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Old 08-23-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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I'm currently staying in a month-to-month rental in Capitol Hill around Denny and 15th, and the constant noise from planes flying nearby is quite annoying. Is the noise as bad in the northern 1/2 of the city north of Lake Union? I've looked at maps of flight paths and it appears planes concentrate along a north/south path on the eastern half of the city. Are the planes high enough around Ravenna that they aren't that audible? Is much of the NW quadrant of Seattle spared of plane noise? I will be doing field tests shortly and report my findings.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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I live 15 minutes from the airport in Seward Park and hear nothing.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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Perhaps you are far east of the flight path away from the noise?
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:07 AM
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Capital Hill has increased noise as a side affect of FAA rules to make flights more fuel efficient, and the worst noise is Beacon Hill.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:50 AM
 
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Capital Hill has increased noise as a side affect of FAA rules to make flights more fuel efficient, and the worst noise is Beacon Hill.
what areas in the northern half of Seattle experiences minimal plane noise?
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:24 AM
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what areas in the northern half of Seattle experiences minimal plane noise?
Ballard, Greenlake, Wallingford, University District and Sand Point and Windermere all have quiet areas, but even those are spread out enough that you should spend some time there or study the flight pattern maps. I know 3 people that live in Ballard around Market above 15th that have no noise.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Ballard, Greenlake, Wallingford, University District and Sand Point and Windermere all have quiet areas, but even those are spread out enough that you should spend some time there or study the flight pattern maps. I know 3 people that live in Ballard around Market above 15th that have no noise.
Where I'm at just northwest of Ballard there is little to no jet noise. We have a couple of 'light' planes fly over during the day at a lower altitude, and those are audible but not too disruptive.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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What's wrong with the sound of commerce and transportation?
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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I used to live in Ravenna around NE 60th & 30th. I spent a lot of time outside and don't recall it being too noisy (airplane-wise). Caveat: this was 5 years ago.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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Interestingly, when I'm working in Burien, I never hear plane noise, especially in downtown Burien or by the water. But further south in Des Moines, further from the airport, it's insanely noisy from planes.
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