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Old 08-17-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Default peace and quiet

Howdy, new here, just wondering if there are ANY places in the USA that are quiet. I have lived all over the USA and every where there are those inconsiderate morons that drive by "pumping their bass" all hours of the day and night. Well, have a good day, all.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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How about living on a dead end dirt road? Gotta have a long driveway to cut down on the dust. Then again you don't want to live on the end of the road since the confused or miscreants naturally wind up there. So try just partway down the dead end dirt road, there you will find peace.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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Unless it's isolation out in the country, a small town would not be so bad. There tends to be a quietness when you go to a place like that.
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Old 08-18-2009, 03:37 AM
 
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Your only real solution is to find some serious acreage and plant your self squarely in the middle of it.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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Howdy, new here, just wondering if there are ANY places in the USA that are quiet. I have lived all over the USA and every where there are those inconsiderate morons that drive by "pumping their bass" all hours of the day and night. Well, have a good day, all.
Maybe not. We live a long way back some the road, never see or hear cars. The birds can be murder in the morning. And not just the crows.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Not here.I hear Horses going up and down the Highway a mile away all the time,Chainsaws,Cows,all kinds of Birds,Airplanes fly over and then there is shooting all the time well this one might be mostly me.

hillman
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:44 AM
 
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There are still quiet places in the US, but they are disappearing. (See following link.)

There's a fellow who is trying to find quiet places in the US--looking for a place where there can be at least 15 minutes of silence with no evidence of humans...he's calling it the "one square inch" idea--at least one square inch of silence in this nation.
GORP - Earth Day 2006 - A Quiet Walk through Olympic National Park

I used to live in Eastern Oregon on a remote ranch. We could hear trucks from in our house in the evening approaching our ranch for 11 minutes before they got to the house...as long as 15-16 minutes if we were outside. I've had people who've never lived in the country think I was exaggerating. I'm pretty OCD, I used to time it...

Here in Tennessee, I live out in the country, no near neighbors, but there's still this ambient noise from distant roads and other human activity. There's just so many more people here than where I was. I miss the space, emptiness and quiet of Eastern Oregon.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Sebeka, MN
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I live in one of the most quiet places I've ever been in. This small town is dead silent at night. There are no Airplanes, no helicopters bearly an siren, oh and no trains. Beat that!
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Yeah, the several days after 9-11 the lack of airplanes was extremely noticeable. It was eerie NOT hearing them occasionally throughout the day.

If we hear someone playing loud bass music in their car as they drive by we tell their family who tells them to behave.
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Old 09-14-2009, 10:01 PM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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My parents live on the outskirts of a town of 7,000 people in southern Illinois. At night, you hear dogs barking, coyotes howling in the woods, and on Friday/Saturday, the drag strip that's about 4-5 miles away (very clearly).
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