from your neighbors. You should look for a single family home, or quit beefing.
 
Old 08-15-2008, 06:03 AM
 
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neighbors, everywhere you go there will always be someone or something that will change your peaceful living.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 02:15 PM
HDL
 
Location: Seek Jesus while He can still be found!
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Wink It's been a few years but.....

when I lived in an apartment in my late teens, my next door neighbors were over 50 and alcoholics, who drank every night and got into fights that required the police . Very sad, but it taught me early on that apartment living was NOT for me!
 
Old 08-17-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: On our boat!
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We have no drinking problems in our complex, ONLY problem is with parents/small children making so, so much noise.......like the ones who live above us. Stomping, jumping up and down, running, ect., etc.......apartments are NOT playgrounds!!

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when I lived in an apartment in my late teens, my next door neighbors were over 50 and alcoholics, who drank every night and got into fights that required the police . Very sad, but it taught me early on that apartment living was NOT for me!
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