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Old 11-23-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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Hey Guys,

Since I'ved in SoCal, all my apartments have had wall to wall noise. I have lived in San Diego, SFV and now Culver City. My apartment in San Diego was the worst but that wasn't the best apartment. Now I have more of a "luxury" apartment in Culver City and I can still here my neighbours. Is this how it is in SoCal? or have any of you found better complexes that don't have wall to wall noise?

Hoping there's a great complex out there. I wouldn't spend more than $1500 though :/

My friend mentioned to me renting a house but I really like the gated security most apartments offer.

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Welcome to living in a cheaply built box. Double walls or sound stopping material would cost more and isn't done. Double you budget and you can get into a high rise made of sturdier material.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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My building in downtown LA is very old(1910's build) and has very thick concrete floors and walls. Basically, I never hear my neighbors except in the bathroom I can hear water running through the pipes. Also I can hear hallway noise. It's super quiet during the week, but people stay out late on weekends and can be buzzed and noisy so I wear earplugs on the weekends when I want to sleep.

Smaller units(550-600sq ft) start in the high $1300's.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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My building in downtown LA is very old(1910's build) and has very thick concrete floors and walls. Basically, I never hear my neighbors except in the bathroom I can hear water running through the pipes. Also I can hear hallway noise. It's super quiet during the week, but people stay out late on weekends and can be buzzed and noisy so I wear earplugs on the weekends when I want to sleep.

Smaller units(550-600sq ft) start in the high $1300's.
Thanks. Have you had good experiences else where? or have you always live in that building?
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If you are on the highest floor and on a corner, you would eliminate several sources of noise. Whenever I stay in a hotel, I always request the highest floor just so I don't have to hear people above me.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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If you are on the highest floor and on a corner, you would eliminate several sources of noise. Whenever I stay in a hotel, I always request the highest floor just so I don't have to hear people above me.
I am on the highest floor but not in the corner. Funny you mentioned that because as I walked back to my apartment, I saw the corner apartment and thought "I should get that one".
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: California
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That really how it is in most apartments. The developers and builders have to incentive to soundproof anything, it's cheap profit for them. Everywhere, not not SoCal. When you get a bunch of people living close together it's noisy.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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Thanks. Have you had good experiences else where? or have you always live in that building?
No, I lived in houses prior to this.

One of my big issues is noise and if I lived on the westside where almost every building is crap, I'd be very likely to live in a duplex to minimize noise issues.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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No, I lived in houses prior to this.

One of my big issues is noise and if I lived on the westside where almost every building is crap, I'd be very likely to live in a duplex to minimize noise issues.
Interesting. I didn't think about that before, I guess it's because of the lack of security and I don't like people knowing when I'm home or out with my car being parked outside. I think I worry more being a young girl by myself.

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Old 11-24-2011, 12:54 AM
 
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Hey Guys,

Since I'ved in SoCal, all my apartments have had wall to wall noise. I have lived in San Diego, SFV and now Culver City. My apartment in San Diego was the worst but that wasn't the best apartment. Now I have more of a "luxury" apartment in Culver City and I can still here my neighbours. Is this how it is in SoCal? or have any of you found better complexes that don't have wall to wall noise?

Hoping there's a great complex out there. I wouldn't spend more than $1500 though :/

My friend mentioned to me renting a house but I really like the gated security most apartments offer.

Thanks in advance

There was this Asian family with 3 young kids above me, and i never heard them. i didn't even know they lived directly above me until the mother and her sons knocked on my door one day and asked me if it was OK to hold a birthday party for one of the boys. Great neighbors... They moved out and a very thin lightweight single girl moved in the unit by herself. My eyes were always red because of lack of sleep. She tortured me to hell and back every day and night. point here is that construction, unit location, and neighbors all play a role in noise irritation. i now only rent on the highest floor. also, when at a hotel, highest floor likewise.
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