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Old 03-21-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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Hello,

I am looking at a home in Magnolia that is about 1,000ft from a train yard (3848 25th Ave, Seattle, WA). I'm a pretty light sleeper so I'm a little worried that the home is too close to the train yard. Does anyone live near a train yard or in this part of Magnolia? Should I be worried?

Thanks!
Adrian
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I work on the waterfront, including Fishermen's terminal near there, and yes, there are a lot of trains, but that, as I recall is the engine facility, where there's not as much traffic.

In areas with residential they normally lay off the loud horn at night, but you still get the squealing of the wheels on the tracks. Before buying you need to talk the seller's realtor into letting you spend a night there to hear what it's like. You could also talk to neighbors.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I grew up in a house right up the hill from the tracks. (Literally, across the street from the house the tracks are down in a massive ditch). Every once in a while, you might hear one go by, but for the most part you don't even notice them.

Magnolia is a fantastic neighborhood, best in all of Seattle IMO, and not worth passing over just because you are worried about hearing trains, which as I said, for the most part you really don't anyway.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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Thank you all for your responses!!! Sounds like maybe it's not such a big issue!
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: LQA, Seattle, Washington
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I live very near to your place. You do hear trains, track noises etc. I personally am not bothered by it, I sleep with my window wide open most of the time. But you will hear noise. Also there's rather unusually loud noises at random times, not sure if it comes from the train tracks, or fort lawton, or what, it's weird. However, Magnolia is one of the nicest, quietest neighborhoods in Seattle, most of the time it's pretty quiet, but you do hear trains and other random noises occasionally in this northeastern part of Magnolia.
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