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Old 02-14-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: On our boat!
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Thank God that we moved out of our apartment in North Carolina! Both of our upstairs neighbors (middle and top) made quite a bit of noise, quite a bit of the time.
The guy that lived right above us was a very heavy walker and had some kind of loud machine running at times. The noise came from right above our living room and actually sounded like a dialysis machine, don't know. We did mention the noise to him, he said "I'm sorry", but the noise kept going. Then, he bought a Wii Bowling Game for his daughter for Christmas and could hear them stepping hard on our ceiling (their floor) playing that.
Then there was the guy that had his two young kids over on some weekends. When these kids played, it sounded like a WWF match going on......and they were on the top (3rd) floor!
We talked to management about the noise and basically were ignored and told (in no certain words) "you will just have to put up with it".
Well, moved down to Florida and now are in a very comfortable and 1-level "bungalo" type apartment. No one above us or on two sides of us! We absolutely love it and it's like living in a small house. Love it, love it, love it!!!
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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We currently rent an apartment, but our community is mostly retired old ladies so it's not that noisy. Every once in awhile a college student/20-something year old or two moves in, but they make such a racket that the old ladies start complaining like crazy to the office. The college kids never seem to last that long - thank goodness. They are the worst with their loud music, parties, and odd hours. We had one above us when we first moved here for about two months, but they were smoking and had lied to the office about their smoking, so they were kicked out. (This is a non-smoking community.)

Anyway - maybe when you look for a new place, if you can't find a house or a townhouse to rent... maybe try to find a community with mostly retired/older people. They are great.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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i'm lucky. i have upstairs neighbors who are quiet. the only time i hear them is when they get home. i have nobody living under me. parking garages and storage units are below. i have one neighbor to the side of me and so far, nobody's moved into the apartment across the hall yet and i've been here 3 months. someone just cleaned that apartment so i think that's fixing to change.
one great thing about your situation is that you can move at the end of the lease, plus, you can complain to your landlord. if it isn't resolved by either you and your neighbors first. i think there is something in the lease about noise? most do. and if landlord does nothing, they may be in breach of contract which, with a good lawyer, can get you out of the lease early? you'd have to check on that one though
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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Someone pulled in the parking lot the other day and parked with the radio loud....The doorman went out and yelled at him..LOL

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SS!

Score again for quiet folks!

That house sounds nice Loveboating...You earned it and then some. That is the one good thing about the crappy apts. Makes the nice ones so much NICER!
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I can definitely sympathize. My apartment complex has units designed so that only the walls in the bathroom and closet are shared. My neighbors have a chihuahua that hasn't been a problem. I think sometime during the last two days they must have gotten a puppy and are keeping it locked in the bathroom when they aren't home, because there has been a constant yap yap yap every two seconds for hours on end. I know it's not their old dog, because it likes to sit on the back of their couch and I can walk outside and look up and see the dog while the yapping is going on, and it's not the one barking. Now, I don't have anything against dogs, but when there's one yapping at 2 AM, it's a problem.

I've talked to the front office, so we'll see if anything gets done. Hope they declared their new dog and paid the pet deposit.
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Old 02-15-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Apartments are the worst torture devices ever foisted upon mankind. They might have made sense in an era when everyone knew everyone else and had to depend on them. But in today's mobile world, it's hard to put up with all the transients who have no respect for the long-term residents... or vice versa.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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I hate my neighbors too!! Upstairs it sounds like a track and field meet during the day which I complained about too but now it seems worse!! At night the neighbors below us have loud party's and such with a nasty smoke smell coming into my kitchen.

I live in a nice area and you would think people would have some class and consideration but people ONLY care about themselves, So you know what, Ile just use there WIFI for some get back!!
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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This all brings back horrible memories of living in 2 apartments in my life. Both experiences were bad. First time was an old lady who must have had cement shoes because I would hear her walk so heavy upstairs. And on the gross side, everynight...everynight , at about 1am she would literally run from what I guess was her bedroom to the bathroom and once she made it to the bathroom , about 5 seconds later I would hear a loud thunderfart echoing in the toilet bowl. Must have been diareah everynight.

The other apartment I lived in was a revolving door of neighbors every 6 months or so, and just my luck I never had any quiet neighbors. Seems every neighbor to the left me would have rap music with the loud base, rumbling in the walls. Also teens running up and down the steps and smoking pot in the stairway.

Apartments are pure hell.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Apartments are the worst torture devices ever foisted upon mankind. They might have made sense in an era when everyone knew everyone else and had to depend on them. But in today's mobile world, it's hard to put up with all the transients who have no respect for the long-term residents... or vice versa.

Spot on!!!! You SO right!!
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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And on the gross side, everynight...everynight , at about 1am she would literally run from what I guess was her bedroom to the bathroom and once she made it to the bathroom , about 5 seconds later I would hear a loud thunderfart echoing in the toilet bowl. Must have been diareah everynight.

I'm not trying to be funny but I was eating a HUGE meat ball sandwich when I was reading that... Thanks.
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